Vertue V 172
$25.00 – $2,250.00
Design No. 0711
Built for: Theodore J. Nemeth Jr.
Builder: T. J, Nemeth, Vermont, United States of America.
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 172
Principal Design Data
L.O.A: 25’ 3½” ( 7.70 m)
Datum: 21’ 6″ ( 6.55 m)
Beam Max: 7’ 2″ ( 2.18 m)
Draft: 4′ 6″ ( 1.37 m)
Displacement tons: 4.2
T.M.: 4.97 tons
Ballast ratio: 47.1%
Sail Area: 384 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan slutter
We are not entirely sure if Vertue V 172 was ever built and the archive file does not reveal this fact. Margo Nemeth first contacted the firm in October 1975 when Laurent Giles were operating a yacht brokerage out of the Lymington Office on Quay Hill – and this was managed by Capt. James Crawford (owner of Tom Thumb).
What is known is that Ted and Margo Nemeth were interested in buying a Vertue but they ‘were finding it difficult to locate a good used one as most owners were hanging on to theirs’. They therefore discussed with Capt. Crawford and the Partners the likely cost of a good used Vertue. James had three on the books at the time including his own, all in the region of £5,000 – 6,000. After two trans-Atlantic phone calls they decided to build their own.
They purchased a duplicate plan set of those previously issued for the construction of V 101 Alaria which had been constructed by Elkins in 1960.
Ted considered having his boat built in the UK and shipped to Vermont – the cost at the time was reckoned to be in the order of £1,400 a little less than 10% of the new construction cost. Later he approached Concordia Yachts who provided a rough quote of about £18,000 at a time when in the U.S.A. a pre-owned Vertue was on the market at about £15,000.
In 1976 Ted became the fourth recorded owner of Alaria.
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Individual Drawing Copies
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34 page A4 format colour booklet containing many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data and an abridged specifications of the Vertue class.
Full set of Stock Building Plans
Full construction drawings are available for the Vertue. There are many options available: a new Vertue can be constructed from the original pre 1938 or post 1945 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction or for steel construction. In all cases full lofting (with full size templates for the strip plank version), hull and deck works construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.
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