A Rare Opportunity to purchase this early all original example of a Laurent Giles Designed Boat.The Vertue , based on a Bristol Pilate Cutter , was designed for Deep Water Sailing and made towithstand the rigors of Gale & Storm conditions. Indeed this craft has toughened glass in all hercabin windows. She carries 17 spans with a bumpkin and swinging back stays.Over the past 25 years she has been carefully restored without major replacement and in the wordsof her surveyor, carried out to a very high standard.During those years, her past was researched and has been put into book -form as a permanent recordof her History. She was built to order for a Cousin of the then King George V1, at Mevagesey , Cornwall by Percy Mitchell, who had during his time,refurbished the Spars & Rigging of The Cutty Sark back in the mid 20`s when the Ship was underNaval ownership. Mitchell also built “Windstar” , a sailing sloop for The Princess Elizabeth in the early 50`s, as well as over 200 other wooden craft.The Vertue comes complete with all her sails, cleaned and repaired professionally by sail makers, she has a nearly new Zodiac inflatable dinghy complete with a New Honda Outboard Motor.Carries two CQR Anchors with correct length of chain along with necessary warp.EQUIPMENT.External – DeckSafety -Fence with stainless -steel stancheons .Hand-Rails on Cabin * Coach roofs.Two manual Compasses -Cockpit.External Socket for GPS & Mount BracketSelf – Draining Cockpit.Security bolted poop-deck cover.Two Whale – Pumps ( Manual) cockpit. ” 12 volt seperately -wired Batteries to an Isolator -Switch (locker covered) Four Cloth over Canvass fenders, and two` all rope `fenders, in the sternSail- locker.Water -Storage lockerFuel – ” ” ” with external inspection glass and bronze access cap with key.Two Bronze Simpson & Lawrence Winches,6 Oak cleats .Two Samson Posts ( leading for stern – mourings)Four Bronze rope guides. ( Stern & Bows)Six S/S mounted sprung Oak pulley -wheeled Blocks with swivels.One alloy boat hook.Anchor – mounts …..foredeck.Three smoke – alarms …within lockersINTERNAL EQUIPMENT.4 Birth bunks on fire-proof cushions.3 Fire extinguishers.2 Electric Auto -Johnson Pumps bilge.1 flood warning device .(Audible and lamp indication).( inspection window at the foot of /Companion way)Control -Panel for all electrics ( lockered)GPS, Radio, Echo Sounder , Log, Water -Temp, Charge -Rate, Oil Warning Lamp, Chart -Light..2 Self – Inflating Life Jackets, safety warp.Life Belt with warp.4 Gimbled Oil Lamps.1 new `Jabsco Heads`….(anti -flood valves fitted)2 Barometers.2 Clocks, Eight -Day , with watch -bells on one movement.1 S/S Sink with pump -tap.Removable Teak Table.Emergency Lamp.Fog – Horn ( with refill pump)Full Crockery and Cutlery for 6 people.S/S Drip tray for Wet – Clothes.Sail Nets….Focsle .Carpets over mahogany floor -Boards.2 x Teak & Sapelle Wooden Doors with Bulls` Eye Glass for privacy …focsle 4 Clothed Curtains …side windows.4 Opening Bronze Circular Glassed Portholes.2 Electric Cabin Lights.1 Anti -flood , Ventilated Fore-Hatch , with fixed light.1 Moveable Mahogany Main -Hatch .1 Companion – Way Ladder ( Mahogany) with non -slip nylon gauge step covers.2 Roof-Mounted Adjustable Ventilators…….THE DECK.The deck is Canadian Pine ,tong and grooved .THE HULL.Mahogany, carvel -planked, on Oak .Topside & hull are triple -caulked .All internal fastenings have been replaced except 3 bronze bolts in the deadwood.External stern and bow `End-Fastenings `, have been examined and renewed where necessary.The Hull is primered , ready for anti-fouling.The Spars.Are Canadian Spruce , built in section-form with oak reefing sheaves on the boom, which incidently, is copper clenched close to the goose-neck for added safety .Her spans are galvanised ,multiplait, 8mm over-painted steel.Over the past 20 years have been tested 3 times for strand-breaks….none found.Rigging-Screws are Phospher-bronze as is the boats` Stewart-Turner Propeller .The Engine.The Albin twin cylinder 12 Hp Engine was rebuilt during her renovation and is ingood running order, cranked over weekly (by hand.) Spares & tools come with the boat.The Rudder has been rebuilt (OAK) and the Bronze neck and pintal have been re-bushed,the original Tiller has been re-laminated ( removable) . —————Should you feel genuinely interested in this lovely craft then why not call me on 01766 514 453.The boat lies on her padded / wedged cradle, under – roped .covers in North West Wales.
Current Price: £12000.00
This A Classic Wooden Vertue Sailing Sloop boat is located in Porthmadog, LL49 9JA and is being sold on eBay by 2011treasureisland.