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, who surveyed her in 2012, (due again in 2022) was carried-out to a very high standard. During those years, her past was researched and has been put into book -form as a permanent record of her History. With her Documents come the original Vertue `Blue-book` of membership and, Mitchell`s Book showing this vessel ready for launch plus her original Liverpool Registration Cerficate.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: £14800.00
This A Classic Wooden Vertue Sailing Sloop boat is located in Porthmadog, LL49 9JA and is being sold on eBay by 2011treasureisland.