This is Corio Vertue
Corio Vertue has a new custodian
Corio Vertue is a 25 foot wooden yacht which I bought in 2003. CV is a large part of my life and if I am not sailing her I am in the process of restoring her interior or undertaking general wooden boat maintenance. The following pages document my involvement with CV, provide some of her history, and give some insight in why the Vertue class yacht is so special.
In September 2018 I sold Corio Vertue. During a heavy storm she sank on her mooring. She was salvaged and from the outside she looked fine, but the engine and electrics were totally kaput. As I was now living 100km away
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Vertue (Sail No 99)
Jack Giles, Laurent Giles and Partners
Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia - 1960
Traditional carvel plank on frame.
Kauri on blue gum frames at 6" centres, copper nails and roves, S/S keel bolts, iron bark keel, red gum stem and sternposts, plywood deck 1991 (originally teak), teak bulwarks capping and laid in main hatch and lazarette, bridgedeck and cockpit
LOA: 25' 3"
LWL: 21' 6"
Beam: 7' 2"
Draft: 4' 6"
277 sq ft Displacement: 4.28 tons Thames: 5.67 Tons
Masthead sloop. Aluminium mast with single spreaders and steps. Timber boom with slab reefing (originally roller). Roller furler on headsail.