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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 

Facts, Myths and Figures

Yacht Class                 

Vertue  (Sail No 99)



Jack Giles, Laurent Giles and Partners



Gil Albutt

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"


Sail Area:               

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.

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