Vertue 034 Maid of Tesa

Laurent Giles design No-
BuilderHome build Arther Potter,1937-1952
Launch Date1952
Hull MaterialLarch on oak
DeckMarine ply with GRP cover
EngineBeta 14
Ballast keel materialIron
Mast Wood-hollow
Heads'lsFurling genoa and working stay sail on inner stay
Backstay arrangementTwin
Home PortWest Mersea, Essex
Current OwnerRob Williamson
Contact detailsPenhall, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5NH UK
Other comments:Tesa was home built at Middlesborogh between 1937 and 1952. Arthur doubled her scantlings,ie grown frames with two steamed frames between, instead of four, as shown on the plans. The hull is as strong and tight as when she was built. With Tesa , I have explored Holland, the south coast of Ireland, and the west coast of Scotland, as well as the east and south coasts of England, in company with Owendo V17, and Patience V203, all single handed. As we all know, Vertues are very good sea boats and easy to sail!