Vertue 61 Virtue (Steel)

Vertue 61 Virtue (Steel) 2

Laurent Giles design No
BuilderHitters Proost, the Netherlands
Launch Date1954
Hull MaterialCorten steel
DeckCorten steel, cabin and interior all in mahongany
EngineYanmar 2GM
Ballast keel materialLead
CockpitSelf-draining cockpit
RigSlutter twin forestays
Mast Douglas box section twin crosstrees
Heads'lsInner forstay forsail, and three different sized full forstay sails+ spinnaker
Backstay arrangementTwin backstays on laurent Giles levers
Home PortBadhoevedorp
Current OwnerBen Deveson
Contact detailsNieuwemeerdijk 161, 1171 Badhoevedorp
Other comments:This is one of two steel Vertues built in the Netherlands by a small yard in Den Bos, Hitters Proost no longer in existance, they are built in corten steel which was exeptionally expensive and difficult to work with, has the advantage that being very tensile strong less frames and ribs are needed than conventional steel, and of course very much more resistant to rust corrosion.