This new service for Vertue owners allows their boats to be displayed when they are For Sale. A small selection of up to date photos is included, together with the selling owner’s email address. Further details about all the boats can be found on each of the boat’s own ‘page’, in the main database. Please get in touch directly with the owners if you would like to buy their boat. These are all seriously classic boats, each one with her own distinctive character, yet all sharing the impeccable Laurent Giles Vertue pedigree.



Under sail some years ago off her home port of Dartmouth.

Immaculate topsides. Virtue Fidelis is one of the ‘long cockpit’ Vertues.

Launching, showing underwater shape. Being relaunched in November 2022.

She has some outstanding joinery work such as the recessed fore hatch. Seen here during her refit in September 2022.

Seamanlike accommodation with some classic Laurent Giles design detailing.


Owner: Philip Key

Price Reduced! : £15,500

Email address: PHILIP KEY <>



SPARROW rigged for doubling Cape Horn!

Completing her recent deep refit

Sparrow in cruising trim

Beautifully built interior


Still the most famous Vertue II since Daniel Hays and his father doubled the Horn in her,  20 years and one day after Bill Nance in Cardinal Vertue.

“Fiberglass/grp.  No engine. Deck, topsides and cabin awl-gripped 2023. Custom built and over rigged for Cape Horn voyage, 1985. My Dad and I had the unfinished hull shipped from England and built her up to be rolled over. She can be hung from her cleats and is 80 – 90% ready for the circumnavigation I am now too old for.”


Brooklin, Maine USA 

Lots of photos and details, contact Daniel at 



Serif under sail in Plymouth

SERIF, V28 is for sale in Plymouth. Built by Cardnells in 1948, of mahogany on oak, she has the sublime, springy sheer of the early Vertues. She has a more spacious cockpit than most, and is an outstanding early Vertue in excellent condition. She is usually wintered ashore, inside at Mashfords.

Very reasonably priced at £14,500 because her owner, John Suter, is keen that she goes to the right home.

John Suter can be reached at