The Laurent Giles Archive

The fountainhead of technical wisdom on the designs of Jack Laurent Giles, including Vertues.


Wooden Ships – International Yacht Brokers

One of the best of the quality yacht brokers: find your Vertue here!


Speedwell Adventures

This absolutely delightful website is a true inspiration to us all. Very interesting stuff about junk rig and of course one of the best travelled Vertues of all.


Cheoy Lee Association

The famous Hong Kong yard owners association with some Vertue information, of variable accuracy, is tucked in there.


Bossoms Boatyard

Bossoms Boatyard are on the Thames in Oxford and built most of the GRP Vertue II’s.  They still look after the moulds and might just be persuaded to build some more if enough people showed sufficient commitment!


Ratsey & Lapthorne Sailmakers

The original Cowes based sailmakers now offering a discount for new Vertue sails.


Sumara of Weymouth

Sumara’s adventurous website: in the steps of Bill Tilman!


Andy Idrans

Andy Indrans’ great, gritty, website about his racing exploits with V 99, Corio Vertue: including excellent technical stuff on dealing with a leaky transom.



David Morris Boats

www.davidmorrisboats.co.uk info@davidmorrisboats.co.uk

Based at Tollesbury Marina, David has sold many Vertues over the years.

M J Lewis & Son

Downs Road Boatyard, MALDON, Essex CM9 5HG www.mjlewisboatsales.com info@mjlewisboatsales.com An old established East Coast brokerage with a history of Vertue sales.

vertue61.wordpress.com

This is another delightful Vertue based website by Ben Deveson who is based in the Netherlands. His blog shows some of his sailing experiences and has some very interesting history about the builders of his steel Vertue. There is also a very useful description describing the installation of a ‘holding tank’ in the boat.