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Monie was built in Lymington only a few hundred yards from Laurent Giles and Partners design office.  She was built to a new set of drawings, following the launching of the two earlier ‘5 tonners’ Andrillot and Sally II.  She may be regarded as the first true Vertue in that her drawings were used for another 11 boats.  All of these had the same rig, and most had the same coachroof design.


Monie has now been owned in Italy since 2013 and is in exceptionally good condition.


  • Laurent Giles design No: 30
  • Builder: Berthon, Lymington England
  • Launch Date: 1938
  • Hull Material: Pitch pine on oak.
  • Deck: Cascover on pine
  • Engine: Diesel Beta 13hp
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: None
  • Cockpit: Deep
  • Berths: Three
  • Rig: Masthead berm. sloop
  • Mast: Wood. Two sets spreaders
  • Heads'ls: Jib and staysail
  • Backstay arrangement: Single & runners
  • Home Port: La Spezia, Italy
  • Current Owner: Eugenio Castiglioni
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  • Other comments: One of the handsome low coachroof Vertues, most of whom were built before the War.