Kishti is significant because she was the first Vertue to be built to the newly revised drawings showing a doghouse, long coachroof and a mast stepped upon it.  This daring arrangement had been shown by Laurent Giles to be feasible with the design of a much larger boat, Wapipi, before the war.

Kishti is also the first boat to be built following the decision to call this design the Vertue Class.




  • Laurent Giles design No: 57
  • Builder: Lymington Slipway Company, Lymington
  • Launch Date: 1947
  • Hull Material: Larch on Oak
  • Deck: --
  • Engine: Yes
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: SHORT
  • Cockpit: Not self-draining
  • Berths: 2
  • Rig: Masthead sloop
  • Mast: Wood
  • Heads'ls: Genoa and stays'ls
  • Backstay arrangement: Single standing with runners.
  • Home Port: Not known
  • Current Owner: Not Known
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  • Other comments: First Vertue with a doghouse.