The anomaly of this boat is that she is numbered right in the middle of a series of Cheoy Lee built boats, but was apparently built somewhere in Australia.  We hope very much that one day we will be able to report more about her.



Thanks to Mike McKeon we now have some real documentation about this unusual Vertue.  It looks as if she is a very rare, ‘long cockpit-long coachroof’ boat, built by Cheoy Lee in the middle of the 1960’s, and in the middle of the group of sisterships with conventional layouts, that were shipped into England at that time.

Julia Jane was built with a number of modifications not usually found aboard other Vertues.




  • Laurent Giles design No: 449
  • Builder: H & J Griffin: Mona Vale, Sydney, Australia
  • Launch Date: 1968
  • Hull Material: Huon Pine
  • Deck: Teak laid
  • Engine:
  • Ballast keel material:
  • Doghouse: Long
  • Cockpit: Long
  • Berths: Two
  • Rig: All inboard masthead bermudan sloop
  • Mast: Wood with double pairs of spreaders
  • Heads'ls: Masthead genoa and stays'ls.
  • Backstay arrangement: Standing, inboard
  • Home Port: Sandringham, Port Philip, Victoria, Australia.
  • Current Owner: Albert Doggett
  • Contact details:
  • Email address:
  • Other comments: Julia Jane now lives in a marina on the east side of Port Philip, Victoria in Australia.