V 129 Lan Tao

Lan Tao is one of the lucky Cheoy Lee built Vertues to be kept in northern Adriatic waters, along with the other members of the local Vertue Fleet.



Lan Tao is one of the last of the Cheoy Lee built Vertues imported into England in 1964, along with Varna and Coppelia.




  • Laurent Giles design No: No number assigned
  • Builder: Cheoy Lee Shipyard, Hong Kong
  • Launch Date: 1964
  • Hull Material: Teak on Ipol
  • Deck: Sheathed ply?
  • Engine: Yes
  • Ballast keel material: Iron
  • Doghouse: Long
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Four
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop with inner forestay
  • Mast:
  • Heads'ls: ?
  • Backstay arrangement: ?
  • Home Port: Venice Lido, Italy.
  • Current Owner: ?
  • Contact details:
  • Email address:
  • Other comments: Lan Tao is one of the Adriatic Fleet.