Hussar  She was built with three, fixed, coachroof portlights, a long cockpit and masthead bermudan rig.

Hussar has been owned all over the southern part of England from the West Country to East Anglia.  She has also completed a circumnavigation of the UK, and has sailed to Spain and, more recently, to Holland.  A u tube film shows her sailing in Essex.

She was originally built for R.H.D. Barklie to revised Kishti drawings, complete with an electric starting 4 hp Stuart Turner petrol motor.  The revision involved moving the doghouse further forward which lengthened the cockpit at the expense of a shorter saloon.  At least ten other Vertues have been built to these drawings.


  • Laurent Giles design No: 107
  • Builder: E.F.Elkins, Christchurch, Dorset, England.
  • Launch Date: 1949
  • Hull Material: Mahogany on Oak
  • Deck: Fibreglass matt over Pine.
  • Engine: Beta 10 diesel
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: Short
  • Cockpit: Long
  • Berths: Two
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop.
  • Mast: Wooden
  • Heads'ls: Genoa and stays'ls.
  • Backstay arrangement: Standing to bumkin & runners.
  • Home Port: Blackwater River, Essex, UK.
  • Current Owner: Ken Crudgington & Carey Stephenson
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  • Other comments: Hussar is now based on the East coast of England.