Luana is one of several metal-hulled Vertues.  The other three, that we know about so far, all have steel hulls and this makes her a very special boat indeed.  Her teak laid decks and brightwork around the cockpit add to the feeling of strength and refinement: a very special boat indeed.



Luana looks like the real thoroughbred that she is.  Every inch a Vertue with her full rig and low freeboard.





Luana has been completed with some beautiful joinery.



Luana has been built with some very thoughtful joinery detailing.  She doesn’t look like a metal hulled boat.




Luana has a homely feel down below in the saloon.


  • Laurent Giles design No: 1243b
  • Builder: Jachtbau Otto Kuenemund
  • Launch Date: February 1996
  • Hull Material: Aluminium alloy
  • Deck: Teak laid over timber structure
  • Engine: Sole diesel 17hp
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: Long
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Four
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop with inner forestay
  • Mast: Aluminium alloy with two pairs of spreaders
  • Heads'ls: Masthead genoa and staysls
  • Backstay arrangement: Single to bumkin with runners
  • Home Port: Ulsnis, Schlei fjord, N. Germany
  • Current Owner: Hanna & Thomas Schwendt
  • Contact details:
  • Email address: hannaschwendt@icloud.com
  • Other comments: Luana is probably the only Vertue with an aluminium hull.