V 32 DONITA (ex Venture)



Venture is thought to be the only Vertue with a counter stern, added in 1953, about two years after her original build.  However, another, apparent Vertue,  has emerged from Norway called Lotus, complete with a counter stern.  See V 55.  Also, it is possible that the modified drawings may also have been used for V 84, if she was ever built.


  • Laurent Giles design No: 123
  • Builder: Clark, Cowes, Isle of Wight.
  • Launch Date: 1951
  • Hull Material: Mahogany on Oak
  • Deck: Unknown
  • Engine: Yes
  • Ballast keel material: Iron
  • Doghouse: Short
  • Cockpit: Short SD
  • Berths: 3
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop.
  • Mast: Wooden
  • Heads'ls:
  • Backstay arrangement: Single. Short boom.
  • Home Port: Unknown
  • Current Owner: Not Known
  • Contact details:
  • Email address:
  • Other comments: The only Vertue built by Clark in Cowes. Counter stern added in 1953.