V 85 Foresight



Foresight is one of those quintessential Vertues built by Elkins in Christchurch.  She is a high spec boat with teak bottom planking and mahogany topsides over English oak frames and timbers.   Unusually she also has a laid teak deck.   She seems to have been knocking about on the south coast of England for ever, looking much the same, and with her long doghouse is one of a few examples of perhaps the pinnacle of development of the English Vertue.


Foresight in Dartmouth in 2019.




  • Laurent Giles design No: 306
  • Builder: E F Elkins
  • Launch Date: 1957
  • Hull Material: Teak and mahogany
  • Deck: Laid teak
  • Engine: Yanmar diesel
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: Long
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Three
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop with inner forestay
  • Mast: Wood
  • Heads'ls: Genoa and stays'ls
  • Backstay arrangement: Single to bumkin with runners
  • Home Port: Last known in Cornwall
  • Current Owner: Unknown
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  • Other comments: Foresight is a classic Vertue built by Elkins.