V 149 Yacabba




Yacabba is a fine Vertue, based in Western Australia.  She looks to be a really tough version of the class and, unusually, has seamanlike looking round portlights in her doghouse instead of the usual amourplate glass.  She has recently been on the market.



  • Laurent Giles design No: 585
  • Builder: Bob Spruce at Bunbury, Western Australia
  • Launch Date: 1969-70
  • Hull Material: Jarrah below waterline and Oregon pine above.
  • Deck: grp sheathed ply
  • Engine: Yanmar 1 GM 10 diesel
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: Long with portlights.
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Four
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop, all inboard.
  • Mast: Metal with single spreaders.
  • Heads'ls: Single furling masthead genoa
  • Backstay arrangement: Twin standing backstays to transom.
  • Home Port: Mandurah, Western Austalia
  • Current Owner: Jim Croft
  • Contact details:
  • Email address: medilink124@gmail.com
  • Other comments: Yacabba was self-built by her first owner, just south of Perth in Western Australia.