V 176 Andrio

Andrio was built to the standard Vertue lines in grp foam sandwich construction and is a very rare example of this method.  Interestingly, she has an encapsulated lead ballast keel which makes full use of the grp building technique.  The original deck was replaced by the current owner, complete with new coachroof, in 1995.




Andrio is named after the first Vertue to be built.  She’s a fine-looking boat making use of modern construction methods.

Andrio‘s lovely homely saloon is beautifully finished.

Andrio sailing in 1996


  • Laurent Giles design No: 722 Quilter
  • Builder: Hull: Peninsular Maritime
  • Launch Date: 1980
  • Hull Material: Foam sandwich
  • Deck: Ply: epoxy sheathed. Replaced, with new coachroof in 1995.
  • Engine: Beta 13 hp Diesel
  • Ballast keel material: Encapsulated lead internally
  • Doghouse: Long ocean stepped coachroof
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Three
  • Rig: Masthead inboard bermudan sloop
  • Mast: Wood with single spreaders
  • Heads'ls: Single masthead furling
  • Backstay arrangement: Twin to transom
  • Home Port: Gosport
  • Current Owner: Mr. & Mrs. Gary Webb
  • Contact details:
  • Email address: webb366.gw@gmail.com
  • Other comments: Andrio is an extremely interesting boat having been built using foam sandwich construction.