V 203 NATURAL SELECTION  (ex Patience ex Ellenor Josephine)



Natural Selection is a very shapely Vertue with a pre-war hull shape.

The gaff cutter rig suits the boat’s bold sheerline which is accentuated by the seperated toe-rail.






There is plenty of brightwork above and below decks.



  • Laurent Giles design No: None
  • Builder: IBTC Lowestoft
  • Launch Date: 1990
  • Hull Material: Iroko carvel planking, on oak
  • Deck: Teak laid.
  • Engine: Beta BZ 482 diesel
  • Ballast keel material: Iron
  • Doghouse: Long
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Two
  • Rig: Gaff cutter
  • Mast: Sitka spruce
  • Heads'ls: Furling jib with stays'ls
  • Backstay arrangement: Runners
  • Home Port: ?
  • Current Owner: ?
  • Contact details:
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  • Other comments: One of at least two gaff cutter rigged Vertues built around this time.