Jack Bassett spent eight years building Flying Fish at home using the finest materials.  She has to be one of the very best Vertues in existence and is a beautiful sailing vessel in every way.

Please note that this delightful photograph of Flying Fish ghosting along under sail was taken by Benjamin Mendlowitz.




Flying Fish is a classic example of a Vertue, beautifully finished with the finest materials available.

There is a symphony of natural wood finishes down below.


  • Laurent Giles design No: 1239
  • Builder: Jack Bassett, East Boothbay, Maine, USA
  • Launch Date: May 2010
  • Hull Material: 4 veneers of Yellow, red and spanish cedar
  • Deck: grp sheathed laminated cedar & ply
  • Engine: Yanmar YM 15 diesel
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: Long
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Two
  • Rig: All inboard masthead sloop
  • Mast: Sitka spruce with two pairs of spreaders
  • Heads'ls: Masthead genoa and staysls. with hanks.
  • Backstay arrangement: Twin standing to quarters with runners.
  • Home Port: Boothbay, Maine, USA.
  • Current Owner: Jack Bassett & Carolyn Shubert
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  • Other comments: One of the finest Vertues afloat.