V 37 Gondolier

Gondolier was built in Scotland at a time when there was a minor building boom in Vertues.  She is now kept in the warm waters of the Mediterranean on the south coast of France.




  • Laurent Giles design No: 134
  • Builder: Oban Bay Yacht Co. Oban, Scotland.
  • Launch Date: 1951
  • Hull Material: Mahogany on Oak
  • Deck: Grp sheathed ply on pine.
  • Engine: Volvo diesel.
  • Ballast keel material: Iron
  • Doghouse: Short
  • Cockpit: Short self-draining.
  • Berths: Three
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop.
  • Mast: Aluminium. Replacing original.
  • Heads'ls: Genoa and stays'sls.
  • Backstay arrangement: Twin standing with runners.
  • Home Port: St. Jean Cap Ferrat, France.
  • Current Owner: Robert du Marais
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  • Other comments: Unusually, built in Scotland, Gondolier is now in the Mediterranean.