V 40 VIRTUE FIDELIS (ex Festival Vertue)







Virtue Fidelis appeared at the Festival of Britain on the South Bank of the River Thames in London in 1951 as a fine example of British Craftsmanship.  She was built for Stanley Glanfield by Stebbings of Burnham on Crouch, as Festival Vertue, and will have done no harm to their reputation as skilled boatbuilders.

She has not had many owners and is now based in Dartmouth in south Devon.



  • Laurent Giles design No: 150
  • Builder: Stebbings, Burnham, Essex. England
  • Launch Date: 1951
  • Hull Material: Mahogany on Oak
  • Deck: Canvas over pine
  • Engine: Yanmar 1GM10
  • Ballast keel material: Iron
  • Doghouse: Short
  • Cockpit: Long
  • Berths: Two
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop
  • Mast: Wood
  • Heads'ls: Genoa and stays'ls
  • Backstay arrangement: Single to bumkin with runners.
  • Home Port: Dartmouth
  • Current Owner: Philip Key
  • Contact details: 07968 747 156
  • Email address: philkey@hotmail.com
  • Other comments: This Vertue was exhibited at the Festival of Britain in 1951.