V 58 Bettina




Bettina may well have been the first Vertue to be built by the Cheoy Lee Shipyard, and it appears that she was shipped to England in 1953.  This is a decade before the series of fifteen boats were imported by Denis Hoolahan.  She is unusual in having a short doghouse, and even more unusual for having the longer, 6′ cockpit.

Bettina moored in Italy.

Bettina is a very early Cheoy Lee built Vertue.

Bettina racing in the Barcolana Classic off Trieste.


  • Laurent Giles design No: 190 (Cheoy Lee Ship No 604)
  • Builder: Cheoy Lee Shipyard, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Launch Date: 1953
  • Hull Material: Teak on Ipol
  • Deck: Teak laid
  • Engine: ?
  • Ballast keel material: ?
  • Doghouse: Short
  • Cockpit: Long
  • Berths: ?
  • Rig: Mathead bermudan sloop
  • Mast: Wooden
  • Heads'ls: Genoa & Stays'ls
  • Backstay arrangement: Twin to quarters and with runners.
  • Home Port: Near Venice, Italy.
  • Current Owner: Enea Riboldi
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  • Other comments: Bettina is one of the 'Adriatic Fleet' of Vertues that sometimes gather to race in Trieste.