V 60 Aries II

Aries II was built three years after Bettina by Cheoy Lee Shipyard in Kowloon, Hong Kong.  Built to the single window, short doghouse version of the design these boats pre-dated the series of Cheoy Lee Vertues that were to follow into England in the early 1960’s.  All but one of these boats, Hoitak, had the longer doghouses.



Aries II was immortalised by this memorable image of her swooping across San Francisco bay that Peter Woolass chose to use in his splendid book Vertue that he first published in 1973.



  • Laurent Giles design No: 223
  • Builder: Cheoy Lee, Hong Kong
  • Launch Date: 1956
  • Hull Material: Teak on Ipol
  • Deck:
  • Engine:
  • Ballast keel material: Iron
  • Doghouse: Short
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Three
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop
  • Mast: Wooden
  • Heads'ls: Genoa and Stays'ls
  • Backstay arrangement:
  • Home Port: Bodega Bay CA
  • Current Owner: Mike Muldering
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  • Other comments: One of the earliest Cheoy Lee built boats.