V 73 Gannet



Gannet is a classic Elkins built Vertue from the mid 1950’s.



Gannet seen here racing after Bill Clapp’s major refit at Dutch Wharf Boat Yard.


Bill Clapp sailing aboard his beloved Gannet.                                                                                       



Gannet in the woods!

Alan Berdoulay and his wife took over the Gannet from Bill Clapp about four years ago.


  • Laurent Giles design No: 268
  • Builder: Elkins
  • Launch Date: 1955
  • Hull Material: Mahogany & Teak on English Oak
  • Deck: Dynel over Baltic pine
  • Engine: Yanmar 2GM 18 hp
  • Ballast keel material: Lead keel Bronze floors
  • Doghouse: Short
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Two
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop
  • Mast: Silver Spruce double spreaders
  • Heads'ls: Genoa and staysl's
  • Backstay arrangement: Runners and single standing to bumkin.
  • Home Port: Granite Bay, Branford, Connecticut USA
  • Current Owner: Alan Berdoulay
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  • Other comments: Gannet now lives in the Chesapeake.