V II grp 26 Vertuosity

Unfortunately we have lost touch with Vertuosity’s owners and would like very much to be able to update their details.



This photo illustrates one of  the limitations of the snuggest sailplan arrangement for a Vertue.  With no bumkin to carry the ‘preventer’ standing backstay well clear of the mains’l, the lead of the main sheet is well aft and  the gooseneck fitting must be robust enough to deal with this.  This standard V II rig, with the simple metal mast and single spreaders provides only for a single, furling, heads’l which results in limited flexibility of headsail arrangement, apart from rolling up some genoa, as the wind freshens.  However, this limitation has not deterred many Vertue owners, some of whom set up inner forestays for heavy weather jibs.


Vertuosity has a nicely fitted out, classic layout below.  This has galley to port, chart table opposite, two saloon berths with trotter boxes, heads to starboard and pair of berths in focsle.


The Bossoms builders plate.



  • Laurent Giles design No: 718
  • Builder: Bossoms of Oxford
  • Launch Date: 1990
  • Hull Material: gr[
  • Deck: grp
  • Engine: Yanmar 1GM10 diesel
  • Ballast keel material:
  • Doghouse: Long
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Four
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop
  • Mast: Sailspar aluminium spars; single spreader mast
  • Heads'ls: Masthead furling genoa
  • Backstay arrangement:
  • Home Port:
  • Current Owner: ?
  • Contact details:
  • Email address:
  • Other comments: Vertuosity is a very smart Vertue but we don't know where she is based now.