V II 1 grp Vertue Voyager

We have yet to fathom out the relationship between the various firms and individuals involved in the construction of the early, grp, Vertue II’s.  Bungay and Taylor at West Wellow, were certainly involved with this boat: did they fabricate the female moulds for the hull and deck?  The Lymington Seaboat Company Ltd. were also involved in some capacity, perhaps financially, as were Seaglass.  Rossiter Yachts in Christchurch fitted out Sallie, VII 2.  Seaglass became a subsidiary of Westerly Yachts and completed the third and fourth hulls but went into liquidation after the hull of the most celebrated of all these boats, Sparrow, had been moulded.



Vertue Voyager is the first of 43 boats to this design.  Several of the earlier boats were moulded and finished by different yards and individuals but most were moulded and completed by Bossoms Boatyard, near Oxford.   See below for more information.   She appeared at the 1978 London Boat Show.

Vertue Voyager in Sweden

Vertue Voyager


An early photo of Vertue Voyager under sail shortly after she was built



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  • Laurent Giles design No: 718
  • Builder: Wilson & Bungay Ltd. West Wellow, Hampshire
  • Launch Date: 1978
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Deck: Grp
  • Engine: Yanmar 2GM20 Diesel
  • Ballast keel material: Iron
  • Doghouse: Long
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Three plus
  • Rig: All inboard masthead bermudan sloop
  • Mast: Deck stepped alloy
  • Heads'ls: Roller furling genoa. Storm jib on temp inner foresaty.
  • Backstay arrangement: Single backstay split to quarters.
  • Home Port: Gothenburg
  • Current Owner: Hugo Bouckaert
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  • Other comments: This was the first grp Vertue to be moulded to the redrawn Vertue II design.