This is the classic boat of choice for the single-handed long distance sailor.
Yachting Monthly gave the Vertue 3rd place in its Top 100 Best Boats of the 20th Century. They enthused that:
“Laurent Giles 26 foot classic has proved to be one of the most seaworthy small designs ever built… and her rugged profile is instantly recognisable 70 years after it was drawn.”
Bossoms Boatyard has the exclusive rights to build the GRP version of this classic long keel ocean sailing yacht, which is designed and constructed for serious and short handed ocean voyages.

The Laurent Giles VERTUE II as built by Bossoms Boatyard traces its heritage back to 1936, when Jack Giles designed the graceful gaff-rigged cutter, “Andrillot”. Later she was re-designed by Laurent Giles with a wider beam and raised coach roof (doghouse) to allow more internal space, and finally reworked in 1976 for series production in GRP.

For more information or to book a visit to Bossoms:
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L.O.A. 7.81m 25′ 8″
L.W.L 6.53m 21’6″
BEAM 2.38m 7′ 10″
DRAFT 1.37m 4′ 5″
DISPLACEMENT 9,220 lbs 4.1 tons
BALLAST 2,200 lbs 2.0 tons
ENGINE 10 hp
FUEL 77 litres 17 gallons
WATER 91 litres 20 gallons
HEADROOM 1.8mm 6′ 2″ standing
MAIN SAIL 19.4m² 209 sq. ft.
No 1 GENOA 23.7m² 255 sq. ft.
WORKING JIB 14.9m² 160 sq. ft.
RADIAL HEAD SPINNAKER 61. 5m² 662 sq. ft.