Vertue 017 Owendo

Laurent Giles design No
BuilderE.F. Elkins
Launch Date1947
Hull MaterialOak ( centreline )/ Teak ( below waterline ) / Mahogany ( Topsides ) / Teak ( superstructure and interior )
DeckPine / Glass Sheathed
EngineBeta 14
Ballast keel materialLead (bronze bolts)
DoghouseShort
CockpitOriginal layout
Berths2 saloon
RigSloop
Mast Original Wood
Heads'lsGenoa / Working jib / Storm jib
Backstay arrangementBumpkin ( wishbone type )
Home PortAldeburgh
Current OwnerCharles Clutterbuck
Contact detailsPark House , Carlton , Saxmundham , Woodbridge , Suffolk IP17 2QD
Email addresscharley.c@hotmail.co.uk
Other comments:Launched as Teresa in 1947 , Registered 1950 in Leith as Owendo ( official no. 182705 ) , 4 previous owners ( or so records appear to show ) , Owendo is in a significantly original condition . Recently passed hull condition survey ( Dec 2013 ) with no detectable loss of shape or evidence of timber degradation ( well done Elkins ! ) Think she has original mast ( in two full length glued pieces ) , just refurbished and refinished , beautiful shaping.