Vertue 28 Serif

Laurent Giles design No
BuilderCardnell Bros., Maylandsea, Essex
Launch Date1948
Hull MaterialElm on Oak
DeckCanvas covered pine
Engine16 HP
Ballast keel materialIron
DoghouseShort
CockpitNon-self-draining
Berths2
Rig
Mast Hollow wood
Heads'lsGenoa, No 1 jib. Nos 1,2 and 3 staysails, small spinnacker
Backstay arrangementBackstay is split to transom quarters
Home PortPlymouth
Current OwnerJohn Suter
Contact details
Email addressjmsuter@waitrose.com
Other comments:About five years ago I did away the running backstays and put intermediate shrouds to balance the inner forestay which I moved aft, parallel to the forestay - but never sail her as a cutter. I removed the bumpkin and cut about 16" of the boom in order to bring the back stay inboard. The shorter boom reduced the size of the mainsail by about 12% and against other Vertues she is slower off the wind but now being so much better balanced she points at least 10 degrees higher to windward.