An ocean sailer that exudes tradition

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

25' 3" 25' 8" 21' 6" 4' 5" 38' 0"

inboard 9 hp 48%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Laurent Giles Ltd. Bossoms Boatyard Ltd. 1958?-present 391 sq. ft. 20 gal. 13 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 14,400 lbs.

Humphrey Barton crossed the Atlantic in a wood version of this design in 1950, and since then many sailors desiring to circumnavigate the world in a small yacht have chosen this boat. She is an update of an old design (1936), way overbuilt even after being reconceived in fiberglass. Therefore she is very heavy for a 25-footer, but that is to some sailors' liking. Best features: For long distance ocean sailing, there's nothing like having a well-proven and dependable boat. Her Motion Index (the higher the number, the greater the comfort) is the highest of all the boats in this guide. (The Fisher 25 is second highest.) Tall circumnavigators will like her 6' 2" standing headroom under the doghouse. Bossoms Boatyard, a quaint, cozy yard along the Thames only a couple of miles from Oxford, England, has the molds and, when we last checked, will furnish her either as a finished boat or as a kit for home completion by the customer. Worst features: If you want to trailer the Vertue, you'll need a huge truck to do the hauling; with trailer and stores she'll weigh about 14,400 pounds.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

New Moon 25

2a' 0"

S' e"

S' S"

e,S00

2,S00

Eastsail 25

2a' 0"

S' e"

S' S"

7,200

2,S00

Vertue II 25

2a' S"

7' 10"

4' a"

9,220

4,400

Fisher 25

24' e"

9' 4"

S' 9"

10,000

4,a00

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

15.S

SSe

NA

e.1

27.S

aS2

4

6' 0"

17.2

Saa

NA

e.1

27.2

aS2

a

6' 0"

14.2

414

NA

e.2

40.1

a42

4

6' 2"

7.2

4S2

NA

e.1

S5.2

ae7

a

6' 0"

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