Vertue 54

£22,500.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  310570
  • Length  ·  7.62m
  • Year  ·  1958
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, Beta B-10 (2001)
  • Lying  ·  Falmouth
Boatshed Cornwall
Boatshed Cornwall
David Coumbe

Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Eric A Blackman & E F Elkins Ltd
Lying Falmouth
Fuel capacity 36.0 ltr (7.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 68.0 ltr (15.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/04/2020


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Beta B-10 (2001)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller & Wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.4 ltr (0.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Engine serviced & Water pump overhauled July 2022


Length 7.62m
LOD 7.47m
LWL 6.55m
Beam 2.13m
Draft Max 1.37m
Airdraft 10.97m
Displacement 4,536kg (10,001.9lbs)
Headroom 1.82m
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged E F Elkins Wood spars (1958) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2015)


Reefing mainsail Richardsons - roller boom (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail Dart Sails - Hank On (unknown year)

There are four other headsails included.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Shore Power cable included


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

The hull is constructed from larch strip planking, glued and copper fastened, on some sawn and steamed oak frames, with oak keel, stem and stern. The decks were renewed in 2001 (using the modern method of laying teak on marine plywood) and iroko for constructing her doghouse and cabin sides.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Potential for two bunks in forward cabin, that are currently not used.

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

Potential for two bunks in forward cabin, that are currently not used.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Tonneau cover
Beaching legs

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
1 anchors
30.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is one of the iconic class of Vertue Auxiliary Bermudan Sloops, designed by Jack Laurent Giles of Laurent Giles & Partners, Naval Architects from Lymington, Hampshire. Launched in 1958, she has voyaged extensively around the North Sea, English Channel and Irish Sea. Since returning to her original family owners at the turn of this century, she has undergone extensive work by skilled shipwrights to maintain the authenticity of her fabric and to update the condition of her general equipment. Now at 65 years old, she remains in good condition for her age and is as pretty to look at and as delightful to sail as ever.
There has been a recent restoration to ensure her integrity and seaworthiness. This has included new s/s chainplates; new s/s pulpit, stanchions and guardrails; new s/s standing rigging and English Braid running rigging; repairs to her cabin top and parts of the cockpit; replacement interior carlings; new oak mast step; new house and engine batteries.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Vertue 54 has been personally photographed and viewed by David of Boatshed Cornwall. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Sixteen years

Why are you selling her?

Personal Circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

North Sea and English Channel

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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