Another Vertue Spotted – Mea V89

During my rather too short summer holiday whilst in West Mersea I spotted this fine Cheoy Lee built Vertue called Mea. Andrew, the friendly driver of the club launch, also pointed to another Vertue moored a few cables away but I can’t recall the name. Mea was built in 1959 of teak on ipol frames with a lead keel. In 1966 she was fitted with a Volvo MD1 diesel engine. I wonder if it is still chugging away! The boom is described as short, presumably because she has no bumkin. The Cheoy Lee Vertues do seem to last a long time, I expect this one will easily see out 100 years.

Vertue Mea V89

Vertue Mea V89

Mea V89

Mea V89

2 Responses to “Another Vertue Spotted – Mea V89”

  1. Alden Smith Says:

    Nice cruising version of the Vertue. She looks like a smaller version of Eric and Susans Wanderer 3.

  2. Alasdair Says:

    Indeed, I believe Eric and Susan just asked Jack Laurent Giles for a bigger Vertue so they could fit in a dark room!

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