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  • The Yacht Sumara

    Sumara is a Jack Laurent Giles designed “Vertue Class” yacht. Jack Laurent Giles was one of Britain’s greatest yacht designers and the Vertue was one of his renowned achievements. She was designed in 1936 but Sumara was built in 1990 by Terry Newman in Weymouth

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    The Vertue Class

    Sumara is a Jack Laurent Giles designed “Vertue Class” yacht. Jack Laurent Giles was one of Britain’s greatest yacht designers and the Vertue was one of his renowned achievements. The first Vertue was designed in 1936. There have been around 200 Vertues made over the past 74 years.

    To find out more about the Vertue Class the book “Vertue 35” by Humphrey Barton describes the first small yacht crossing of the Atlantic from east to west and their survival of a hurricane.

    There is a Vertue Owners Association website with lots of information. (http://www.vertueowners.org.uk)