Yacht: Corio Vertue

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Vertue number V99.

She is owned by Andy Indrans, who bought her in 2003 in Sydney, and then transported her overland to Melborne, where she is currently located.

She has had 8 previous owners, as follows:

1960   Will Heard Geelong, VIC
1971    Alan Buller & Alan Fitzgibbon  Reservoir, Vic
1981    Neville Jones Mt Eliza, Vic
1983    Ernest Fawcett    Hunters Hill, NSW
1984    Anthony Heawood  Frankston, VIC
1988 (?)  Lionel Mitchel  Uki, WSW
1993     Peter Curtis  Palm Beach, NSW
1995     Mark Rejc  Castle Cove, NSW
2003    Andy Indrans  Malvern East, VIC

She still regularly races with Hasting Yacht Club, performing pretty respectfully given her age.

“I’m the new caretaker of Corio Vertue.  She was salvaged after sinking on her mooring and I purchased her from the insurance company in 2018 to save her from being cut up.  I’ve since had a friend buy into the responsibility and challenge of caring for this old boat and I’m happy to announce that after 12 months of intermittent remedial works and at times laborious labour she is now back sailing!  The dream is to one day sail her from Queenscliff to Davenport as she completed this ocean race many times and even claimed victory in 1965!  There is an incredible amount of work that will need to be done on her before this is a possibility though.  I’ve recently created an Instagram with the name coriovertue so the journey can be followed there.” Tim Price (30/12/2019)
The new caretakers/owners are: Timothy Price, Kilcunda Vic and Toby Billington, Kilcunda Vic
Designer: Laurent Giles
Type of Boat: Vertue
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1960
Built By: Gil Albutt, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
LOA m / ft: 7.62 / 25'
LOD m / ft: 7.62 / 25'
LWL m / ft: 6.7m / 22'
Beam m / ft: 2.1m / 6'8"
Draft m / ft: 1.4m / 4'6"
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Sail Stats Sail No: V99
Construction: Island Kauri on Tasmanian blue gum frames. Red gum Sternpost and iron bark keel.

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