25′ 1954 Laurent Giles Vertue Sloop
Stronghold (ex. Davalon) is a Laurent Giles designed Vertue 48 built by Elkins in Christchurch U.K. in 1954. The Vertue’s are handsome and exceptionally capable compact blue-water cruising boats. Stronghold is a fine example, in exceptional condition following her 2012-2016 refit.
In 2012 her current owner dropped the ballast keel, replaced the sternpost and sternpost knee, the garboards and the keel bolts. Additionally he added bronze floors throughout, refastened along the keel, stem and sternpost (she’s otherwise copper riveted), replaced the dynell deck covering, and stripped the hull to bare wood and refinished.
Stronghold is currently moored in Woods Hole, MA ready for showings. 2017 survey is available upon request.
MAIN excellent condition (new in 2021)
GENOA very good, corner rings corroded
#1 JIB very good, bent on hanks
#2 JIB older, very little used, miter cut
13 LB. Danforth, 150’ rode and 15’ chain stowed on deck in chocks
22 LB Lewmar Delta, 150’ rode and 15’ chain
Garmin GPSMap 441S chartploter with depth transducer
Ritche BN-202 bulkhead mounted compass
Marinebeam LED side lights and stern light
Marinebeam LED reading lights and Dome lights
Rule 2000 automatic bilge pump
Whale Mk5 manual pump in cockpit
Optimus model 535 gimbled pressurized kerosene 2 burner stove
2 Group 27 batteries
13 gal. fuel tank
Cape Horn Self-steering Gear
Standing rigging new 2016
4 year structural rebuild completed 2016
Oak sawn and steam bent frames
Copper rivet and bronze screw fastened
Bronze keel bolts
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