This beautiful yacht - Farida was a job to photograph for Classic Boat magazine last week. Laurent Giles is one of my favourite yacht designers, having owned a smaller Vertue for many years I know with how well they sail. Farida was built in 1939 by Newmans of Poole and the new owner has had the vessel completely rebuilt at JWS Marine in Southsea, Portsmouth. Now owned by John Richardson who has had her restored to her original condition with many improvements. These include new cast bronze floors, new planking, frames, deck, hollow mast, refurbished coachroof, new engine and a redesigned interior. At 35ft LOA she sleeps 4 in two cabins. This is a wonderful looking boat and now in first class condition.