Lawley Yacht "Vanite" Original Blueprints
Blueprints of the Lawley yacht "Vanite". First plan is titled "Lines No. 275 William Gardner Co NY , Dec 2, 1913". Blueprint shows a starboard profile of Vanite's hull. This blueprint shows her as she was for the first America's Cup which she was built for that was canceled because of the First World War. 62 1/2" x 24 3/4". Second plan is titled Hull No. 274" and is dated 1920. This blueprint shows the hull above the waterline and detail drawings and dimensions of her masts, rigging and sails. Dimensions of frame 34" high x ? - The third plan is titled "Hull No. 274 Body Plan" and is dated Dec 1. 1913 and shows a head on view of the keel. Dimensions of frame 18 x 17. Fourth plan is titled "Hull No. 274. Steel mast". This shows on the left a cross section titled "Ends turned up against stiffeners". On the right side is a drawing entitled "Butt Strap". 26 1/2" x 45 3/4". The fifth plan is titled Hull NO. 274. Steel Mast" 52" long x 11 1/4". Vanite was one of the most important yachts of the 20th century. She was designed by William Gardner for the 1913 America's Cup. She was built by George Lawley & Son. Vanite was 118 feet in length, 22 fee in beam and she drew 13 feet. Vanite was commissioned by Alexander Cochrane. She was later rigged as a J boat and competed against Enterprise in the first J boat America's Cup trials.