Contacted Laurent Giles Naval Architects; turns out this is not a Vertue at all.
Quote: "... but it is certainly not a Laurent Giles Vertue, in fact I very much doubt that it is Laurent Giles. Our Vertue (except for one yacht built in Italy
about 10 years ago) does not have a counter stern but instead a transom stern with transom hung rudder
. Also this yacht in the photograph does have a completely different keel
profile and it seems has a lighter displacement
because the hull
looks to be less full, the overhangs do look disproportional and not as balanced as those on our design."
So there. Thanks for everyone's input. Cheers!