A well proven blue water cruiser with thousands of miles under her keel. Teak below the waterline, mahogany above on oak frames, 37hp Nanni diesel fitted in 2008. 5 berths including a large double forward. At the end of a refit which included some new planking, new transom, new standing and running rigging. A safe, comfortable and spacious yacht in tidy condition. 2015 survey available.
Contact: Richard Gregson on 01803 833899/ 07886081657
Laurent Giles Centre-board sloop.
An immediately recognisable Laurent Giles design, this yacht has in the previous ownership made 2 Atlantic crossings, cruised the West Indies and down to S Americas, she has cruised the Baltic and the Med. The previous owners published a book about their voyaging, ‘Like Ships that Pass in the Night’ by Judy Clements.
Length on deck 38’3”
Designed by Jack Laurent Giles of Lymington.
Built by Elkins of Christchurch. 1964
Elkins was a major yard at the time and worked closely with the Laurent Giles design office building most of the UK Vertues.
Jack Laurent Giles and his staff were one of the big players in yacht design at the time with many famous designs to their name including some seriously big yachts and some successful racers.
One of many centre-board yachts designed by Laurent Giles this is a fine big boat, generous free-board, sharp stem gently flaired to throw the water clear and the squarish stern typical of Laurent Giles race yachts and fast cruisers at the time.
In a letter dated July 1979 from Laurent Giles to the previous owner, they state that this is “a unique boat.... a one-off.....extremely well built ... attractive to the man who appreciates real quality and pedigree”. Quite a recommendation!
She was surveyed in 2015 and most of the recommendations have been completed.
Planked in teak below the w/l with mahogany topsides.
All steam bent oak frames on an oak back-bone.
Long iron keel, slotted for the centre-plate.
Keel bolts last pulled 1985.
Iron strap floors.
Bronze centre-plate contained within the depth of the keel so not intruding into the cabin.
Laurent Giles signature feature of raised varnished sheer strake with gold cove line.
As recommended in the survey, the transom has been replaced and new horn timber and associated woodwork replaced to make good the deterioration found in the rudder stock tube. Also planking was replaced where necessary.
Yacht-laid teak over a marine ply sub-deck, painted for sailing in warm climes.
Good clear side decks and fore deck.
Usual Laurent Giles deep toe-rail with varnished teak capping.
Stainless steel pulpit, push-pit and stanchions with twin guard wires. All deck fittings including cleats, fair-leads and stem-head fitting are substantial and top quality.
Wheel steering on Whitlock pedestal fitted in previous ownership 1986.
Varnished mahogany coach-roof stepped up aft, the varnished mahogany coamings set with oblong windows in bronze frames.
Sheathed marine ply coach-roof deck painted cream leaving varnished margin boards to give a very smart, classic look.
4 varnished mahogany Dorade boxes on the coach-roof with soft unbreakable plastic vents.
Varnished grab rails each side.
Fore hatch on the fwd end. Fitted cover.
Spray-hood and integral cock-pit tent with windows and zip-up side entrance fully enclose the cock-pit.
Masthead bermudian sloop rig on alloy mast stepped through the coach-roof deck onto the keel.
Twin standing back-stays.
Furlex roller furling gear on the fore stay.
Slab reefing fully battened mainsail
Stainless steel standing rigging, new 2015. Running rigging new 2015.
Fully battened roller furling mainsail on alloy boom.
Headsail on Furlex roller furling with UV strip.
2015 mainsail cover
37hp Nanni diesel installed new in 2008
Aquadrive on the conventional shaft drive.
3 x 12v 110amp/hr domestic
1 x 12v 110 amp/hr engine start
Adverc battery management system.
Diesel in 2 stainless steel tanks.
2 x 40 galls water in galvanised steel tanks under the saloon settees.
Pressurised water supply
Forward cabin with v berths. Fore hatch over. Opening ports for light and ventilation.
White painted deck-head and coamings.
Varnished mahogany drawers and cupboards below the berths.
Drawer unit/dressing table alongside the after end of the port berth
Stbd off-set bulkhead doorway to athwartships lobby.
Mast against the after bulkhead, twin hanging lockers under the side deck stbd side and heads compartment to port.
Blake Victory sea toilet, hand basin in a separate unit with H&C, drains over-board and shower facility with teak gratings in the floor.
Gas water heater on the bulkhead.
Stbd off-set bulkhead door to the saloon cabin.
Port and stbd settee berths, shelves and lockers up behind. Stowage under and behind the seat backs.
Drop leaf mahogany table between pivoted on a vertical stainless steel pole.
Varnished mahogany side-board in the fwd port corner.
Cast iron solid fuel cabin heater against the forward bulkhead with polished copper heat shield round the vertical flue to deck.
Part bulkheads each side to the port side galley and stbd side chart desk and quarter berth with steps to the cock-pit between. The steps sit on the engine box which lifts off to give good access to the engine.
Galley with sink and tiled work surface along the bulkhead . Manual cold fresh water tap and sea water tap. Sink drains over-board.
Smart 2-burner grill and oven gas cooker gimballed in a tiled recess.
Chart desk to stbd over the head of the quarter berth with nav instruments above.
Oilies locker between the chart desk and the steps get warmth from the adjacent engine.
6’9” head-room in way of the chart desk and galley
6’ 2” under the coach-roof through the rest of the yacht.
All original joinery in varnished mahogany with white painted bulkheads and deck-head.
Varnished mahogany sole boards.
45lb CQR anchor
50 meters chain
20lb Bruce kedge anchor
Compass mounted on the Whitlock steering pedestal
Standard Horizon chart plotter
Brookes and Gatehouse Clipper log, wind direction and sounder.
Life buoy x 2
Aerogen wind generator
Hydrovane self steering.
Warps and fenders.
Varnished mahogany boarding ladder
Modern alloy boarding ladder.
Set of original drawings.