Wooden Ships Comments on the Laurent Giles 38
Built in 1981 by an experienced Cornish boat builder to a Laurent Giles 38 design. 20 examples have been built in GRP to great acclaim and as the forerunner to the Bowman 40, were known as superb offshore boats, fast, capable and much admired.
Built of top quality materials and incredibly strong, she appears to be in excellent structural condition and would be the boat of choice for anyone looking to sail shorthanded in comfort and safety or to cruise with a family. Thorough refit in September 2017 including stripping and re-painting the underwater hull, new topside paint, complete engine service, rig check, new running rigging and mostly new seacocks.
Cruised extensively by previous owners around the Mediterranean for 17 years, she has proven herself as a comfortable, capable and tough yacht. Very nicely appointed interior with 5 berths including a double forward, she has masses of storage capability below decks and full headroom throughout. Large chart desk and a well appointed galley.
This really is a very special yacht and has the feel of a proper boat when aboard her. With a very full inventory, good sails and most of the equipment required for offshore cruising she is ready to sail away on her next adventure. Detailed list of recent works available.
Length on Deck 38′
Length Waterline 31’6″
Displacement 12 tons
Built of 30mm strip plank edge glued Iroko with resorcinol glue and through fastened with silicone bronze nails.
Steamed oak timbers at 8″ centres all copper rivet fastened
Massive beam shelf and stringers give enormous rigidity.
Very large section grown oak floors with large bronze throat bolts
External lead ballast keel of approximately 5 tons with bronze keel bolts
Deck is 2 layers of 10mm Brunzeel plywood sheathed externally and finished with Treadmaster
Solid Iroko coachroof coamings, finished in white gloss.
Underwater hull recently taken back to bare wood and coated with primer and Jotun antifoul.
All seacocks serviced or replaced as necessary, 5 new seacocks in total.
Bermudan cutter rig on a deck stepped alloy mast
Alloy slab reefing boom and alloy spinnaker pole
Stainless steel standing rigging to external chain plates. Rig professionally checked and repaired as necessary in 2017 and certificate issued.
Large sail wardrobe including storm and down wind sails. All sails valeted and serviced as necessary in September 2017.
Running rigging 90% replaced in September 2017, as yet unused.
Two pairs of Andersen Sheet winches in the cockpit.
4 winches at the mast for halyards and reefing lines.
ProFurl roller furling headsail. Inner forestay for storm jib.
Volvo MD17C 3cyl 36hp fresh water cooled marine diesel. Thorough service in September 2017 including compression test, new oils, belts and filters. Found to be in extremely good condition with little signs of wear. Engine seacock recently replaced.
Single lever control with centreline shaft and a Brunton varifold propeller, recently serviced and anode replaced.
Engine driven Jabsco bilge pump.
200 litre stainless fuel tank.
2 x 125ah batteries charged from engine alternator.
Mains Sterling charger and Rutland 913 wind indicator plus solar panels
230 litres of water in 4 tanks.
5 berths in total. Quarter berth, 2 saloon settee berths and a double in the forward cabin.
Nicely finished and spacious cabin with white painted panels and varnished Iroko trim.
Galley in aft port corner with Taylors 043 gas stove, stainless sink and ample storage.
Large chart desk to starboard with drawers beneath and quarter berth aft of it.
Centreline dropleaf table with port and starboard settee berths. Large storage lockers behind the berths and shelves above.
Reflex diesel cabin heater on the forward bulkhead.
Starboard doorway going forward with heads compartment to port and large hanging locker to starboard. Heads has a brand new unused Jabsco sea toilet and hand basin with hot and cold pressurised water.
Forward cabin with two singles or a double berth plus storage.
12 tons disp.
Full specification and details available upon request
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