Laurent Giles Channel Class No 28
Fast Beautiful Classic
Laurent Giles Channel Class No 28 for sale | 11.51m (37'9") | 1938 | 1x diesel 28hp | Wood carvel Construction | Long keel underwater profile | 4 berths | Boat REF# 212552
|Designer||Laurent Giles & Partners|
|Builder||A.H. Moody & Son Ltd|
|Lying||Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)|
|Fuel capacity||60.0 ltr (13.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Water capacity||100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 28hp|
|Engine make and model||Beta (1997)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Prop(s)||2 bladed folding|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||Not Recorded|
|Cruising speed (approx)||5.5 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||6.6 knots|
New prop shaft fitted and professionally aligned 2014
Engine and prop are offset.
Max speed 7 knots under sail
|Draft Min||1.83m (6'0")|
|Draft Max||1.83m (6'0")|
Cutter rigged Moody Wood spars (1938) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)
|Mainsail||Saunders - Slab (2008) 2 Reefs|
|Headsail||Sanders - Furling (2008)|
|Other sails||Stay Sail (2010)|
|Asymetric (Furling) (2011)|
|No1 Jib (Gowen) (1968)|
|Conventional Spinnaker (unknown year)|
|Cruising Chute (unknown year)|
Cutter rigged on a hollow, varnished spruce mast.
Main - 320 Sq Ft
Headsail - 268 Sq Ft (with cover)
Stay Sail - 110 Sq Ft (with cover)
Furling Asymetric - IRC 76 Sq Meters
No1 Jib - 150 Sq Ft
Winter and Summer cockpit covers
Proctor Aluminium Spinnaker Pole
12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine Batteries 1 Eng, 1 domestic & 1 Windlass
|Underwater profile||Long keel|
Built with 7/8ths pitch pine on oak frames, with copper and bronze fastenings.
Heavy bronze strap floors under the mast step
Long, lead ballasted keel
Re caulked in 1992-3
2017 - boat lifted for keel bolt removal and examination by a local shipwright. Found to be in good order, no change in 25 years.
Mooring available to rent
|Total # of berths||4|
|No. of single berths||4|
|Heads||1 heads (Manual)|
|Manual water system|
2 burner spirit cooker
|VHF DSC radio|
Ritchie Bulk Head Compass
Ramarine Bi-data ST40 log and depth
Radar Furuno 1623
Auto Helm 2000 ST
GPS Furuno GP31
GPS Garmin 451
Chart Plotter Yeoman Sport
VHF DSC Nasser SX35
Windvane Auto Pilot Servo Pendulum
Nasa AIS Receiver
3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric 12 v Lofrans Caman 88 Electric & Manual windlass
(Bruce 15Kgs and Bruce 5Kgs)
50.00m (164'1") of chain
Pendulum Servo. Based on last chapter of B Belcher windvane self-steering system
Smaller Bruce has approx 15m of warp
4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)
Date of last life raft service: 14-05-2014
Seasava 4 man liferaft
Coastal Flare Pack (in date)
2 x Fire Extinguishers
The cockpit drains into a reservoir which is pumped out electrically.
Triune of Troy
As featured in September's (2015) PBO magazine, Classic Boat November 2006, Laurent Giles: Evolution of Yacht Design and in the Yachtsman's Annual Who's Who 1938-39, this classic Laurent Giles design, a Channel class offshore cruiser racer, is beautiful, powerful and timeless.
The current owners, who have lovingly cared for and constantly improved her over their 24 years of ownership, have regularly attended and raced in classic yacht regattas, including that of Plymouth, Fowey and Falmouth. They have also tried to spend two weeks annually in Brittany, where in 2013 she won her class in the classic yacht regatta. Quote from Peter Poland in September’s 2015 PBO magazine. "In 2013, I watched her powering through a heavy swell on the CRAB Race off the Ile de Brehat - a sight to behold.”
There is an extensive list of the work that has been carried out in this last ownership, some of which includes: a cockpit rebuild, the deck has been rebuilt and replaced with 2 layers of 9mm plywood & then epoxy sheathed, fastenings have been replaced in silicon bronze, as has the rudder stock, the hull has been fully re-caulked, the heavy bronze strap floors under the mast step have been replaced as has most of the other strap floors, where needed in fabricated galvanised steel. Her engine has been replaced with a 28p Beta diesel, a new self stowing chain locker fitted, and winches, instruments, electrics, cooker and sea toilet all replaced.
Built by Moody's on the Hamble, she has enjoyed an impressive and interesting list of owners including:
Lord Russell: lawyer & author involved in the War Crimes Commission (WWII)
Dr RC Evans: who introduced oxygen for the successful ascent of Everest.
Chris Elliot: Captain of an Antarctic supply vessel, sister to the Endurance.
Hammond Innes: famous author, experienced yachtsman and benefactor to ASTA the Associaton of Sea Training Organisations. He and his wife Dorothy, an author in her own right, both travelled and raced in her. The dedication to one of his famous books, The Wreck of the Mary Deare, which later became a film, was to the crew of this Yacht.
Quote from the Yachtsman's Annual Who's Who 1938-39, 'She was stiff, extremely handy and light on the helm under all conditions, close hauled, reaching and running.'
This cracking classic is in need of a caring owner to take her on new adventures. Please contact us if you have the dedication and passion to do this.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.