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Laurent Giles Channel Class No 28

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11.51m (37'9")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 28hp, Beta (1997)

Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)


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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
Last survey 26/03/2007


Engine 1 x Diesel 28hp
Engine make and model Beta (1997)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
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
Very economical
Engine and prop are offset.
Max speed 7 knots under sail


LOA 11.51m (37'9")
LWL 7.92m (26'0")
Beam 2.67m (8'9")
Draft Min 1.83m (6'0")
Draft Max 1.83m (6'0")
Airdraft 15.85m (52'0")
Displacement 8,500kg (18,742.5lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage Ashore


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)
Spinnaker gear tick

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

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine Batteries 1 Eng, 1 domestic & 1 Windlass


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

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
Oak back-bone
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
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Jabsco heads

2 burner spirit cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

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

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric 12 v Lofrans Caman 88 Electric & Manual windlass
2 anchors
(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

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)

Date of last life raft service: 14-05-2014

Seasava 4 man liferaft
Throwing ring
Coastal Flare Pack (in date)
2 x Fire Extinguishers
The cockpit drains into a reservoir which is pumped out electrically.

Broker's Comments

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.

This Laurent Giles Channel Class No 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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