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Laurent Giles Ketch 55 '

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Boat REF# 7352
This boat has been sold
Length 16.77m (55'0")
Year 1981
Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 9
Engine 1 x diesel 135hp, Perkins Sabre M135 6 cyl (1996)
Lying Algarve


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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Joyce Marine Ltd
Lying Algarve
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 20/12/2004


Engine 1 x diesel 135hp
Engine make and model Perkins Sabre M135 6 cyl (1996)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.0 ltr (2.9 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 6.5KVA

Kohler Generator
Mastervolt 24/100 Automatic Charger


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 16.77m (55'0")
Beam 4.38m (14'4")
Draft Min 2.77m (9'1")
Draft Max 2.77m (9'1")
Displacement 32,660kg (72,015.3lbs)
Headroom 1.95m (6'5")


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1996) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1996)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Inmast (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Large winches !

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Superbly constructed in aluminium. extensive maintenance and re-fit history. Latest work : bare metal below waterline re-paint Aug 05


Total # of berths 9
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Very light and spacious. Good head room. This yacht has a very comfortable easy to live with interior.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
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GPS tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
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Navigation lights tick
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VHF Radio Telephone

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Neco Marine NM872 windlass
1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Fume detector tick
Life jackets tick
Safety harnesses tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a superb ocean-capable, aluminium ketch. A contemporary design from the board of Laurent Giles, this vessel is ready to go on a world cruise. She was subject to a £100,000 refit in 1996, a £50,000 refit in 2000 and further £20,000 refit in 2003. These re-fits included: a new engine, new in-mast furling and rigging, new auto-generator, new windows, new teak decks, new electric flush heads, paintwork and a new cooker. She has made several Atlantic crossings, however, has had little use over the last five years. When I was on board this spacious yacht, I was struck by how light and airy it was below. She is a superb blue water cruiser and deserves serious consideration when planning a long term adventure. I have many more photographs available. See "more photos" to view 48 internal and external photos of this vessel. Aug 05 Just had an expensive bare metal re-paint below the water line.

Currently lying in the Algarve.


Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Laurent Giles Ketch 55 ' has been personally photographed and viewed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.