Laurent Giles 38

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Boat REF# 223404
€47,000.00 (Approx £41,468.15) Reduced
LOA 11.83m (38'10")
Year 1972
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 36hp, Bukh DV36 (1996)
Lying Galway

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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Moody's
Lying Galway
Fuel capacity 265.0 ltr (58.3 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 415.0 ltr (91.3 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 04/09/2013


Engine 1 x Diesel 36hp
Engine make and model Bukh DV36 (1996)
Engine Hours engine1:   2090
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Extremely efficient Bukh engine allowing up to 800nm cruising range.
Spare 2 Bladed prop.
Rutland Wind generator


LOA 11.83m (38'10")
LWL 9.32m (30'7")
Beam 3.36m (11'0")
Draft Min 1.63m (5'4")
Draft Max 1.63m (5'4")
Displacement 11,300kg (24,916.5lbs)
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1974) with stainless steel standing rigging (2006)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Far East Sails - Slab (2010) Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - (unknown year)
Other sails Genneker ( Almost New Condition) (2010)
Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Genoa (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Mainsail and Genneker in great condition.
2 Furlin Genoas serviceable.
Cruising Chute good condition

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick

Taylors Parafin Cooker, including Oven (& spares)
Taylors Parafin Heater (& spares)

2 burner paraffin cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Monitor Self Steering
Autopilot (Autohelm) (fitted to work with Monitor, when motoring)
GPS Garmin 152

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick
Swim Ladder tick

1 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual windlass
3 anchors
60.00m (196'10") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
dinghy (unknown year)
2.5hp outboard, Yamaha, Short Shaft (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Excellent Avon 6 Man Liferaft - Out of service date 2014

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Ireland are pleased to offer this Moody's built Laurent Giles 38 Hull #2 for sale. A wonderfully elegant offshore cruiser and a forerunner to the Bowman 40.
The Giles 38 is a well thought-out deep bodied offshore yacht. She has a cavernous cockpit and her narrow coachroof design allows a great feeling of safety when moving about the decks.
This boat has given her current owners some exciting adventures over the last decade including trips to the West African coast, The Azores and Iberia to name a few. She has had 3 owners and remarkably all 3 owners since her build in the early '70's still keep in touch, such is their admiration for this boat. And talking about admiration, these were the words written by the Yachting Monthly correspondent when he sea- trialed her sister-ship in 1972,
'she is a comfortable fast cruising yacht and one of the best I have ever seen'.
The new owner may choose to update her condition a little, but the build quality on show is very obvious and she has such character and elegance that even as presented she offers great scope to any sailor who wishes to stretch their sea-legs in comfort and safety with little upgrade .

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Laurent Giles 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ken Lawless of Boatshed Ireland. 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.

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