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Morgan Giles 32 West Channel Class

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Boat REF# 17624
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.60m (31'6")
Year 1952
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp, Yanmar 2GH (2004)
Lying Wareham


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Extra Details

Designer F Morgan Giles
Builder Morgan Giles Ltd Teignmouth
Lying Wareham
Fuel capacity 32.0 ltr (7.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 65.0 ltr (14.3 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2001


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GH (2004)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.3 ltr (0.5 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 9.60m (31'6")
LWL 7.85m (25'9")
Beam 2.44m (8'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 5,080kg (11,201.4lbs)
Headroom 1.82m (6'0")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Wood spars (1952) with stainless steel standing rigging (2000)


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Mainsail - Slab (1994)
Headsail - Furling (1990)
Spinnaker gear tick

Fractional sloop. spinnaker 1952 cotton, probably not best used for racing! general condition of sails "average"

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by:


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Light blue topsides with varnished coamings and painted non slip decks. Carvel mahogany planking on steamed oak frames, copper fastened. Rock elm keel. 3 galvanised floors and oak deadwood. Cold moulded cabin comings. Epoxy sheathed plywood decks.


Total # of berths 5
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick

classic original cooker! 1 cot berth fwd.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

The echosounder is new

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(plough 35lb, Fishermans 20lb)
120.00m (393'9") of chain
Zodiac dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard (1999)
Honda 4 stroke outboard.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This yacht represents a fine piece of marine heritage from the 1950's, being typocal of what was being produced by many yards for club racing enthusiasts in the post war era, Morgan Giles developed the "West channel" Class along the lines of a "Quay Punt" but in reality she is a shortended racing yacht. Her long waterline length, narrow beam, dep underwater profile all combine to make her a startling, vice free sailing machine.
Apart from the new engine the yacht is totally original and a credit to her 3 previous owners (one for 40 years). With its elegant lines, simplicity of construction and sailing performance she is a credit to her designer.
Currently in a "winter" state, I will update the pictures as the weather warms and season approaches.
This boat has been viewed and photographed by Ian of Boatshed Poole. Register or log in to see 36 more photos of this boat. These boat details are subject to contract.

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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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