Laurent Giles 55 for sale

Saint Quay Portrieux, France

£130,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Make/model
Laurent Giles 55
Category
Used sail boat for sale
Price
£130,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Year
1984
Designer
Laurent Giles and Partners
Length overall
16.79 metres
Beam
4.45 metres
Draft
2.44 metres
Keel
Lifting Keel
Location
Saint Quay Portrieux, France

About this Laurent Giles 55

'Shearmyste' is a Laurent Giles 55ft aluminium ketch built to a Laurent Giles design by Thrislington, Newton Aycliffe and launched in 1984. 

She was originally designed as a pilot ketch but has since been modified to remove the second (internal) helming station.  She completed the ARC in 1992. 

Accommodation for 6 is provided within 3 cabins on board this Laurent Giles 55. 

The master cabin to aft features a large double berth with excellent storage in wardrobes, drawers and cupboards. The master cabin also benefits from a private en suite bathroom.

The forecabin also features a large double berth and plentiful storage wardrobes and cupboards. 

There is a further bunk cabin providing two single berths. 

A second guest bathroom is situated to starboard and there is a workshop and separate engine room aft. 

The spacious saloon on this Laurent Giles 55 provide seating for 6/8 guests and an extendable dining table. A smaller seating area also includes a removable table. 

There is a navigation station with chart table, seat and access to master switch panel and navigation equipment.

The galley is equipped with Corian work surfaces, ample drawers and cupboards, twin stainless steel inset sinks, Force 10 three-burner cooker with oven and grill, and shelving storage. Fridge is situated opposite galley under the nav station.

Mechanical

This Laurent Giles 55 Ketch is powered by a Perkins Range 4 turbo-charged, intercooled, 6-cylinder, water-cooled marine diesel, 185hp engine. D

She drives through a Borg Warner reverse/reduction gearbox, Aquadrive unit and thrust block, to a stainless steel shaft, through a Halyard Marine oil-filled shaft seal.

  • Top end engine rebuild in 2016
  • New re-designed stainless steel exhaust elbow fitted 2016
  • New oil cooler fitted 2016
  • Exhaust and cooling system cleaned 2016
  • New injectors fitted 2016 (old ones overhauled now as spares)
  • All rubber hosing replaced 2016

Sails and Rigging

This Laurent Giles 55 includes the following sail inventory:

  • Roller reefing head sail – Harken twin track (ability to have twin head sails for down-wind sailing)
  • Stay sail – currently set for light wind sail and storm sail
  • Main sail – in mast reefing – all lines returned to cockpit
  • Mizzen – in mast reefing – all lines operable from helm/cockpit
  • Extra cockpit winches for spinnaker/stay sail

Her rigging features two painted, deck-stepped, aluminium alloy masts, both with in-mast furling and stainless steel standing rigging. Forestay, double-groove rotary furling is fitted. Staysail fitted in board of the headsail.

Deck Gear

Deck gear on board this Laurent Giles 55 includes the following:

  • Electric windlass at bow with sampson post and cleats - foot operated and remote.
  • Seven deck winches for head sail, main sail, spinnaker and stay sail.
  • Four mast-mounted winches for mizzen operation and main sail rigging.
  • Bow storage locker for secondary anchor, warps etc.
  • External storage for fenders and mooring lines.
  • Cockpit seating area – two lockers for storage of small items – i.e. life-lines, rigging equipment etc.
  • Steering is by a hand hydraulic system, with a single wheel sited in the cockpit.
  • Helm station: Raymarine E80 chartplotter, Raymarine wind, speed, depth, rudder indicators
  • Near helm: Raymarine autopilot control, nav data repeater, engine control and electronic compass.
  • Manual kedge windlass.
  • Large stern locker containing:Gas locker - ability to store three 6.9kg propane/butane Calor bottles or 2 French Le Cubes with twin regulator feed (switchover valve).  Kedge chain and warp storage.  Ample storage for miscellaneous items (currently storing two Bromptons, bike trailer, pressure washer, water hose etc etc.)
  • Rear mounted davits.

Ground Tackle

  • 75lb CQR main anchor with 100m 10mm chain, regalvanised 2015
  • Fortress FX85 kedge/secondary anchor with 10mm chain and rope warp
  • Ex-MOD aluminium kedge anchor with 10mm chain and rope warp in dedicated stern anchor locker
  • Manual windlass at stern (can be used to recover main in event of electric windlass failure).

Accommodation

Accommodation for 6 is provided within 3 cabins on board this Laurent Giles 55. 

The master cabin to aft features a large double berth with excellent storage in wardrobes, drawers and cupboards. The master cabin also benefits from a private en suite bathroom.

The forecabin also features a large double berth and plentiful storage wardrobes and cupboards. 

There is a further bunk cabin providing two single berths. 

A second guest bathroom is situated to starboard and there is a workshop and separate engine room aft.

Saloon and Galley

The spacious saloon on this Laurent Giles 55 provide seating for 6/8 guests and an extendable dining table. A smaller seating area also includes a removable table. 

There is a navigation station with chart table, seat and access to master switch panel and navigation equipment.

The galley is equipped with Corian work surfaces, ample drawers and cupboards, twin stainless steel inset sinks, Force 10 three-burner cooker with oven and grill, and shelving storage. Fridge is situated opposite galley under the nav station.

Navigation Equipment

Navingation equipment on bard this Laurent Giles 55 Ketch includes:

  • Autopilot: Raytheon ST7002 and ST60 Repeater
  • Wind: Raytheon ST60
  • Echo: Raytheon ST60
  • Log: Raytheon ST60
  • Raymarine E120 multi-display, at navigation desk
  • Raymarine E80 at helm
  • Raymarine GPS receiver
  • VHF: Icom IC-M58 VHF radio
  • VHF: Icom IC-M 601 DSC VHF radio plus repeater
  • Navtex: Furuno NX300
  • Binnacle compass

Electrical System

12v dc, 24v dc and 240v ac electric power systems are installed on this Laurent Giles 55.  Engine starting is 24v dc with a dedicated bank of batteries. 12v dc power is available for instruments.

  • 240v via mains + 240v sockets in saloon via 600w inverter
  • 24v via house batteries – replaced 2017
  • 12v via house batteries/step down transformer
  • 24v engine batteries – replaced 2017
  • 24v windlass and bow thruster – batteries replaced 2018
  • Mastervolt charging system and separate charging system for windlass batteries
  • Ability to connect gen set (system has separate switch)

Tender, Outboard and Safety Equipment

This Laurent Giles 55 is also equipped with a Humber 3.1mtr Rib - Hypalon tubing new in 2016. and a Suzuki 6hp four stroke outboard - new 2016

Safety equipment includes:

  • 6 man life-raft – inspected and serviced 2016
  • 2 horseshoe buoys with lights
  • 1 telescopic danbuoy
  • MOB recovery sling
  • Floating throwing line
  • 1 Ocean Signal RescueME EPIRB (10 year battery life) purchased 2016
  • 1 Ocean Signal Electronic Distress Flare
  • Ocean distress flares expiry 12/19
  • Fire extinguishers throughout the boat replaced 2016
  • Automatic powder extinguisher in engine room.   

Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

  • This vessel is VAT paid.
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Saint Quay Portrieux, France.
  • © 2019 Nicolle Associates

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Propulsion
Engine
1 x Perkins T63544M
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
1,250 litres
Cruising speed
15 kph
Accommodation
Number of cabins
3
Number of berths
6
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