Morgan Giles 35' West Channel Class

Birdham Pool, United Kingdom

£35,000 GBP

Morgan Giles 35' West Channel Class
General information
Morgan Giles 35' West Channel Class
Used sail boat for sale (SOLD)
£35,000 GBP
Name of boat
Tilly III
F C Morgan Giles
Length overall
10.52 metres
2.69 metres
1.83 metres
Birdham Pool, United Kingdom

About this Morgan Giles 35' West Channel Class


1958 35ft West Channel Class Bermudan Sloop. Tilly III is in lovely condition, having had a major restoration completed in 2004, and has then been maintained very well up to the present day. Following a 2020 survey, a small list of recommendations have all been rectified including replacements for the cockpit locker lids, side shroud chainplates, genoa sheets and fresh water pump. The transom has also been varnished and the engine and life raft have been serviced. A beautiful classic yacht in turn key condition, ready to take you on adventures in style!

Hull and Deck

  • Carvel mahogany planked hull with epoxy splined seams, all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.
  • Oak centre-line, lead ballast keel with bronze bolts.
  • Teak laid decks over marine ply sub deck (new teak laid 2010)
  • Varnished mahogany cockpit and coachroof coamings.
  • Original or period deck hardware.
  • Varnished mahogany transom.
  • Raked bow.
  • Gentle sheer.
  • Round bilges.
  • Long keel.
  • Mainsail cover and sprayhood (sprayhood new 2021, not installed in photo)
  • Named dodgers
  • 4 x cockpit cushions
  • 2 x solar vents, main cabin and heads
  • Ensign staff
  • 35 lb CQR anchor with 60 m / 197 ft 10mm chain
  • Lofrans Project 1000 Electric Windlass
  • Fortress anchor with rope chain mix
  • Mooring warps, fenders, boat hook

Engine and electrical

  • 28hp VOLVO 2030 diesel engine (fully serviced November 2020, new heater exchanger)
  • Darglow 3 blade feathering prop and spare 3 blade prop
  • Vetus new stern tube (water lube) prop shaft, exhaust system
  • Vetus single lever control and new cables
  • Deluxe instrument panel
  • Vetus 108 AH engine battery
  • 2 x Vetus 108 AH domestic batteries
  • Battery charger and shore power connection with RCD galvanic isolator
  • Main switch with auto sensing relay
  • 1000w Inverter
  • 2 x Vetus switch panels with circuit breakers
  • 2 x solar panels to domestic batteries
  • 2 x 12 V charger sockets
  • 2 x Vetus 60 litre Diesel tanks


  • Light and spacious interior with varnished mahogany joinery, offering comfortable accommodation for extended cruising. Full standing headroom throughout.
  • Upholstered settee/berths to port and starboard
  • Mahogany table, which neatly folds away flat against the forward door.
  • Storage under berths and behind seat backs
  • Corner lockers and fiddled bookshelves
  • Stereo with mini disk
  • Portside galley, worktop and circular stainless steel sink
  • Taylor stove and oven
  • Hot and cold pressurised mixer tap
  • Manual cold water pump and tap
  • Hot water calorifier, ex engine or AC
  • Coolmatic fridge / freezer built in, auto sensing
  • Pantry and crockery lockers
  • HEADS:
  • Crittenden WC to starboard
  • Stainless wash basin to port
  • Flexible shower to mixer tap
  • Double berth or twin berth
  • Locker space under
  • Lewmar hatch, chain locker
  • 140 L / 31 gallon stainless steel fresh water tank with baffles, electric gauge, inspection hatch
  • Electric pressurized water pump and accumulator
  • Changeable in-line water filter

Sails and Spars

  • Proctor deck stepped alloy mast
  • Kemp alloy boom
  • Proctor spinnaker pole
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Mostly new mixed synthetic running rigging
  • Slab reefing
  • Profurl genoa roller
  • Tufnol mast winch for spinnaker
  • Lewmar ST mast winch for main
  • Reef lines and other controls lead aft
  • 2 x Lewmar 30 deck winches for above
  • 6 x Spinlock jammers for above
  • 2 x Lewmar 44 ST genoa winches
  • 2 x Lewmar 40 spinnaker / furler winches
  • SAILS:
  • McWilliam genoa – foam luff, UV strip, tri-radial cut taffeta Mylar
  • McWilliam main – three slab reefs
  • McWilliam storm jib
  • Trysail
  • North spinnaker
  • Spare genoa
  • Spare main

Navigation equipment

  • Navman DSC radio
  • Garmin GPS 128, with cockpit repeater
  • Navman Wind, with repeater
  • Navman Log, bronze transducer, and repeater
  • Navman Depth, bronze transducer, and repeater
  • Clipper Navtex
  • Clipper Weatherman
  • Simrad TP32 tiller-pilot
  • 2 x Navman compasses


  • Liferaft fully serviced 04/12/20


TILLY III was built in 1958 to F C Morgan Giles West Channel Class, a series of designs inspired original from the Falmouth Quay Punt and Morgan Giles earlier West of England One Design. TILLY III was built for H Roberts of Warrington, Lancashire and replaced his previous yacht TILLY II, a Morgan Giles West of England One Design. In the early 1960s C E Christian from Newquay bought the vessel and as a member of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club moored TILLY III in Falmouth. In 1964 N Devonport of Buckfastleigh, Devon became the third registered owner initially keeping TILLY III in Teignmouth and later in Torquay. She remained in his ownership for many years until being bought, after a period being laid-up by a professional boatbuilder in 2000. TILLY III was re-launched in 2004 after an extensive refit throughout which included:

– New planks as required, in particular in way of every old skin fitting.
– New timbers as required
– Complete hull epoxy splined
– Complete hull epoxy coated
– Keel sandblasted
– All new bronze skin fittings
– Chain plates, forestay and backstay points re-bolted in stainless steel
– Teak and bronze deck cleats re-fastened
– All deck gear renewed or re-fastened
– All chrome work re-chromed
– All varnish work repaired and re-finished
– New self-draining cockpit rebuilt in old style
– Rudder removed, epoxied and re-hung
– Interior joinery removed except for three main bulkheads
– Entire interior hull stripped and repainted
– All interior varnish work stripped and re-finished
– All hanging knees, floors and bulkhead supports re galvanised and powder coated
– New stainless bilge floors
– Fittings and furniture re-fitted or renewed in old style
– New galley and chart area
– New teak floorboards and bearers
– All new electrics including all wiring, tanks and plumbing
– All new engine systems
– New oak engine beds
– All new foam and upholstery
– All portholes re sealed
– Windows renewed and refitted

Extensively cruised in previous ownership some 5,000 miles. 

The Company 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.

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1 x Volvo 2030
Fuel capacity
60 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
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RBS Marine

Birdham Pool Marina
Birdham Pool
Nr. Chichester, West Sussex
PO20 7BG
United Kingdom
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