Laurent Giles 55 ft

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PRICE: 375,000 GBP
LENGTH: 55ft
DRAFT: 6.0ft
BEAM: 16.0ft
LOCATION: Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece
CONDITION: Excellent Added:

Laurent Giles 55 ft LOA steel centre-cockpit ketch built 1996 UK. Lots of recent expenditure. Beautiful light cherry internal woodwork. Winner of ARC 2004 safest boat. Twin diesels. 2 luxurious double cabins. Aft bed accessible from both sides.

• Designed by the renowned yacht designers, Laurent Giles in Lymington, UK
• 55 feet (16.9m) LOA steel ketch with centre-cockpit beautifully built 1996 in UK expertly maintained, presented in superb condition and benefitting from plenty of recent expenditure
• Stunning and beautiful internal woodwork in light cherry
• Ave 6ft 6in (2m) height throughout. Draught only 6ft (1.9m). Beam 16ft 3in (5m)
• All furling sails including main. Twin carbon spinnaker poles + twin ali poles
• Wheelhouse keeps you dry in all weathers and shaded from the sun
• Twin bilge-keels for easy drying out
• Reliable (never dragged) and over-sized anchoring system with 100m s/s chain
• Highly suitable for blue-water ocean cruising.
• Designed for ease of sailing (single-hander if necessary) with numerous modern electronic extras that one would expect (and some you would not expect) together with all the safety gear for oceansailing (winner of ARC 2004 safest boat) and extended live-aboard
• Twin 90 hp Perkins diesels with feathering props. Massive fuel tanks.
• 50hp (37kw) bow thruster, 10kW generator, large water maker
• Central saloon with 2 reclining arm-chairs - saloon table able to be lowered to form another double bed making sleeping total for 6 persons
• All cabins air conditioned
• Large wheelhouse with seating for 10 persons
• 2 luxurious double cabins with en-suite wc, hand basin, separate shower-cubicles. Aft bed accessible from both sides
• Ready to go with over 1000 charts, 20 pilot books and world electronic charts
• Washing machine with drier
• Separate workshop
• Email via SSB and satellite


ENGINE ROOM • 2 x Perkins M90. 90 BHP each. Regularly and thoroughly maintained. Normal motoring is using one engine at 1400 rpm (5.5kn) which is quiet and economical • 2 x 10 micron fuel filters, 1 x 2 micron fuel filter (Racor) and fuel vacuum gauge • Hydraulic gearboxes by Newage model PRM 160 • Hot water tank heated from either engine or electric immersion • Shaft seals by PPS, mechanical • Twin counter-rotating 3 blade feathering MaxProps + rope cutters by Stripper • Hydraulic bow thruster at 50 hp (37kw) by Shipwrights with oil cooler • Tanks: Fresh water 527 litres Fuel 3,200 litres – in twin tanks, one port one starboard, with transfer pump for trimming. Range about 3,000 miles Grey storage 380 litres with pump and pump-out facility Black storage 375 litres with pump and pump-out facility • Batteries: Service, 4 off at total 340 Ah with Megapulse Engine start batteries in workshop Instrument batteries, 2 off at total 300 Ah • 3 separate air conditioning systems serving fwd, saloon and aft cabins • Engine room automatic fire extinguishing system • Balmar alternator regulation with Duo-Charger and Centerfielder for fast and safe battery (both 12v and 24v) charging from engines • 5 separate bilge pumping systems: 1 pump to engine room; 1 pump to fwd bilge; 1 pump to aft bilge and 2 high-duty emergency bilge pumps to engine room WORKSHOP • Generator: Northern Lights 10 kw (40 Amps) model M843N • Bench with vice • 240v electrical distribution system fitted with RCDs • Shoreside electricity – full isolating transformer (by Mastervolt) in Lazarette • Numerous shoreside electricity plugs and adapters for different countries • Shoreside electricity tester for correct connections by Rapitest • 24v voltage regulator for lighting by Custom Power Design (to avoid light bulb failures caused by battery charging) • Test switches for ground-leak checking (to avoid stray-current corrosion) • Inverter: Prosine 1800i/24 1800 watts (7.8amps) • Battery chargers: Hi-Tec 12v / 60amp Hi-Tec 12v (spare) Hi-Tec 24v / 50amp with external fan for hot climates Hi-Tec 24v / 50amp (spare) Portable 12v/24v by Ferve • Water Maker: HRO 9/400 LE producing 25 gal/hr with auto backflush • Air Conditioning: 3 separate systems serving forward cabin, saloon and aft cabin. Heating mode in winter • Steering servo motor • 2 x Engine start batteries 150Ah with Megapulse • Spares storage • Deck wash pump SPARES • Engine water leak test gauge and kit • Electronic rev counter • Hole cutter set • Numerous lengths of electrical cable • 240v drill • Battery drill • Battery jig saw • Water maker chemicals, filters and oil • Water filters and drinking water filters • Windlass spares • Numerous lamps and bulbs • Numerous fuses including main fuses • Gas alarm controller and sensor • Spare VHF antenna • Spare SSB modem • Lead lines • Chains and padlocks for all deck gear • Spare numerous pumps, seals and impellors • Various frig spares • Numerous engine spares including engine oil, fuel filters, drive belts, impellors, exhaust elbow, injector, lift pump • Numerous generator spares including oil filters, drive belts, air filters, impellors, injector, exhaust elbow • Hull, prop, keel and rudder anodes • Extensive spare stainless steel nuts, bolts, washers and screws of all sizes • Cooling fans and cooling fan blades • Servo-motor for autopilot • 2 autopilots • Safety harness and bosun's chair
MASTS • Main and mizzen masts by Seldon • Mast steps to both masts • Oversized rigging – all new in 2007 • Sails: No 1,2 3 all with UV strips with furling by Furlex. • Spare set of genoa sails. • Main and mizzen inmast reefing by Seldon • 2 Anderson 40 ST winches at base of main mast • Lightening dissipaters on top of each mast by Forespar (to minimise chance of being struck by lightning) • Sea-me radar enhancer • Echomax 305 radar reflector • 2 carbon spinnaker poles • 2 aluminium spinnaker poles • 2 radar scanners by Simrad and Furuno
HELM • Whitlock stainless steel wheel with rod steering • Port and stbd engine controls • Shaft locks (prevent shafts turning when sailing) • Chart plotter repeater with AIS • Laptop (Toughbook Panasonic) with world charts (C-map with SOB software) • Simrad colour radar with ARPA display model RA31 4kw • Forward facing depth sonar Echopilot FLS Gold (brilliant bit of kit!) • Autopilot controller ST 7002 • Sea-me (radar enhancer) • Raymarine ST60+ instruments (water speed/depth/close haul wind/wind/ graphic) • Watch system alarm by Colvins • Ship’s compass • VHF radio Simrad RD 68 DSC • GPS Garmin model 152 • SSB radio extension speaker + Loudspeakers for MP3/CD/FM radio • 2 switches for emergency high-performance bilge pumps from engines by Jabsco • Electric barometer with alarms, clock, tide clock, air horn • Red LED night-light • Windscreen wiper by Hepworth, horn switch etc • Bow thruster switch and foot peddle • 3.5 m candle-power re-chargeable hand light + 1m candle-power hand light • Helm chair (swivels and height adjustable) with reading light NAVIGATION • 2 Garmin GPS model 152 • Garmin hand-held GPS 9 (in grab bag) • Laptop (Toughbook Panasonic) with world charts (C-map with SOB software). (World charts means Atlantic, Europe, Caribbean, Pacific, NZ, Auz, Indonesia, Malaysia, Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Red Sea, Med) • Chart plotter repeater with AIS. • AIS by Comar via Actisense Gateway • NMEA combiner/multiplexer by Actisese model NDC-2-A • Simrad colour radar with ARPA display model RA31 4kw • Furuno radar model 1831 • Forward facing depth sonar Echopilot FLS Gold (brilliant bit of kit!) • Autopilot controller ST 7002 • Sea-me (radar enhancer) • Raymarine ST60+ instruments (water speed/depth/close haul wind/wind/ graphic) • Ship’s compass • Yeomen Plotter COMMUNICATIONS • 2 fixed VHF radios Simrad RD 68 DSC with separate antennas • Hand held VHF Simrad HT50 • 2 x Icom personal radios for easy bow to helm communication • HF/SSB receiver and transmitter radio by Icom model M802 with Icom AT 140 auto antenna tuner (located in lazerette locker) • Email utilising: SSB radio via Winlink or Sailmail Capsat satellite via Inmarsat Satellite phone fixed antenna • Mobile phone antenna on top of main mast for extended mobile phone range • Epirb 406 Mhz by ACR model Globalfix GPS • TV antenna with booster on top of main mast • Hi-gain WiFi directional antenna • Intruder alarm by Marcel with mobile phone communication CHART TABLE • Large work area with red LED night-light and double upholstered seat • PC + flat screen + colour printer + UPS • SSB radio for voice and email (via Winlink or Sailmail). Model Icom M802 with DSC. Extension speaker at helm • Capsat (for emails via satellite) via Inmarsat • Tank gauges, battery monitors (Expert 501), low-voltage panel, 240v panel • Raymarine ST 60 + graphic repeater • Navtex by ICS model Nav6 plus • Up-to-date: (a) drawings of electrical, communication, navigation and pipework (b) manufacturers catalogues, manuals and index and (c) maintenance logs • Handheld VHF Simrad • Fixed VHF Simrad (same model as helm VHF) • Back-up GPS wired in and ready for use (same model as helm GPS) • Hot water temperature gauge • Yeoman Plotter • Original construction drawings and photographs • About 20 Pilot books covering world locations • Numerous pilot charts covering Europe, Atlantic and Pacific • Over 1000 paper charts covering UK, France, Spain, Atlantic, Azores, Med, Greece, Italy, Adriatic, Croatia, Caribbean, Pacific, Panama, Galapagos, Polynesia, Tahiti, Cooks, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, Alaska, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Meldives, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea
Deck Gear
ANCHORS Forward • 50kg Spade anchor on port with 100m of stainless steel WASI chain (great system and never draggered in 7 years) • 25kg Delta anchor on starboard • Electric windlass Lofrans Titan type B (suitable for vessels up to 24m !) • Brittany anchor as spare in anchor locker Aft • 30kg Bruce anchor with 60m of stainless steel WASI chain • Electric windlass Lofrans Albatross DECK • Teak decks all re-caulked and repaired 2008 • Solid Hand Rails at safe height of 0.9m off deck • Double folding seat in bow with removable cushions and folding table • 10 substantial mooring bollards • Life lines on port and stbd from bow to stern • Frederiksen deck blocks • Aft crane by Forespar • 2 dinghies. Main is aluminium rib hull kept on aft deck by AB (2.75m) made from Hypolon complete with bailers, chain + padlock, anchor, launch wheels (useful on beaches). Back-up by Plastimo model P1230 • 3 outboard engines (Yamaha 15hp, Honda 5hp & Honda 2hp) • Lifesling • 2 horse shoes with canvas covers, one attached to Danbuoy • Lifeguard RORC 6-persons liferaft with autorelease (Hammar H20). • Aluminium passarelle (height adjusted at electric winch) • Gas locker for 3 gas bottles with automatic safety shut-off solenoid valve • Port and starboard folding stainless steel bording ladders • Aft folding stainless steel/teak bathing ladder with teak platform • Solar powered automatic anchor light by Carmanah model 501 • Deck wash pump with hose LAZERETTE LOCKER • Dive compressor by Powersnorkel • Drogue by Delta model 96 with chain and rope • Icom AT 140 auto antenna tuner • Emergency steering system • 9 fenders • BBQ by Sea-Chef model 11100S • Numerous lengths of new black mooring lines along with other lengths of mooring line and other spare lines/ropes/sheets • Shoreside electricity – full isolating transformer (by Mastervolt) in Lazarette
Other info
WHEEL HOUSE • Side screens for protection in bad weather (brilliant!) rolled up in good weather • Upholstered seating for 10 people with 4 reading lights plus centre lights • 2 x Anderson 46STE electric winches (90% of sailing done on these 2 electric winches) • 2 x Anderson 58ST manual winches (2 speed) • 2 x Anderson 40ST winches on Mizzen mast • Table with 3 folding extension leaves • 8 lockers behind back cushion GALLEY • Generous work tops in white Corian, ample storage lockers, drawers and waste-bin locker • Worktop lighting • White sink with extra half bowl and drainer • Drinking water tap by Nature Pure with Ultrafine filter • Fridge 5.5 cubic ft (24v and 240v systems) with temperature gauge • Freezer 5 cubic ft (24v and 240v systems) with temperature gauge • Cooking hob by Challenge with electric ignition (3 gas rings, 1 electric plate) with fiddle bars and removable stays (the benefit of a mix of electric and gas hob is if running low on gas, electric can be used. Also if shore power available or generator running, electricity can be used to save gas) • Bosch microwave oven and grill • Gas safety system by Haztec with gas sensors (automatically turns off gas in gas locker without having to leave galley) • Breadmaker by Morphy Richards model Fast Bake • Mosquito blinds to windows • Cooling fan • Red LED night light MASTER CABIN Aft Heads • Home-size wc with electrical operation for ease of use and minimal maintenance by Jabsco • Good size shower cubicle with seat moulded into cubicle • Vanity basin with mixer tap • Full height mirror • Full height locker • Numerous other lockers and storage spaces • Mosquito blinds to windows Aft Cabin • King-size double bed with access from each side • Reading lights and shelving both sides of bed • Lee cloths • 4 large drawers and storage under bed • Air conditioning • Cooling fan • Full height locker • Numerous cupboards • Desk with chair and light with book shelves above • Mosquito blinds to all windows and hatches SALOON • Large table finished in cherry wood • Table lowers to form double bed • Upholstered seating for 6 around table • Storage at back and under seats • 2 fully reclining Parker Knoll armchairs with reading lights at side • Air conditioning and cooling fan • AEG washing machine (6kg at 1600 rpm) with condensing dryer hidden behind cupboard doors • Book shelves and numerous lockers • MP3 + CD + radio with speakers in saloon, galley and wheel-house • Sharp Aquos 19 inch Television (very wide angle of view) • Portable vacuum cleaner by Philips • Engine room under floorboards • Cave locker • Grab Bag contains : hand GPS by Garmin, Epirb, First aid kit, water, 6 x thermal suits, light-sticks, signal mirror, knives, etc • 4 sets of oilies by Henrey Lloyd Ocean Yellow (hardly used so as new) • 6 Crewsaver life jackets auto, 4 with crutch straps, 4 with auto lights and spray hoods and one with rescue laser light FORWARD CABIN Forward Heads • Home-size wc with electrical operation for ease of use and minimal maintenance by Jabsco • Good size shower cubicle • Vanity basin with mixer tap • Full height mirror • Full height locker • Numerous other lockers and storage space Forward Cabin • King-size double bed with lee cloths, fan and reading lights • 6 drawers under bed • Shoe lockers in steps • Large desk and chair with lights and power sockets • Book shelves • Generous and deep storage spaces under bed and desk • 2 x hanging lockers with drawers under • Air conditioning • Shade and mosquito blinds (by Skyshade) to all windows and hatches

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