Laurent Giles 38

Powerful Blue Water Cruiser
36,000.00 (Approx £30,037.05) Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  223404
  • Length  ·  11.83m
  • Year  ·  1972
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 36hp, Bukh DV36 (1996)
  • Lying  ·  Galway
Boatshed Ireland
Boatshed Ireland
Boatshed Ireland Team

Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Moody's
Lying Galway
Fuel capacity 265.0 ltr (58.3 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 415.0 ltr (91.3 USG) 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 USG) /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


Length 11.83m
LWL 9.32m
Beam 3.36m
Draft Min 1.63m
Draft Max 1.63m
Displacement 11,300kg (24,916.5lbs)
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1974) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2006)


Reefing 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

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


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
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

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

2 burner paraffin Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

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

2 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Beaching legs
Swim Ladder

1 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual windlass
3 anchors
60.00m of chain
50.00m of rode
dinghy (unknown year)
2.5hp outboard, Yamaha, Short shaft (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

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

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

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 a representative of Boatshed Ireland. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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