Laurent Giles 60 S
For sale, with a heavy heart, is our stunningly gorgeous Laurent Giles 60 aluminium ketch built in 1984 at the renowned Picchiotti yard in Italy. We purchased her in early 2018 but having come from motor boats we have sadly discovered she doesn?t quite suit our needs or experience level. She is an awesome yacht, we?ve already seen 9 kts under sail and with her length she handles the sea with ease. She is an ocean capable boat from the pen of famous designer Jack Laurent-Giles. If you buy her be prepared to chat with people wherever you go as she turns heads and people want to know about her. She was built as 55? ?Kispa? with 5? added a few years later to accommodate davits and a gas locker. Details confirmed with the Laurent Giles archive.
Obviously she is an older boat with some tlc required but she is ready to go to sea tomorrow and an opportunity to acquire a stunning classic at a great price. Her hull was surveyed with ultrasonic meter in January and found to be in ?very good? condition with no deterioration of the aluminium. Aluminium boats are incredibly strong and light and as long as care is taken with dissimilar metals do not corrode. Her anodes are in good condition and she has an isolation transformer to prevent damage from stray shore power currents as well as a galvanic isolator.
Her engine is a Mercedes OM352 which started on the button in freezing conditions of the Baltic in March and powered her 700 miles home without missing a beat. It is the unit used in unimogs, a true reliable workhorse.
Her heating system, although providing some heat, is a work in progress to be completed however the new owner desires.
As with any older boat she will always require bits and pieces but she looks amazing and is ready to put to sea with a new owner. (All pictures under sail from June this year) She is a beauty and awesome to sail but sadly a little big for our kind of sailing and experience level which gives someone the opportunity to acquire a magnificent yacht that will attract admiration wherever she comes into port.
Reasonable offers considered.
Below sales details from a previous advert with details edited to how she is now as much as possible but buyer should confirm any important details in case I?ve missed anything.
GENERAL - LAURENT GILES 60 S
Laurent Giles 60' Sailing Ketch, built in 1984 by Picchiotti in Italy, designed by Laurent Giles, LOA 60' (18.29m), beam 15'6'' (4.76m), draft 8' (2.44m), aluminium hull and superstructure. Armour glass windows in stainless steel framing, S-shaped semi long keel white hull with blue trim striping, new stainless steel dorades, fin and skeg keel, displacement 26 tons, ballast 8 tons, 300 Imp gallons (1,362 litres) fuel capacity in 2 tanks with fuel level meter, 300 Imp gallons (1,362 litres) water capacity in 2 tanks each with a water level gauge, 30 Imp gallons (136 litres) sump tank capacity with level meter (defect), torque tube steering system, second interior steering position, emergency tiller.
Traditional teak and walnut interior, between 1,85 m and 2,10 m headroom, accommodation for seven persons in three double cabins plus 1 in the salon, owner's stateroom aft with a double from port to starboard or if preferred 2 singles to each side, ensuite head port aft with manual toilet, wash basin lots of locker space and a separate shower, in the forepeak a double V-berth with a large overhead deck hatch, port fore ward a double cabin with two bunks one over the other, and to starboard a large head with manual toilet, a shower and a wash basin, in the saloon a large U-sofa around a beautiful apple wood table, blue wool upholstery and to port a sofa also with blue wool upholstery, in the passageway starboard leading to the owners cabin is the galley with a three compartment refrigerator and freezer 24 Volt driven and with holding plates, a new domestic 3-burner gas stove with oven and grill, a double stainless steel sink, lots of locker space, an extractor, microwave oven, foot pump, crockery and cutlery, water pressure system, central heating system partially fitted. Eberspacher hydronic hot water heating via radiaotor and blowers. Functional but ready for a couple more radiators to finish. Eberspacher also heats hot water in 90ltr calorifier with immersion heater as well. New high power water pump and large calorifier provides a really good shower for several crew.
- Year Built: 1984
- Hull Material: Aluminum
- Builder: Pichiotti of Italy
- Designer: Laurent Giles