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Three steel hulls were constructed to the Shipwright 70 class design: the first two for The Ocean Youth Club as was, and the third was completed by a private owner. The second yacht John Laing (pictured) was launched thirty years ago and in that time has shipped many hundreds of young and not so young […]Uncategorised
While indexing our extensive archive of towing tank and wind tunnel tests we have uncovered a gem from November 1962; As part of the research and development of our SARO Scimitar day boat (design number 0455) the firm under took comparative upright resistance and side-force tests, and analysis of close hauled and down wind performance […]Uncategorised
Between January 1965 and May 1969 Laurent Giles & Partners Ltd undertook a series of tank tests for this Italian client. The tests which were for a range of three different fast motor yachts varied in size from the smallest 103’ (31.9 m) twin screw three deck up to this 136’ (41.65 m) triple screw […]Superyachts Yacht Register
1977 the Silver Jubilee year of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the R.O.R.C’s Cervantes Trophy race started off of the Lymington Spit Buoy and among the fleet were two Laurent Giles half tonners: Starlight Return and Giant Killer, both of which had been designed by Mike Pocock who for a couple of seasons led the […]Boat Plan Sets Model Plans Yacht Register
Eighty years ago Eric and Susan Hiscock took delivery of the diminutive 24 footer Wanderer II (design number 0018) from which Eric was to commence his immensely prolific writing career. When not at sea aboard a Wanderer II, III, IV, or V Eric and Susan resided in Yarmouth – a short fetch from Giles Office […]Boat Plan Sets Model Plans Yacht Register
Fandango was designed and built to win the 1949 Fastnet race. With less than eight months before race day time was short and Jack Giles anticipated changes to the handicapping system following the runaway success of Myth of Malham the previous season. Today Fandango is undergoing a total rebuild to return her to original condition. […]Boat Plan Sets Model Plans Yacht Register
Built for Roger Pinkney in 1938 her maiden voyage was delayed by six years of worldwide turmoil, the next thirty Dyarchy spent cruising from Lymington or ashore in Roger’s garden at Kings Salterns Lane. In 1919 Roger entered the office of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott working on several of Scott’s major buildings, including Ampleforth Abbey, […]Boat Plan Sets Model Plans Posters and Prints Yacht Register