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Etain was Laurent Giles’ second commission designed after Marcel Bar’s much admired 52 ft gaff yawl Clymene. In reality, upon referring to Jack Giles’ original hand written calculation book it becomes apparent that the very first sketches and preliminary calculations for Etain were undertaken more than a year after those of Clymene, and although she […]Game changers Historical Yachts
Design number 001. The lines of Jack Giles first yacht from his eponymous design practice were laid down in January of 1928 for Monsieur Marcel Bar. We think that the drawing is priceless; drawn lightly in pencil rather than Indian ink, on velum and are very difficult to reproduce here, however we have restored and […]Boat Plan Sets Historical Yachts Yacht Register
The fourth and largest of Giles’ nine Myth of Malham type offshore racing yachts, at 55’ Gulvain was in 1949 the largest British offshore racing yacht to be built since the end of the Second World War. Her hull, with full reverse sheer, reverse transom counter and sweeter bow overhang represented the logical development of […]Game changers Historical Yachts Racing Yachts
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 […]Historical Yachts Uncategorised
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 Historical Yachts 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 Historical Yachts Model Plans Posters and Prints Yacht Register