Laurent Giles designs are beautiful and coveted. They have always been admired for their elegance form and function. Many of the yachts are the subject of their own, and their owner’s biographies.
This complete collection contains unique and individual bespoke creations of yachts and commercial vessels. These prominent and famous works of art and endeavor have been fashioned by three naval architecture practices in the eighty years since Jack Laurent Giles first started his yacht design company in 1927.
We supply paper copies of the original yacht design drawings as well as prints of photographs, digital images, artwork and study notes booklets which contain much of the history and technical information of a host of Laurent Giles historical yacht designs. This information is offered for the purposes of reference and by agreement for reproduction. We also offer drawings for model makers and full sets of boat plans for the purpose of new full size construction. The sale of these items is subject to our terms and conditions
The Laurent Giles Archive
Laurent Giles standard fittings details
It is perhaps little known that as well as designing many iconic yachts and motorboats the Laurent Giles design practice was also responsible for the design engineering of many of the fittings which were custom made to be used on Giles' bespoke and production yachts.
We are pleased to now be able to offer prints of these highly detailed engineering drawings which in many cases were used as the basis of what are now commonly available proprietary yacht fittings
The Sailing yacht collection includes the famous and prolific Vertue Class, Wanderer Class and Brittany Class as well as many one off custom designed auxiliary cruising yachts, motorsailers and Super-yachts,¬† International 12m, 8m & 6m Class racing yachts. Inshore and Offshore racing yachts, I O R, Channel Handicap and one design racing yachts. day boats and dinghies.
The motor yacht collection includes displacement, semi displacement cruisers, hi-speed craft and speed boats and beach boats. Super-yachts and tenders, Pilot Cutters, fishery protection cutters, ferries, harbour launches and service vessels. Survival craft and lifeboats, work boats, tugs and a variety of other diverse commercial vessels.
The collection includes series production cruising yachts ranges for Azimut, Bennetti, Cheoy Lee, Bowman Yachts, Moody, Salterns, Seamaster, Valdettaro, Westerly Marine Construction and Westerly Yachts . Individual classes include Centaur, Longbow, Discus, Konsort and Konsort Duo, GK 24 and GK 29, Salar 40, Carbineer & Grenadier, Giles 38 and many more.
What are our clients saying
We are very pleased to have provided the owner of Corinna with copies of original construction drawings and some technical consultancy.
He wrote 'Thank you for your full reply in assisting us with the reassembly of my keel, I think we are now on the way to getting it back together, probably better than when it was originally built!'
Philip, owner of Corinna
Erik Skarstrom contacted us a few months ago as he was considering the purchase of Rapscallion, our design number 1044 which was designed and built thirty years ago in 1987.
We were pleased to be able to provide him with drawing copies to enable him to better understand her construction and keel arrangements, and to discus her concept and early history from Barry van Geffen's first hand experience of the design process and construction.
Most recently we have supplied to Erik drawings of the engine beds and shaft line in preparation for fitting her with a new engine.
Erik commented "I must say, it is a great relief to be able to access the drawings from the Archive. It is very well set up and offers accurate and quick info about Rapscallion."
B C Yachting
In April 2017 William Seline of Abernethy & Gaudin, renowned wooden boat builders of Victoria Canada ordered a tinted original lines plan of Dyarchy, he was very pleased with his purchase.....
'Hi Barry, I received the print today. It looks fantastic thanks so much',