The Westerly Konsort proved to be popular right from the outset and remains one of Westerly’s most popular cruisers with eight hundred and twelve built between 1979 and 1992. The project to introduce a ‘gap filler’ between the Centaur and Longbow models demandeded the yacht being designed twice: the first brief from the builder was […]

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Seventy years ago, a busy time for Newman & son, the Poole yacht builder. In the previous ten years eight new custom Laurent Giles designs of various sizes left the yard.  1948 saw the start of construction of another two: the 38’ racing cutter Tilly Whim named after a cave on the Jurassic coast of […]

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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 […]

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