The design practice developed 'between the First and Second World Wars' and 'post war' years into a thriving racing and cruisung yacht design house, specialising in sound design and engineering solutions to challenging client briefs.
At a time when the business of racing and cruising yacht design was developing... and throughout this important period the Laurent Giles design practice is recognised as being among the leaders, if not the leader in the development and use of new yacht design and construction technologies. Between 1939 and 45 he was first in charge of the Small Boats (up to 100ft) Design Section of the Department of Naval Construction, and later he served in Washington D.C. on aircraft construction.
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