Laurent Giles L-Class

A Timeless Classic
£5,750.00 (Approx US$7,107.00) Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  234461
  • Length  ·  23'3"
  • Year  ·  1937
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x gas 2 stroke 7hp, Vire (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Truro
Boatshed Falmouth
Boatshed Falmouth
Chris Fuller

Extra Details

Designer Jack Laurent Giles
Builder E.F. Elkins
Lying Truro
Water capacity 28.6 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 27/05/2009


Engine 1 x gas 2 stroke 7hp
Engine make and model Vire (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Engine spares


Length 23'3"
LWL 19'6"
Beam 7'0"
Draft Min 3'9"
Draft Max 3'9"
Displacement 5,953.5lbs
Headroom 4'11"
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail South West Sails - Furling (2000)

The main was altered to slab reefing 2001

Rigging: cap shrouds and forestay renewed 2015. All other rigging replaced in current ownership.

The furler installed 2013

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

1 burner propane Stove


Manual water system
Fresh water wash

1 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers
Cockpit cover
Tonneau cover
Beaching legs
Swim Ladder

2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Kedge and Fishermans)

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Seafarer Depth Sounder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

A classic Laurent Giles L-Class, built in 1937. L stands for Lymington, in case you were wondering. A lovely little boat, this little lady was from the yard of E F Elkins in Christchurch, the principal builder of the class in the 30's.

The owner has written about the L class; "There is nothing pretentious about the L-Class - they are sturdy and well built and the designer developed a set of lines which were elegant and straightforward to build. That the original fleet is almost intact today says much for Jack Laurent-Giles, as well as for the many owners who have cherished their boats over six decades".

Although her accommodation is pretty basic, the boat has been well maintained and the owner has been faithful to the era; and even the purists will admit that she still has that classic feel,

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Laurent Giles L-Class has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Fuller of Boatshed Falmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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