Laurent Giles 38 Centre Plate Ketch

£25,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  263502
  • Length  ·  12.00m
  • Year  ·  1964
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 36hp, Bukh ME DV36 (1982)
  • Lying  ·  Ipswich
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Boatshed Suffolk
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Extra Details

Designer J. Laurent Giles
Lying Ipswich
Fuel capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 24/06/2017


Engine 1 x diesel 36hp
Engine make and model Bukh ME DV36 (1982)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Engine spares


Length 12.00m
LOD 12.00m
Beam 3.80m
Draft Min 1.40m
Draft Max 2.20m
Displacement 11,300kg (24,916.5lbs)
Headroom 1.82m
Storage On marina


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


Reefing mainsail - Slab (2014) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2016)
Other sails Jib (2016)
Drifter (unknown year)
Cruising Shute with Sock (2016)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Long keel with lifting centre plate


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

3 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Cockpit cover
Tonneau cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
3 anchors
(25lb CQR 15lb CQR Fishermans)
30.00m of chain
50.00m of rode
dinghy (2018)

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Weather fax
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This J Laurent Giles 12 metre design was originally built in the Republic of Togo by a syndicate of German boat builders, working at the origin of both the woods Teak and Iroko, as well as craftsmen who were expert at working with those woods.

She was brought to the Netherlands to cruise both their seas and their inland waterways. To serve both purposes her draft was reduced and a centre-plate installed.

A comfortable sailer under her ketch rig with many miles - Africa, Spain, France, the Netherlands and Germany - under her keel. Her sails have all been replaced with traditional ochre colouring and a cruising chute has been added to the inventory. All the working sails are stayed inboard with no bowsprit for extra safety.

This looks a great, proficient boat with fine lines, safe features, a wide deck and exquisite workmanship. She is a classic that always turns eyes and welcomes nods with her red sails, wide beam and graceful sheer.

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

This Laurent Giles 38 Centre Plate Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Nicholas Crook of Boatshed Suffolk. 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.

Comments 1

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Nice boat but old ketch at Ipswich. I sailed at the RHS school in Holbrook in the 50's and became I/c of our largest warships. This boat has some features that I don't wasn't; IE I would prefer bilge keels but must have a ketch rig for versatility of sail availability. Have you another ketches on your books, around 36 foot?

Tony S2019-08-29 00:13:29
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