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Laurent Giles Motor Yacht 1948 / 2001

$682,995 Listed price: £395,000

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Sandeman Yacht Company

33 High Street
Poole, Dorset, BH15 1AB
United Kingdom

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Make Laurent Giles
Model Motor Yacht 1948 / 2001
Year 1948
Condition Used
Price £395,000
Fractional Shares 1
Type Power
Class Motor Yacht
Length 21.34 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Wood
Location Malta
Tax Status Tax Paid
LOA 21.34 m
Length at Water Line 19.81 m
Length on Deck 21.34 m
Beam 4.27 m
Max Draft 1.22 m
Displacement (Half Load) 48000 lb
Engine Make 2 x Perkins
Engine Model Sabre 225TI diesel
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Make 2 x Perkins
Engine Model Sabre 225TI diesel
Fuel Type Diesel
Designer Jack Laurent Giles
Builder RA Newman & Sons of Poole
Fuel Tanks 439.94 gal (UK)
Fresh Water Tanks 219.97 gal (UK)

Description

Designed by Jack Laurent Giles for a knowledgeable yachtsman in 1947; this stunning 70 ft motor yacht with her nimble semi displacement hull form can be used easily by just 2 people.

WOODPECKER underwent a full restoration ten years ago and remains in impressive condition - considerable attention has been paid to ensure her original character was retained with modifications made in some areas to enhance her practicality as a family cruising yacht.

WOODPECKER has that very special quality that makes knowledgeable people stop, look and admire. Moreover on the practical front she can be remarkably economical and capable of cruising well over 1,000 miles on one refuel.

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Price

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Brokers Comments

Designed by Jack Laurent Giles for a knowledgeable yachtsman in 1947; this stunning 70 ft motor yacht with her nimble semi displacement hull form can be used easily by just 2 people.

WOODPECKER underwent a full restoration ten years ago and remains in impressive condition - considerable attention has been paid to ensure her original character was retained with modifications made in some areas to enhance her practicality as a family cruising yacht.

WOODPECKER has that very special quality that makes knowledgeable people stop, look and admire. Moreover on the practical front she can be remarkably economical and capable of cruising well over 1,000 miles on one refuel.

History

Designed by Jack Laurent Giles WOODPECKER was built in 1948 by the highly respected yard of R A Newman & Sons of Poole for Mr AA Hall, a knowledgeable yachtsman and gentleman of means and who knew exactly what he wanted, having already owned another Laurent Giles 45 ft yacht; SAMAKI. WOODPECKER was to become a well known sight cruising the Solent and South coast of Britain, regardless of the weather - she remained with the Hall family until 1962.

Thereafter by the early 1980s the boat was found lying in a mud berth in Wootton Creek, on the Isle of Wight. It was Nigel Humphreys who realised the vessel's potential and he set about restoring her so that she could be used and enjoyed. Thankfully her former owner had spent a fortune having her hull sheathed in heavy Admiralty grade copper and she had remained sound and dry. WOODPECKER then spent some time cruising the East coast of United States, where she was available for charter, later returning to France under a new French owner.

During 1999 – 2001 WOODPECKER underwent two years of meticulous restoration work at the shipyard Chantier Naval de Sanary les Baux, France and has since been maintained in impressive condition. A further major refit was carried out during 2015 – 2016 when new full teak decks were constructed and laid at Manoel Island Shipyard in Malta

Construction

Double diagonal Honduras mahogany planking over longitudinal pine stringers running inside the ribs at intervals between garboard and gunwale. The hull exterior is glass sheathed and painted with royal blue Awlgrip paint. Teak deck new in 2014 External brightwork; 8-10 coats of Epivanes varnish and the vessel's interior is coated in oyster white Awlgrip paint.

Deck Layout

The deck layout of WOODPECKER has been changed very little - the only additions are sympathetic and help her to be enjoyed as a family yacht. A bathing platform has been added in teak on her stern which allows an Avon jet rib tender to be stored. An Opacmare passarelle allows easy boarding when moored stern-to.

The Teak decks are new in 2014. The vessel's side decks are wide and uncluttered - she has teak varnished coverboards and bulwarks and a raw teak rubbing strake. The superstructure, including trunk cabin, wheelhouse and deck saloon are painted white with sky lights (butterfly hatches) and other deck furniture in varnished teak.

There is a cosy cockpit or welldeck, aft of the trunk cabin, which houses a massive lazarette. There are two teak boarding ladders. The trunk cabin roof has two dorade boxes (teak) and chrome vents; teak cheeked blocks for the boom (for steadying sail) and butterfly hatch ventilating the owner's cabin. There is a large sunbathing platform made from raw teak, covered and emblazoned with the yacht's woodpecker logo. The raised part of this coachroof has a tabernacle style mast step and spruce spar for the steadying sail.

The wheelhouse, which is barely 6 feet (1.83m) above the main deck sits just aft of amidships and has a short extension projecting forward to form a small deck saloon or chartroom. The wheelhouse has chunky teak handrails at shoulder height running down either side and varnished teak WOODPECKER name plaques. There are a further two dorade boxes and chrome vents on the wheelhouse roof; period searchlights; hailers - and fitted to the mast are downlights and running lights in teak boxes.

The forward superstructure ends above the galley (for’ard of the deck saloon) and has two more dorade style vents and two large removable hatches, giving excellent ventilation to the accommodation below.

WOODPECKER's foredeck is a massive expanse of flush deck, broken up only by a large butterfly hatch (teak) which now has a substantial teak table added; allowing for dining on deck, without the confines usually encountered when entertaining, even on a vessel of this size. There is a bench seat and other appropriate deck furniture.

A final bench seat, the forward cabin dorade vents and deck hatch are well forward, behind the original Hyland hydraulic anchor windlass. There are four bronze mooring cleats and numerous other original deck fittings.

Accommodation and Domestic Equipment

Summary
- 5 x Single berths 1 x double berth, 3 x head / shower compartments
- Extensive cabin spaces and facilities fully in keeping with a yacht 70 foot in length

Access to the accommodation, which benefits from full Webasto central heating is through doors on deck either side of the (air conditioned) wheelhouse. The deck head is in oyster white Awlgrip and the cabin sole; pitch pine. Visibility from the deckhouse is excellent. The large rear windows drop down and the forward side windows slide open.

The fixed helmsman’s seat and ship’s wheel are on the centreline. Engine instrumentation, including Kobelt controls, Sidepower bowthruster control and all navigation equipment, are mounted on a teak dash top of wheelhouse / chartroom bulkhead.

Moving forward and down from the wheelhouse, there is a small deckhouse or chartroom, again with excellent visibility forward. There is an L-shaped cushioned settee /comfortable single berth, the ship’s barometer and clock, a full size chart table and two folding occasional tables. There are 240 volt sockets and further navigation electronics.

Stepping down forward again to the next level reveals a spacious and well equipped galley, to starboard, laid out athwartships. This space is manageable and secure, even in rough conditions.

Galley equipment and access includes
- Eno gimballed gas oven and four burner hob
- Bosch dishwasher
- Moulinex microwave
- 2 x Fridges
- Stainless steel sink with mixer tap
- Large storage cupboard for ship’s stores and crockery opposite
- Doorway forward

Main saloon
- Oyster white bulkheads, teak and mahogany joinery gives a true feeling of space and light
- Light and ventilation enhanced by 4 x opening ports and a butterfly hatch in the deck head
- Comfortable settees run either side
- Fold-up dining table amidships seats up to eight
- Picture and reading lights and a flat screen TV
- Doorway to small vestibule forward

Head / shower
- 2 x Identical shower / head compartments; one each side
- Jabsco manual WC to port
- Washbasin and locker outboard
- Tecma automatic WC to stbd
- Washbasin and locker outboard
- Both compartments lit by secure glass lenses in the deck head
- Doorway and access forward

Forward guest cabin
- Large stylish, quiet and comfortable double cabin area
- 2 x Large single berths with drawers under
- Hanging space and lockers above and outboard
- Stairway to the foredeck via a forward hatch - 2 x Opening ports for additional ventilation

- Coming aft through saloon and galley into wheelhouse
- Double hatch to engine room and 4 step companionway aft to owner’s suite

Owner’s cabin and en-suite head / bathroom to port
- Oak cabin sole
- Oyster white Awlgrip, bulkheads with teak trim varnished to a high standard
- Very large double berth
- Settee and desk
- Joinery lockers and wardrobe providing a great amount of storage
- 4 x Bronze opening ports down each side of the trunk cabin,
- Butterfly skylight hatch at the aft end of the deck head
- Candy 3.5kg washing machine
- Forward to en suite head
- Well appointed bathroom
- Automatic Tecma WC - Shower and hand basin
- Forward to engine room to starboard

 



Mechanical and Electrical and Tankage

- 2 x Perkins Sabre 225 TI diesels new 2001 total power 450 HP
- Engine hrs approx 180 each
- Three bladed bronze props
- Twin semi-balanced rudders
- Cruising speed 12 knots - Designed maximum hull speed13.5 knots
- Aquafax Series 100 bowthruster 2001 with dedicated power pack
- Bank of house / domestic & dedicated engine start batteries new May 2016
- Lister Petters generator 10 KVA new 2001
- Separate start battery and C-Tek charger new 2016
- Quick Auto battery charger 24 V new 2016
- C-Tek auxiliary battery charger 24 V new 2014
- 240 V shore power supply
- Duo 60 Desalinator fresh water maker
- 2 x 1,000 litre stainless steel fresh water tanks new 2001
- 2 x 1000 litre stainless steel Diesel fuel tanks new 2001

Running and Fuel Consumption options
Engines at revolutions shown consume in litres per hour per engine
- Both @ 2000 at 11.5 kts or one at 9.7 kts consumes 22.5
- Both @ 1900 at 10.5 kts or one at 9.4 kts consumes 20.0
- Both @ 1800 at 9.5 kts or one at 8.4 kts consumes 17.5
- Both @ 1600 at 8.0 kts or one at 7.7 kts consumes 12.5
- Both @ 1400 at 7.6 kts or one at 7.2 kts consumes 8.0

Cruising at 10.5 knots on both engines - Consumption figures from Perkins
2000 revs consuming 45 litres per hour would give a 466 mile range

At 9.4 knots one engine at 1900 rpm down to 20 litres per hour and range doubled to 940 miles

Recent trial
One engine at 1400 rpm; 7 + knots consumed c 8 litres per hour and a range of 1,750 miles

Navigation Communication and Electronics

- Raytheon R41 radar
- Geonav GPS / plotter
- Furuno GPS navigator
- Furuno RD 30
- Garmin 120 x L GPS
- Autopilot
- VHF

Other Equipment

- Avon Jet RIB tender
- Full sun awnings fore and after decks
- Full winter covers
- Steadying sail

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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