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1988 Laurent Giles 43' light displacement cruiser. Custom and Epoxy

Lanzarote, Spain


This 43’ Laurent Giles designed light displacement cruiser was built in 1988 by West Custom Marine (now Green Marine) in Lymington using state of the art epoxy resin glass fibre construction methods. A fast passage maker which has enabled its owners to extensively cruise as far north as the Shetland Islands and Baltic Sea to the eastern Mediterranean and Caribbean. Since purchasing the yacht in 2017, the current owner has undertaken a “no expense spared” refit with numerous upgrades including new engine, wind / water / portable generators, battery charger, inverter, watermaker, full electronics package, audio system, aft cabin mattresses and much more. Highfield Classic 310 RIB (2019) and 15 hp Yamaha o/b (2020) available by separate negotiation. An extremely well equipped, comfortable and easy to handle blue water cruiser which is now conveniently located in Lanzarote, making it an ideal prospect for anyone considering doing the ARC Race.  Serious offers considered. 2017 survey available on request.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Laurent Giles
Model: 43' light displacement cruiser. Custom and Epoxy
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Composite
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 43 ft / 13.11 m
Length Overall: 43 ft / 13.11 m
Beam: 12'6 ft / 3.81 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Beta Marine
  • Model: 4 cylinder
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 38hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Feathering
  • Year: 2018


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers, Sloop


Martin Lovell
Lovell Yachts Limited


Lovell Yachts Limited
Castle Emplacement St Peter Port
Guernsey, GB, GY1 1AU
Tel:+44 (0)1481 716880

In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

  • Length overall: 43’0” (13.10 M)
  • Waterline length: 36’0” (10.97 M)
  • Beam: 12’6” (3.81 M)
  • Draft (narrow iron fin keel with fish tail lead bulb): 7’3” (2.20 M)
  • Displacement: 9 Tonnes
  • Sail area (approx): 750 square feet
  • Diesel (2 tanks): 60 Gal (272 Lt) gives 250-300 nautical mile range
  • Fresh water (2 tanks): 60 Gal (272 Lt)
  • 38 hp Beta Marine 4 cylinder FWC diesel engine with TMC 60 transmission (2018) driving 3 bladed 20” Max-prop feathering propeller, Centreflex coupling, Racor filter with separate priming hand pump, Jabsco engine room blower, Groco engine flush fitting, 120 amp alternator with serpentine belt, new Morse throttle / gear shift cables, waterproof start and gauge panels in cockpit
  • New propeller shaft, P bracket and Volvo Penta Deep Sea shaft seal, rope spurs (2014)
  • Edson wheel steering with leather cover
  • Eberspacher 3DL cabin heating
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment
  • 12 volt electrical system with 5 x Mastervolt AGM 100 amp service batteries (2018), and Exide AGM spiral engine start battery (2018), parallel solenoid for emergency start, ANL fuses protecting 12V system
  • Mastervolt 50 amp 3 bank universal battery charger (2018), Mastervolt electronic battery bank combiner/separator diode, Mastervolt Pro Battery Meter
  • Victron 12V/3000W 230 VAC inverter (2019)
  • 230 VAC shore power with 13 amp socket and shore power cord
  • Residual Current Differential (RCD) safety relay, rotary selector switch for shore power or inverter 230VAC source (2019)
  • 230 VAC circuits with breaker/relay distribution box (2019)
  • Galvanic isolator 32 amp with indicator (2018)
  • 10” sacrificial zinc/grounding wires to P bracket and rudder stock etc. (2018)
  • Isotemp 40l SS water heater with heat exchanger/shore power heating elements (2018)
  • 12v pressurised hot and cold water system with Jabsco inline Aqua filter
  • SeaMaker 30 gph RO water maker (2020)
  • Isotemp ASU 12V refrigeration
  • Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass (motor replaced 2017)
  • Superwind 350w 12V wind generator (2018)
  • Watt & Sea POD 600w 12V hydrogenator (2019)
  • Honda EU 22i portable generator 230 VAC (2019)
  • Engine room mounted EVS 12V electric diaphragm bilge pump (50lpm) with 4m roving hose with check valves (2018)
  • Full LED interior lighting including 9 Danish Cabin 6” dome lights (3 with red night light switch), Prebit white / red dimmable chart light, 4 Prebit dimmable reading lights with blown glass shades and 5 Prebit dimmable spots (2019)
  • 6 Hella 12V cabin fans (2019)
  • Fusion RA70 stereo/radio with Bluetooth and pair Fusion BX3020 box speakers (2018)
Spars and sails (fractional rig)
  • Sparcraft silver anodised keel stepped mast with double swept back spreaders, jumper struts and s/s mast step plate with grounding to keel bolts
  • Slab reefing boom, rod kicker and spinnaker pole
  • S/s Dyform standing rigging with Harken genoa furling / reefing system and emergency inner forestay
  • Dyneema running backstays with abrasion covers and Selden tackle (2019)
  • Hood sail wardrobe includes Vektron full batten (6) mainsail* with 3 reefs and Frederiksen car system, 150% Vektron roller genoa* (with cover) symmetric spinnaker*, MPS cruising chute, blade jib and storm jib (*2004)
  • Single line mainsail reefing (reefs 1 & 2) with Glistein abrasion resistant line (2019)
  • Mainsail stackaway system / boom cover with lazy jacks
  • 2 x Lewmar 48ST primary electric winches (ELS control boxes replaced 2018)
  • 2 x Lewmar 43ST halyard / reefline winches with 13 Spinlock XTS clutches on coachroof and P/S Spinlock WinchFeeders (2019)
  • 13 Ronstan RB Core 75mm halyard blocks at mast base (2019), Harken ESP RB P/S deck organizers (2019)
  • Ronstan HD RB adjustable P/S genoa cars with safety stops, Ronstan HD RB cars with integral stops P/S for blade jib (2018)
  • 4 Ronstan RB Core stand up blocks (2018)
  • Walder boom brake (2018)
  • Sheets, guys, spare lines and assorted blocks
  • 2 folding mast steps at base of mast
Navigation equipment
  • NMEA2000 backbone network with B&G H5000 instrument and autopilot system (2018)
  • H5000 Hydra CPU computer
  • H5000 Pilot CPU computer
  • H5000 Pilot controller
  • Wr10 wireless remote and base station controller
  • B&G Zeus3 12” multifunction GPS plotter mounted at pedestal in Scanstrut Helmpod
  • B&G 4G Broadband radar mounted on aft goal post with Scanstrut gimble bracket
  • B&G H5000 Graphic display above companionway
  • B&G 3 x Triton2 displays (2 above companionway; 1 at chart table)
  • B&G Precision 9 multi-axis rate electronic compass
  • B&G 213 Mast head wind sensor (new speed/direction bearings and PCB)
  • Airmar DST 800 tridata transducer
  • Furuno GP33 at chart table
  • Hydraulic Projects hydraulic autopilot drive (HS+40 20 12V linear drive with remote pump and reservoir) mounted on SS weldment
  • Simrad RF25N Rudder Feedback
  • ICOM IC-M506 VHF
  • ICOM MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder with Actisense NMEA Gateway
  • ICOM IC-M802 MF SSB DSC transceiver with KISS counterpoise
  • ICOM IC-M35 handheld VHF
  • Irtidium satellite hand set
  • Vitronix weatherproof VHF speaker in cockpit (2018)
  • Linksys Bluetooth NMEA 2000 data router (2018)
  • F­­uruno NX-300 Navtex
  • Hand held Magellan GPS   
  • C-Plath Venus pedestal steering compass (rebuilt 2020)
  • Hand held bearing compass (1)
  • Quartz digital clock
  • LED navigation lights including mast head tricolour / anchor light, combined steaming / deck light, chart table light and new flood light on aft post (2018)
  • Spacious interior with accommodation for 6 in 4 cabins including saloon
  • Forward cabin with deck hatch and 2 berths with lee cloths
  • Heads compartment to port with Lavac marine toilet, 60 Lt gravity discharge holding tank with Gobious tank level meter (2018), s/s wash hand basin with combo faucet / shower (2020) and shower tray pump-out
  • Comfortable saloon with large full width dinette arrangement forward
  • Pilot berths either side with lee cloths
  • Fully equipped galley to rear of saloon on port side with s/s sinks (2), gimballed Force 10 3 burner gas cooker/oven, Isotemp 12V chest fridge and complete set of crockery, cutlery, glasses, saucepans etc
  • Navigation station / chart table opposite
  • Twin aft cabins with double berths (new mattresses / Froli support systems / dark blue curtains in 2019), lee cloths and sheets / duvets
  • Wash hand basin in port aft cabin
  • Opening hatches and vents in all cabins provide ample ventilation
  • Companionway steps over engine compartment up to large self-draining cockpit with good access to wide side decks
  • Sugar scoop stern with folding boarding ladder and fresh water shower (2019)
  • Ample stowage throughout yacht including 3 hanging lockers, lockers under seats / berths and cockpit lazarette
Safety equipment
  • 6 man Zodiac life raft (2003) stored in purpose made transom locker (2018 service)
  • ACR emergency grab bag
  • GME EPIRB (2014)
  • Plastimo inflatable MOB IOR Dan Buoy with light, grab / seat sling, flag etc (2020)
  • Plastimo Rescue Sling (2020)
  • Firdell radar reflector mounted on front of mast
  • Ocean Sentry Radar Target Enhancer at masthead
  • 3 Mustang inflatable PFD Pro lifejackets with harnesses (Adult) and 2 inflatable PFD lifejackets with harnesses (Children)
  • Port and starboard webbing jack lines
  • Flares
  • First aid kit
  • Manual fire extinguisher (3)
  • Fire blanket
  • Manual bilge pumps in port aft cabin and cockpit
  • 25 Kg Spade anchor with chain (60M x 10mm), WASI s/s PowerBall swive and  chain grab hook with tether (2018)
  • Fortress 37L anchor in bag with chain lead (2019)
  • 300’ Marlowe Multiplait 19mm anchor line in mesh bag (2019)
  • 25lb CQR kedge anchor with chain (10M) and warp (30M)
  • Additional anchor warp (30M)
  • Fenders and warps (6)
  • Sunbrella Plus blue sprayhood, bimini over helm, sun awning and wheel cover
  • Textilene exterior sun shade covers for fixed windows in main cabin (2019)
  • Pulpit bow ladder for use when berthing in the Baltic
  • Edson boarding step
  • S/s ensign staff and masthead pig stick
  • Boat hook
  • Extra fuel jerry cans
Work and Added Equipment - June to September 2021
  • Strip old antifoul paint on keel
  • Fair fin/bulb  Apply 4 coats International GelShield on top of SeaHawk epoxy primer
  • Apply 3 coats International Micron 350
  • Apply 2 coats SeaHawk Islands 44 to hull body on top of existing coats
  • Clean/paint/grease thru-hulls/sea cocks
  • Clean/grease/apply PropSpeed to MaxProp and shaft. New zincs
  • Install new Volvo Ocean shaft gland
  • Complete 750hr engine service per manufacturer schedule (removing/cleaning heat exchanger core, new coolant, change transmission and engine oil and filter, install new raw water impellor, new filters for Racor and primary, test run for ½ hr and check gear shift cables etc)
  • Re-site Separ fuel priming hand pump (aids in quick bleeding of fuel line)
  • Add metallic tape trim to exposed ends of sound insulation in engine room
  • Paint companionway bulkheads
  • Mount Riker inclinometer at inside of companionway
  • Install new Isotherm 12V frig unit with digital control display
  • Install new Whale Watermaster 12V fresh water pump (old one as spare)
  • Install new Ambassador shower/faucet combo in port aft cabin
  • Install new cooking gas locker base; coat locker with International GelShield
  • Repair cockpit sole at base of gear shift lever thru-boot
  • Repair bases/paint on #48 Lewmar primary winches/service winches
  • Extend pushpit 25mm SS P/S rails forward to first staunchin
  • Install Noa-Sweden alu slider track holders on extended rail and solar panels
  • Install on P/S rails 2 x 120W Phaeson monocrystalline solar panels
  • Install and wire 2 x Victron Smart (Bluetooth) 75/15 MPPT solar controllers
  • Wash and service mainsail
  • Install new Pacific Blue Sunbrella Plus mainsail lazy bag
  • Install 2 x Harken blocks at mast for #1 & 2 reef line leads
  • Install new mainsheet traveller P/S control lines
  • Install new Pacific Blue Plus Sunbrella companionway dodger with zip opening section
  • Add new PTT microphone to ICOM SSB
  • Add new IKEA LED light above head mirror

In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

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