Laurent Giles 38

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Author : Yachting Monthly

Yachting Monthly takes a look at the Laurent Giles 38

Laurent Giles created this long-keele with an
elegant offshore cruising design in
the early 1970s and it appeared
both as the Giles 38 with a
traditional transom, and later as
the Bowman 40, with a counter

The interior of the deep-bodied yet narrow Giles 38
was optimised for use at sea
with plenty of sea berths, a
secure galley and a large,
but outward-facing chart
table just forward of a
quarter berth.

head was a
reasonable size for
this generation of
yachts and
situated just
forward of the
saloon. She
had plenty
of stowage
in all areas.
She was
and fitted out
by several yards
so there are minor
variations in layout and build quality. The transom-hung
rudder was tiller-steered though some had wheels. The rig
was conservative, in view of her displacement and drawn
with the inevitability of heavy weather in mind.

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