Jack Laurent Giles

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1901 - 1969


Among the most influential English yacht designers of the 20th century. Known for both more traditional sailing yachts such as the VERTUE, and WANDER III, as well the revolutionary light displacement 'Myth of Malham', winner of the Fastnet race in 1947. Another successful racing yacht, 'Miranda IV'(1951), featured a very early adoption of the 'spade' rudder. Many later production yachts, such as the Westerly's, were designed by his firm that bore his name.

Sailboats Designed By Jack Laurent Giles

Model LOA First Built
AUDACITY (LAURENT GILES) 21.42 ft / 6.53 m 1959
AZIMUT 42 41.67 ft / 12.70 m 1979
BARCHETTA CLASS 19.78 ft / 6.03 m 1952
BERWICK 31 (WESTERLY) 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1973
BOWMAN 40 (LAURENT GILES) 40.00 ft / 12.19 m 1974
BRITTANY CLASS 33.50 ft / 10.21 m 1940
CARBINEER 44 (MOODY) 44.00 ft / 13.41 m 1968
CENTAUR 26 (WESTERLY) 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1969
CHIEFTAIN 26 (WESTERLY) 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1972
CONWAY 36 (WESTERLY) 35.75 ft / 10.90 m 1975
DISCUS 33 (WESTERLY) 33.25 ft / 10.13 m 1979
GALWAY 36 (WESTERLY) 35.75 ft / 10.90 m 1976
GILES 38 38.83 ft / 11.84 m 1972
GK 24 (WESTERLY) 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1976
GK 29 (WESTERLY) 29.00 ft / 8.84 m 1978
GRENADIER 119 (MOODY) 39.17 ft / 11.94 m 1980
GRENADIER 134 (MOODY) 44.00 ft / 13.41 m 1979
JOLLY BOAT (LAURENT GILES) 15.09 ft / 4.60 m 1989
JOUSTER 21 (WESTERLY) 21.00 ft / 6.40 m 1970
KENDAL 23 (WESTERLY) 23.67 ft / 7.21 m 1970
KONSORT 29 (WESTERLY) 28.83 ft / 8.79 m 1979
KONSORT 29 DUO (WESTERLY) 28.83 ft / 8.79 m 1984
LONGBOW 31 (WESTERLY) 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1972
LYMINGTON L CLASS 23.25 ft / 7.09 m 1932
MEDWAY 36 (WESTERLY) 35.75 ft / 10.90 m 1976


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