Laurent Giles 28ft “Peter Duck” design, Bermudan Ketch



Price Details

Price: £19,950 GBP
Location:  Ashore undercover, Dauntless Boatyard, Canvey Island, Essex GB
Make: Porter & Haylett, Wroxham, Norfolk
Year: 1965
Condition: Well maintained,  refitted, engine serviced.
Category: Traditional Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


28ft Laurent Giles “Peter Duck” a design which offers a safe cruising vessel, well proven sea worthiness. A good sea boat for a couple to cruise in comfort.

She was sailed single handed for several years. Spent the last season out of the water, undergoing some repainting and refitting.

The Cascover sheathing on the underwater hull has been repaired in places and re antifouling applied.

Blue Scoter  has many nautical miles under her belt. Her 2nd owner cruised her extensively: Out to the West Indies via the Canaries onto the USA

and back to UK via Bermuda and the Azores, a two year adventure.


Nominal Length: 8.53m
Length Overall: 8.71m
Length At Water Line: 7.64m

Beam: 2.74m
Draft: 1.02m
Max Draft: 1.02m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 30ltr
Water Tank Capacity: 20ltr
Displacement: 5.75 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 37 hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Porter & Haylett, Wroxham, Norfolk
Designer: Laurent Giles
Boat Name: Blue Scoter


Hull Material:  Iroko planking on steamed Oak frames. Underwater hull was Cascover coated when built antifouling applied on top of this.

High bulwarks all round the decks.
Hull Design: Displacement, full keel
Hull Speed: 6: knots


Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Perkins 4108, 4 cylinder
37hp diesel engine. Electric start
Located under the companionway.
Serviced annually.
Tiller steering, deep open aft cockpit.

Shaft driven, a Triple bladed propeller
Hurth gear box
Bowman heat exchanger (Indirect)


Carvel planked built to Lloyds 100A1 specification. Sheathed below the waterline, when built.
Self draining cockpit, slatted locker lid seating all-round the cockpit.. Long cast iron ballast keel.

All except one of the keel bolts were replaced in 1994. All  then inspected in 2000. Lead pig internal trimming ballast.

Decks of marine ply, sheathed and painted-cream. Superstructure built in Iroko and sheathed and painted cream coach roof.


Good standing headroom through the accommodation.
Two generous sized twin berths in the fore peak cabin with full headroom.
Separate heads compartment with a Jabsco Par toilet and wash basin
In the saloon, opposing full length settee berths with drop leaf dining table.
Galley to starboard of the companionway with a double sink, calor gas double burner with grill. Isotherm built in refrigerator.
12v electrical system . 2 x Domestic batteries.

Chart table to Port. Removable cockpit table.
Taylors diesel heater sited against the forward bulkhead.
Pressurised water cold only to galley. Manual pump in the heads.


Main Delta Anchor and chain 30m of 9mm
Delta kedge anchor on chain and warp.
Manual anchor windlass on the fore deck.
Cockpit dodgers with her name on…
A good overall 3 part Winter cover
Fenders and mooring warps

Sails: Bermudan Ketch rigged.
Spars: Masts made by Proctor, silver anodised alloy with the exception of the mizzen boom, varnished wood. Deck stepped masts in tabernacle.

Stainless steel standing rigging, Multiplait polyester running rigging.
2 x Barlow sheet winches, 2 x Barton halyard winches
Sail Wardrobe;
Main sail with slab reefing and mizzen in serviceable condition white terylene.
Working jib, Genoa in good condition, Sailspar foil, furling head sail.
Storm jib, cruising chute (Lazybones) of spinnaker like fabric, very good condition
A mizzen staysail, terylene and in very good condition.
Blue Canvas sail covers for the main and mizzen

Navigation Equipment:

Sestral steering compass

Raymarine tiller pilot
NASA depth sounder
NASA AIS receiver
Garmin GPS
VHF Radio with Selcall

Safety Equipment:

Ferdell Radar reflector
Life sling
Life buoy
Boarding ladder
2 x manual bilge pumps.