42ft Teak Bermudan Sloop, Laurent Giles,1962

Price Details

Price REDUCED: £49,500 GBP
Location:Baltimore, Cork, Eire
Make: Jack Laurent Giles
Year: 1962
Condition: Excellent
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel

Berths: 5
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6


Builder: Cardnell Brothers
Designer: Jack Laurent Giles
Boat Name: Scythe

Hull Material: Teak wood
Hull Design: Single, displacement hull with full keel
Hull Speed: 8: knots


A “one off” commission designed by Jack Laurent Giles built by Cardnell Brothers Boatyard, Maylandsea, Essex.
Originally rigged as a yawl this was then altered in 1964 to a Bermudian sloop, in 1969 she was reverted back to be a yawl again, presently now sailed as a sloop once again.
In her current ownership Scythe has been meticulously maintained with a chronological list of re-fits available. This includes a new teak deck, 2001, all deck fittings re-chromed 2001. Re-fastened below water-line in 2000. Internal joinery refinished in 2006. Hood-ends re-fastened in 2006. Stern-tube re-engineered in 2006.
A top quality bespoke cruising yacht from the board of one of England’s finest naval architects. Extremely well maintained and extensively cruised by her current owners.
Good, November 2014 survey with all recommendations carried out.
In full commission and regularly long distance cruised.

Teak planked hull on oak frames. Solid grown teak floors, bronze fastened. Swept teak laid deck bonded to a marine-ply sub-deck. Cast iron ballast keel. Solid teak cockpit and coach roof coamings. Varnished teak hatches, cockpit, toe-rails and hand-rails. Chrome portholes.

She is entirely constructed in teak, decks and interior fit out.
Below she is incredibly roomy the headroom extending from the lofty height of 7ft 10ins down to 6ft.
She has undergone a huge amount of upgrading / updating the entire electrical system being replaced in 2010.
She has a full Webasto hot water and heating system.


Nominal Length: 12.80m
Length Overall: 12.80m
Length Of Deck: 12.80m
Length At Water Line: 8.84m

Beam: 3.15m
Draft: 1.83m
Air Draft: 15.54m
Max Draft: 1.83m

Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 litres
Water Tank Capacity: 50 litres
Displacement: 8tons
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 35hp
Number of Engines: 1


Engine Description: 35hp Yanmar 3 HM35,  diesel engine, overhauled in 2010. New engine beds and mounting, starter, alternator, fuel system and water pump. New hoses and belts.

50 litre fuel tank plus flexible containers.
2 x  50 litre fresh water tanks plus a flexible 25 litre tank.

Morse controls, wheel steering from Helmsman’s cockpit with cushioned seating.
Sited under cockpit sole
3 cylinders, electric start with key.
Max Prop feathering propeller. raw water cooled.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


All teak on oak frame, external cast iron keel, wheel steering.


Traditional accommodation for five with teak and mahogany joinery.
Saloon with port and starboard settee berths with new upholstery in 2005. Port side quarter berth. Centre-line drop-leaf cabin table. Original paneled lockers, chart table with chart drawers.
Galley with Plastimo Neptune two burner cooker with oven and grill. Stainless steel sink unit having pressurised water system. Pantry and crockery lockers. Webasto Thermotop heater providing hot water and heating two radiators (75 hours use only)
Heads Compartment with Headmate WC, shower and wash-basin.
Fore Cabin with ‘V’ double berth. Chain locker.
Aft cockpit with wheel steering.

Equipment: Fenders, warps.
Two anchors, 40m chain, 50m warp, new windlass 2005.
Deck stepped aluminium main mast, wooden mizzen mast

Bermudian Yawl Rig, sets about 794 sq. ft. of sail.
Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2000.
Stainless steel rigging screws to internal chain-plates.
Head sail and mainsail new in 2003, yankee, stay sail, mizzen, two spinnakers. Sail covers.

Navigation Equipment: Compass, log, radar, GPS, Navtex, sounder original RDF, VHF, wind, speed, intergrated HiFi / BlueTooth, original Sestral HB compass, search lamp, navigation lights.
Safety Equipment: Liferaft (2004) life buoys, safety harnesses, danbuoy, life jackets, MOB recovery gear, boarding ladder, automatic bilge pump, emergency steering. Two boat hooks,