The Westerly Konsort proved to be popular right from the outset and remains one of Westerly’s most popular cruisers with eight hundred and twelve built between 1979 and 1992. The project to introduce a ‘gap filler’ between the Centaur and Longbow models demandeded the yacht being designed twice: the first brief from the builder was […]

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Today, ten years after the mission started a visitor to the Laurent Giles can find either directly from the site by searching the design name, or by using the contact feature, technical and design information on all of Jack Giles designs and most Laurent Giles designs up to the end of the twentieth century. For […]

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Designed in 1968 the Westerly Centaur is thought to be the last small craft design that Jack Laurent Giles contributed to before his death later that year. He didn’t survive to see the construction of what is probably the most important development in production yacht design and certainly the most prolific. Fifty years ago, Laurent […]

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The hull lines of Konsort were laid down in late 1978 however early design discussions had started between Laurent Giles’ Partner Dick Stower and David Sanders of Westerly Marine in the spring of that year. Initial planning and sketches centered around an auxiliary sailing cruiser two feet shorter (design number 0761), before switching to a […]

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