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Design No. 0620

Built for:  R.E. Austin
Builder:  A. H. Moody & Son, Swanwick, England
Date designed: 1972

Class – Hull Number Giles 38 – No. 1

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 38’ 10”  (11.84 m)
Datum: 30’   7”  ( 9.32 m)
Beam Max: 11’   0”  ( 3.35 m)
Draft: 5’   4”  (  .63 m)
Displacement tons: 10.67
T.M.: 17.5 tons
Ballast ratio: 37.4%
Sail Area: 685 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan Sloop

The Giles 38 production fiberglass sloop was introduced in 1972, the first being constructed by A.H. Moody & Son on hull and deck mouldings by Seaglass of Arlesford. Initially the project was marketed by Laurent Giles and on the sales material the yachts were to be completed by ‘selected builders’. Later the project was also marketed by Falmouth based John Sears International who sold two sets of mouldings for owner completion and completed another of the hulls in the same hall as their Alan Pape designed Cuttyhunk 41.

Three years after the initial design Rossiter Yachts (who later built the Giles designed Ocean Goose) were commissioned to complete Running Tide of Avon (see design number 0636) – the only ketch version of the design to be constructed, but with a covered helm position and centre cockpit with spacious aft cabin. She too was on a Seaglass polyester hull moulding but with an extended transom counter increasing overall length to 39’ 9”. Running Tide was given the Giles 38 hull number G38-4 and deck & deck-works were constructed entirely of wood.

In 1976 wood was also used as the hull construction of the wooden cutter Breock (see design number 0735) and for two more Giles 38’s built in New Zealand and Australia respectively.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for the Giles 38, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

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Study Notes

12 page A4 format colour booklet containing many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data and an abridged specifications of the Giles 38, Running Tide of Avon and of Breock the wooden version.

Model Plans

Full set of Stock Building Plans

062021 Accommodation Plan low res copy

A replica of the Giles 38 can be constructed from the original 1972 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

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