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31′ Morgan Giles Sloop

(REF: 17937)


  • Designer: Giles, Morgan
  • Builder: Morgan Giles Ltd, Teignmouth
  • Year: 1952
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 31'6''
  • Beam: 8'
  • Draft: 5'
  • Tonnage: 8TM

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Designed and built by Morgan Giles Ltd, Teignmouth, in 1960.  She was designed as good value cruiser racer yacht that would provide a good amount of internal volume but at the same time being competitive on the race circuit.

31′ Morgan Giles Sloop

Mahogany planking on rock elm timbers.  Elm backbone with oak stem and stern post. Iron ballast keel.  Galvanised steel strap floors.


Plywood deck sheathed in GRP and finished in cream deck paint.  Varnished mahogany cover boards and king plank with small varnished toe rail set just in from the deck edge.  Solid wood deck beams with plywood hanging knees, through fastened with copper nails and roves.

Large galvanised steel plate knee spanning the bulkhead at the forward end of the saloon to support the deck stepped mast.


A well proportioned dog house leading into a long coachroof with varnished mahogany coachroof coamings and sheathed plywood coachroof, finished in cream deck paint on laminated coachroof deck beams. Varnished grab rails with forehatch infront of the mast.  Bronze framed dog house windows and coachroof portholes.


Accomodation  4 berths.

Full standing headroom throughout due to the good sized coachroof.  Steps down from the companionway over the engine.  Snug ¼ berth to port, galley to starboard.  Plastimo 2 burner gas stove with grill and single stainless steel sink with hand pumped fresh water from a 65L tank, set in a varnished mahogany surface.  Plenty of storage under.

Saloon with two full length setee berths and shelves behind.

Varnished bulkhead door through to heads compartment.  New Jabsco manual sea toilet to port with storage lockers to starboard.  Bulkhead through to fore cabin with starboard berth.  Chain locker to port and fore hatch above.


Bermudan fractional sloop rig on hollow section spruce mast.  Slab reefing main on varnished spruce boom.  Roller furling genoa.

Encapsulated halyard winches at the base of the mast.

Stainless steel standing rigging.



Yanmar 2GH 18Hp diesel, installed 2004, with stainless steel shaft to 3 blade bronze propeller.  6 knots at 2.5l/hr.  32l Stainless steel tank under aft deck with CAV filter and water separator.


CQR anchor and chain.


These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.