Sailing yachts

Laurent Giles Wanderer

(REF: 21597)


  • Designer: Laurent Giles
  • Builder: International Boatbuilding Training College
  • Year: 1985
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 29'10"
  • Beam: 9'4"
  • Draft: 5'4"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Laurent Giles Wanderer

Laurent Giles Wanderer design built by the International Boatbuilding Training College, Lowestoft, in 1985.  She was built for a chap at the college by the students, supervised by the professional on site shipwrights.  It is clear from some of the detail the students were testing out many of their new found skills with some intricate finishing touches not normally seen on a yacht of this type.

Bought by the present owner shortly after the build and kept on the south coast with summer cruising around the English Channel.  In recent years she has been slightly neglected and is in need of a new owner to take her on and carry out the various repair jobs required.  A full list of the work needed is available on request.  The hull is basically sound and in very good order, she is mainly suffering from fresh water damage around the top and a lack of maintenance in the last few years.

5 berths with full standing headroom throughout, a proper cockpit and an easily handled rig.  The Wanderer is known for being a sea kindly, safe and very capable boat, it is not often one comes on the market and they tend to be very sought after.

Although in need of some refit work, the boat is sensibly priced and well worth the effort as she will be a superb, very safe and easily handled cruising yacht once finished.

Length on Deck                 29’10”

Beam                                    9’4″

Draft                                      5’4″




Carvel planked in iroko, copper fastened to laminated and steam bent oak timbers.  Close spacing of the timbers.

Heavy grown oak floors across the centreline throughout the saloon, interspersed with galvanised strap floors with tangs to pick up the keel bolts.  Galvanised strap floors continue into the fore and aft ends of the hull.  Strap floors have corrosion in places but are otherwise sound.

Cast iron ballast keel with galvanised keel bolts.  Not drawn since new.

Solid yacht laid teak deck, caulked and payed with Sikaflex.  Fastened with bronze screws to the deck beams.

High toe rail all round with a teak capping rail, fixed to extensions of the oak frames protruding through the cover boards.

Mahogany coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.  Several corner posts on the coachroof have suffered from water ingress, one has been replaced and one removed.

Scrubbed teak sliding companion hatch.

Self draining cockpit with scrubbed teak thwarts and sole grating.

Tiller steering on a transom hung rudder.




Masthead bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped alloy Proctor mast.

Alloy slab reefing boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal stainless steel chain plates. Standing rigging new approximately 10 years ago.

Heavily but simply rigged.  Split standing backstay.

Headsail hanks to forestay.

Pair of Barlow 20 non self tailing cockpit sheet winches.  Pair of Barlow mast winches.

Mainsail by Gowen in good condition

Genoa by Kemp in excellent condition

No.1 jib by Gowen in good condition

Storm jib by Gowen in excellent condition.




Volvo Penta MD11D 25hp 2cyl diesel.  Raw water cooled.

Centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller gives 5 knots cruising speed.

Plastic fuel tank of approximately 50 litres in port cockpit locker.

2 x 12 volt batteries charged by engine alternator.

2 manual bilge pumps




5 berths including 2 saloon settee berths, pilot berth and 2 single berths in the forecabin.

6′ headroom throughout.

Steps down over the engine box with galley to port and chart desk to starboard

Chart desk faces outboard with cupboards and drawers below.

Galley has a single sink with manually pumped fresh water and a Taylors 2 burner paraffin stove with oven.

Keyhole style bulkhead with vertical grab rails separates off the main saloon with 2 saloon settee berths and a pilot berth to port.

Starboard side door going forward with hanging locker to starboard and heads to port.

Heads has a Blakes Lavac sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.  Stainless hand basin with manually pumped fresh water.

Forecabin with 2 V-berths and full standing headroom.  Ladder to forehatch above.  Anchor locker below the berths with storage lockers below at the aft end.




Sestrel steering compass


45lb CQR anchor

Anchor chain

Simpson Lawrence single speed manual anchor windlass



No1. jib

Storm jib

Running and standing rigging

4 x Barlow winches

Various warps and fenders

Alloy beaching legs

Bunk and Berth cushions

Taylors galley stove




Full details available upon request





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.