Converted to a cutter rig with a lifting bowsprit which gives her a good sailing performance. Iroko planked and cascover sheathed from new. Teak deck. Lots of space for her length, 4 berths and full headroom. A well maintained example with a 2016 survey.
contact: Richard Gregson on 01803 833889/ 07886081657
Wooden Ships Comments
The Laurent Giles Peter Duck was designed by the J Laurent Giles office, the first of which was built for Arthur Ransome. After this the design was modified with more freeboard and some 38 boats were built by Porter and Haylett of Wroxham, this particular one being launched in 1963.
The concept was for a sturdy, dry and comfortable cruising sea boat with a good deal of internal volume for the length. They were not intended as motor sailers but are similarly not competitive race yachts, the emphasis was on manageability and comfort more than speed and performance.
This particular yacht however was converted by the previous owner in 2005 from the usual ketch rig to a bermudan cutter with a taller mast and lifting bowsprit. This has significantly increased the performance compared to other Peter Ducks making her more comparable with cruising sloops of her size, except that she has more internal volume than most 29′ yachts. This work was professionally undertaken and the results are very impressive.
Maintained by the same east coast wooden boat yard for the last 20 years, she is a very tidy yacht and much admired. 2016 survey available.
Planked in Iroko all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.
Cascover sheathed below waterline from new.
Yacht laid teak deck on plywood sub deck with mahogany coamings
Bermudan cutter rig on deck stepped varnished mast
Stack pack boom, staysail and roller furling jib.
Recent good quality sails.
BMC Captain 30hp diesel, completely rebuilt in 2013.
New stern tube and cutlass bearing 2013.
5 knots cruising speed at 2 litres/hour. 7 knots max.
4 berth accommodation with 2 saloon settee berths and two single berths in the fore cabin
Full standing headroom.
Decent size galley and chart table.
Heads compartment located between saloon and fore cabin.
Full specification and details available upon request
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