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42ft. CLASSIC LAURENT GILES BERMUDIAN CUTTER – Re-fitted 2013-14 – Lying: Portugal


42ft. BERMUDIAN CUTTER designed by Jack Laurent Giles and built in 1938 for A C Wingate Esq. of Offingham Park, Surrey by Sussex Yacht Works, Shoreham, West Sussex.


“A well maintained and presented classic Laurent Giles cruising yacht with a former successful racing career in the UK. The subject of much expenditure over a period of years with a complete refit in the current ownership, with continuing upgrading in-keeping with the style and period of yacht. A capable and proven passage maker ideal for extended cruising and exploring the Med”

Boat Details

Overall Length: 42ft (on deck)
Waterline: 32ft
Beam: 10ft 6ins
Draught: 7ft
Displacement: 17 Tons TM
Engine: 75hp Volvo-Penta Diesel (new 2017)
Berths: Seven in three cabins
Sail: 744 sq.ft. Plain Sail
Designer: Jack Laurent Giles
Builder: Sussex Yacht Works, Shoreham
Year Built: 1938
Location: Portugal


A C Wingate of Offington Park, Surrey commissioned Jack Laurent Giles to design a cruiser-racer in 1938 to be built by Sussex Yacht Works Ltd. Shoreham, West Sussex. GREETINGS was launched that year and stationed on the South Coast. After the War E M Shipman of Bristol bought the yacht keeping her in Falmouth. In the early 1950s joint owners, P F Carter-Ruck and Captain E N Griffiths of Bishops Stortford acquired GREETINGS and changed her name to FAIR JUDGEMENT 11. After ten years of successful racing, they sold her to Richard Aykroyd of Skelton Manor, York who continued to keep FAIR JUDGEMENT 11 on a Hamble mooring. A D Westmore of Hadley Wood, Barnet bought the yacht in 1975 staying on the Hamble. After a succession of new owners, the vessel was re-named GREETINGS and refitted in Spain in 1999 when a new interior was fitted. In the current ownership, she was sailed from Barcelona to Faro in 2013 and had a second refit in 2013/14. Work included some re-planking, rudder overhaul, electrics, grey water tank and in 2016 rigging and more electrics updated and installed.

Oregon pine hull on steam bent oak timbers. Merbau laid deck with varnished mahogany covering boards, oak deck beams. Varnish teak cabin coamings, cockpit, hatches and rails.

BERMUDIAN CUTTER RIG – keel-stepped spruce pole mast, standing rigging replaced 2016. Mainsail, Genoa, Yankee, Staysail and Gennaker. Four manual Antal winches. Two furling headsails, Genoa and Staysail.

75hp VOLVO-PENTA D2-75 Diesel Engine fitted new 2017 with KANZAKI KBW20 Gearbox. 300-litre fuel capacity. domestic and engine batteries new 2016. 220-volt shore-power, converter. Dolphin BB12V/40A alternator. 50 lire grey-water tank. Hot water boiler. 400 litres freshwater capacity.

Accommodation for seven in three cabins with over 6ft headroom, traditional interior refitted in 1999. White leather upholstered saloon settee/berths. Folding saloon table.

Galley with two-burner gas cooker, microwave, sink unit, pantry & crockery lockers, fridge (new 2016)

Heads with electric flush WC.


  • Radar
  • Autopilot
  • VHF Radio x 2 (new 2014)
  • Wind Speed Indicator (new 2014)
  • Log (new 2014)
  • Depth Sounder (new 2014)
  • GPS – Chart Plotter
  • Ten Person Life Raft
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Life-Lines
  • Zodiac Tender with 5hp O B Motor
  • 20kg Bower Anchor
  • Electric Windlass
  • Kedge Anchor
  • Deck Shower
  • Two bilge pumps
  • Bathing Ladder

GUIDE: £55,000

LYING: Algarve, Portugal

VIEWING: Through the brokers – CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE – 01905-356482

DISCLAIMER: Classic Yacht Brokerage offer the details and photographs of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or images or warrant the condition of the vessel, machinery or rig.  Buyers should instruct their representative, agents or their surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer requires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.