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Sold – 35ft. LAURENT GILES RAMBLER CLASS BERMUDIAN SLOOP – 1963 – Lying: Isle of Wight


35ft. RAMBLER CLASS BERMUDIAN SLOOP designed by Laurent Giles and built by B P Miles of Poole, Dorset


Boat Details

Overall Length: 35ft 6ins (10.36m)
Waterline: 28ft
Beam: 9ft 7ins
Draught: 5ft
Displacement: 13 Tons TM
Engine: 33hp Lombardini Diesel
Berths: Four Berths in two cabins
Sail: Cutter Rig
Designer: Laurent Giles & Partners
Builder: B P Miles of Poole
Year Built: 1963
Location: Isle of Wight


The Rambler 35 Class dates from 1963 and was designed by Jack Laurent Giles, one of the most influential English yacht designers of 20th Century. He designed many traditional sailing yachts such as the Vertue and Wanderer Classes as well as later production yachts including the Westerly range. The first of the Rambler Class was Rose Rambler built for Humphrey Barton in 1963.

La Chica was first launched in 1963 and registered in Poole.

Carvel teak hull, copper fastened to steam bent teak timbers and frames. Teak laid decks and teak cabin coamings and cockpit.

Traditionally fitted interior with teak and oak joinery.
Fo’c’sle with single berths to port and starboard.
Saloon with three settee berths.

Galley with Plastimo Neptune 4500 cooker, 12-volt fridge, stainless steel sink unit, pantry and crockery lockers. Hot water via an immersion engine interchange. 50-gallon freshwater supply in two separate tanks.
Heads compartment with marine pump-out WC and washbasin.

Aft cockpit.

33hp Lombardini four-cylinder diesel engine fitted in 1997. About 200 hours recorded. Three-blade bronze propeller. About 8 knots. 16-gallon fuel capacity. Three 12 volt batteries. 240-volt shore power.
Bermudian masthead rig sets about 468 sq. ft. with 35ft deck-stepped silver spruce mast, 17ft boom.
Six terylene sails, some by Payne sailmakers. Stainless steel standing rigging.


Navman VHF
Mlor FX 312 GPS with repeater
Dataline-Stowe Compass
Dataline-Stowe Sounder
Dataline-Stowe Distance/Speed Log
Magnetic Compass
Manual Windlass with 20 fathoms chain
Two Plough Anchors
Window covers, cockpit cover, mooring cover and cockpit dodgers
Three bilge pumps
Fenders and warps
Five Crewsaver life jackets
Ocean Safety life raft, serviced 2010
Rigid fibreglass tender with Mercury OB motor


A much loved, long ownership Rambler 35 offered in good sailing commission throughout. All original documentation available including the agreement between the builder and first owner and original drawings. Owned by Lt. Cdr. Coxwell of Falmouth during the 1980s and bought by the current owners in 1990. A top quality, well designed and constructed cruising yacht offering good internal volume and proven sailing performance. Remarkably original interior with top-quality joinery throughout.

GUIDE PRICE: Sold – September 2021

LYING: Isle of Wight

Viewing: Through the brokers – CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE

Tel: 01905-356482 / info@classicyachtbrokerage.co.uk

DISCLAIMER: Classic Yacht Brokerage offer the details and photographs of this vessel in good faith as a guide 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.