- LAURENT GILES
- Wanderer Class 30
- Tax Status
- Tax Paid
- 9 m
- 2.9 m
- Engine Count
- Draft Max
- 1.5 m
- Long Keel
- Lowestoft, Suffolk
- Hull Material
- United Kingdom
- Boat Type
- RB Ref
About this LAURENT GILES Wanderer Class 30
Now back in the UK!
Laurent Giles Wanderer Class, built in 1983 by Arthur Holt of Iroko, sheathed GRP decks, fabulous cruising yacht, recently re-engined and just back from Portugal.
New 40 HP three cylinder Z-Eng MP 437 Marine Engine. This engine pushes her at about 6 knots and uses about a litre of diesel an hour at 1500 rpm. For more information go to -
Fuel - 30 ltrs -
Water - new system going in - 50 ltrs
Stern Gear & Steering
The three bladed propeller is direct shaft driven from the gearbox. The stainless steel shaft passes through a water lubricated cutlass bearing in the skeg. The propeller appears in serviceable condition. The mechanical seal type stern gland appears in serviceable condition. Steering is accomplished from the tiller direct to the rudder stock. All items appeared in serviceable condition
The fuel tank is made of plastic and sits above the engine. The hoses are satisfactory. Renewed all the fuel hoses, overhauled the pre filter and fitted an isolating valve from the fuel tank that can reached from the cockpit.
One battery for engine starting. One battery for services. The batteries are secured by straps which need tensioning. The batteries can be isolated by a switch. All items in serviceable condition.
One engine driven alternator.
Switches and Fuses
A 12 volt panel is located above the navigation table with every circuit identified.
Navigation Lights, Sound and Shapes Fog horn observed
VHF DSC Radio Handheld VHF
Magnetic steering compass
Hand bearing compass
Bilge Pumping Manual bilge pump located in the cockpit Electric bilge pump
Domestic extinguishers 2 x 1kg dry powder fire extinguishers
4 manâ expiry 2017
Man overboard Horseshoes with light
First Aid Kit
Pyrotechnics Expiry 2018
The deck is substantially constructed from marine ply and laminated.
Structurally there appeared to be no stress cracking around the mast or main deck fittings
The deck is painted white and free from damage
All stanchions have been removed and repaired.
New safety wires
The cockpit is enclosed all round and secure. The drains are adequate. The tiller, morse, engine controls, instrumentation are in serviceable condition.
6.3 Transom and Cockpit lockers
The fuel tank sits in the starboard locker together with a battery.
The transom contains the exhaust outlet
Windlass, manualâ serviceable
New 1 x 25 lb Delta with 40m of 8mm chain
The mast is made from pine and was recently stepped for maintenance. The boat carries a sloop rig with foresail rigged with roller reefing. She has single spreaders and a continuous rig. The boom and gooseneck are in serviceable condition. The mast is deck stepped.
The standing rigging was renewed 5 years ago.
The running rigging appears in serviceable condition
Main sail â observed, new 2014.
Genoa â observed, good condition All in serviceable condition
The interior has been totally refurbished and repainted.
Mary Jo offers four berths, two in the main cabin (which make up into a double)
and two in the fore cabin.
Between the Main and Fore cabin are the heads and a wet locker.
There is a very good chart table and a small galley.
Gas Cooker with cylinder in locker in stern
Fresh water from the tanks is led via a pump to the galley sink and heads handbasin / shower. Jabsco Marine Toilet.
Mary Josephine (or Mary Jo to all who know her) is a classic Wanderer - sometimes known as the classic classic. Made famous by the journeys of the Hiscocks in the 1960s. Mary Jo has been around the world twice under her previous owner and is never happier than when the wind gets up, she is a forgiving and easy sail. The only downside is when you first get into a marina every one wants to talk about her! Sadly her owner has to sell her for health reasons. She has just returned to the UK after sailing back from Portugal where she cruised fro several years.