This Laurent Giles Kingfisher was built for me in 1991 by Harwich Boatcraft (licensed builder of Laurent Giles designs). This compact 2 berth gaff rigged sloop is built from epoxied marine ply and some mahogany. The spars are solid Douglas fir. The hand finished tan sails were designed by Wilkinsons and include main, topsail, jib and storm jib. The jib furling is Wickham Martin.The galvanised steel lifting centre plate is managed by winch in a well locker.
There is a Mercury 4hp Saildrive 2 stroke outboard engine mounted in the well.
All the woodwork, strakes, handrails, cabin fittings, belay pins have been constructed to make this little boat eye-catching. The hemp lookalike rigging gives an authentic feel.
The over boom tent awning is “broads style” with side arms. This can provide additional sleeping for an adult or two children. There is storage space under berths and in the well lockers.
The boat winters under a tarpaulin. The 2 wheeled break - back trailer is purpose built with German winch allowing easy launching and retrieval.
This is an estuary and coastal boat. It is, at present, in Great Yarmouth.
Vessel Type: trailer sailer
Builder: Robert Fenton (harwich boatcraft)
Make: Laurent Giles
Designer: Laurent Giles
Length Overall: 4.80m
Engine(s): 1 x Petrol (Gas) - Outboard.
Hull Type: displacement
Hull Material: Wood
Displacement: 900 kg
Location: Norfolk UK