The West Channel class

The Genisis boat, and hence the Morgan Giles 30 drew on the earlier West Channel class boats.


Description taken from a yacht broker’s advertisement:


Designer: F Morgan Giles, Builder: Morgan Giles Ltd Teignmouth, Year: 1952, Construction: carvel, Deck: Honda 4 stroke outboard.


This yacht represents a fine piece of marine heritage from the 1950’s, being typical of what was being produced by many yards for club racing enthusiasts in the post war era, Morgan Giles developed the “West channel” Class along the lines of a “Quay Punt” but in reality she is a short-ended racing yacht. Her long waterline length, narrow beam, deep underwater profile all combine to make her a startling, vice free sailing machine. Apart from the new engine the yacht is totally original and a credit to her 3 previous owners (one for 40 years). With its elegant lines, simplicity of construction and sailing performance she is a credit to her designer.

LOA: 31′ 5″, Length at Waterline: 25′ 8″, Beam: 8′, Maximum Draft: 5′, Headroom: 6′


Berths: 5

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