Laurent Giles Wanderer

Year: 1985,Lying: Salcombe

£7,500 (VAT Paid)

Price: £7,500 (VAT Paid)
Year: 1985
Boat name: Christina May
Length: 9.09 metres
Beam: 2.84 metres
Max. Draft: 1.64 metres
No. Engines: 1
Make: Volvo Penta
Drive Type: Shaft
Power: 25HP
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel: 50 litres

Laurent Giles Wanderer for sale lying Salcombe, offering 5 berths in 2 cabins this boat was built by the International Boatbuilding Training College, Lowestoft, in 1985   Although built at the college by the students construction was supervised by the professional on site shipwrights.  It is clear from some of the detail the students were testing out many of their new found skills with some intricate finishing touches not normally seen on a yacht of this type.

Bought by the present owner shortly after the build and kept on the south coast with summer cruising around the English Channel.  In recent years she has been slightly neglected and is in need of a new owner to take her on and carry out the various repair jobs required. 

5 berths with full standing headroom throughout, a proper cockpit and an easily handled rig.  The Wanderer is known for being a sea kindly, safe and very capable boat, it is not often one comes on the market and they tend to be very sought after.

Although in need of some refit work with some effort she will be a superb, very safe and easily handled cruising yacht once finished. Some photos are historical and not representative of its current condition. 


Carvel planked in iroko, copper fastened to laminated and steam bent oak timbers.  Close spacing of the timbers.
Heavy grown oak floors across the centreline throughout the saloon, interspersed with galvanised strap floors with tangs to pick up the keel bolts.  Galvanised strap floors continue into the fore and aft ends of the hull. 
Cast iron ballast keel with galvanised keel bolts. 
Solid yacht laid teak deck, caulked and payed with Sikaflex.  Fastened with bronze screws to the deck beams.
High toe rail all round with a teak capping rail, fixed to extensions of the oak frames protruding through the cover boards.
Mahogany coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck. 
Scrubbed teak sliding companion hatch.
Self draining cockpit with scrubbed teak thwarts and sole grating.
Tiller steering on a transom hung rudder.


Volvo Penta MD11D 25hp 2cyl diesel. 
Raw water cooled.
Centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.
Cruising speed 5 Knots. 


Masthead bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped alloy Proctor mast.
Alloy slab reefing boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging to internal stainless steel chain plates. Standing rigging new approximately 10 years ago.
Heavily but simply rigged. 
Split standing backstay.
Headsail hanks to forestay.


2 x Barlow 20 non self tailing cockpit sheet winches. 
2 x Barlow mast winches. 


Mainsail by Gowen
Genoa by Kemp
No.1 jib by Gowen 
Storm jib by Gowen 

Navigation Aids

Sestrel steering compass


2 x 12V Batteries 
Charged by engine alternator.

Ground Tackle

45lb CQR anchor
Anchor chain
Simpson Lawrence single speed manual anchor windlass


1 x 50 litre Plastic Fuel Tank. (Approx)


  • Manual Bilge Pump x 2 

  • Warps and Fenders

  • LifebuoyFire Extinguisher (Date of Expiry Unknown)

  • Alloy beaching legs

  • Bunk and Berth cushions

  • Taylors galley stove


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.