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Laurent Giles Sangermani 63 ft Ketch 1965 - Sold



Laurent Giles Sangermani 63 ft Ketch 1965

Designer Jack Laurent Giles
Builder Cantieri Sangermani
Date 1965
Length overall 63 ft 10 in / 19.45 m
Length deck 63 ft 10 in / 19.45 m
Length waterline 50 ft 6 in / 15.4 m
Beam 16 ft 5 in / 5 m
Draft 7 ft 5 in / 2.26 m
Displacement 42 Tonnes
Construction Composite
Engine 2 x Volvo Penta TAMLD 63 L Diesel total 638 HP
Location Spain
Price Sold

These details are provisional and may be amended



Jack Laurent Giles is probably best remembered for his pioneering work in the field of light displacement yachts and ocean racers, as well as his achievements with motor sailing yachts, noted for performing well under sail. Indeed with the attention he paid to developing a sailing hull with a more powerful auxiliary engine he effectively achieved the ideal cruising yacht – and into which category SECONDA SANTA LUCIA fits admirably. In terms of style it would seem Laurent Giles designs evoke something almost effortless – and with a subtlety that is frankly immensely appealing to a connoisseur.

If Laurent Giles is the inspiration; he met his match in Cesare Sangermani, who in 1974 expressed the view “I am not capable of making boats only for money, like those who manufacture bicycles or refrigerators. I build boats with my heart. I dream of them at night. I stroke them. I touch them up at night like a poet does his verse. To me every boat is like a work of art. It can’t leave my shipyard until it is perfect.”

Restoration in 2013 has left SECONDA SANTA LUCIA very hard to fault; either structurally or cosmetically. She also has fine crew accommodation albeit she can be run and sailed easily without.



- Acacia hull skin (West system)
- Stainless steel frames
- Teak deck
- Ply and teak superstructure
- Interior in teak and mahogany


Accommodation and domestic equipment

- Accommodation for 6 guests in 3 cabins plus twin crew cabin
- Access from open cockpit, 4 companionway steps down to saloon and pilot house
- Varnished teak interior and joinery
- Mahogany cabin sole
- L shaped dinette to port with stowage under settees and outboard
- 2 x Directors chairs inboard
- Flag locker on aft bulkhead to port
- Barigo chrome cased clock, barometer, thermometer and hygrometer above
- Cabinet with Frigomar fridge forward to port
- Lockers, drawers and plate racks to stbd
- 6 x Opening ports and deckhead lights
- 2 x Table lamps
- Bulkhead light
- Helm position to port
- 2 x Morse engine controls
- Volvo instrumentation
- 6 spoked wooden ships wheel
- Navigation instruments and repeaters as open cockpit
- Communications
- Kent screens forward
- Forward down 5 steps

2 x Identical guest cabins; one each side and each with
- 2 x Single berths
- Hanging locker
- Banquette
- Wash basin and drawer stowage
- 2 x Deck head and 2 x reading lights

Head compartment to stbd fwd
- Tecma automatic WC
- Shower
- Wash basin with hot and cold water mixer
- Port in deckhead

Galley athwartships and fwd
- Schott 4 x electric hob and oven
- Bosch dishwasher
- 2 x Large Frigomar fridges in bulkhead
- Large Frigomar freezer
- 2 x Stainless steel sinks each with hot and cold mixer
- Ample stowage in lockers around and below
- Port light in deck head
- 3 x Deck head lights

Head compartment
- Tecma auto WC
- Shower
- Wash basin with hot and cold mixer
- Deck head light

Forward crew quarters
- 2 x Banquettes and table to port
- Large Smeg oven
- Steps up to booby hatch in foredeck
- 2 x Single berths forward
- Large locker stowage specs under
- Deck head light
- 2 x Reading lights

Coming aft through the main saloon and down 6 companionway steps

Aft – owner’s cabin with butterfly skylight over
- 2x Large berths; one each side
- Banquette
- Stowage in drawers under
- Dressing table on centreline
- Hanging locker wardrobe
- 2 x Deck head lights
- 2 x Reading lights

Exit fwd to engine room stbd
- 2 x Main engines
- Ancillary equipment detailed in Mech & E below
- Workbench



Before constructing SECONDA SANTA LUCIA, Cantieri Sangermani had already build for the same owner, Ernesto Piletti, a passionate fisherman and sea lover, the SANTA LUCIA (hull number 49) a 16 metre motor sailor with which he had discovered a very productive fishing area near Livorno, to which area he gave the name Santa Lucia.

In 1964, looking for more comfort and space, Mr.Pilleti asks Sangermani to build the SECONDA SANTA LUCIA in order to continue exploring and fishing. This time he chose a project from the English designer Jack Laurent Giles; a bigger boat with a canoe shaped stern, tall bow and two powerful engines that would make fishing and exploring possible in rougher sea conditions. The yacht was built with the best materials and systems available in Europe at that time and on 7th July 1965 she was launched.


Rig, spars and sails

- Wooden Masts and Booms
- Stainless steel standing rigging
- Leather work on all SR bottle screws
- Dyneema running rigging
- Reckmann roller furling for Genoa

Sails by Global sail designs 2013; 200 sq m total sail area

- Mainsail
- Mizzen sail
- Staysail
- Genoa
- Asymmetrical spinnaker
- Lazy jacks for mainsail and mizzen
- Spare sheets and halyards
- Covers for all bright work including cabins
- Full size bimini


Deck layout, equipment and ground tackle

From aft
- Teak and stainless steel passarelle
- Varnished teak cover boards, bulwark and toe rail
- Chromed fairleads each side on taff rail
- Teak deck
- Chromed and teak mooring cleats
- Chromed stanchions and stainless steel guardrails running forward each side
- Anderson 78 ST two speed electric warping winch on centreline
- Butterfly hatch over large lazarette
- Ladder down into lazarette with good stowage and equipment specified
- Mahogany tender (Torqueedo electric engine in lazarette) and life raft
- Arimar inflatable tender and Torqueedo electric engine
- Butterfly hatch over owner’s cabin
- Single spreader mizzen mast
- 2 x Anderson halyard winches 2013
- Tufnol blocks
- Lazy Jacks
- Aft open cockpit with high raised coamings
- Wide banquette benches with stowage under each side
- Drop leaf teak table offset to stbd
- Deck helm position to port with 8 spoked wood and chrome banded wheel
- 2 x Morse engine controls
- Volvo engine instruments
- Raymarine plotter screen and speed, wind, depth and log
- Autopilot
- Bow thruster controls
- Trunk cabin with access to pilot house deck saloon to stbd
- Stainless steel main sheet track over
- All Tufnol blocks
- Anderson 46 ST main sheet winch 2013
- On side decks chrome fairleads each side on toe rail
- Teak and chrome cleats each side
- Laurent Giles pattern backstay levers each side
- Low profile coach roof fwd of wheel house deck saloon with teak gratings forward
- 2 x Anderson 68 ST electric winches 2013
- Port lights over guest cabins, galley and heads
- Staysail traveller
- 4 x Chromed vents
- Two spreader main mast
- 3 x Anderson 46 halyard winches 2013 on mast
- Seating at fore end with cushions
- Booby style hatch in raised trunk with port lights each side over fore cabin
- 2 x Teak and chrome cleats; one each side
- Dorade box with chromed vent on centre line
- Sanguineti 3 kW electric windlass 2013; warping drum and capstan
- Salt water anchor chain wash pump
- Main anchor on bow roller (emergency anchor in lazarette)
- 120 m chain
- 4 sets of docking lines and fenders 2013
- Fresh water shore inlet
- Fresh water deck wash pump
- Cold / hot deck shower


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- Volvo Penta TAMLD 63L Diesel 2001 – 775 hrs at Oct 2016
- Top speed 11 knots, cruise speed 9 knots
- Mastervolt 150 alternator on port engine
- Volvo Penta alternators on each engine
- Kohler 17 kVA Generator 2013; 900 hrs at Oct 2016
- 12 x Sonnenschein 2 V 750 Ah domestic batteries
- Mastervolt engine and generator batteries
- 220 Vshore power inlet
- Mastervolt charger/inverter
- Large ship‘s isolator panel in engine room
- 2 x Blowers in engine room
- Fuel capacity 3,000 L / 792 USG
- Fresh water capacity1,500 L / 396.26 USG
- Grey and black water tanks
- Seafari 220 L / hour water maker in lazarette 50 hours Oct 2016
- 3 Tecma electric WCs
- Vetus 220 KGF 24V Bow thruster


Navigation, communications and electronics

- White Star steering compass
- Raymarine C95 multifunction screen
- Raymarine C125 multifunction screen
- 4 x Raymarine i70 instrument displays
- HD digital radar
- Raymarine camera in engine room
- 2 x Autopilot control displays
- GPS and log/speed/depth and wind instruments
- 4 x Raymarine manoverboard bracelets
- Furuno Navtex
- 2 x Ray 240 VHF radios
- 5 x Flat screen TVs
- Hi Fi stereo system and DVD players (5)



- 3 x Life rings
- 10x Inflatable lifejackets
- Offshore Arimar liferaft for 8 pax
- Sets of flares
- 2 manual deck bilge pumps
- Fuel shutdown system outside engine room
- Emergency rudder


Restoration / refit

Bought by her current owner in 2012 he had her completely refitted during 2012 and 2013 by her original builder’s yard the Cantieri Sangermani in Lavagna. The main tasks and equipment items fitted (some already detailed in appropriate sections above) were:

Hull structure and equipment
- Hull completely checked and several damaged wooden planks replaced
- Internal structure thoroughly revised; wood and metal structural damaged parts replaced
- Rudder taken down, revised and all damaged wooden and metallic parts replaced
- Keel revised and damaged areas fixed
- The first keel bolt replaced and the central ones checked
- Anchor locker rebuilt and reinforced with GRP inside and two stainless steel beams outside
- All through hulls replaced by new
- Lazarrette rebuilt for new systems; steering, water maker, Air con, washing machine, etc
- Old deck removed
- 2 x New 10 mm layers of marine composite sub deck laid
- New 15 mm teak planking deck laid over
- New Sanguineti Windlass installed
- New stainless steel handrails

- Both masts and booms dismantled and checked
- Fittings and conduits for electrical cabling redone and reinforced with carbon fibre
- All standing rigging stays and shrouds replaced with new stainless steel
- Complete new set of Dyneema spliced halyards, sheets and sailing lines fitted
- New deck blocks installed at base of main mast
- Running stays re rigged with Dyneema
- New Reckmann furling system
- New set of Sails installed as specified above

Deck equipment
- All winches replaced with Andersen 4 x two speed electric winches and 5 manual
- 4 x Sets docking lines including springs and 10 fenders new

- Engine room dismantled and adapted to fit the new systems
- Insulating material fitted to reduce noise, temperature and vibration
- New blowers installed
- Galley completely reworked and fully equipped
- All cabins checked and several damaged wooden areas repaired/replaced
- New roofs for all cabins and interior compartments
- New en suite access to the master’s cabin head
- The three head compartments renewed
- New berths and couch in saloon
- Technical compartment redone and adapted for new electric panel and charger/inverter

Paint Work
- Below waterline hull, rudder, shafts and keel all scraped bare and antifouling paint applied
- Above water line hull paint stripped and white Awlgrip paint applied

- All deck gear and fittings removed
- Existing varnish completely stripped
- 8 coats of transparent mono-component Spinnaker varnish applied
- 8 coats of transparent mono-component Spinnaker varnish applied to spars
- Interior of the boat completely re-varnished and repainted
- Bilges treated with a coat of epoxy resin
- Bilges re-painted with a special two component white paint for that purpose

- The original Volvo Penta TAMD63 engines 2001 overhauled and reset to zero hours
- New Kohler 17 EFOZD generator installed
- Fuel tanks replaced with two new aluminum tanks of total capacity of 3,000 litres
- The transmission and steering systems were dismantled and reconstructed
- New ZF 220 gear boxes, shafts, propellers, hydraulic steering and auto-pilot
- Complete new electrical installation incl new electric panel and electrical wiring
- New Mastervolt service, engine and generator batteries
- New 150 A Mastervolt alternator on port engine with control panel for stats
- New Mastervolt charger / inverter combined unit (24 / 4,000 -120
- New Frigomar chiller / heater aircon system installed
- Vetus 220 KGF 24V bowthruster fully serviced
- New Frigomar fridges and freezers
- New washer/dryer, Smeg oven, dishwasher and induction stove
- New TVs in all cabins and new hi-fi stereo system
- New exterior, interior and navigation lights
- Optical fiber lights installed around the boat
- 220 V shore power inlet and cable replaced
- Anchor up / down switch installed at exterior cockpit
- All plumbing 100% new including new fresh, grey and black water tanks
- New Tecma electric WCs and plumbing hoses
- All pumps onboard replaced or serviced
- New HRO Seafari watermaker; auto fresh water flush and remote control from panel
- New fresh wash deck pump and windlass salt water pump
- New exterior shower with hot / cold water and fresh water shore inlet
- New water heater installed

Navigation Communications and Electronics
- All electronic devices replaced with new ones
- 2 x Raymarine multifunction screens (C95 and C125)
- 4 x Raymarine i70 instrument displays
- Raymarine HD digital radar
- Raymarine camera installed in engine room
- Raymarine AIS
- 2 x Raymarine auto pilot control displays
- Raymarine GPS and log/speed/depth and wind instruments
- 2 x Ray 240 VHF radios
- 4 x Raymarine MOB bracelets
- Furuno Navtex

Upholstery and Canvas
- All berths replaced
- New saloon sofa, exterior cushions for cockpit and bow area
- New sun shade cover for exterior cockpit
- Exterior winter covers for all varnished areas
- New sets of sheets, pillows, duvets and blankets

- New mahogany tender with electric outboard engine
- New Arimar inflatable tender with electric outboard engine

Safety equipment
- 3 x Life rings
- 10 x Inflatable lifejackets
- Arimar offshore liferaft for 8 pax and set of flares
- 2 x manual deck bilge pumps
- Fuel shutdown system installed on the outside of the engine room


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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