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Laurent Giles 72 ft Motor Sailer 1964



Laurent Giles 72 ft Motor Sailer 1964

Designer Jack Laurent Giles
Builder Viudes, Barcelona, Spain
Date 1964
Length overall 77 ft 11 in / 23.75 m
Length deck 72 ft 2 in / 22 m
Length waterline 0 ft 0 in / 0 m
Beam 18 ft 1 in / 5.5 m
Draft 7 ft 7 in / 2.3 m
Displacement 55 Tonnes
Construction Cold moulded timber on laminated frames
Engine 2 x Volvo Penta 250 HP each
Location France
Price EUR 380,000

These details are provisional and may be amended




The commissioning owner’s brief was for a yacht perfect for cruising as well under sail as under power at up to 12 knots – back in the day known the “50/50” concept. He’d come to the right place; that was Jack Laurent Giles’ forte, and that's what AITOR does. Blessed with spacious and comfortable accommodation, she has retained most of her original fittings and layout in teak joinery below and a large deck saloon which offers an exceptional view of the sea. AITOR is currently used as a mother ship for a classic racing yacht and is perfect for this purpose serving as a floating home which can go anywhere – in huge style!


History notes

AITOR is an iconic yacht in the "Royal Club Nautico" Barcelona. In 1962 she was commissioned by Spanish steel magnate Federico Luzuriaga. Built at Astilleros Viudes in Barcelona she is of cold moulded wood timber construction. The ribs were rolled in situ and taken from the mould for fitting and cleaning before final fixing. More recently the yacht has been restored taking fully into account the record of communication between Jack Laurent Giles and her first owner and the building boat yard reports at that time so every aspect was considered in proper detail.



- Double mahogany planking fastened on oak frames
- Steel floors bolted to frames
- Steel keel
- Teak deck, superstructure and interior joinery
- Holly and teak cabin soles


Accommodation and domestic equipment

AITOR can accommodate from 4 to 8 people in 2 double cabins, 1 triple and 1 single with independent air conditioning. There are 2 shower rooms and quarters for three crew members. The large saloon (12 m²) with sea view provides secure safe space particularly suitable for young children enabling parents to relax outside in peace. On deck there is space enough for al fresco lunching and dining, seating 16.

Deck saloon in varnished teak with opening ports
- Cream carpeted cabin sole
- Chart table / desk to port
- Nav instruments
- 4 x Deck head lights
- Settee and top loading fridge to port
- Dining table and 3 chairs
- Large L shaped settee to stbd
- 4 steps down aft to corridor with teak and holly sole

Guest cabin to stbd with deck head light and 2 x reading lights
- 2 x Single berths with stowage under
- Chest of drawers
- Butterfly skylight in deck head
- Vanitory unit with mirror

Guest cabin to port with pening ports, deck head light and 2 x reading lights
- 2 x Single berths
- Vanitory unit with mirror
- Butterfly skylight
- Exit forward up corridor

Large walk in shower and head compartment to port
- Manual WC
- Royal Doulton wash basin with H&C taps

Workshop and engine room
- Access to stbd
- Ship’s isolator panels
- Up steps through deck saloon and down 4 steps

Galley with 4 opening ports
- 4 x Burner hob with extractor fan hood over
- LG combination oven
- Stainless steel sink, hot and cold mixer tap outboard to stbd
- 2 x ship style fridges
- 2 x Balay dishwashers
- Numerous stowage lockers and plate racks
- Pantry to port under side deck
- Forward and down one step to

Owner’s cabin athwartships with 4 opening ports, 2 deck head lights and 2 reading lights
- 2 x Large single berths one each to port and stbd with extensive stowage under
- Additional 3rd berth above port side
- Large full height hanging locker / wardrobe
- Joinery incorporating chest of drawers
- Banquette seating around main mast

En suite head and walk in shower to port
- Bidet fwd
- WC fwd
- Royal Doulton washbasin and shelf outboard

Captain’s cabin to stbd with one opening port, deck head and reading lights
- Single berth with drawers for stowage under
- Hanging locker / wardrobe

Crew cabin forward
- 2 x Single fixed settee berths
- 2 x pipe cot bunks
- Stainless steel basin with hot and cold mixer tap
- Fridge
- Hanging locker
- Butterfly skylight over
- Stairway to large hatch in foredeck
- Head compartment and chain locker forward


Rig, spars and sails

-Oregon pine masts and booms
-Stainless steel standing rigging

All sails by Elvstrom 2011


Deck equipment and ground tackle

- Varnished teak bulwark and capping
- Stainless steel davits bearing 3 D tender with 2 x Yamaha 4 stroke outboards
- 2 Sets of chromed fairleads each side
- Antal 65 mooring winch on centreline
- Pedestal table offset to port
- Hatchway sunk in deck to access lazarette
- Mizzen mast with single spreader and boom
- Halyard winches
- Raised aft cockpit coamings forming aft part of deck saloon
- Folding bench seats port, L shaped abaft helm and stbd
- Large table demountable over butterfly hatch skylight
- Helm position to port
- Morse engine controls
- Engine gauges and navigation instruments
- Lewmar 40 ST main sheet winch and 2 x Lewmar clutches
- Laurent Giles backstay levers each side
- Deck saloon with varnished hand rails along each side
- Raised trunk cabin around base of mast
- Main mast with 2 spreaders and boom
- 4 x Halyard winches at base
- Raised hatch
- 4 x Mooring cleats in bow area
- Anchor windlass with 2 drums and a capstan
- Inner forestay attachment
- CQR anchor 240 lb
- Danforth anchor
- Bronze Panama style fairleads
- 2 x Bow rollers


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- 2 x Volvo Penta 250 HP each
- Onan 15 Generator
- Shore power
- 24 V and 220 V electrical circuits
- 4 x 210 Ah gel domestic batteries
- 2 x 80 Ah engine batteries
- Control / isolator panel
- 2,000 Litre fresh water tanks
- 1 x 500 Litre grey water tank
- 1 x 50 Litre black water tank


Navigation, communications and electronics

- Raymarine echo pilot depth and speed
- Tacktick wind direction
- Simrad Robertson AP 20 autopilot
- Furuno Navigator GPS
- Simrad RS 82 VHF
- Ships clock and barometer in saloon
- Internet facilities
- CD / DVD player, FM, TV



- 3 x Bilge pumps
- Bilge and fire alarm
- 2 x Fire extinguishers
- Life raft for 12 persons
- 12 x Life rings


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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