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Laurent Giles/ Beltrami 72 ft Ketch 1957 - Sold



Laurent Giles/ Beltrami 72 ft Ketch 1957

Designer Jack Laurent Giles
Builder Cantiere Navale V Beltrami Genoa
Date 1957
Length overall 72 ft 10 in / 22.2 m
Length deck 72 ft 10 in / 22.2 m
Length waterline 50 ft 0 in / 15.24 m
Beam 16 ft 9 in / 5.1 m
Draft 7 ft 10 in / 2.4 m
Displacement 35 Tonnes
Construction Teak planking below WL and mahogany topsides
Engine Yanmar 4LHA-DTP Diesel 200 HP c 2006
Location Italy
Price Sold

These details are provisional and may be amended




Until Laurent Giles’s concept of the motor sailer, such vessels had compromised on motoring or sailing; typically with poor manoeuvrability, poor sailing qualities other than in strong winds so usually requiring engine-on when under sail. It was Laurent Giles who achieved the perfect blend of racing yacht hull profile with the motor vessel superstructure – notably with a raised bridge. Well provided with power when the need arises, STAR SAPPHIRE moreover carries 2,000 sq ft of sail to a very efficient design. In practice she offers the stability and comfort of a sailing boat yet the predictability of schedule under engine. Following a substantial refit 2005 to 2006 under the guidance of her meticulous owner, this yacht is absolutely optimised for Mediterranean cruising – sometimes the lack of wind there and a boat like this can make you a passionate motor sailor.



STAR SAPPHIRE was designed by Jack Laurent Giles and built at the Beltrami shipyard in Genoa. The commissioning owners, the Molins family were so impressed by the yacht so that again four years later they commissioned Laurent Giles to design them another yacht; BLUE LEOPARD.

Some years ago, the current owner, son of her second; found STAR SAPPHIRE for sale in very poor condition after some 30 years ownership in the interim by an elderly Italian gentleman - so an extensive refit was needed. Initial works were undertaken by Classic Works at La Ciotat. The boat was then removed, sailed for 3 months and the restoration was finished at Cantieri Tomei in Viareggio.


Refit 2005 -2006

- Extensive “back to bones” restoration
- 35 % of the planking renewed
- New deck
- Trunk cabin / coach lifted off and re worked
- All interior joinery replaced – in teak
- All systems renewed



- Massive steel backbone with integral massive baffled steel tank; oil filled and sealed
- Teak planking below waterline
- Mahogany planking topsides
- Hardwood frames
- Alternate steel web frames and wrought iron floors on each frame and timber all through the boat
- Aluminium superstructure
- Yacht laid teak decks
- Varnished king plank


Deck layout, equipment and ground tackle

From aft
- Passarelle / boarding ladder
- Chromed fairleads each side
- Ensign staff, stern light and shore power connection integral
- Stanchions and guard rails running forward
- Chromed mooring bollards each side
- Varnished lazarette hatch offset to stbd
- Teak and bronze cleat on centreline
- 2 x Anderson stainless steel ST winches electric port side manual stbd
- MOB Jonbuoy stbd side
- Emergency steering on king plank
- Mizzen mast and boom
- All ash blocks by Spencer
- Andersen halyard winch on mizzen mast
- Step up to deck seating
- Main sheet horse and associated tackle
- Coamings rising to bridge
- Cushioned bench seating each side
- Varnished teak lockers fwd each side; deck fridge to port
- Grated teak cockpit table low for drinks and sailing, lifts with attachable wings for dining seats 6
- Butterfly hatch skylight under table
- Laurent Giles backstay levers outboard
- Helmsman’s swivel seat
- Helm wheel and engine controls
- Coaming and dodger with extension covering cockpit with opening windows fwd
- Trunk cabin with side windows and handrails each side of coach roof
- 4 x dorade vents and skylights on lower trunk cabin fwd by mast
- Andersen main mast and halyard winches in teak grating surround
- 2 x Andersen Chromed ST winches on trunk fwd
- Raised varnished teak skylight teak and bronze mooring cleats outboard each side
- Large Raised varnished teak fore hatch
- 2 x Dorade vents and skylight fwd
- 4 x deck prisms each side
- Dorade vent
- Lofrans anchor windlass; twin drums
- Chromed bollards each side
- Inner forestay and staysail boom
- Sampson post
- Roller reefing forestay
- Bow roller
- 45kg 316 Stainless steel Ultra anchor with 100 m x 14 mm chain
- The pulpit - evident in the sailing pictures - is no longer fitted


Accommodation and domestic equipment

- From bridge companionway steps down to

Deck saloon
- Large windows to side and fwd; aft windows opening
- Generous cabin lighting over and to sides
- L shaped seating from aft to port side
- Folding demountable dining table
- Bookshelves and lockers forward
- Bench seat to stbd
- Massive stowage under and behind the sofas
- Drinks bar to port
- Companionway steps down to fwd guest accommodation

Guest cabin to port
- 2 x Single up and over berths, drawers under
- Dressing table
- Skylight in deck head

Shared en suite head compartment to stbd
- Auto WC
- Wash basin in worktop
- Mixer tap and shower
- Lockers
- Deck head light

Guest cabin to stbd
- 2 x Single up and over berths, drawers under
- Dressing table
- Skylight in deck head

- Double sink in stainless steel worktop
- Extractor hood over cooker
- Large Frigoboat freezer
- Large Frigoboat fridge
- Alpes Inox 4 burner hob and oven
- Generous stowage above, below and outboard

Crew accomm fwd
- 2 x Raised single berths giving maximum stowage
- En suite head compartment
- Access to fore deck
- Spinnaker in sock stowed behind the stairs
- Coming aft by the mast and steps up into the deck saloon
- Through deck saloon
- Companionway steps down aft

Navigation station on left to stbd
- Chart table / desk with stowage under
- Master electric panel
- Nav instruments
- Drawers under Bookshelves to side over

Owners cabin
- Skylight and lights over
- Double berth to Stbd
- Drawers under
- Integral dressing table aft with drawers
- Bookshelves, alcove and cupboards aft
- Single berth with drawer under to port
- Bench seating inboard

En suite head forward to port
- Auto WC
- Ceramic wash basin in worktop with mixer tap
- Cupboard under
- Mirrored lockers over

Shower compartment
- Mixer shower head
- Sealed sole
- Full length mirror
- Engine room


Rig, spars and sails

Ketch cutter rig
- Main mast stepped on steel tank over backbone
- Stainless steel standing rigging
- Mixed running rigging
- Ash cheeked blocks by Spencer blocks

All sails by Ratsey and Lapthorn
- Main sail
- Boomed staysail
- Gennaker
- Mizzen sail
- High cut Yankee

- Mast to mast awning
- Awning for fwd companionway


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- Yanmar 4LHA-DTP Diesel 2006 c 5,500 hrs Oct 2016
- ZF Marine gearbox
- Shaft drive
- Speed 7/8 Knots
- Range c 800 nm
- Northern Lights M843JK 10 kW generator c 5,650 hrs Oct 2016
- 24 V and 240 V electrics
- 220 V shore power
- 8 x 201 Ah gel domestic batteries
- 2 x 143 Ah gel engine start batteries
- 1 x 120 Ah gen start battery
- Gianeschi & Ramaccioti Jet 518 B fresh water pump
- Frigoboat compressors for fridge and freezer
- 308 gallons / 1,400 litres fuel
- 220 gallons / 1,000 litres fresh water
- 2 x Large tanks in gas locker


Navigation, communications and electronics

Navigation and comms
- Sestrel steering compass at helm position
- Furuno chart plotter / radar
- B&G Hydra 2000 FFD at nav station
- B&G Hydra 2000 FFD in crew cabin
- B&G analogue instruments at helm
- B&G autopilot
- Furuno weather fax plotter
- Icom SSB
- VHF Fixed helm standard
- Icom Fixed VHF
- Icom hand held VHF

- Samsung 22 inch flat screen TV concealed
- Bose stereo/CD/DVD surround sound in saloon and cockpit speakers
- Sony car stereo in owners cabin
- Sony car stereo in crew accom



- Gianeschi & Ramaccioti ACM 311BT main bilge and fire pump
- Gianeschi & Ramaccioti automatic bilge pump
- ACR Global Fix EPIRB
- Handheld throwing line
- Ocean Safety Jonbuoy MOB recovery
- 2 x Horse shoe life rings
- Fire hose


Other equipment

- Swim ladder for stbd side and deck shower
- Zodiac Cadet 325 Fast Roller dinghy


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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