Morgan Giles 30

Aries Wind Vane Self Steering
£8,500.00 Under-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  270041
  • Length  ·  9.14m
  • Year  ·  1977
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, Yanmar 1GM10 (1988)
  • Lying  ·  Plymouth, Devon, UK (viewing by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Designer Morgan Giles
Builder Somerset Plastics
Lying Plymouth, Devon, UK (viewing by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 45.5 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 181.8 ltr Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2011


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM10 (1988)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots
Engine spares

Spring 2020 Engine serviced
Owner carries out servicing annually
Summer 2020 New battery


Length 9.14m
LWL 6.70m
Beam 2.66m
Draft Min 1.44m
Draft Max 1.44m
Displacement 3,850kg
Headroom 1.86m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1979) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2008)


Reefing mainsail Crusader - Slab (2004) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Crusader - Furling (2004)
Other sails Spare main Jeckle (1987)
Spare Genoa Jeckle (1987)
Spinnaker (1979)
Cruising chute with snuffer (2005)
Spinnaker gear

Lines leading to cockpit for all 3 reefs
Inner forstay added 2014

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

2007 New Stainless steel water tank
The hull was built in 1977 and fitted out in 1979


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Double berth in forward cabin
Single berth x 2 in saloon (can be converted into a double)
Quarter berth behind nav station
Blake's paraffin cabin heater

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Fresh water wash

Double berth in forward cabin
Single berth x 2 in saloon (can be converted into a double)
Quarter berth behind nav station
Blake's paraffin cabin heater

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(12kg Delta and Danforth)
30.00m of chain
windvane self-steering system
Avon Redcrest dinghy (unknown year)
3.4hp outboard, tohatsu, Short shaft (2006)
Kedge anchor has 20m chain and 10m warp
Boom tent/cockpit cover
Sprayhood & Stackpack new 2014
Mobile swim ladder

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Sestrel Compass
Garmin GPS126
ST4000 Autohelm
M-Tech MT 500 DSC VHF
NASA Marine Log
Clipper Depth
Clipper Navtex
Echomax Activ-X-Band
Phone charging capability (twin USB port)

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Plastimo XM four man liferaft - in date until April 2021

Broker's Comments

The Morgan Giles 30 has a good reputation for sea keeping qualities. Built to Lloyds exacting standards, it is renowned for safe, swift, passage making, has great lines & is pretty to look at too.

A classic family cruiser/racer with long keel, this example is set up for short/single handed sailing. The lines lead aft to the cockpit and there is an Aries Self Steering Wind Vane fitted.

Practical and cozy down below, the interior has a traditional wooden finish with a Taylors paraffin heater for warmth. There are berths for 5. The forward cabin has a double berth (or two singles), the saloon has two singles (with lee cloths) that can be converted into a double and there’s a quarter/pilot berth situated behind a forward facing nav station.

This seaman’s yacht has made trips to North Spain, Wales, Scillies & France and I’m sure would like to do many more. The topsides have been recently repainted, the hull is freshly anti-fouled and the engine has been serviced. What are you waiting for?

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Morgan Giles 30 has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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