1955 Hugh McLean and Sons Laurent Giles Brittany Class located in Maine for sale

33' Hugh McLean and Sons Laurent Giles Brittany Class


Description: Built by Hugh McLean and Sons in 1955, Boomerang was built for the McLean family and spent much of it's life in their care. Ten years ago Boomerang was purchased by the current owner who has sailed the boat extensively from Ireland south to the Azores and Canaries, across to the Bahamas and up the eastern coast of the United States. Along the way the boat has been well cared for and kept to her original beauty.

Equipment: The rig is Bermudan sloop, but with an extra inner forestay from the upper spreaders to the stemhead. The mainsail has three reefs, the third very deep, a 120% genoa on a Furlex roller furler, a working jib which sets on the inner forestay, and a storm jib.

She is planked with Honduras mahogany on English oak frames and backbone; the deck (still the original) is yacht-laid  teak, secret-fastened; the cabin and doghouse sides, cockpit, covering boards and bulwarks are teak also. Cabin and doghouse tops are T and G teak, overlaid with cloth/epoxy.

The mast carries a tall double-spreader rig (42' above the deck) with the conventional 4 shrouds, and is glued spruce, probably slightly hollowed; the boom and spinnaker pole are solid spruce.

The construction is very strong: two well-spaced bilge stringers, well-tied at the ends; a full-length tapered sheer clamp inside the beam shelf; grown oak frames with two (and in way of the mast, three) bent timbers between them; plate floors on the grown frames tied into the principal keel bolts, forged strap floors on every bent timber; steel ring frames fore and aft of the mast partners down to the waterline to strengthen that important area.

Fastenings are principally copper nails/rivets, with some bronze bolts and iron rivets (common in British yachts of the period, and still sound).

There are some cracked timbers in places; these have been sistered and there is no sign of movement or trouble.

Flush-fitting hinged forehatch, conventional sliding main hatch, small removeable doors access interior from bridgedeck.

Below, engine is under the bridgedeck; galley to port, usual lockers, Plastimo propane stove with 2 burners, oven and grill; fresh water hand pump; pump to drain s/s sink; quarter berth to starboard, stowage under, now chart table and stowage above; saloon has 2 single berths, feet into trotter boxes, stowage under, charcoal cabin heater on bulkhead, starboard side of mast; heads in own compartment to starboard, sideboard to port; foc'sle has one berth to starboard (could be another to port), general stowage, anchor chain etc.

The engine is a 2000 series Volvo, 2 cylinder, 18HP, diesel, driving a 2-blade, folding prop, offset under the port quarter. Fuel tank is 6 gallon, under the cockpit sole. Stowage in the lazarette for at least a further 6 gallons.

Tiller steering, neat design with minimal intrusion in the cockpit.

Winches: 3 Lewmar on the mast, two for rope halyards (genoa and working jib), one for wire main halyard.

Anchors: 1 x 35 lb. CQR, 130 ft. of 3/8" galv chain running through stemhead pawl system; 1 x 30 lb. CQR, 1 x 25lb fisherman, 15 ft of 3/8" chain, various rode.

Usual warps, 4 good fenders.

2 bilge pumps, Whale Gusher 10 in cockpit, Henderson down below.

Navman plotter, AIS/SART receiver, ICOM M-411 VHF, Westmarine hand-held VHF, Autohelm 4000 autopilot, Solar panel charging through Victron Energy Controller.

Location: Brooklin, Maine
(207) 236-9651

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