This 1962 Laurent Giles design was built by Cardnell Brothers, Maylandsea, U.K. "Scythe" is a true classic cruising yacht and has been very well cared for with no expense spared. Her inventory includes five berths, 34HP Yanmar engine, radar, GPS, teak decks, excellent set of sails and more!
LLoyds Register tells us that in 1962 Laurent Giles design "Scythe" was built by Cardnell Brothers, Maylandsea, U.K. for a Mr. Colebrook, using Maldon as Port of Registry. Dover was her Home Port and her Sail Number was 804.
Teak on oak. Long keel (cast iron), with keel hung rudder.
Currently being sailed as a sloop (aluminium mast) as prior to 1969. Designed as a Yawl rig. Stainless steel rigging throughout (2000). Spinnaker pole on the mast. No mizzen mast available.
Sails all new 2003.
|Headsail + Mizzen||McWilliam 2003|
|Halyard winches||2 plus 1 reefing|
|Sheet winches||2 Jib Plus 2 Spinnaker|
|Other sails||Yankee, Staysail, 2 spinnakers|
Custom made winter cover 2010.
12 volt, 4 batteries (2010) charged by: engine, shore power.
Totally re-wired + new switch panel 2005. 2 Isolating switches.
2 Anchors. 40m chain, 50m warp.
New electric windlass 2005.
|4 Person Liferaft (new 2004) in a canister, requires a service.||1||Life jackets||6|
|Safety harnesses||4||MOB recovery gear.||1|
|Bilge Pumps (1 Auto,2 Manual)||3|
|Boarding ladder||2||Emergency steering||1|
|Sail covers||2||Warps, Several|
|GPS||2||Integrated HiFi / bluetooth||1|
|Navtex||1||Navigation lights, Masthead&Bow|
|Echo sounder||1||Search lamp.||1|
|Original RDF J||1||Original Sestral HB Compass J||1|
|Cabin heating||Pressurised water system|
|Webasto Thermotop 2005 (75 hours of use)||Hot water and 2 radiators|
|Heads||1 heads (Headmate 2005)|
|Berths 5 in two cabins, New upholstery 2005.|
|Original oil lamp on gimbals|
Pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardrails with opening gate at the port side
2005 Electric Anchor Windlass
Wheel and emergency tiller
Lewmar Self-tailing Genoa Sheet Winches
Lewmar Self-tailing Spinnaker Sheet Winches
Lewmar Mast Winches
Sprayhood and full height cockpit canopy
Teak seats and floor
Large Cockpit locker
Vented gas locker
Small Inverter suitable for a laptop etc.
Portable Battery Charger
Autohelm (depth and log)
Autohelm (wind speed/angle) masthead unit needs attention
Hand Bearing Compass
Raymarine Radar / Plotter
2005 Icom IC M602 DSC. VHF at the Chart Table
Large double berth, shelves, hanging lockers, lockers, opening deck hatch. Loads of storage space including two large drawers under the berth.
The Shower and Heads is aft of the forward cabin to starboard
Mixer tap with shower head
Shower drain pump
Ample storage in lockers
Spacious saloon with a large saloon table with folding leafs
Stunning wood finish and lighting in the saloon. Large opening deck hatch. Numerous storage cupboards and lockers
Two settee berths.
Galley further aft to starboard
Ample storage in cupboards, lockers and drawers
Hot Water from "Webasto"
Neptune 2000 Three Burner Gas Cooker with grill and oven
Stainless Steel Sink
Outboard facing facing chart table opposite to port with chart storage and drawers
Switch panel with circuit breakers and gauges
Quarter berth further aft
Easy access to the engine
Wide companionway steps
Numerous portholes throughout
Chronology of re-fits and updates available; including new teak decks 2001, all deck fittings removed and re-chromed 2001, Re-fastened below water line 2000, Internal teak and mahogany varnish removed and re-applied 2006, hood ends re-fastened 2006. Stern tube re-engineered 2006.
"Scythe" has been stored indoors over a number of winters. She is stored outside this winter with a full winter cover.
All recommendations of the Promara 2014 survey have been carried out.
Scythe is currently being made ready for launching
Bow roller removed and regalvanized
Stern gland removed and re-engineered
Engine mounts fitted, engine beds re-configured and strengthened
Headmate’ 1460 marine toilet installed and base renewed
Plastimo Neptune 2000 stainless steel cooker installed.
2005 DSC VHF radio (ICOM IC M602), EPIRB and Navtex installed
New shower discharge pump installed
All through-the-hull fittings checked
Rewired and Electrics Control panel installed. 2010 batteries
Hood ends fore and aft re-fastened with silicone bronze hardware.
Mast and rigging re-checked after storage.
2005 upholstery throughout
All internal and external bright work flattened and two coats varnish applied,
Engine overhaul 2010; starter, alternator, water pump, fuel system, New engine beds and mountings, new hoses and belts
LAST SURVEY 30.10.14
Phoenix inflatable Dinghy
"Scythe" is in excellent condition. She has had regular maintenance and upgrading. She is of high quality and a very strong yacht.
Over the years "Scythe" has taken part in many Classic Regattas in the UK, Ireland and France as a yawl or sloop. She is a blue water cruiser that is easily managed and has been lovingly cared for by us.