Charis was built by Elkins the year after Sally II but to the amended drawings prepared for Monie’s construction at the Berthon boatyard in Lymington.  She was either shipped or sailed to the east coast of the US and her coachroof was replaced by a higher structure complete with large doghouse windows.  She is now kept in Maine.

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The modified masthead sloop rig that first appeared on Sally ,V2. This highly logical solution for easier handling of hanked-on headsails was used by the Giles practice in a number of designs.


  • Laurent Giles design No: 40
  • Builder: E.F.Elkins, Christchurch, England
  • Launch Date: 1938
  • Hull Material: Pitch pine on oak
  • Deck: (Probably canvas over pine)
  • Engine: Not known
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: Unusual hybrid doghouse/coacroof now.
  • Cockpit: Self-draining
  • Berths: Three
  • Rig: Masthead sloop with inner forestay
  • Mast: Wood
  • Heads'ls: Genoa & stays'l
  • Backstay arrangement: Standing double with runners
  • Home Port: Eastport ME US East Coast
  • Current Owner: Patrick Donahue
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