I LOVE Laurent Giles's designs. He was really a giant of boat design. Almost unknown in the New World!
This is a 1948 Moody he designed:
Among many other innovations, he invented the raised saloon
configuration which was later taken up by Kim Holman for his Oyster
designs, and which has become the dominant type of larger cruising boat today in Europe
This is a custom job he did in 1964:
More than 50 years old and still worth 400k euros. And absolutely relevant and suitable for cruising today. (You can buy it: http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.u...acht-for-sale/