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Westerly Corsair

Brief details

Builder

Westerly Yachts, Waterlooville, Hampshire

The Westerly Corsair is a solidly built large-volume family cruiser, big enough and heavy enough for serious offshore work, and with a remarkably spacious interior. These boats are quite popular for long-distance cruising, and much travelled examples may be well worn.

LOA

35' 8"

Sail area

836 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

30' 5"

Rig

sloop

Beam

12' 6"

Cabins

2 plus saloon

Draught

4' 11"

Berths

7/8

Displacement

15,500 lbs

Engine

Volvo diesels

Ballast

6,600 lbs

BHP

28 or 43

Keel type

Shallow iron fin keel with rudder on partial skeg

Westerly Corsair

The Westerly Corsair was designed by Ed Dubois, and introduced at the 1983 Southampton Boat Show as a replacement for the earlier Conway design. The design aim was to produce a better performing yacht than the Conway, and to improve the interior. The original prototype Corsair had two single aft berths, with no aft heads, and a ketch rig was also intended to be an option. Few ketches were ever sold, and the aft cabin layout for production boats was very soon changed to have an athwartships double and an aft heads. The revised design was very popular, and over 100 were built between 1984 and 1986.

In 1986 the Mk II version was produced, this using identical hull and deck mouldings, and having fairly minor internal changes, including alterations to the galley, a U-shaped berth in the saloon and a backrest and seat for the navigator, moving the passage berth by the chart table aft, and in turn reducing locker space in the aft cabin. The numbers sold of the Corsair Mk II were never as high as the Mk I, with about 50 sold until 1989/90, when the hull and deck mouldings were enlarged and revised to create the Oceanranger.

Westerly Corsair
Westerly Corsair

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Westerly Corsair

The Corsair has a vee-double forecabin with the forward heads compartment and large hanging lockers in the passageway through to the saloon. The forecabin berth makes up into a double 74" long by 78" wide at the aft end, tapering forward.

In the saloon a U-shaped galley is to starboard, with chart table and a passage berth, the forward edge of which forms the navigators seat, to port. The port side settee berth in the saloon converts to a double. There is a walk through to the aft cabin, with an athwartships double berth and en-suite aft heads compartment.

Forward heads compartment

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Westerly Corsair

Corsairs were originally fitted with 28 hp Volvo diesels,
but later boats had a 43 hp turbodiesel, as the 28 hp was generally regarded
as slightly underpowered for such a large yacht.

The aft cabin has a large hanging locker and an en-suite heads compartment. The aft double is 53" wide and tapers from 102" to 69" in length at the aft end

Westerly Corsair

The example of a Corsair illustrated has teak decks, but these were not standard, though they could be specified as an option at purchase

Westerly Corsair
Westerly Corsair

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