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Westerly Pentland

Brief Notes

Builder

Westerly Marine, Hampshire

The Westerly Pentland is the bilge-keel ketch-rigged centre-cockpit variant of the same 31 ft hull used in several Westerly models. Sailing performance is steady rather than exciting, and with twin keels and ketch rig they are not the fastest to windward.

Length OA

32' 6" ketch or 31' 0" sloop

Sail Area

386 sq ft

Length WL

25' 0"

Rig

Ketch

Beam

9' 6"

Cabins

3

Draught

3' 7"

Berths

6

Displacement

10,160 lbs

Engine type

various Volvo Penta diesels

Ballast

4,436 lbs

Engine bhp

23 - 25

Keel type

Twin iron bilge keels and rudder on half skeg

The Westerly Pentland is one of the five models (Berwick, Longbow, Pentland, Renown, Westerly 31) all based on the same Laurent Giles designed 31 foot hull, in the case of the Pentland ketches the hull being extended slightly by a short plank bowsprit. They were first introduced in 1973. All are heavy, powerful cruisers which sail better than you might expect from their looks.

As with all Westerlys of this period, they were built to Lloyds specifications which meant that the building processes were rigorously monitored and all materials had to be approved by Lloyds in order that a certificate could be issued. Although no longer in production they still represent excellent value for money. With deep safe cockpits, you sail in them rather than on them, and they have the weight to smash through heavy weather - helped if necessary by a powerful diesel. The distinctive Westerly "bow knuckle" serves the dual purposes of deflecting spray and creating more room below in the forecabin.

The heads compartment separates saloon and forecabin. As built Pentlands would normally have only had cold water: any hot water installation will be a later fitment, heating coming from either an engine calorifier or by an on-demand gas heater.

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The accommodation consists of two berths convertible to a double in the forecabin, a good sized toilet compartment with stowage space opposite, and a saloon with galley, slide-out chart table, and two good sized single berths. One of these saloon berths is designed to convert to a double by lowering the saloon table. The aft cabin is accessible from the cockpit, with two berths and locker space.

The saloon has an L-shaped settee to port, with the table extending to starboard to reach the other settee if required, and lowering to make a double berth. There is full standing headroom. By now all Westerlys of this period are suffering from drooping headlinings, unless these have been replaced.

The aft cabin has two single berths with a central seat - some owners have put an extra infill piece to make a double, but this restricts the ability to step down into the cabin. Others use the aft cabin for children - letting parents stay up in the saloon after the children have gone to bed. It is also not uncommon to find Pentlands where the aft cabin is used more as a sort of 'garden shed' for storage than for berths.

The hull has the typical "Westerly look" with a pronounced bow knuckle,
and is of moderate displacement with a good ballast ratio

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