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SOLD

B43105

Westerly Tempest

Lying

Cornwall

Builder

Westerly Yachts Ltd., Waterlooville, Hampshire

Year

1988

Price

£30,000

LOA

30' 7"

Sail area

523 sq ft main and 150% genoa

Brief details

LWL

24' 6"

Rig

Sloop

The Tempest 31 is one of the later generation Westerlys designed by Ed Dubois, with a modern hull design with two double aft cabins. These yachts also have a higher quality interior finish than most of the earlier Westerlys. This 1988 bilge-keel version has had the engine replaced, and is a well equipped and well looked after example.

Beam

10' 10"

Cabins

2 plus saloon

Draught

3' 9"

Berths

6

Displacement

9,020 lbs

Engine

Volvo MD2020 diesel

Ballast

2,866 lbs

BHP

18

Keel type

Twin bulbed iron bilge keels and spade rudder

Sailplan

The Westerly Tempest 31 was designed by Ed Dubois in 1987 as a smaller version of the racing-orientated Storm 33. Thanks to broader aft sections it acted as a more cruising-friendly alternative to the existing 32 ft Fulmar design, the Tempest having two proper double aft cabins instead of the somewhat small double quarterberth of the Fulmar. The Tempest also had rather higher quality joinery than the earlier Fulmars, which were conceived as racing-capable boats. The Fulmar continued in production in parallel with the Tempest.

The bilge keel option had twin well-angled and efficient keels with bulbs at the base to keep the centre of gravity low, as well as slightly more keel weight than the fin keel versions.

 

As with two aft double cabins there was no need for a forecabin, the forward part was split into an excellent full-width heads, and a large sail/gear locker with access from both heads and deck. This was called the "Original Option" for the Tempest design, this yacht for sale being of this type.

 

At the end of 1988 Westerly offered a choice of layouts, with an alternative design with a single larger aft cabin, aft heads, and conventional vee-berth forecabin. This option provided a much larger cockpit locker, and was called the "Classic Option". Most boats sold, however, were the "Original" twin aft cabin version.

 

Just over 100 Tempests were built between 1987 and 1993, when the hull design, interior and rig was reworked and renamed the Regatta 310, which nominally remained in production until 1997, though in those six years only five were built. By then Westerly sales were being hit hard by cheaper French imports, and the company was in trouble, eventually closing in 2000.

Westerly Tempest for sale

Yachtsnet photographs October 2015

Westerly Tempest for sale

Heads

Sail locker

The lack of a forecabin allows a spacious (for a 31-footer) heads compartment, with a large sail and gear locker accessible through the door in the forward part of the heads, plus a deck hatch.

Accommodation plan

By the late 1980s Westerly was steadily upgrading the quality of the joinery and finish in their cruising yachts to compete with cheaper French imports, which sometimes had rather more spartan interiors.

Westerly Tempest for sale
Galley detail

Aft cabin

Chart table

The chart table has a hinge-out seat

Chart table and seat
Engine

The original Volvo MD2002 engine was replaced in 2001 with a freshwater cooled MD2020, which
drives a three-bladed Brunton Autoprop feathering propeller. Engine hours to date are 807.

Autoprop
Westerly Tempest 31 for sale

The twin bilge keels are moderately deep and have wedge-shaped bulbs at the base to keep the CG low.

Bow view

Photographs October 2015

Deck
Bow detail
Deck aft
Rig

The teak grating at the companionway is removable, but forms a useful liferaft or dinghy storage

Companionway

This is a nicely looked after example of the Westerly Tempest design,
with a newer engine than the original, plus a good inventory.

Equipment List:

Engine details

Volvo Penta MD2020 18bhp twin-cylinder diesel, freshwater cooled, installed new in 2001 and run 807 hours.

Fuel tank capacity

72 litres

Propeller

Brunton Autoprop auto pitching and auto feathering

Batteries

2 x 110AH

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator plus solar panel

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, alloy spars with S/S standing rigging last renewed in 2006.

Mainsail

Jeckells - slab reefing with 3 reefs

Genoa

Jeckells 120% roller genoa - new 2010

Genoa furling

Rotostay IV

Other headsail

150% roller genoa

Spinnaker

Jeckells

Primary winches

2 x Barlow 25

Secondary winches

2 x Barlow 21 on coachroof

Bower anchor

10 Kg stainless steel Bruce with 20 metres galvanised chain and 40 metres warp

Kedge anchor

10 Kg Sword

Steering

Tiller

Autopilot

Autohelm tiller pilot with two linked control heads (ST6000+ and ST400+)

Steering compass

Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass

Warps & fenders

6 warps and 6 fenders

Miscellaneous

Cockpit sprayhood with companionway cover, stack-pack type mainsail cover, dodgers

Navigation Equipment and instruments

GPS/Chartplotter

Garmin GPS551 5" colour plotter with UK and Brest-Elbe charting

AIS

NASA AIS engine with separate aerial

Log/speed

Autohelm

Depth sounder

Autohelm

Windspeed/direction

Autohelm

VHF radio

M-Tech 500 with DSC

Safety/emergency equipment

Liferaft

Seago valise 4-man new 2010, serviced to December 2016

Lifebuoy

Horseshoe with floating light

Radar reflector

Mast mounted

Bilge pumps

Manual pump in cockpit, and heads compartment has electric pump

Miscellaneous

Webbing jackstays, 2 x fire extinguishers and fire blanket.

Interior

Cabin layout

Sail locker, heads, saloon, and twin aft double cabins

Berths

6 ( 2 doubles and two singles in saloon )

Water tank capacity

20 gallons

Cooker

Flavel Vanessa two-burner, grill and oven

Coolbox

Coolbox only

Heads

Jabsco twist-and-lock

 

Miscellaneous

 

Dinghy

Tohatsu round-tail inflatable, can strap across yacht transom

Outboard

*

2 hp Honda outboard - available by separate negotiation

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

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