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SOLD

P70817

Westerly Discus

Lying

ashore Dorset

Builder

Westerly Marine Construction Ltd., Waterlooville, Hampshire

Year

1980

Price

£26,500

LOA

33' 3"

Sail area

694 sq ft main and genoa

Brief details

LWL

28' 5"

Rig

sloop

The Westerly Discus is a solid and very seaworthy cruiser. This example is the "bridgedeck" version, with twin keels making her a very versatile cruiser. This yacht is well equipped in general and is in very good condition for her age. She has good sails, newish standing rigging, heating and a full cockpit "camper" cover. She is for sale now only because the owners have bought a larger boat.

Beam

11' 2"

Cabins

2 plus saloon

Draught

4' 4"

Berths

7

Displacement

15,100 lbs

Engine

Mercedes OM636 diesel

Ballast

6,157 lbs

BHP

42

Keel type

Twin iron bilge keels and skeg hung rudder

Sailplan

Designed by Laurent Giles, the Westerly Discus was a development of the Westerly 33 hull design, and built in two versions. The original version was introduced in 1980, and was what became known as the "bridge deck version". This took the hull of the Westerly 33 ketch and put on an aft-cockpit with a broad, high bridge deck between cockpit well and main hatch. Whilst a very seaworthy feature, and providing a "lounging space" partly sheltered by the usual sprayhood, this does make ingress to the saloon more awkward.

The "centre cockpit" Discus was more similar to the original Westerly 33, but with a walkthrough to the aft cabin in place of a cockpit hatch. The centre cockpit versions seem less common. Whereas the Westerly 33s were all ketch rigged, most Discuses were sloop rigged, with ketch as an option.

Both bilge keel and fin keel versions were built, this yacht for sale being a bilge-keeler. The bilge keels are fairly deep and do not lose much performance compared to the fin keel versions.

Westerly Discus for sale

Yachtsnet photographs August 2017

Ashore quarter view - August 2017
Owners photo
Saloon

The central saloon has 6' 3" headroom, although headroom is lower forward and
in the 'walkthrough' to the aft cabin by the chart table.

Forecabin berths
Forecabin
Saloon table
Galley
Plan
Chart table
Chart table detail
Aft berth entrance

The aft double berth is accessed from behind the cart table, and under the bridgedeck.
There are opening glazed hatches to the coachroof sides and to the cockpit well.

Aft double

Engine access is good, with normal checks via a lift out panel under the companionway, but with additional access to the gearbox and sternshaft from the aft cabin. The engine in this yacht is the original Mercedes OM636. These Mercedes engines were built from 1949 to 1990, and are, if well looked after, smooth, reliable and very long-lived. Spares are still readily available, and we have never met an owner who did not love these engines. More information on the OM636.

The engine drives a three bladed prop though a substantial moulded shaft log.
The prop shaft and rudder bearings were replaced in 2016.

Photo August 2017 - Westerly Discus for sale
Deck
Bow detail
Deck aft
Coachroof with solar panels

 

Rig

Photographs August 2017

Below: the bridgedeck laid teak
has been replaced with synthetic teak.

Cockpit aft
Bridgedeck
Cockpit forward
Owners photo

This is a very well looked after example of these solid cruising yachts. She has been in her present ownership for 16 years, and is for sale now only because they have already bought another boat. She has good sails, three year old standing rigging, and a good inventory including Eberspacher heating. Although not shown in these photos, she also has a full "camper" cover for the cockpit.

Equipment List:

Engine details

Mercedes OM636 4-cylinder freshwater cooled diesel, 42 bhp.

Fuel tank capacity

35 gallons in S/S tank

Propeller

Three bladed

Batteries

2 x 100AH services batteries and 110AH engine start battery

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator solar panels and shorepower charger

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, Proctor alloy spars with S/S standing rigging renewed in 2015

Mainsail

Kemp Sails, slab reefing, new 2013 and used three seasons

Genoa

Kemp Sails roller genoa, new 2013 and used three seasons, also older genoa as spare

Genoa furling

Rotostay E

Spinnaker

Cruising chute

Storm jib

Sets on removable inner forestay

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 42

Secondary winches

2 x Lewmar 16

Bower anchor

45 lb Plough type with chain

Kedge anchors

Plough with warp

Anchor windlass

Lofrans Royal manual windlass

Steering

Wheel

Autopilot

Simrad WP5000 wheelpilot

Steering compass

Sestrel

Warps & fenders

6 warps and 9 fenders

Miscellaneous

Cockpit sprayhood, dodgers, cockpit table, and full cockpit "camper" cover.

Navigation Equipment and instruments

GPS/Chartplotter

Garmin GPSMap 557 5" colour chartplotter with UK/Ireland/Channel charting, fits on binnacle. Also Yeoman plotter at chart table with Furuno GP-32 GPS receiver.

Log/speed

NASA

Depth sounder

NASA

Windspeed/direction

NASA

VHF radio

Navico RT6500

Safety/emergency equipment

Lifebuoy

2 x horseshoe with floating lights

MOB equipment

Lifesling rescue unit

Bilge pumps

Manual and electric pumps

Fire extinguishers

2 x foam type

Interior

Cabin layout

Forecabin, saloon and aft double

Cabin heating

Eberspacher blown hot air diesel heating fitted 2010

Berths

max 7

Water tank capacity

50 gallons

Cooker

Plastimo two-burner, grill and oven

Coolbox

Waeco refrigerated coolbox

Heads

Lavac

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

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234

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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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