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Westerly Tempest

reduced to £23,500





30' 7"


10' 10"


3' 9"

Keel type

Bilge keels


Volvo MD2020



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 very well equipped and well maintained example. She had new standing rigging and Eberspacher heating installed at the time we sold her to her present owners in 2016. Price reduced as the owner has already bought a larger boat.

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.


Equipment List:

Engine details

Volvo Penta MD2020 18bhp three-cylinder diesel, freshwater cooled, installed new in 2001 and run 880 hours.

Fuel tank capacity

72 litres


Brunton Autoprop auto pitching and auto feathering


125AH services battery (type 655) and 96AH engine start battery (type 643) - both new 2017

Battery charging/ electrics

Engine alternator plus solar panel

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, alloy spars with S/S standing rigging renewed in 2016.


Jeckells - slab reefing with 3 reefs


Jeckells 120% roller genoa - new 2010

Genoa furling

Rotostay IV

Other headsail

150% roller genoa



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




Autohelm tiller pilot with two linked control heads (ST6000+ and ST4000+)

Steering compass

Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass

Warps & fenders

6 warps and 7 fenders


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


NASA AIS engine with separate aerial



Depth sounder


Windspeed/ direction


VHF radio

M-Tech 500 with DSC

Safety/emergency equipment


Horseshoe with floating light

Radar reflector

Mast mounted

Bilge pumps

Manual pump in cockpit, and heads compartment has electric pump


Webbing jackstays, 2 x fire extinguishers and fire blanket.


Cabin layout

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


6 ( 2 doubles and two singles in saloon )

Cabin heating

Eberspacher blown hot air diesel heating installed 2016

Water tank capacity

20 gallons


Flavel Vanessa two-burner, grill and oven


Coolbox only


Jabsco twist-and-lock

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