Westerly Longbow aft cockpit ketch

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Boat REF# 225607
£19,900.00 (Approx €22,473.07)
LOA 9.45m
Year 1974
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 30hp, Beta Marine (2012)
Lying Isle of Wight

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  • Contact Corinne Gillard
  • Telephone +44 (0)1983 869 203
  • Mobile +44 (0)7775 617 105
  • Email corinnegillard@boatshed.com


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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Westerly Marine
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 90.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 135.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 19/12/2011


Engine 1 x Diesel 30hp
Engine make and model Beta Marine (2012)
Engine Hours engine1:   500
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares tick


LOA 9.45m
LWL 7.62m
Beam 2.90m
Draft Max 1.40m
Displacement 4,445kg
Headroom 1.83m
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Sparlight Aluminium spars (1974) with stainless steel standing rigging (2010)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Quay Sails - Slab (2010) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Sanders - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Sanders Mizzen (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)

Boom replaced with Selden spar in 2009
Main is on 2 line reefing system lead into cockpit
Well balanced rig suitable for singlehanding under mizzen and headsail alone
Main and mizzen covers new 2014

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Charger replaced 2012


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Heavy GRP layup hull deck and topsides built to Lloyds specification with teak rub rail, hand rails and cockpit seating. GRP rudder on post and half skeg. Iron keel rated approx. 2000kg
Hull below waterline blasted and epoxied 2010. Transom mounted boarding steps added
New stainless fuel tank 2012


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Saloon seating converts to double berth with the table lowered. Upholstery new in 2009
Jabsco head replaced 2009. Full standing headroom in heads and shower drain system plumbed in for heads however shower head not yet fitted
Vast amount of practical useable storage throughout
Galley has 12/240v portable fridge and 2 coolboxes. Cooker was replaced in 2009
Oil heater and dehumidifier included

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

VHF Radio (DSC) (Standard Horizon)
Depth Sounder (NASA)
Log (Raymarine)
Wind (Wireless) (Tacktick)
GPS (Saloon mounted) (Garmin)
Chart plotter (Cockpit pedestal mounted) (Standard Horizon)
Compass (Cockpit pedestal mounted) (Plastimo)
Autopilot (Autohelm)

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence Hyspeed windlass
2 anchors
(CQR (30lb and 25lb))
60.00m of chain
Zodiac 2.3m dinghy (2015)

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Designed by Laurent Giles, and introduced in 1972, the Westerly Longbow is a solid coastal or offshore cruiser, built like all Westerlys of the period, to Lloyds specification and fitted out as a spacious family boat

Although the same hull was used by other models, to me the Longbow with her fin keel, ketch rig and aft cockpit seems to have eliminated most of the compromises you are usually faced with when deciding on a cruising boat. They are known to sail well and are easily single-handed with a sail plan option for all conditions. The interior is light, spacious and extremely practical for both sailing and for liveaboard purposes.

This particular example has been cared for, maintained and improved it appears continuously throughout her life and it shows as soon as you step aboard. Although the owner still has one or two jobs on his list (it's a boat, after all) she really is in true sail away condition having been re-engined, rigged, upholstered, canvassed and equipped all within the last 7 years. She looks and smells clean and dry and is presented very nicely, a real pleasure to be aboard

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Westerly Longbow aft cockpit ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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