Rhu , GB

Westerly 33 Ketch - Sale Pending

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  • Year 1978
  • Length 33.23 ft | 10.13 m
  • Beam 3.4 meter
  • Max Draft 1.65 meter
  • Engine Mercedes   OM636

Boat Details

Just reduced - A great boat and an opportunity!!

The Westerly 33 is a purposefull, safe, sturdy cruising yacht. 6 berths in two seperate cabins, separate heads. Spec includes new standing rigging and guard wires in 2017. Engine factory refurbished in 2011, new electric windlass with foot controls 2017, Webasto warm air heating, H&C Presurised water, new cooker 2017 and good instruments including new Raymarine wheel pilot 2017.

Dimensions / General Info

The Westerly 33 was the bigger, beamier and heavier successor to the long-running Longbow/Renown range, and whilst also designed by Laurent Giles, and retaining the distinctive bow knuckle, has a more elegant coachroof and substantially more interior space, plus a much better standard of interior finish than the older models, with lots of solid wood trim.

The Westerly 33 was introduced in 1977, and over 200 were built before it was replaced by the very similar Discus in 1980, which used the same hull moulding, and continued in production until 1984. "Yachting Monthly" has described them as ".... substantial, safe and comfortable seaboats, popular with families for extended cruising".

"Traigh Iar" was built and commissioned by Westerly Yachts Ltd (UK) in 1978.  

  • LOA 10.13m.
  • LWL 8.66m.
  • Beam 3.4m.
  • Draft 1.65m.
  • Displacement 6505kg.
  • Ballast 2743kg.
  • 60ltr fuel tank.
  • 340ltr water tank.

Hull Construction

The hull is in white GRP with a blue stripe and the deck & superstructure are both in white GRP with blue non slip.  She has a fin keel with skeg rudder and wheel steering in a centre style cockpit.

  • Epoxy treatment below waterline.


6 berths in total in 3 cabins including the saloon.  Webasto heating in all cabins and the interior is finished in varnished wood and dark blue velour upholstery.

Forward cabin has 2 single berths in "V" with natural light via a forward hatch and port & stbd opening windows, good storage in shelves and underneath the berths.  There is also access to the anchor chain locker.

The Heads Compartment is between the forward cabin and the saloon and features a Lavac manual sea toilet, wash basin with hot & cold pressurised water.  Hanging locker to stbd.

The Saloon is spacious and well laid out with good natural light and plenty of storage space throughout.  There are port and stbd single settee berths and a folding leaf table.

The Galley is "L" shaped and is to stbd aft in the saloon.  It has a Neptune 4500 2 burner gas cooker with oven & grill (new 2017) and a stainless steel sink with pressurised hot & cold water and an Isoltherm  top loading fridge.

The Navigation Station is to port aft in the Saloon and it has a chart table with seating which faces to port and the ships electrical control panel is situated on the aft bulkhead.  Batteries under seat and isolator switch.

Aft cabin has 2 single berths and good storage space.

  • 12v deckhead lighting with wall mounted lamps throughout.
  • Sowester clock in aft cabin.
  • JVC stereo & CD layer with two internal speakers.


Powered by a Mercedes OM636 42hp 4 cylinder inboard marine diesel engine with shaft drive to a 3 blade fixed prop.

  • Full factory overhaul 2011.
  • Engine last serviced 2017.
  • Morse throttle controls.
  • Fresh & sea water cooled via a heat exchanger.


The ships 12v electrical system is powered by 3 batteries and has a control panel at the Navigation Station in the Saloon.

  • 2 x 12v 110ah domestic batteries.
  • 1 x 12v 110ah engine start battery.
  • Shore power with cable.
  • 25ah Cristec automatic battery charger.
  • BM-1 battery monitor.
  • Solar panel fitted 2018.

Mast / Rigging / Sails

Ketch with masthead sloop rigged with gold masts and booms by Proctor which is all supported by stainless steel standing rigging.

  • Stainless steel rigging replaced 2017.
  • Braid on braid running rigging.
  • Mainsail reefs from cockpit.
  • Stack pack.
  • Lazy jacks.
  • Mainsail cover.
  • Aluminium spinnaker pole.
  • Side tracks and cars for Genoa.

Sails Inventory -

  • Genoa.
  • Main.
  • Mizzen.

Deck / Deck Equipment

Centre cockpit with easily navigated side decks which lead to the coach roof and foredeck, which is all secured by a stainless steel pulpit and stainless steel double guard wires with alloy stanchions and stainless steel quarter pushpits.

  • Zodiac Bombard AX3 2.6m dinghy.
  • Mercury 2.5hp outboard engine.
  • Sprayhood and cockpit cover which is incorporated with th aft cabin cover.
  • Guard wires replaced 2017.
  • Lofrans Cayman 88 electric 12v 1200w anchor windlass with warping drum (new 2017) with foot & remote control.
  • Rocna 20kg anchor with 80m of 10mm chain.
  • 6 mooring cleats
  • Various warps.
  • 8 fenders
  • 2 fair leads.

Winches & deck hardware

  • Rope clutches.
  • 2 Lewmar 43 2 speed halyard winches.
  • 1 Harken 35 2 speed self tailing mainsheet winch.
  • 2 Lewmar 43 2 speed self tailing primary winches.
  • 1 Barton G8 single speed winch on mizzen mast.
  • 2 Lewmar 7 single speed manual winches on main mast.
  • Winch handles.

Navigation Instrumentation

  • Standard Horizon GX1500E DSC VHF radio at chart table.
  • Garmin GPS 128 at chart table.
  • Clipper echosounder in cockpit.
  • Raymarine Evolution P70 autopilot - new 2017.
  • Contest bulkhead compass in cockpit/saloon.
  • Suunto compass at chart table.
  • Clipper speed/log.
  • Clipper wind speed/directon in cockpit.
  • Cobra Marine hand held VHF at chart table with drop in charger.

Safety Equipment

  • Electric bilge pump.
  • Manual bilge pump.
  • Fire blanket.
  • 2 dry powder fire extinguishers.
  • 1 automatic engine compartment fire extinguisher.
  • Gas detector.
  • 3 lifejackets.
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy.
  • Navigation lights.

Michael Schmidt & Partner Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

Whilst we make best effort to obtain documentation from Vendors it is advisable to check what is available before travelling to view or making an offer.

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