- Manufacturer: Westerly
- Location: Blyth
- Year: 1981
- LOA: 29'0" (8.84m)
- Berths: 5
- Draft: 1.78
- Keel: Fin keel
- ID no.: 14268
- Cabins: 2
- Heating: Taylors
- Heads: 1
- Watertank Size: 30 Litres
- Engine Make: Volvo MD2002
- Horsepower: 18hp
- Drive Type: Shaft drive
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Fuel Tank Size: 137 Litres
- Cruise Speed: 5-6 Knots
- Top Speed: 6-7 Knots
The Westerly GK29 was a natural progression from the successful GK24. Introduced initially as a racing craft she proved very successful at all levels on the Solent. She was then offered as a family cruiser racer and during the 4 years she was in production 182 were built.
This particular model is the racing version and has the deeper (1.80M) lead ballast keel making her stiffer, the slightly longer keel stepped mast giving a larger sail area and the aluminium toe rail.
Over the years and during various different ownerships she has been adapted to a more cruiser/racer version. Self furling headsail, stack pack for mainsail, sprayhood and cabin heating have allowed the owner who likes to go fast have a more family/couples orientated yacht that is easy to handle with a small or inexperienced crew.
Engine was replaced 2008 for a larger Volvo 2002 and the navigation instruments have been overhauled with a new Standard Horizon colour plotter added 2016 and Raymarine wireless wind speed and depth instruments added 2017.
For what was an out and out racing boat, below decks is very comfortable. The yacht is well appointed with lots of teak woodwork and teak and holly flooring.
The upholstery is a warm brown/red and is well upholstered.
The star of the show is the paraffin fuelled, Taylor's cabin heater which warms the boat up in no time at all.
Saloon is entered from the cockpit and accessed by steps built into the engine housing.
Immediately to starboard is the galley with a gas fuelled stove with 2-burner hob, oven and grill. Adjacent is a stainless steel sink with cold pressurised water, a small preparation area and top loading coolbox. Good cupboard storage for supplies and bespoke glass and cup storage.
Opposite the galley is the chart table with chart storage, switch panel and instruments including Navtex and Sailor VHF.
Aft is the pilot berth which although marketed as a double is more suitable as a large single.
The saloon features a central drop leaved table with central bottle storage. Either side is the saloon settee/berths and to port above the settee would have been an additional berth. The owner still has the cushions for this.
Moving forward though the saloon bulkhead and before the forward cabin is a hanging space and sink to starboard and to port a heads compartment with Jabsco sea toilet.
Forward cabin with double berth and infill cushion. Opening deck hatch for light and ventilation. Excellent storage beneath the bunks.
Great standing headroom throughout the yacht.
Mechanical and Rigging
GRP constructed yacht with white topsides and blue cove line stripe.
1.80 lead ballast keel and transom mounted rudder with varnished tiller steering.
Underwater areas epoxy treated as a preventative measure by local yard.
Wide side decks allow easy and uncluttered access round the decks.
Hull to deck join covered by teak rub rail. Aluminium toe rail.
Stainless steel stem head fitting with bow roller.
Deck mounted windlass with chain locker below.
Large self draining cockpit with 4 drain holes.
Cockpit sole and locker tops finished in Treadmaster for greater grip.
Cavernous sail locker to starboard with access to self draining gas locker and fuel tank.
Engine & Electrics:
Vessel powered by an inboard Volvo Penta MD2002 diesel engine.
Engine start panel with rev counter and visual/audible warnings.
Reduction gearbox driving stainless steel shaft and bronze Cory folding propeller.
Regularly serviced the engine has provided years of good service.
Engine fitted with diesel water trap to negate fuel problems.
Most recent service was at the end of last season.
Bank of 2X12V, 110amp batteries providing engine start and domestic power.
These are fitted with a rotary battery isolator switch.
Recharged via engine alternator.
Sails and Rigging:
Masthead sloop rig with keel stepped aluminium spars.
Stainless steel standing rigging with adjustable backstay.
All rigging is led aft to helm via a series of blocks, deck organisers and clutches.
Main sheet track in cockpit within easy reach of helm.
4X Lewmar ST42 winches and 2X Lewmar ST30 halyard winches.
Furlex headsail furling system with Saturn genoa with UV strip.
Saturn mainsail mounted in lazy bag on boom.
Both slab reefing main and genoa are within the last 5 years.
Other sails include a No2 jib, storm sail and spinnaker.
Spinnaker rigging and spinnaker pole.
Well equipped yacht for coastal cruising. Included in sale are:
2X bulkhead mounted compass either side of companionway
New Raymarine wireless wind speed/direction - 2017
New Raymarine wireless speed/depth/log - 2017
Raymarine tiller pilot
Standard Horizon colour chart plotter/GPS - 2016
2X Manual bilge pumps
2X Bruce anchors with chain and warp
Clock and Barometer
MOB Life sling
4X Life jackets
Avon 3-man tender
Warps and fenders
Radio CD player
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