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  • Manufacturer: Westerly
  • Location: Conwy
  • Year: 1985
  • LOA: 28'7" (8.71m)
  • Beam: 9' 11'' (3.03m)
  • Berths: 7
  • Draft: 1.02
  • Keel: Bilge Keel
  • ID no.: 073263
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 81 Litres
  • Engine Make: Bukh DV20
  • Horsepower: 20hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 77 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5
  • Top Speed: 6

Broker Remarks

Westerly Yachts were renowned for building quality boats. Designed by Ed Dubois, the Westerly Merlin offers nice sea kindly characteristics and good performance. The Westerly Merlin is also ideal for a family with accomodation for up to seven. She is easy to handle and her 20hp Bukh diesel provides plenty of power for the easily driven hull. With over 100 boats sold in the first year of their production, the Merlin offers an interior layout often only found in yachts of 32'. The model was one of the first designs to offer bilge keelers that performed well to windward. 'Samara' has been well cared for throughout her life and offers and excellent oppurtunity to acquire a solid 3 cabin cruising yacht at a realistic price. Lying Conwy Marina, North Wales


Up to seven berths in three cabins with good headroom.

Forward cabin with V berth and shelving.

Saloon has settee berths (one converts to a double) with folding leaf table between and good storage outboard.

L shaped galley to port with stainless steel sink, Flavell gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven, ice box and plenty of storage. 

The chart table is opposite and to starboard with an aft facing table and 12V panels.

Hanging locker between chart table and heads compartment with marine toilet and basin. Hand pumped fresh water system.

There is a double aft cabin to port with opening port and lockers. 

Tartan cloth fabric upholstery and curtained.

Radio/CD Player and speakers

Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Westerly Yachts in 1985 to an Ed Dubois design.
White GRP hull with style stripes and teak rubbing strakes.
White GRP decks with moulded non skid.
Cast iron twin bilge keels
Semi-balanced transom hung rudder
Self draining cockpit
Stainless steel rails and safety wires with alloy stanchions
Moulded toe rails
Teak hand rails

Located under companionway. 1985 Bukh DV20 marine diesel engine. 20hp. Twin cylinders. Sea water cooled. Shaft drive to a Kiwi feathering prop. Steel fuel tank of some 18 gallons. Single lever engine controls.
Serviced April 2013.

Two 12V batteries (New 2012/13) with charging via engine alternator or
Rutland 913 wind generator with charger

Water System:
Manual pump cold water

Fuel - 77 Litres / 17 Gal
Water - 81 Litres / 18 Gal

Sails and Rigging:
Fractional deck stepped sloop rig. silver anodised aluminium mast and boom by Kemp, 1985.
Stainles steel standing rigging, Aug 2009
Terylene running rigging.
Sheet and halyard winches.
slab reefed mainsail (2 reefing points) - Kemp 2004
Furling genoa -  2009
Spinnaker pole


Deck Equipment:
Plough/CQR anchor, 16m of 8mm chain & 16m of 6mm chain
Mooring warps
Boarding ladder
Mid-ship cleats
Cleats to bow and stern

Navigation Equipment:
Nasa Clipper Wind speed/direction
Nasa Speed
Nasa Echo/log
Navman 5500 colour GPS Chartplotter - 2005
Standard Horizon VHF radio with remote station in cockpit - 2010
Simrad TP20 Autopilot interfaced with GPS - 2005

Safety Equipment:
One manual and one electric bilge pumps
Navigation lights
Gas detector
Fire blanket
5 x Fire extinguishers

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