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Westerly Merlin 28

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8.74m (28'8")



Underwater profile
Bilge keels


1 x Diesel 18hp, Volvo 2002 (1989)

South Devon


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Westerly
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 76.0 ltr (16.7 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 28/09/2014


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2002 (1989)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bruntons Autoprop 3 Blade Auto-Feathering (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 8.74m (28'8")
LWL 7.19m (23'7")
Beam 3.02m (9'11")
Draft Max 1.04m (3'5")
Displacement 3,490kg (7,695.3lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")


Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2015)


Mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Floursecent Storm Jib - Unused (unknown year)
Spinnaker with Snuffer (telescopic pole and sheets (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Rutgerson wheeled main sail cars added 2015.
Roller reefing Genoa with new UV strip added 2015.
Rotostay roller reefing checked 2015.
Stainless Steel standing rigging
all replaced 2015.
Selden aluminium mast and boom checked 2015.
Running rigging all replaced 2015.
All lines lead back to cockpit.
Removed last winter on mouse lines and refitted May 2016.
All sails washed and serviced winter 2015/16.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Gelcoat finish

All works recommended by 2014 survey carried out to the satisfaction of Navigators & General Insurance, who subsequently removed all endorsements off policy.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick

New Oven & Hob 2016

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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

Raymarine ST1000 Tiller Pilot with new internal compass fitted 2015.
Standard Horizon GX2200E AIS GPS DSC VHF radio new 2015

Deck Gear

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

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence Anchorman windlass
2 anchors
(Delta Bow Anchor, CQR Kedge anchor)
20.00m (65'7") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
Both anchors have a 30 Metre warp extension.

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

On stepping aboard this vessel I immediately knew it was right!
This Westerly Merlin 28 has been extensively refitted by the current owner with many components being renewed or overhauled.
Even better is the fact that the internal furnishings and linings are Westerly original and in almost perfect condition, some feat for a vessel built in 1989.
Designed by Ed Dubois, the Merlin is a modern styled yacht with ample accommodation and good sailing performance. You can be assured of Westerly's solid build quality.
This is a bilge keeled example and is as happy on mud berth as it is on a deep water mooring.
I am sure that anyone viewing this vessel will be pleased by the vessels overall presentation.

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

This Westerly Merlin 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Kevin Walters of Boatshed Dartmouth. 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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