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Westerly Konsort: space, security & good performance

David Harding

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One of the roomiest cruisers of her size, the Konsort is also known for her solidity, interior finish and easy manners. No wonder she’s such a popular second-hand buy, says David Harding

A Westerly Konsort being sailed under grey skies

Despite being over-powered at times, the Konsort took the brisk conditions of our test in her stride. Credit: David Harding Credit: David Harding

Product Overview

Westerly konsort.

Back in the late 1970s or early 1980s, a family looking for a new cruising yacht of just under 30ft (9m) would have been almost spoiled for choice.

Britain’s ‘big three’ builders each offered an excellent boat: Westerly were flying high with the Konsort, Moody had replaced their 30 with a new 29, and Sadler’s 29 had plugged the gap between the 25 and 32.

With alternatives including such evergreens as the Mirage 28 and Cobra 850, there was something for everyone – whether they preferred fin or twin keels .

The most popular home-grown cruisers of the day gave people the choice but invariably sold in far greater numbers with twins.

Leading the way in the smaller size range was the ubiquitous 26ft Westerly Centaur, launched in 1969 and, after well over 2,000 boats, nearing the end of her production a decade later.

Two people wearing wet weather gear in the cockpit of a Westerly Konsort cockpit

Treadmaster and non-slip paint provide the grip in the cockpit. Credit: David Harding

Come 1978, the next boats up in Westerly’s range were the 31-footers: the Renown, Pentland, Berwick and Longbow, between them offering a choice of sloop or ketch rig , twin or fin keels and aft or centre cockpits.

Like the Centaur, they sailed better than they looked but were discontinued shortly after the arrival of what was to be the last model from the drawing board of Westerly’s long-time designers, Laurent Giles.

The Westerly Konsort, introduced in 1979, was the 29-footer (8.8m) that had everything.

For a start she was enormously beamy, her 3.27m (10ft 9in) between the gunwales being 42% of her waterline length .

Together with the full bow, broad stern and plenty of freeboard, the beam gave her an interior volume that practically matched that of her 31ft sisters.

The other point about the interior was that it was nicely woody.

Two people sitting on a yacht at sea

The Westerly Konsort was launched in 1979, and was designed by Laurent Giles. Credit: David Harding

Whereas the Centaur sometimes attracted criticism for her caravan- like styling and finish, the Westerly Konsort followed the approach developed in the 31s.

No interior mouldings were used and all the woodwork was bonded directly to the outer hull. It created the feel of a hand-crafted yacht – which she was.

No Westerly cruiser of this era was offered without twin keels – even the 36-footers.

If one model was available only with a fin, a hull-sister would have two keels and a different name (as in the case of the twin-keeled Centaur and her fin-keeled sibling, the Pembroke).

The Westerly Konsort came with a choice of fin or twin, called the Konsort either way and proving most popular in twin-keel form. A few were also built with swing keels.

While giving her more beam for her length than any earlier model, Laurent Giles made sure she was still unmistakably a Westerly, incorporating the distinctive knuckle in the bow shared by everything from the 21ft 6in Warwick up to the largest models in the range.

A hawse pipe on a Westerly Konsort

The hawse pipe – a Westerly tradition. Credit: David Harding

They did, however, fit her with a transom-hung rudder . A practical and economical solution, and one that maximised space in the cockpit, it wouldn’t have worked on the Centaur or the 31s because both were available as centre- cockpit or ketch-rigged variants.

Above the straight-topped coachroof sat a conventional masthead rig of modest proportions.

As was the norm in those days, the headsail provided the bulk of the sail area although the boom was long enough to allow the mainsheet to be taken – at an angle – to a traveller across the wide transom.

Other traditional Westerly features included the trademark blue non-slip deck paint and a toerail in teak rather than the aluminium favoured by some of the competition.

The Westerly Konsort was no beauty but she hit the spot and became an instant success.

A saloon of a yacht

A saloon of the Westerly Konsort is roomy for a boat of this size. Credit: David Harding

She was never a cheap boat and still isn’t by many standards, holding her value if well equipped and maintained.

If you buy a Westerly Konsort and look after her there’s a good chance you won’t lose any money.

She’s a boat that’s always likely to be sought after by people wanting something solid, roomy, forgiving and easy to handle, and that’s why she caught John King’s eye when he was looking for his first cruiser two years ago.

John’s alternatives were smaller boats, including the 23ft Westerly Pageant and the Centaur’s successor, the Griffon.

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However, the Konsort’s extra space, combined with her reputation for being undemanding, made him think that it would make more sense to buy the larger boat rather than to start with a smaller one that he might want to switch a year or two later.

He’s happy that he made the right decision. Sarnia is a twin-keeler built in 1983, and John reckons that a boat with full standing headroom, space to relax down below in comfort and enough size, weight and power to take most conditions in her stride makes for more relaxing sailing.

I joined John for a sail from his winter base in Chichester Harbour when a good 20 knots from the north east was kicking up a lumpy sea in Bracklesham Bay.

Downwind the Westerly Konsort proved why she has a reputation for being faster than she looks, rapidly sliding through the lee of a larger cruiser and soon leaving it well astern.

A saloon in the foredeck of a yacht

A roomy forecabin is one of the reasons the Westerly Konsort is so popular. Credit: David Harding

Once far enough from land to have space for an upwind leg, we sheeted in and headed into the breeze.

With John’s consent I opted to hold on to full sail to see how Sarnia handled. You learn more about a boat when pushing her beyond the comfort zone.

Besides, the Westerly Konsort has a reputation for being stiff, under- canvassed in light airs and able to carry full sail when others need to reef .

I was about to see whether asking her to carry it upwind with 25 knots over the deck was pushing things too far.

We took all the usual steps to de-power the rig as far as possible without reefing, including tensioning both mainsail and headsail halyards , moving the genoa cars aft, flattening the mainsail’s foot and dropping the traveller well down the track.

Sarnia responded by plugging upwind remarkably comfortably, clocking between 4 and 4.5 knots most of the time depending on the size and steepness of the waves.

It was a day when being slightly over-canvassed was a help, not just from the testing perspective but also to drive through the waves.

There’s nothing worse than being under-powered, bouncing up and down in the lulls and wishing for more sail.

Lockers on a Westerly Konsort

The single, acrylic-fronted locker in the saloon later gave way to multiple lockers. Credit: David Harding

As ever when over-powered it was a matter of sailing along a fine line: a few degrees too deep and the boat would heel over before rounding up in protest, though not until the gunwale was nearly awash.

Sailed too high she would lose power and stop. In between she was quite happy, heeling no more than 15° or so and remaining nicely balanced with a beautifully light helm.

When she was pushed too hard, the weight on the tiller would increase progressively as the gunwale approached the water, giving ample warning before the rudder finally lost grip.

While reducing sail would have made life easier in some respects, this was a good test and one that proved her tolerance and capability.

For a chunky twin-keeler with a three-bladed fixed propeller it was a more-than-creditable performance.

Galley on a Westerly Konsort yacht

Work space in the galley on the Westerly Konsort is limited. Credit: David Harding

Having to power through the waves took a few degrees off our pointing so we tacked through around 90° on most occasions.

There’s no reason why the tacking angle of the fin-keeler should be any different – as you would expect, it just goes faster and makes less leeway.

The lower centre of gravity should also add a little stiffness.

During tacks on Sarnia , the only problem I found was the babystay interfering with the genoa.

Together with the genoa’s substantial overlap it would make short-tacking rather laborious and call for plenty of energy from whoever is winding the Barlow 23 primary winches.

Reaching along in a breeze is what she likes best. We clocked 7 knots at times and I could easily imagine a fin-keeler with a folding prop surfing away merrily.

Heaving-to presented no problems. The boat was reluctant to gybe around with the sheets pinned in but could just be persuaded to by some judicious rudder-wiggling to re-attach the laminar flow.

A wooden chart table on a yacht

The nav table will accommodate a folded Admiralty chart. Credit: David Harding

A relatively blunt, high-volume hull like the Westerly Konsort’s is never going to slice through the waves as cleanly and smoothly as a slimmer one.

On the other hand it does seem to keep the crew dry: only rarely during our sail did any spray find its way back to the cockpit, where the helmsman can sit either on the seat, legs braced across to the leeward side, or on the flat-topped coaming.

The upper perch is tolerably comfortable even if the guardwires are too close outboard to lean back against.

Partly thanks to the transom-hung rudder, there’s enough space in the cockpit for four without over- crowding. The absence of an aft cabin beneath also makes it nice and deep.

Having the mainsheet across the stern works well: it’s easy to reach yet clear of the cockpit.

Just take care to flick it across above head-level during a gybe.

A saloon on a Westerly Konsort

No aft cabin, means the saloon is further aft in a beamier part of the hull. The settee berths are wide and parallel. Credit: David Harding

A large locker occupies the space beneath the starboard seat and the gas bottle lives in the stern.

Treadmaster provides the grip on the coamings and cockpit sole, the seats being finished in Westerly’s distinctive blue non-slip paint that’s used on the deck as well.

Deck paint has always struck me as infinitely superior to moulded-in surfaces.

It provides an excellent grip, reduces glare and can be made to look like new – in the same or a different colour – for the price of a tin of paint. It’s extraordinary that so few other builders have done the same.

Moving forward along the Konsort’s wide deck, outside the cap and lower shrouds, is easy. On the wide foredeck is a chunky central cleat and a hawse pipe for the anchor chain.

Anyone used to modern production boats with large aft cabins and layouts based on interior mouldings will find the Westerly Konsort very different below decks.

Because there’s no aft cabin, the saloon is further aft in a beamier part of the hull and, as a result, it’s larger than on most boats of this size. The settee berths are wide and parallel.

Plenty of teak and teak-faced ply is nicely finished and bonded directly to the outer hull – still the best way to make the structure visible and easy to reach as well as to minimise wasted space.

As is traditional in boats of this era, the forecabin is separated from the saloon by the heads to port and a hanging locker to starboard.

Areas sometimes criticised on the Westerly Konsort include the quarter berth and chart table to port: because the chart table’s seat is the head of the berth, they can’t both be used at the same time. Standing at the chart table solves that problem.

Between the chart table and the galley on the opposite side is the projecting engine box.

Inside this Westerly fitted engines mainly from Bukh and Volvo. The box’s top makes handy additional work space for the galley, where it’s otherwise in short supply.

History of the Westerly Konsort

The Westerly Konsort Duo motor-sailer

The Westerly Konsort Duo motor-sailer

Introduced in 1979, Westerly’s last design by Laurent Giles remained in production until 1992.

Over 600 were sold in the first six years, after which the price rose steeply and only a further 100 left the factory.

About 150 of the 704 Konsorts built are fin-keelers.

The same hull was used for the Konsort Duo, a motor-sailer with a large deck saloon and comfortable accommodation for two people.


The Konsort’s hull is a solid laminate of chopped strand mat, reinforced with rovings in high- stress areas.

A balsa core is used in the deck. Westerly had an in-house Lloyds surveyor and all boats were issued with a Lloyds hull construction certificate.

Keels are bolted to shallow moulded stubs.

Point to look out for if buying a Westerly Konsort from Westerly specialists

Konsorts are known for having relatively few structural weaknesses. Nonetheless, some points are worth checking.

  • Like many builders, Westerly used orthophthalic resins until the mid-1980s and cases of osmosis are quite common.
  • Chainplates are prone to fatigue and corrosion where they pass through the deck but are relatively simple to replace. Worth checking too is the reinforcement in the hull that distributes the load from the keel(s). The plywood used in early boats was less robust than the chunkier, foam-cored sections used from 1981 onwards. Fin-keelers especially should be inspected because of the lack of depth beneath the floorboards and the bottom of the hull on the centreline. Boats that have grounded or been badly shored up during winter storage are most likely to have problems. Keel bolts that have been glassed in rather than simply gelled over ask for special attention: someone might have been trying to hide something.
  • Transom-hung rudders are easy to inspect but also more vulnerable to damage than inboard rudders. The Konsort’s gudgeons and pintles are joined by a rod and not especially robust. They are, however, simple to change.
  •  On deck, the gelcoat is prone to deterioration from UV degradation and star-crazing is common.
  • Below decks, the ‘Westerly droop’ is by far the most common problem, where the vinyl headliner starts separating from the deckhead.

If you want curvy lines and a double aft cabin, the Konsort’s not your boat. If, on the other hand, you want space, security, a good cockpit, surprisingly good sailing performance, positive handling under power, a roomy and nicely finished interior, structural solidity and proven resale value, she should definitely be on your list.

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Westerly Konsort 29

Westerly Konsort 29 is a 28 ′ 10 ″ / 8.8 m monohull sailboat designed by Jack Laurent Giles and built by Westerly Marine between 1979 and 1991.

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The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

Twin Keel model - draft: 3.2’/.98m. A Pilothouse ‘DUO’ model was also available. In popularity, of all Westerly models, second only to the CENTAUR.

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Is Westerly Konsort Duo suitable for blue water sailing?

  • Thread starter Tuakana
  • Start date 29 Nov 2019
  • 29 Nov 2019

... Being a Motorsailer with twin keel. Any thoughts will be much appreciated. Thanks!  


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You would be best to chat with Konsort Duo owners on the Westerly Owners Association forum. On the web site are also pages with specific information on the Duo, what to check for, boats for sale, etc.  

  • 30 Nov 2019

Without wishing to be unpleasant, the question is really are you suitable. It all depends on which bits of blue water you have in mind. A Konsort Duo would be deeply unsuitable (and probably end up deep underwater) if you tried a southern ocean passage. Even a standard non-Duo Konsort would be in the wrong place there, let alone one with huge vulnerable windows. Even the ultra tough and determined Chay Blyth rapidly realised that his loaned 30 ft bilgekeeler "Dytiscus" was the wrong boat for the Southern Ocean. This was a Kingfisher 30, reasonably comparable to a standard Konsort. On the other hand there are plenty of long-distance passages that a Konsort Duo would probably be OK for at the right time of year, as long as you were not unlucky with the weather. I don't dislike the boat: for some it is ideal, and the other very wet and windy day walked past one on a marina pontoon and thought ".... I can see the attraction".  


Transom hung rudder, large windows, that wouldn't be my first choice but if that's what you have, picking a weather window to cross Biscay is reasonable, thougth you can get some challenging waves entering ports along the N Spanish and W Portuguese coasts. Where were you thinking of going?  


I consider Duos to be massively overpriced; You can get a Beneteau Evasion 34 for much the same price as a Duo and it's a vastly more competent blue water boat in the same 'northern latitudes' mould. I still wouldn't trust it in the Southern Ocean without stormboards and a whole raft of other mods, but the same would be true of any AWB.  

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jwilson said: Even the ultra tough and determined Chay Blyth rapidly realised that his loaned 30 ft bilgekeeler "Dytiscus" was the wrong boat for the Southern Ocean. This was a Kingfisher 30, reasonably comparable to a standard Konsort. Click to expand...



If Blue water sailing means crossing the Atlantic in average/good weather, then it will be fine. Can the boat sustain 45 knots of wind in storm conditions for 2,3, 4 days? perhaps not.  


Would I want a Konsort Duo to come back from Cherbourg in F6 and pissing rain? Absolutely. For crossing oceans, I'd rather have a Victoria 30 or similar.  


Interesting area, although I don't understand where the question comes from. Doesn't most blue water sailing involve distance deep-sea work with predominantly agreeable weather? Almost exactly the opposite to what the Konsort Duo was designed for, surely? In the cabin there is just the one port-side sea-berth, though it might be crammed full of kit for a long-distance trip. I always really liked the Konsort Duo - not the prettiest design, but amazingly adept at keeping her likeliest crew - a mature couple - comfortable in coastal waters at 50 degrees north. The other day I saw one up close on a pontoon and was very surprised at how much less awkward her proportions are in reality, relative to the way she looks in photographs. A dream-boat for me. "Halcyon Yachts" who contributes here, delivered one in the last couple of years - may be worth asking him in a PM.  

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC said: If Blue water sailing means crossing the Atlantic in average/good weather, then it will be fine. Can the boat sustain 45 knots of wind in storm conditions for 2,3, 4 days? perhaps not. Click to expand...
scotty123 said: 45 knts? Click to expand...


An ordinary one of the fin keeled variety would be better from both sailing and accommodation points of view but wouldn't be many people's choice for blue water...  


SAPurdie said: I consider Duos to be massively overpriced; Click to expand...
SAPurdie said: I consider Duos to be massively overpriced. Click to expand...


I don't remember John Ridgeways' attempt, but wasn't Chay Blythes' boat a Kingfisher 30 ?  



CAPTAIN FANTASTIC said: Can the boat sustain 45 knots of wind in storm conditions for 2,3, 4 days? perhaps not. Click to expand...

Yes we did, I'd think you were lucky to get away with it; our clubs' boats on swinging chain topchains survived but as is often the case one with a rope mooring strop had it chafe through and was wrecked. Not sure about the RN but the US Navy send their ships to sea if seriously bad weather is forecast.  

Seajet said: Not sure about the RN but the US Navy send their ships to sea if seriously bad weather is forecast. Click to expand...


pvb said: Aren't most old Westerly yachts massively overpriced? Click to expand...
KompetentKrew said: Sorry if this is dumb - I ask only to advance my own knowledge. Didn't we have winds of about that sort of speed a month ago? (The newspapers seem to say we did: ) I took a heck of a pounding against the pontoons that morning, and Westerly Consorts must've been subject to the same conditions. Surely it would be better to weather such storms at sea, where there's nothing to bang into? Click to expand...

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Yachting Monthly reviews the Sadler 29

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Andrew recalls getting caught out in wind over tide conditions on the edge of the Raz de Barfleur on passage to St Vaast.

‘We were making 12 knots over the ground! The boat was absolutely fine but we felt a bit green.’

It bears testimony to the Sadler’s sea-keeping qualities.

She’s a cruiser/racer of yesteryear and, I would argue, is all the better for that.

Easy to sail, responsive and manoeuvrable, she’s a great little family boat as well as a good yacht on which to learn how to sail.

She does tends to heel quickly, but not so that the toerail is ever in the water – a feature which acts as a useful guide for a novice sailor because even in the lightest airs they will quickly get a good sense of being in ‘the groove’.

Her deck area aft is a little tight for ease of movement and your seaboot is likely to jam between the cockpit coaming and toerail.

That said, if you leave the cockpit by the sprayhood frame, there’s reasonable footfall going forward.

What’s she like in port and at anchor?

Aidos has been lovingly restored by Andrew and the light-coloured teak bulkhead and shelving gives the boat a warm and attractive feel.

The boat’s fine run aft is evident under the chart table where your right foot will be at an angle to the left one!

Under power she is awkward in reverse – although better since Andrew replaced the two-blade prop with a feathering three-bladed version.

Her 20hp diesel has suffered from the congenital illness of all such Bukhs – a fractured manifold elbow – so Andrew made up his own for £20 in stainless steel.

He has added shore power, too, a welcome necessity in a boat with no heater.

She carries a 35 lb CQR in the anchor locker abaft the stainless steel single bow roller, yet there is still room for the chain and warp, and a spare gas bottle.

Her saloon seating has been fitted out hard against the inside of the hull, which has successfully increased the cabin sole area giving a pleasant, roomy and comfortable feel to the cabin.

The downside of this is that such open-plan thinking comes at the expense of stowage, which is minimal on the Sadler 29.

Would she suit you and your crew?

She has six berths but Andrew primarily sails her just with his wife, Becky.

‘I’m probably not going to do any more than a week or two aboard,’ he says.

Nevertheless, Aidos is fitted with a transom-hung bathing ladder, which is a great feature for kids.

Although both Andrew and I concur over the arrangement of the galley, Becky clearly does not.

‘She doesn’t like bending down to get at the sink while washing up, so she does it in a bowl on the bridgedeck,’ explains Andrew. ‘But boats aren’t shaped to be kitchens,’ he adds.

However, Becky’s point is valid.

If the cook were to wash up in the galley, their face will end up pressed against the lining because the sink is so far under the bridgedeck.

The navigation area, however, although also a bit of a tight squeeze, is actually very adequate, with a comfortable seat on the front end of the quarter berth.

Following the Fastnet storm of 1979 in which 15 yachtsmen were drowned, the Sadler 29 was fitted with a harness strongpoint in the cockpit, which was a welcome additional feature.

The hatchboards, however, do not have any means of being locked into place should the boat ever invert.

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June 2021 Lip Seals for top of rudder shaft

March 2021 Removing and Replacing interior fittings Westerly Woodwork

Feb 2021 Roger Clark's ZOOM presentation on finishing interior woodwork File:Interior Woodwork Concerto PowerPoint.pdf

Feb 2021 Roger Clark's ZOOM presentation on vinyl headlining File:Vinyl Headling Concerto PowerPoint.pdf

December 2020 Steaming Ply

Ocean 49 pictures Ocean 49

June 2020 How to service a simple winch

May 2020 Roger Clark's presentation to ECG on hull finishing File:Gel coat renovation 19May2020.pdf

Jan 2020 Roger Clark's presentation to RYA London & South East Conference Concerto

Sept 2019 Rudder Bush Drawings and Images Rudder Bush Drawings

March 2019 Blisters on a Rudder

March 2019 Bi-fold doors on Pageant Bi-fold doors on Pageant

March 2019 Corsair Linear Drive AutoPilot Corsair_Maintenance_and_Repair#Linear_Drive_Autopilot

February 2019 Centaur Rudder Bearings Centaur Rudder bearings

January 2019 How much antifoul do you need Antifoul Quantities

November 2018 Fitting a Wind Generator on a Mizzen Mast Fitting a Wind Generator on a Solway

November 2018 Removing Keel son a Berwick Removing Keels on a Berwick

November 2018 Re-bedding keels article by Mike Crummy (now with pictures). Work done on a Renown but generally applicable Talk:Re bedding Keels

November 2018 What Varnish Did Westerly use Varnish

October 2018 Solway Rudder Bearing Replacement Replacing Solway Rudder Bearing

October 2018 Discus/W33 Updates and more pictures Rudder Bearing Replacement

August 2018 Electric boat Conversion Electric Boat

April 2018 W33 Screen Replacement W33 Screen Replacement

April 2018 Whitlock cable steering on Discus or W33 Steering_Quadrant,_conduit_and_cable_replacement

March 2018 Cheap Exhaust Manifold DV10/20 Exhaust Elbow

January 2018 3D printing 3D Printing - Various Parts

January 2016 Griffon repairs / cutless bearing / Chain plate repair. [1]

January 2016 Westerly Yahoo Group contribution on removing Fulmar Fuel Tank Fulmar_Maintenance_and_Repair

January 2016 Make your Hatch slide easily without messy black grease Hatch Slides

The Westerly Companies

Around the start of 1963 Commander Denys Rayner , an established yacht designer (see Before Westerly ), was approached by Hilary Scott, a man of some means, to design a GRP yacht to be built by a new company he wanted set up. Rayner designed the Westerly™ - a 22ft yacht similar in some respects to a wooden yacht he had designed earlier; the boat was subsequently renamed the Westerly 22™. After some discussion, Rayner became MD of the new company, whilst Scott and a solicitor called Michael Hurd became its non-executive directors. That company, founded in March 1963, was called "Westerly Marine Construction Ltd"™, the first of several companies to own the Westerly brand name, and usually referred to as just "Westerly" see A Brief Corporate History of Westerly Over the decades that Westerly in it's various incarnations dominated the UK leisure yachting industry they employed the best designers of the day including John Butler , Ian Proctor , Jack Laurent Giles , Chris Hawkins, Mike Pocock, Ed Dubois , and Ron Holland ; and from beginning to end, Westerly established and maintained a reputation for their excellent GRP layup and strength of build.

Read a comprehensive history of the company here: A Brief Corporate History of Westerly

Pictures and Stories about life and times at Westerly Marine Construction Ltd here Westerly Yard "Scrapbook"

Westerly Classes

F - Fin Keel

B - Bilge or Twin Fin

L - Lifting Keel

T - Triple Keel

Original Westerly Brochures for many classes can be found here: Westerly Brochures

Maintenance, Repair and Upgrades

General boat maintenance topics-

Headlining, Varnish, Deck Paint, Hatch Slides.....

Westerly Brochures


Westerly produced many brochures during the time they were in business. On this Wiki you will find most of the brochures Westerly have ever made but, very likely, not all. The good news is that there is at least one brochure for every model ever build.

Sometimes a model (for example the Chieftan) had different brochures that on first view look similar. The only difference could be as small as another printing date. It is not always possible to find the date that the brochure was produced. In those cases "19xx" is been used.To make this Wiki as complete as possible these brochures have also been uploaded. If you have a brochure or an advertisement that is not on this Wiki please send it to us. We will make it available on the Wiki.

Westerly Pricelists

Here you find the price lists of the past. If you have a price list that is not on this WIKI please sent it to use. We will make it available on the Wiki.

Westerly Manuals

PDF copies of the original Westerly handbooks.


File:Owners manual.pdf

Yard Numbers, Sail Numbers, Hull Numbers, Official Number (ON), Small Ships Register (SSR) Number and Registered Tonnage


Buying and Selling a Westerly?

The best maintained Westerlys are sailed by members of The Westerly Owners Association:

Westerly Owners Association "For Sale" pages here

File:CENTAUR PURCHASE ADVICE.pdf Paul Shave's Article Buying a Centaur. The most comprehensive and informed discussion of what to look for!

Racing a Westerly

Some information about handicaps.

Useful Resources

  • Westerly Owners Association Web Site
  • The WOA Forum great for posting questions for anything not covered here
  • Westerly's Today. Join The Westerly Owners Association here: and become a member of the Westerly Owners Association fleet.
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  • The Westerly Story Get a copy of "The Westerly Story" here
  • Westerly Club Nederland
  • World Cruising and Sailing Wiki - An On-Line Free Cruising Guide with useful links
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  • Animated knots

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  • Nav Info for Channel Isles and Northern France

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Features of the macrostructure and microstructure of uranium dioxide powders are considered. Assumptions are made on the mechanisms of the behavior of powders of various natures during pelletizing. Experimental data that reflect the effect of these powders on the quality of fuel pellets, which is evaluated by modern procedures, are presented. To investigate the structure of the powders, modern methods of electron microscopy, helium pycnometry, etc., are used. The presented results indicate the disadvantages of wet methods for obtaining the starting UO 2 powders by the ammonium diuranate (ADU) flow sheet because strong agglomerates and conglomerates, which complicate the process of pelletizing, are formed. The main directions of investigation that can lead to understanding the regularities of formation of the structure of starting UO 2 powders, which will allow one to control the process of their fabrication and stabilize the properties of powders and pellets, are emphasized.

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Investigation of the Properties of Uranium-Molybdenum Pellet Fuel for VVER

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Investigation of the Influence of the Energy of Thermal Plasma on the Morphology and Phase Composition of Aluminosilicate Microspheres

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Patlazhan, S.A., Poristost’ i mikrostruktura sluchainykh upakovok tverdykh sharov raznykh razmerov (Porosity and Microstructure of Chaotic Packings of Solid Spheres of Different Sizes), Chernogolovka: IKhF RAN, 1993.

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