Some have said that these Beautiful Yachts were created not manufactured!
Inspired by Colin Archer, refined by William Atkin and perfected by W.I.B. Crealock, the Westsail series of cruising sailboats ignited America's passion for serious cruising in stout fiberglass double-ender type boats. Less than 80 of the 28's were produced making them a gem in the Clorox bottle world of today’s boats. Compared to her big sister, the 32 Westsail, the rig has a taller aspect ratio, the keel is noticeably cut away in the forward sections, and the garboards are less hollow. The result is a drier ride, more maneuverability, more responsive, tracks closer to the wind, therefore faster than the 32 Westsail.
This is a factory finished Westsail 28, Hull #3 with many new improvements and upgrades since 2007. This boat is a diamond in the rough as there is still more work to be completed such as finishing the refit of the head, installing a new fresh water system, new headliner, inside/outside paint and varnish as well as the purchase of new electronics and Misc equipment. Having said that, please don’t concentrate on what needs to be done instead look at what already been completed! Some of the refit that’s been done since 2007; New (2010) Betamarine, 25hp engine with less than 70 hrs, newer rigging, epoxy barrier bottom, removal and non-skidding of teak decks and much more.
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General Information on Westsail 28's
Adele is almost cruising ready Westsail 28 Hull #3, a proven blue water boat. More than capable with ample storage capacity for extensive offshore voyaging, but a great coastal cruiser with a good turn of speed. Designed by Herb David, only 78 of these sought after “little-sisters” the W32 boats were ever built!
Departing from the W32 design, Herb David refined the Westsail 28 from the keel up. A taller rig increased the sail area for enhanced light wind sailing. The redesigned hull produced a drier ride than the W32, with greater windward ability, maneuverability, and a more responsive helm. The result is a stout cruiser capable of a reasonable speed. In a review of David's design, Naval Architect Robert H. Perry wrote: “David has done two things in the hull design of the 28 that are distinct departures from the C.A. (Colin Archer) traditions. The keel is quite cut away forward and the garboards are not as hollow as the traditional model. The cutaway forefoot should give the 28 more maneuverability and a more responsive feel. The elimination of the hollow garboards should make the 28 better on the wind than her predecessors. The effect of this light turn at the garboards is to accentuate the actual fin area of the keel. The bigger the garboard radius, the less fin area of the keel. There is also a small advantage in the resultant stability of the yacht.”(Excerpted from Windbag V3No5)
All teak and mahogany interior. Mid-ship bronze hawse pipes, oversize bronze cleats & bronze winches. Mahogany bowsprit, teak bowsprit decking, SS bow pulpit, SS stern pulpit, SS (oversize) stern boomkin. Rig set up so main sheet can be controlled by coach roof traveler or from attachment point on heavy-duty SS stern boomkin. A Factory finished boat, put on the hard for over 15 years prior to refit by current owner between 2004 and 2017 in preparation for re-launch and coastal cruising. 8 Opening Bronze Port Holes w/ Screens. All deck hardware, rails, stanchions, cap rails, port lights winches refurbished or replaced and re-bedded during refit.
Interior and Accommodations
A classic sailing layout. Vee berth forward followed by hanging locker and head. Next aft we have the salon with dinette on starboard and galley to port. Chart table to port with Navigator berth. She will sleep 5 if needed but is more at home with a crew of 2 or 3.
Galley and Plumbing – Needs permanent water tanks and water hoses re-installed. No dedicated stove/oven aboard. Owner used the Magma BBQ on the stern rail or BBQ’d ashore at Catalina.
Head – new composting head installed in 2015, minimal use, no odor! Heads needs plumbing system installed as well as some cabinetry replaced.
Dinette- Converts to a large double that extends under the side deck, as backrest flips up and table drops down.
Engine/Mechanical– Engine was re-powered in 2010 with a new Betamarine, 25 hp diesel engine. Since re-power the boat has only been used for day sails and 2 trips to Catalina each summer since. Low hours under 70
Electrical – boat is currently wired for AC. New battery charger (dual) installed in 2016. Basic DC wiring (electric bilge pump – backed up by manual whale gusher -, fans, running lights).
Equipment – minimal
History or Refits and Upgrades Since 2007
Ongoing Upgrades 2010-2017
Fall 2016 Haul Out
2010 Re power-New Betamarine 25 HP and matched prop. Installed during re-power in spring of 2010.
Pre-2007 Relaunch –
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Owner's personal items excluded. Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.