Safety, toughness and dependability are watch words for the Westsail, a vessel made for world cruising. This vessel, a proven circumnavigator, has been beautifully maintained with many refinements and upgrades. Recently painted hull and deck plus new teak caprails have reinforced her being the prettiest boat in the anchorage. Many important offshore features such SSB, watermaker, radar, self-steering, liferaft, etc. Ready for blue water cruising.
Based in French Polynesia
Large double cabin fore
Fiberglass monohull, Westsail 32 type, built in 1976 by Westsail, after the norwegian naval architect Collin Archer's design.
Renowned sailboat, for her sturdiness, built to sail cold seas. Sister ships have won the Pacific Cup and famous for surviving the "Perfect Storm".
The finish of the inside arrangements and quality of the woodworks make her a pleasant and comfortable boat.
Main panels of mahogany, trimmed in teak.
Her current owners have been living and sailing her for 31 years. Very well maintained.
PERKINS 4-108 diesel engine: 50HP
Extensively rebuilt in 2010.
Extensive spares: starter, raw water pump, fresh water pump, lift pump,
alternator, and upgrades.
Fuel: 70 US gal. (265 liters)
3-blades feathering DARGLOW propeller
2 spare propellers, spare shaft, and coupling
LEFEIL mast 2010 (all new tangs and stainless fittings)
Forestay, backstay, main shrouds all upgraded to 8mm (from 7mm), 2010.
Split backstay upgrade with older boomkin mounted stay left as SSB ANTENNA
GARHAULER rigid boom vang
GARHAULER midboom traveler sheeting
Bow pulpit altered to accomodate cruising spinnaker
ALDO jib roller-furler with internal halyards
Main and Staysail sheets lead to cockpit with rope brakes
4 ANDERSEN winches (2010)
Spinnaker halyard block mounted on mast
GARHAULER running backstays
Main, jib and staysail (new, 2015)
LEE SAILS cruising sails, fully battened main
Super yankee jib on furler
Storm sails: storm jib and a storm trysail with a separate track on mast
Cruising spinnaker made by CRUISADER SAILS UK with sock
2nd yankee with Kiwi slides to fit the furler made by NIGHT SAILS, San Diego
Covers for all the sails
IDEAL electric windlass with chain gypsy and a rope gypsy
Spare ABI bronze manual windlass
Main anchor: LEBRAKE 20kg, 50 m of 8 mm chain + rode
Secondary anchor: BRUCE 20kg, 10 m of 8 mm chain + rode
BUGEL 20kg spare
FORTRESS anchor: 22lb, 5m chain and 6m rode
Stern anchor: BRUCE 10kg with chain and rode
Storm anchor: FORTRESS 55lb
Fresh water in two tanks: 306 L (81 US gal.) (2010 and 2014)
FRIGOBOAT keel cooled refrigeration, compressor new 2011
KATADYNE POWERSURVIVOR 40E water maker, new membrane 2018
2 burners LPG stove with thermo coupling auto shut off
Dishes, kitchenware, pots
MAGMA propane BBQ grill (new 2016)
Pressure water with hot and cold at galley sink, head sink, head shower and cockpit shower
Hot water tank: 24L
Wash-down pump in the lazarette
Foot pumps in galley for fresh and for sea water
Hand pump for fresh in head
Fans: 4 x 12V + one spare
House bank – 4 x 6V "golf cart" batteries providing 450Amp-hours. New in August 2017.
Starting battery 12V (2017) charged with a BALMAR digital Duocharge “slave charger”
Windlass battery 12V (2014) charged by a separate BALMAR digital Duocharge “slave charger”
ELECTROMAXX 100Amp marine alternator new in 2017 with a BALMAR controller (new spares for both).
A serpentine pulley system was installed for the alternator to handle the extra load while avoiding excessive bearing wear.
Stainless steel frames solar panels: 1 x 140W and 1 x 100W panel. New in 2012.
BLUE SKY MMPT controller
VICTRON PHOENIX 12|350W sine wave inverter
AEROGEN 6 wind generator on a very heavily built, with permanent magnet generator, 50mm stainless mast which stood up fine in fifty knot winds.
Dump load controller by XANTREX C60. Any over load is transferred to two large resistors in the engine room.
The electrics was rewired in 2010 or later (for some parts)
BLUE SEAS 12V distribution system
BLUE SEAS 230V distribution panel
Custom lighting panel eight brakers
230V -3-ways panel : inverter/Off/Shore
Top of mast anchor light
Anchor light above-deck level
LED spreader lights
Interior lighting all LED
Red lighting at chart table, in galley, and head
SONY disc player S3200 player
Flat screen monitor, INSIGNIA TV monitor 12V 19”
Stereo system + 2 speakers in the cabin + 2 in the cockpit (which plays cd’s and memory stick based mp3’s)
ICOM 504 VHF RADIO
NASA mob alarm system with three transponders
ICOM 802 single side band
ICOM AT-140 antennae tuner
SCS PACTOR modem PTC-II USB
BACKSTAY SSB antennae
Ubiquity bullet M2 wifi transceiver with TL link router
GARMIN GPS 60 backup NAV GPS
STANDARD HORIZON CP180 chart plotter
ICOM MXA 500. AIS
FURUNO 1621 radar
RAYMARINE ST60 depth instrument
RAYMARINE Smartpilot X5 auto pilot
AIRES windvane self-steering
Binoculars with bearing compass
Fiberglass dinghy heavily built with small sailing rig
TOHATSU 3.5 HP outboard new in 2015
REVERE 4 persons life raft, in canister (new 2014) with custom made cradle
Fully stocked ditch bags (water, food, first aid etc...)
Life jackets with harness
MCMURDO SMARTFIND 406 EPIRB
Up to date flares
2 life slings
Bell and air horn
4 fire extinguishers and fire blanket
LPG sniffer with solenoid shut off
Manual bilge pump + spare
2 electric bilge pumps: one in the bottom of the bilge, the second one in backup is mounted higher above (mid-bilge)
CELECTRON bilge watch
Fish equipment for trolling
Dodger and bimini
2 bronze mushroom vents
GOIOT main hatch
Burglar bars were installed on the hatches for the Caribbean
All new thru-hulls and seacocks in 2010
Top sides repainted (2017)
New teak cap rails fitted. New caps are 45mm thick (1 3/4″) (2017)
New teak rub rails fitted (2017)
New house bank batteries (rated 502 amp-hours) (August 2017)
New flexible coupling and propeller shaft (January 2017)
In December 2017 she was hauled out for:
Hull repainted with new boot strip
Engine pulled for new front seal and repainted, new motor mounts, some hydraulic hoses
New starter battery
One of the world’s best known cruising sail boats. As a circumnavigator, the Westsail has proven herself countless times to be tough and reliable but also to be a beautiful vessel perfectly suited to cruising with a couple aboard.
Carefully maintained and sailed by her owners for 31 years. Ready for serious sailing.
The owner having circumnavigated has written convincingly about why French Polynesia is the best trade winds based cruising grounds on earth. Please, contact Raiatea Yacht for more info on this vessel and Westsails.