1985, Westerly Merlin 28, twin keel, superstructure PROFESSIONALLY RE-SPRAYED 2012/3, nicely presented with 6/7 berths in 2 cabins plus saloon, standing headroom, Bukh 20hp diesel, sprayhood, lines led aft to cockpit, a great family boat!
Built in 1985. GRP construction with white hull and deck, aft cockpit, tiller steering, twin bilge keels, fractional sloop rig, 7 berths in 3 cabins with standing headroom.
Designed by Ed Dubois and Built by Westerly Marine Construction Ltd. Yard number GT6.
LOA 28' 8" (8.7m)
LWL 23’7” (7.2m)
Beam 9' 10" (3.0m)
Draft 3' 5" (1.1m)
Headroom 6' 0"+
Slab reefing mainsail with blue mainsail cover and lazyjacks. Rotostay genoa roller reefing system with furling No 1 Genoa (2013). Allo mast and boom, stainless steel standing rigging. Mostly new running rigging and lazy jacks (2014).
Bukh DV20 twin cylinder 20hp inboard diesel engine. Shaft drive to fixed propeller. Alternator charging to 2 x 12v batteries. Approx 18 gallon fuel tank. New engine silencer box, exhaust manifold, sea water strainer, alternator and stern gland (approx 2014). New starter motor and ignition switch (2018). Serviced annually.
New 110 amp batteries and Sterling battery charger (2016). 12v system with changeover switch. Inverter at charge table. 12v sockets at chart table.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires, blue sprayhood, blue spray dodgers (2017) with name in white, 2 x Barlow 23 sheet winches, 2 x Barlow 20 halyard winches, CQR anchor with chain and warp, boat hook, mooring warps and fenders.
Plastimo bulkhead compass, Clipper Duet echo sounder and log, Standard Horizon Quest X DSC VHF radio, Standard Horizon CP180 chart plotter, Tiller Pilot, chart table with light, clock, barometer and thermometer, navigation lights, steaming light, tri-colour masthead light and anchor light.
Danbuoy, horseshoe lifebuoy with light and bracket, 2 fire extinguishers, manual bilge pump.
Her galley has a Flavel Vanessa gas cooker with 2 burners, oven and grill, icebox, stainless steel sink with hand pumped water supply from approx 20 gallon fresh water tank. Her separate heads compartment has a marine toilet (replaced 2011) and wash basin with hand pumped cold water supply. Folding saloon table. Chart table. Aft cabin hanging space.
She has 7 berths in 2 cabins plus saloon. Her forward cabin has 2 vee berths, her aft cabin has a large double berth. Her saloon has single berths port and starboard with the port berth converting to a small double.
"Nimue" was purchased by her present owner in 2007. She has been berthed here at Tollesbury Marina and in 2012 she underwent a complete re-spray or her superstructure above the rubbing strake.
Other upgrades have and maintenance have included;
New marine toilet (2011)
New main seacocks (2014)
Mostly new running rigging and lazy jacks (2014)
The Bukh engine has been serviced and winterised each year since purchase
New engine silencer box, exhaust manifold, sea water strainer, alternator and stern gland (approx 2014)
New starter motor and ignition switch (2018).
New 110 amp batteries and Sterling battery charger (2016)
New Genoa (2013)
New spray dodgers (2017)
Sails and spray hood laundered and checked every 2 years.