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Macwester Rowan 8m

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Boat REF# 116420
removed from sale
Length 8.80m (28'10")
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 12hp, Lister Petter (1979)
Lying Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer CSJ Roy
Builder Macwester
Lying Isle of Wight
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 12hp
Engine make and model Lister Petter (1979)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

The engine has recently had both cooling pumps removed, checked and refitted with new belts.
Recently replaced front crankshaft seal.
Spare alternator.
This engine does have a possible overheating problem that would need looking at.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 8.80m (28'10")
LWL 7.10m (23'4")
Beam 2.60m (8'6")
Draft Max 1.10m (3'7")
Displacement 3,045kg (6,714.2lbs)
Headroom 1.60m (5'3")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1979) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail jeckells - roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Main (unknown year)
Headsail (unknown year)

Both sets of sails are in a good usable condition.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Recently re upholstered with blue vinyl

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

The boat comes with a new Garmin GPS76 Gps unit,
New Silva Dsc Vhf.
Both have been placed but do need connecting

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
12.00m (39'4") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

With some attention this Macwester Rowen would make a great first time cheep sailing boat.

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

This Macwester Rowan 8m has been personally photographed and viewed by Richard Reis of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.