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Westerly Merlin 28

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Boat REF# 27656
This boat has been sold
Length 8.60m (28'3")
Year 1985
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 7
Engine 1 x diesel 20hp, Bukh (1985)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Westerly Yachts
Lying Essex
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2003


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Bukh (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots


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Length 8.60m (28'3")
LWL 7.20m (23'7")
Beam 3.00m (9'10")
Draft Min 1.00m (3'3")
Draft Max 1.00m (3'3")
Displacement 3,500kg (7,717.5lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage Ashore


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Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1985) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Inmast (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Main (1985)

Sails are in good condition.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of rode
Walker Bay dinghy (2004)
(Hard Dinghy)
2.5hp outboard (2004)
Dinghy and Suzuki Outboard New 2004

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The modern layout of the Westerly Merlin with double aft & fwd cabins, a separate heads, navigation table and good sized galley make them an excellent family cruiser. The safe cockpit and wide side decks are also a plus. Overall they are a well designed and capable cruising yacht.

This boat is in need of some cosmetic attention mainly to the headlings - not an uncommon fault!.
Recently reduced she is priced to sell and well worth serious consideration.

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

This Westerly Merlin 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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.