Westerly Merlin 29
Westerly Merlin 29 for sale | 8.84m (29'0") | 1991 | 1x diesel 18hp | GRP Construction | Fin underwater profile | 7 berths | Boat REF# 205647
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|Engine||1 x Diesel 18hp|
|Engine make and model||Volvo Penta MD2 (1991)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||Not Recorded|
|Draft Min||1.65m (5'5")|
|Draft Max||1.65m (5'5")|
Rig10% discount on rigging
Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1991) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)
SailsDiscounts available from our Preferred Partners
|Mainsail||Jeckells - (unknown year) Lazy Jacks,|
|Headsail||- Furling (unknown year)|
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine
Construction10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Built from 1984 to 1992, the Westerly Merlin was the second design that Westerly commissioned from Ed Dubois, with the aim of higher performance and a more modern hull form than the Laurent Giles designed Konsort. Although smaller than a Konsort, the Merlin has what may for most people be a better interior, with a good sized double aft berth. The Merlin is also regarded as being generally faster than the Konsort. Merlins were built with fin or bilge keels.
About 170 were built during the production run, and like all Westerlys the hulls were moulded to Lloyds standards, and each hull issued with a Lloyds Hull Construction certificate. At different times different interior finishes were used, some having light ash veneers on the interior bulkheads. Some were built with vinyl headlinings, other had wood veneer on the headlinings.
Later model Merlins were called Merlin 28s or Merlin 29s, the main difference being a slight extension of the transom - the interiors were no different in size, although some minor layout changes were made. Most Merlins were fitted with 20 hp Bukh engines, though some later boats had had Volvo 18 hp diesels.
|Total # of berths||7|
|No. of double berths||3|
|No. of single berths||1|
|Heads||1 heads (Sea Toilet)|
|Manual water system|
The forecabin berths are 72" long along the vee, with an infill to make a double berth if required.
The saloon has a shortish single berth to starboard, with the aft end of this berth forming the seat for the aft-facing chart table. To port in the saloon is a settee with an infill to make a double berth 74" by 39".
The aft cabin has a berth 74" long, and 54" wide at the forward end.
2 burner gas cooker
-Icom VHF Radio
-Nasa Marine Navtex
0.00m (0'0") of chain