Macwester Pelagian

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Boat REF# 223002
£12,995.00 Under-Offer
LOA 10.06m (33'0")
Year 1973
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Berths 6
Engine 2 x Diesel 38hp, BMC 1500 (1973)
Lying Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)

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Extra Details

Designer SJ Roy
Builder Macwester Marine Co Ltd
Lying Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 409.1 ltr (90.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Last survey 24/10/2017


Engine 2 x Diesel 38hp
Engine make and model BMC 1500 (1973)
Engine Hours engine1:   265
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.6 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Fuel consumption: 0.5 gallon per hour per engine = 1 gallon per hour
2014 - Port Engine top end reconditioned
2014 - 2 x new batteries
2013 - New vertical axis wind generator fitted
2006 - Both engines reconditioned & new heat exchangers & cooling system fitted

This vessel has been out of the water every winter for the past 20 years for winterisation, hull clean, polish & anti-foul
Engine serviced prior to each re-launch


LOA 10.06m (33'0")
LWL 9.14m (30'0")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 1.37m (4'6")
Displacement 7,000kg (15,435.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2006)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Slab (2006) Fully Battened, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2006)
Other sails Mizzen (2006)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)

2006 - New Mizzen mast

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Paint finish

Centre cockpit, self draining
1996 - Hull was stripped right back and re-epoxied
Fuel tanks comprise of 2 wing tanks stainless steel & 2 saddle tanks steel
Keel has a hydraulic lifting mechanism (independent of the engines)
Rudder & skeg don't lift but have the same draft as the keel when it is retracted


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Carpet tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Blinds fitted

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

VHF Radio Apelco VXE 200
Autohelm 6000 Autopilot unit
Garmin GPS Map 130
Garmin Fish Finder 160
Raytheon R20 X Radar
Autohelm Wind Speed & Direction Indicator (anemometer needs maintenance)
Navtex available but not fitted

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
(CQR & Danforth)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
dinghy (2002)
Hook on boarding / swim ladder

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Life raft out of date

Broker's Comments

This is an excellent opportunity to get your hands on one of these rare but well loved MacWester Pelagians at a very fair price.

These sturdy and well made yachts are renowned for their great sea-keeping qualities under power or sail. The twin 38hp BMC engines provide plenty of power for motoring and the ketch rig provides plenty of easy to handle sail area for good passage making. For added flexibility, this example comes complete with a lifting keel, wheel steering and a well-protected cockpit.

The present owners, who’ve sailed her extensively around the West Coast and Bristol Channel for the last 20 years have now, due to other commitments, decided to sell her. Over the last couple of years she hasn’t been used as much as they would have liked and, as such, a little TLC is required to get her back to her former glory including some attention to the head-linings. This said, I believe any work needed is mainly cosmetic and you’d definitely be getting a lot of quality boat for your money.

The sails on this vessel have only had light usage since they were last renewed and are still nice & crisp in their sail bags. The engines have been winterised and serviced every season for the last 20 years and her hull has been cleaned, polished and anti fouled annually too.

Solid twin engines, good sail plan and lifting keel, a great boat.

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

This Macwester Pelagian has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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