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Westerly Merlin 28 Bilge Keels

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Boat REF# 171025
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.70m (28'7")
Year 1987
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta 2002 (1987)
Lying East Scotland


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Westerly
Lying East Scotland


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2002 (1987)
Engine Hours engine1:   554
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 8.70m (28'7")
LWL 7.20m (23'7")
Beam 2.70m (8'10")
Draft Min 1.02m (3'4")
Draft Max 1.02m (3'4")
Displacement 3,430kg (7,563.2lbs)
Storage Dry storage


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1992) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Kemp - Slab (1992) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Chute (1994)

- Slab reefed mainsail with three reef points, Kemp stackaway system & lazyjacks
- No 1 furling genoa on Rotostay furling gear, new UV strip 1995
- Cruising chute and squeeza by Crusader, 1994, separate sheets.
- Blue acrylic sail cover and spray hood by B&H 1994

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Gelcoat finish

Last Survey was 2007 - unsure of actual date.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Manual water system tick

Fore and aft cabin headlinings need attention. Single berth is in main cabin and is sufficient for a child. There is an Eberspacher heater which is currently disconnected.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

• Nasa ‘Clipper’ Duet speed/ log and echo-sounder (2006)
• Nasa ‘Clipper’ GPS cockpit repeater display (2006)
• JRC 1000 LCD Radar (1998)
• Navico RT6500s VHF
• Autohelm ST4000 Autopilot (1998)
• NASA Marine Pro Plus Navtex (new antenna 2006)
• Garmin GPS 152 system (2006)
• Plastimo Contest steering compass

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(25ib Souwester Plough, 22ib Kedge)
27.00m (88'7") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The bilge keeled Westerly Merlin is prime example of a sound cruising yacht designed with British waters in mind. With two cabins, aft and fore she provides space and comfort for up to six adults while cruising.
Built in 1987, she is has been carefully maintained. You’ll find her clean, attractive and comfortable for cruising. With a little attention to the decking and cabin head linings she’ll be a pride and joy for years to come.

Pictures taken March 2014.

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

This Westerly Merlin 28 Bilge Keels has been personally photographed and viewed by Martin Docherty of Boatshed Scotland. 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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