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Westerly Merlin 28

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Boat REF# 176712
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.74m (28'8")
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 25hp, Beta 25 (2006)
Lying Exmouth


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Westerly
Lying Exmouth
Fuel capacity 81.8 ltr (18.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 77.3 ltr (17.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 25hp
Engine make and model Beta 25 (2006)
Engine Hours engine1:   840
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Fixed (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.8 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Tender and Outboard available by separate negotiation


LOA 8.74m (28'8")
LWL 7.19m (23'7")
Beam 3.02m (9'11")
Draft Max 1.04m (3'5")
Displacement 3,490kg (7,695.3lbs)
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Seldon Aluminium spars (2010) with stainless steel standing rigging (2010)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Inmast (2010)
Headsail McWilliams - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Chute and Snuffer (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

New mast, mainsail and standing rigging fitted in 2010.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power Rutland 503 wind generator and 10 watt solar panel


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

Coppercoat anti-fouling applied in 2005
Sea-cocks replaced in 2008


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick

Domestic water foot pump fitted 2006.
Neptune 2500 gas cooker fitted 2007,
Toilet replaced 2007

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Standard Horizon VHF DSC Radio with 2nd. cockpit mic. Garmin 550 plotter, Raymarine ST 200 autohelm, NASA AIS receiver, all data linked.
Clipper depth sounder. Plastimo bulkhead compass. Backup GPS,

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(10kg Bruce and a Fortress Kedge)
30.00m (98'5") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

2 Horseshoe lifebuoys, 2 fire extinguishers, fire blanket, gas alarm.

Broker's Comments

An excellent example of this Ed Dubois Westerly Merlin, looked after and upgraded by fastidious owners to create a very well equipped comfortable and safe yacht.
Beautiful lines with a very well thought out layout makes this a Yacht any owner would be proud to own.
On the Water and ready to sail away.

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 Phil Key of Boatshed Torquay. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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