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Westerly Merlin 29

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Boat REF# 205647
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.84m (29'0")
Year 1991
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta MD2 (1991)
Lying Medway kent


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Westerly Yachts
Lying Medway kent
Last survey 11/03/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD2 (1991)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive saildrive
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


LOA 8.84m (29'0")
LWL 7.22m (23'8")
Beam 2.78m (9'1")
Draft Min 1.65m (5'5")
Draft Max 1.65m (5'5")
Displacement 3,490kg (7,695.3lbs)
Storage In water


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Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1991) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail Jeckells - (unknown year) Lazy Jacks,
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

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
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
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Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

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

Nav Equipment

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Navtex tick
Echo sounder tick

-Raytheon Wind
-Raymarine Autohelm
-Raymarine Compass
-Raymarine Chartplotter
-Icom VHF Radio
-Nasa Marine Navtex

Deck Gear

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Spray dodgers tick
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Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 anchors

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
An Ed Dubois design for Westerly, intended to compete in the mid-80s yacht market with French imports from Beneteau, Jeanneau and Dufour. The Merlin is a modern-styled yacht with good accommodation and sailing performance, plus Westerly's solid build quality. The last of the range were sold as Merlin 29s, with a small extension to the transom. This vessel appears to have been well kept and loved looking good on deck and smelling good down below.
Viewing recommended!
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Westerly Merlin 29 has been personally photographed and viewed by Jamie Nash of Boatshed Medway. 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.

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