A cruising boat with a deep inventory and set up for spending time on board and cruising to far horizons.
Part one registration
WESTERLY OCEAN 43
Designed by Ron Holland.
Design category ‘A’ for boats on extended passage where conditions exceed Beaufort 8 and wave heights in excess of 4m.
Construction: GRP hull, deck and superstructure with teak laid decks, wheel steering in Centre Cockpit
LOA 13.25m 43ft 6ins
LWL 10.70m 35ft 11ins
BEAM 4.00m 13ft 9ins
DRAFT 1.79m 5ft 9ins
DISPLACEMENT 29762LBS 13500KGS
BALLAST 12125LBS 5500KGS
BALLAST DISPLACEMENT 40.74%
Cruising speed of 7-8 knots.
Consumption 3.24 ltrs per hour @ cruising speed
Perkins Sabre 65hp diesel 4 cylinder (in place of standard 50hp)
Conventional shaft drive to Fixed 3 blade and 3 blade folding Maxi-Prop as spare.
Volvo shaft seal.
Stripper rope cutter
Single leaver Morse controls.
Full engine panel of temperature, oil pressure, amperage gauges, engine hours and alarms.
Bowthruster Sliepner 7hp with independent battery.
Generator 3.5kv Mastervolt Whisper, with independent starter battery.
Autopilot – Raymarine ST7000 via ‘Seatalk’ system throughout boat.
Fuel capacity 340 litres. (At cruising revolutions the engine consumes around 3.24 litres per hour.)
Fresh water capacity in two tanks: 700 litres
Pressurised H&C water system via heated engine or 240v immersion heater in calorifier.
Sloop rigged -
Selden mast, boom, rod kicker + light spinnaker pole
Selden ‘in-mast’ mainsail reefing
Furlex genoa roller reefing.
Mainsail by Voiltechnique - 2010
Genoa by Voiltechnique -2010
Cruising chute with snuffer by North.
Genoa by North for down-wind poled out sailing.
Two Electric Lewmar 54ST genoa winches - 2005
Two Lewmar 44ST mainsheet / genoa furlingwinches.
Mainsail furling winch on mast with endless line to cockpit
11 clam cleats for spinnaker halyard, 2nd masthead halyard, out haul, uphaul, kicker, main reefing, main halyard.
All lines lead back to cockpit and both reefing systems can be operated from cockpit.
The interior is finished in light American oak wood.
Six berths in 3 cabins including saloon sea berth.
Aft Cabin with queen size double bed and side access, excellent cupboard space and large hanging wardrobe. Radio and TV connection, Italian side lights and several mains 240v sockets. Lee cloths. Air Conditioning. Fire extinguisher
En suite Heads and Shower with wash hand basin and, mirrored cupboard & Corian work surface.
Forward Cabin with large double bunk, cupboards, hanging wardrobe, lee cloths air conditioning, fire extinguisher,
En suite large Heads and Shower with wash hand basin and, mirrored cupboard, hot and cold pressurised water. Corian work surface, red night light shared with:
Single cabin to starboard - full length single bunk.
Saloon with comfortable seating for six round table with extension section, book case, cupboard. Air conditioning, Sony Television, Radio, Lee cloth to single ‘sea berth’ on back cushions. Fire extinguisher. Opposite is the:-
Full size chart table with chart stowage. Sony television, radio, VHF radio, master screen all ST60 instruments. Navtext, Radar/chart plotter, GPS, electronic Barometer, switchboard, ‘Seeme’ radar reflector enhancer, inverter controls, red night lights.
Corian worksurface throughout:-
Deep top loading refrigerator (with keel cooler)
Nelson 2 burner, grill, oven cooker – 2011
Draining board & two sinks.
Hot and cold pressurised water via calorfior and 240v immersion heater.
Various cupboards, draws, and stowage facilities suitable for extended cruising.
Red night lights.
At the binnacle is:
Chart plotter / Radar
Bow thrusters controls
New Raymarine depth speed wind instruments above hatch
At the chart table is:
Chart plotter / Radar
Wind/boat speed/depth - tri-data repeater
Sony Television with laptop feeds
Polaris 123 compass
Raymarine electronic compass + GPS antenna.
Icom IC- M423 dual station VHF radio
Raytheon RC631 Chart plotter / Radar
Raytheon RL70 Chart plotter / Radar
Simrad AIS class ‘B’ transceiver
2 x Garmin 152 GPS
Raymarine i60 instruments – boat speed, depth, wind speed, 2016
ICS Navtext receiver
‘SeeMe’ active radar reflector
Mucmurdo ‘smartfinder’ 406 EPIRB - new battery & service 2016
Farrady cage with HH - GPS & batteries
Electronic C-Map charts – UK via Atlantic Islands to North Africa, Gibraltar to Sicily, Malta, Tunisia, Greek Islands etc.
Paper charts and pilot books – France, Spain Portugal, Atlantic Islands to North Africa and Sicily & other places.
Quick ‘Hector’ electric anchor and rope winch with foot switches 2013
Twin bow rollers
17lb fortress lightweight anchor – kedge
70 metres of 8mm calibrated chain
30+ metres braided anchor warp
‘Chum’ anchor chain weight
Parachute sea anchor with own 30metres (appx) braided nylon warp in self release bag.
Buoyed anchor trip line
Anchor chain hook and line
3.10m Seago inflatable dinghy with inflatable keel and floor – 2014
240v electric inflation pump.
5 HP 4 stroke Mercury outboard with separate fuel tank.
Cover for outboard
Davits for dinghy
3 section bathing ladder
H&C deck shower
Magnum BBQ with cover and camping gas bottle
3 Camping gas bottles for domestic cooking in self draining locker
Boathook with buoy pick up device.
Fishing rod holders x 2
Sun screens x 2
Cockpit cushions 2014
Jackstays in tape x 2
Boom light & Binnacle entry light
Binoculars cockpit holder
Original Westerly design book + instruction manuals for all installations.
Assorted mooring springs
[plumbing installed for future water maker]
[tubing and fuel feeds installed for future Eberspacher]
6 Man life-raft in purpose built SS cradle 2016
Horseshoe lifebelt & light
Bilge pumps automatic x 2
Bilge pump manual
Fire extinguishers x 4
Flares + flare pistol in grab bag
First aid kits
For my sailing books and French canal guides please go to
Ashore La Rochelle
navigation and entertainment centre
Aft Cabin with en suite shower/heads
New 2017 wind depth speed instruments
Lunch at sea
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Dinner at sea
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