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    Westerly - Corsair

    This Westerly Corsair MK II is one of the nicest Westerly's we have had on our books for many a year... Westerly Corsairs are one of the most popular centre cockpit yachts available due to their sailing performance and manoeverability as much as their excellent interiors. This one is well equipped, well maintained and looking good with a new engine. A true British Westerly Classic.

    Purchased by current owner in 2001 and cruised UK & abroad. Selling due to ill health. Full osmosis treatment end 2013. Good survey report April 2014, New Volvo D2 40 engine & gearbox.

    Roller reefing for Sanders Main & Genoa & Standing rigging updated 2009.

    Kedge anchor mounted on stern,  Life raft, un-used 100ltr holding tank, Eberspacher heating, refrigeration, chart plotter, Navtax, DSC VHF Radio with cockpit repeater, Autohelm 6000, usual instruments including GPS repeater in cockpit, Radar interfaced with GPS.

    Ready to go cruising - are you?


    Corsairs are one of the most popular centre cockpit yachts available, due to their sailing performance as much as their excellent interiors. The present owners purchased her in 2001 and we are the third owner. She has been cruised here and abroad providing excellent family sailing.

    Designer Ed Dubois said of this design, " The Westerly Corsair follows the line set with our Westerly designs combining excellent sea-worthiness, speed and handling, with high volume below decks. The accommodation layout is carefully arranged to satisfy both the long distance yachtsman and the weekend sailor".



    The Corsair is designed to be stiff with a high ballast ratio and good form stability. The hull is made from GRP using premium quality gel coats and polyester resin reinforced with CSM and woven rovings in high stress areas.

    The Keel is cast iron of moderate length and draft and is attached by marine grade stainless steel bolts to Lloyds recommendation.

    The deck is a sandwich construction of balsa core plus hardwood pads in way of deck fittings and a hardwood king plank in the foredeck.

    The Corsair comes complete with a full Lloyds Hull construction certificate from new.


    The Yacht is a tribute to the later Westerly craftsmen with accommodation for up to 8 people. The designers set out to provide comfortable and useable space.

    The saloon is large and spacious with 12' 6" beam and a generous headroom of 6' 5". Two settee berths are provided with the port berth simply converting to a wide double when required. All interior head lining panels re-covered in 2007.

    In the centre of the saloon is the teak table with a handy drinks locker in the centre section.

    The walk through to the aft cabin is port side and has a navigators berth plus access via a large removable panel to the engine.

    Teak & holly cabin sole with carpets, Extra hatch over the saloon table for enhanced airy-ness & light, Eberspacher 3DL central heating for warmth & comfort with 3 outlets ( Needs servicing and assessment as has not been used for approx. 3 years ) . 

    Galley: The galley is to starboard and is comprehensively equipped with stainless steel sink, hot & cold pressurised water supply ( with switch from electric to manual in the feed pipe located under the galley sink cupboard ), large ice box, work top, a sliding front food locker behind the cooker plus ample plate & cup racks 

    Gas cooker ( 2001 ) with 2 burners, grill & Oven, Twin sinks with hot & cold water, Ice box with refrigeration unit working from the engine / 240 v via batteries.

    Heads: Separate heads are situated aft of the fore cabin and are fitted with marine WC, basin, hot & cold pressure water system and a shower. Situated opposite the heads are two full length hanging lockers, one of which can be used as a wet locker.

    Forward & aft heads have PAR marine WC's, Hot & Cold water to wash basins ( Plus manual pumping ) , Shower in forward heads. Holding tank but not used to date!

    Fore cabin: There are two full length berths in the V berth which can be easily converted with an infill to make a double berth. Above each berth are fitted shelves and individual reading lights.

    Aft Cabin: A particular feature of the Corsair is the large aft cabin with double berth, fitted shelves for storage and hanging lockers.

    Rig & Deck

    On deck the wide side decks give ease of movement and safety. All the halyards and sheets are led aft to winches by the centre cockpit for easy handling. Deck fittings and hardware are ergonomically sited and safety was a major consideration in the positioning of handrails, double lifelines and stainless steel bow and stern rails.

    The self-draining centre cockpit is deep and comfortable and provides a safe working area.

    There is a cavernous sail locker below the starboard cockpit seat which has sufficient space for all the usual cruising gear. Access is sage with two steps and a gull wing locker lid.  In this locker there is access to the engine.

    The wheel steering is connected via cables to the quadrant on the rudder stock. The rudder is a partly balanced spade moulded on to a solid stainless steel stock.


    • Sloop rig. with Easy reef vertical roller-furling mainsail gear with rod kicker to the boom. Sanders in-mast furling mainsail. 
    • Rotostay furling headsail gear with Sanders 135% 4 star roller genoa with sun strip and foam luff.
    • Spinnaker halyard set as spare halyard for use as required.
    • All standing and running rigging replaced 2001 & re-inspected 2009 with replacement main halyard and genoa track and mainsheet track carriages.
    • Baby stay chain plate reinforced and larger backing washers fitted to rear shroud chain plates.


    • Polycarbonate windscreen with 2007 blue, wide vision spray hood.
    • Teak cockpit grating
    • Grey treadmaster decks
    • Stainless steel boarding ladder.
    • Winch handle pockets in cockpit
    • 1 x Barient 27 self tailing genoa sheet winche ( serviced 2010 ).
    • 1 x New Harken self tailing genoa sheet winch.
    • 35 Ib plough main anchor with 50 metres of chain and 25 metres of rope.
    • Kedge anchor mounted on stern pushpit with 40 metres of chain & warp.
    • 1992 Simpson & Lawrence Seawolf electric windlass ( over hauled 2009 )
    • Horse shoe lifebuoy and light.
    • Bimini covering the length of the cockpit with covers for wheel/Binnacle and windlass.
    • Manual bilge pump
    • Dodgers
    • Mooring warps & Fender
    • 2 Man Avon dinghy





    Volvo D2 40 hp ( 2007 ) with MS15 gear box.. Access to engine from cockpit locker + from saloon from under companionway steps and opposite pilot berth.

    • Control panel with rev counter, hours, running and warning for loss of charge, water temperature and oil pressure.
    • Additional audio warning for over heating.
    • Diesel pre-filter Lucas Aggiomerator.
    • Stern gland seal replaced 2009.
    • Exhaust water trap, built in oil sump pump
    • 3 Batteries ( One 102 ah engine battery) & ( 2 x 90 ah rolls marine 4000 deep cycle service batteries ).
    • 115 ah Alternator and 25 amp smart battery charger ( From Mains )
    • Vetus Battery control
    • 240 v shore power with ring main ( 3 Sockets ) and immersion heater. Mains fuse box in cockpit locker.
    • New fixed 3 blade prop ( 2015 ) with 3 bladed AM10 Ambassador Rope stripper ( 2009 ) Serviced 2015.  



    • Plastimo Binnacle compass in console above main hatc
    • Depth, Log & wind instrumentation with a GPS data line extension.
    • VHF extension speaker. Switch for deck or saloon reception above chart table.
    • Autohelm 6000 Autopilot
    • 12v deck socket

    CHART TABLE: The chart table is to port and is designed to take with ease a half a Admiralty Chart. Below the table are drawers and above are shelves to take all the necessary navigators instruments and equipment. An adjustable chart table light ensures easy reading.

    •  Raytheon 72 Radar interfaced with GPS ( Not seen to be working )
    • NASA SX35 DSC VHF ( with Vtronix performance monitor available but not connected )
    • Navtex Pro ( weather )
    • Garmin 48 linked to deck repeater/radar
    • Garmin Chart plotter interfaced with GPS built in (SIM) UK, Northern France and Biscay mapping.
    • Barometer, Clock & thermometer.
    • Full Navigation and steaming lights inc Tri-colour masthead light with anchor light.



    • Plastimo 4 man life raft ( 2007 ) - next service February  2016
    • Lifelines on side decks and U Bolts to secure safety lines in cockpit area.
    • Fire extuinguishers & Fire blanket
    • Firdell blipper radar reflector mounted on mast
    • Main hatch entry protected by lockable stainless steel security bar.
    • Emergency tiller ( in deck locker )
    • Emergency VHF aerial
    • Flares ( expire 2017 )
    • Warps & Fenders
    • Storm sail and spare main & Genoa
    • Grab bag
    • Bosuns chair
    • Various charts, books and Pilot books & flags
    • Assorted engine spares
    • 1 x Deck shower
    • 2 x Life jackets
    • 2 x Gas cylinders
    • Triangle & Ball
    • Fog horn
    • Spare fuel cans
    • Various WC spare parts
    • Wooden cockpit table

    By seperate negotiation

    • Suzuki D2 2.5 hp outboard (Little used/serviced 2015) 
    • New 3/4 Man dinghy - 450 max load (2015)

    Owners remarks

    'Rafiki' has been well maintained and carefully used by her 3 owners and is in good condition. Up until 2015 she has been winterised out of the water for 5 - 6 months every year and serviced professionally. A full osmosis treatment and keel sanding carried out year end of 2013/14 followed by a full survey April 2014 in preparation for sale in 2016.

    There have been many upgrades during ownership and she surveyed well.


    The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

    Category:Sailing Boats
    Mooring Country:United Kingdom
    Year built:1988
    Sales status:Sold
    LOA:10.82 m/35 ft
    Length:10.97 m/36 ft
    Width:3.66 m/12 ft
    KW:40.0 hp
    No. of cabins:2
    No. of berths:5
    WC & bathrooms:2
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