Westerly Merlin 28 for sale

Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom

£19,950 GBP

Westerly Merlin 28
General information
Westerly Merlin 28
Used sail boat for sale
£19,950 GBP
Name of boat
Just Magic
Ed Dubois
Length overall
8.74 metres
Length waterline
7.19 metres
3.02 metres
1.04 metres
3,600 kg
Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom

About this Westerly Merlin 28


The Westerly Merlin is a family cruiser with excellent performance but more displacement than modern lightweight equivalents.  A comfortable interior sensibly laid out for family cruising. 'Just Magic' is the popular twin bilge keel version and has been very well maintained and updated in recent times, including new engine in 2010, hull epoxied 2020, new canvas in 2020 and many of the hatches and windows replaced as well as the headlinings. Possibly one of the nicest Merlins available.

Viewing by appointment through our Essex Office 01621 785600.


The accommodation offers six berths in three cabins with approx. 6' max headroom. Headlinings replaced throughout.

V berth forward with stowage under. Lewmar Ocean hatch to foredeck (new 2014).

The saloon has U shaped settee to port that converts to a double berth with single settee berth opposite. Saloon table with two drop leaves.

Aft facing chart table to starboard with 12v switch panel (new 2016) and instruments. Wet  hanging locker aft. 

Galley to starboard has stainless steel sink with foot pumped cold freshwater supply. 17 gallon water capacity in stainless steel tank. Plastimo Neptune two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven (new 2008). Coolbox. New saloon windows 2015.

Separate heads compartment aft to starboard with Jabsco marine toilet and washbasin. Hand pumped cold freshwater supply.

Aft cabin with double berth to port.

Mechanical Systems

Volvo Penta D1-20, 18hp, two cylinder diesel engine (new 2010) located under the companionway steps. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to fixed three blade propeller. Rope cutter to shaft (new 2020). Single lever engine controls. Engine switch panel in cockpit. 18 gallon fuel capacity giving approximately 200 miles range at 5 knots cruising speed. 6 knots maximum speed under power.

Electrical Systems

2 x 12 volt batteries charging from engine alternator. 240 volt shore power system with ring main. Interior lighting.

Sails & Spars

Fractionally rigged sloop. Silver anodised aluminium mast and boom by Kemp Spars. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2005). Terylene running rigging. Lines led aft to cockpit. Slab reefing mainsail with lazy jacks. Rotostay II headsail furling system. 2 x Barient 22 self-tailing sheet winches. 2 x Barient 12 halyard winches on coachroof. 

  • Mainsail - Flew - 2008
  • Furling Genoa - Flew - 2012
  • Cruising chute - Lonton & Gray - 2020
  • Trysail - Jeckells
  • Older mainsail and furling genoa

Deck Equipment

  • 25lb CQR anchor with 25m chain
  • Blue stackpack type mainsail cover (new 2020)
  • Blue sprayhood with grab bars by Elite Covers (new 2020)
  • Blue cockpit spray dodgers with boat name (new 2020)
  • Stainless steel transom boarding ladder
  • Various warps and fenders

Navigation Equipment

  • Plastimo Contest compass
  • Raymarine ST60+ Tridata depth, boat speed and log
  • Raymarine ST60+ wind speed and direction
  • Raymarine ST70 multi function repeater
  • Raymarine ST2000 autopilot
  • Icom M423G DSC VHF radio with built-in GPS
  • Garmin EchoMap 55DV chart plotter at chart table
  • Digital Yacht AIS100 Pro AIS receiver
  • All navigation instruments are integrated via a ShipModul 3 NMEA multiplexer
  • Clock and barometer
  • Bow/stern, steaming and masthead LED tri/white navigation lights
  • 12v socket at chart table

Safety Equipment

  • Two fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Radar reflector on mast
  • 2 x horseshoe lifebuoys
  • Manual bilge pump


Built by Westerly Yachts in 1989 to a design by Ed Dubois. White GRP hull with style stripes and teak rubbing strake. Underwater hull epoxied in 2020. White GRP superstructure with light grey moulded non-slip decks. Twin bilge keels. Tiller steering to transom hung rudder. Aft self draining cockpit. Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires. Teak coachroof grabrails. Mid-ship cleats.

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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1 x Volvo Penta D1-20
Fuel capacity
82 litres
Maximum speed
11 kph
Cruising speed
9 kph
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Broker/Dealer Information

Clarke & Carter - Essex

Mr Aaron French
Burnham Yacht Harbour
Burnham on Crouch
United Kingdom
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