Westerly 33 Ketch for sale

Rhu, United Kingdom

£22,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Westerly 33 Ketch
General information
Westerly 33 Ketch
Used sail boat for sale
£22,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Traigh Iar
Length overall
10.13 metres
Length waterline
8.66 metres
3.40 metres
1.65 metres
6,505 kg
Fin Keel
Rhu, United Kingdom

About this Westerly 33 Ketch


Boat Details

The Westerly 33 Ketch is a purposeful, safe, sturdy family cruising yacht with 6 berths in three cabins and a separate heads. The ketch rig provides a very flexible sail format for easy cruising. She is comfortable and has a good specification with recent upgrades.


LOA 10.13m LWL 8.66m Beam 3.40m Draft 1.65m Displacement 6505kg

Hull, Deck & Keel

  • White GRP hull with Westerly blue stripe.
  • White GRP superstructure.
  • Light blue non-slip deck paint.
  • Hull epoxy treated.
  • Substantial fin keel with skeg hung rudder.
  • Wheel steering on binnacle in Central Cockpit.

Deck Equipment

Centre cockpit with easily navigated side decks which lead to the coach roof and foredeck, which is all secured by a stainless steel pulpit and stainless steel double guard wires with alloy stanchions and stainless steel quarter pushpits.

  • Guard wires replaced 2017.
  • Lofrans Cayman 88 electric 12v 1200w anchor windlass with warping drum (new 2017) with foot & remote control.
  • Rocna 20kg anchor with 80m of 10mm chain.
  • 6 mooring cleats.
  • Warps and fenders.
winches and deck hardware

  • Rope clutches.
  • 2 Lewmar 43 2 speed halyard winches.
  • 1 Harken 35 2 speed self tailing mainsheet winch.
  • 2 Lewmar 43 2 speed self tailing primary winches.
  • 1 Barton G8 single speed winch on mizzen mast.
  • 2 Lewmar 7 single speed manual winches on main mast.
  • Winch handles.

Interior & Accommodation

6 berths in total in 3 cabins including the saloon.

  • Webasto warm air heating in all cabins.
  • Teak interior.
  • Dark blue velour upholstery.
  • 12v deck head lighting with wall mounted lamps throughout.
  • JVC stereo & CD layer with two internal speakers and two in the aft cabin..
forward cabin

  • 2 single V berths.
  • Timber lined hull sides.
  • Natural light via a forward hatch and port & stbd. opening portlights.
  • Storage shelves/lockers outboard and storage underneath the berths.
  • There is also access to the anchor chain locker.


The separate heads compartment is between the forward cabin and the saloon. Opposite is a wet locker.

  • Lavac marine flushing toilet.
  • Stainless steel wash basin with hot and cold pressurised water via hot and cold taps.
  • Manual fresh water back up pump tap.
  • 2 x mirrors.
  • Storage shelves outboard.
  • Opening coachroof portlight.


Spacious and well laid out with good natural light and plenty of storage space throughout. The deck head is lined with timber strips which is attractive, there is a central deck hatch and coachroof windows providing light and ventilation. Teak and Holly striped floor.

  • Port and starboard settee berths.
  • Large folding leave table with central storage.

Secure L shaped galley to starboard aft. Plenty of storage including dedicated storage for crockery and glasses.

  • Neptune 4500 stainless steel cooker with 2 burners, oven and grill. New 2017.
  • Stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water via hot and cold taps.
  • Isotherm top loading fridge.
Navigation station

The nav. station is aft to port.

  • Chart table with internal storage.
  • Navigators seat.
  • Ships electrical distribution panel.
separate aft cabin

Aft of the cockpit is a separate aft cabin with two single berths.

  • Two shelf lockers port and starboard and two opening portlights.

Navigation Equipment

  • Standard Horizon GX1500E DSC VHF. At Nav. station.
  • 2nd remote VHF control mic. In aft cabin.
  • Cobra Marine handheld VHF with charger. At Nav. station.
  • Garmin GPS 128. At Nav. station.
  • Raymarine Evolution P70 autopilot - New 2017. In cockpit.
  • Clipper Marine echosounder. In cockpit.
  • Slipper Marine speed, log. In cockpit.
  • Clipper Marine wind speed and direction. In cockpit.
  • Plastimo Contest magnetic compass. Cockpit bulkhead.
  • Suunto handheld magnetic compass. At Nav. station.

Machinery & Propulsion

  • Mercedes OM636, 42hp, 4 cyl diesel engine. Fresh water cooled via heat exchanger.
  • Shaft drive to 3 blade fixed bronze prop.
  • Factory overhauled 2011.
  • Engine last serviced 2022.
  • Morse engine controls.

Rig & Sails

  • Ketch rigged with Proctor gold anodised masts and booms.
  • Stainless steel standing rigging replaced 2017.
  • Backstay adjuster
  • Vang
  • Spinnaker pole.
  • Mainsail, with stack pack and lazy jacks. Reefs from cockpit.
  • Roller furling Genoa.
  • Mizzen.

Electrical Systems

  • 12v ships electrical system with distribution panel at the Nav. station.
  • 2 x 110ah domestic batteries.
  • 1 x 110ah engine start battery.
  • Battery isolator switch.
  • 25ah Cristec automatic battery charger.
  • BM-1 battery monitor.
  • Solar panel, not fitted.

Plumbing & Tankage

  • 2 x water tanks, one steel tank under forward berth and 1 x stainless steel tank under the cabin sole - 340L
  • Steel fuel tank - 60L
  • Water and fuel tank gauges.
  • Hot & Cold pressurised water system.
  • Hot water via a calorifier tank which is heated via engine heat exchanger or 240v immersion heater.

Canvas work

  • Sprayhood and aft cockpit hood.

Safety Equipment

Any safety equipment such as life raft's, Epirb's, 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.

  • Seago 4 person liferaft with deck stowage cradle. Out of service date.
  • Plastimo Rrescueline.
  • Automatic bilge pump.
  • Manual bilge pump.
  • 1kg automatic engine bay fire extinguisher.
  • 2 x 2kg dry powder fire extinguishers.
  • 2 x 1kg dry powder fire extinguishers.
  • Fire blanket.
  • Gas detector.
  • 3 x lifejackets.
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy.
  • Danbuoy.
  • Navigation lights.

Additional Equipment

  • Zodiac Bombard AX3 2.6m inflatable dinghy. It was inherited with the boat and as such serviceability is not guaranteed. It has an air leak which will need fixed. 
  • Mercury 2.5hp outboard. It was also inherited with the boat and hasn't been run for 3 years so serviceability is not guaranteed. It  will likely need a service.

manufacturer and design info

The Westerly 33 was the bigger, beamier and heavier successor to the long-running Longbow and Renown range and whilst also designed by Laurent Giles, and retaining the distinctive bow knuckle, has a more elegant coachroof and substantially more space, plus a much better standard of interior finish than the older models, with lots of solid wood trim.

The Westerly 33 was introduced in 1977, and over 200 were built before it was replaced by the very similar Discus in 1980, which used the same hull moulding, and continued in production until 1984. Yachting Monthly has described them as ... substantial, safe and comfortable sea boats, popular with families for extended cruising.

Traigh Iar, was built and commissioned by Westerly Yachts (UK) in 1978.

Ships Papers

  • 2019 survey available.
  • Bill's of Sale showing more than 5 years clear title.

Read more

Mercedes OM636
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
60 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
680 litres


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Broker/Dealer Information

Michael Schmidt and Partner - Rhu

Mr Miles Stratton
Rhu Boat Sales Rhu Marina
Argyll & Bute, Scotland
G84 8LH
United Kingdom
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