|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Plymouth Devon UK|
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Westerly Fulmar - 1984 - £23,950 WELL SPEC'D EXAMPLE.
A fin-keeled example of the popular and well respected Fulmar (this one with sheer legs too!), with lines by Ed Dubois, Westerly's build quality and sailing schools' undiminished respect for their sailing qualities.
'Lucy Louise' enjoyed a long local ownership from 1996 until 2021, during part of which she was based in France for six years, offering comfortable accommodation over relatively long spells for her retired owners. As a result, her inventory includes many desirables such as refrigeration, heating, 12V windlass, self-tailing winches and replacement cushions etc. Her underwater sections were professionally epoxied while based in France and since returning to the UK, she was stored ashore during winter months.
Subsequently, we sold 'Lucy Louise' to the current owners, who have thoroughly enjoyed their reacquaintance with sailing - to the extent that they are now wanting to buy bigger. In the meantime the hull has been professionally polished; the electrical system updated with new 120A/hr batteries and a 150W semi-rigid solar power panel and regulator; LED navigation lights (together with the main cabin). The tiller pilot has been stripped down and serviced and is now fully functional.
It's fair to say that there's still work to be done and a new owner will choose to spend time and money 'freshening' her up again in commencing a new ownership, but 'Lucy Louise' represents a very good basis on which to do this.
|Vessel type:||Sailing Yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Bukh DV20|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||32'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
Being of post 1984 vintage, the joinery within 'Lucy Louise' is of the more desirable teak-faced plywood with solid teak cappings, head-linings are of foam-backed vinyl; the majority of which are original and have been re-attached as necessary, albeit without the foam in some areas. Headroom of some 6' 1" at the base of the companionway steps. All berths are 6' 3" long with those in the saloon, straight and parallel to the centreline and provided with lee boards thereby making excellent sea berths. The cushions and covers were renewed in 2014.
The for'cabin offers a conventional double 'V'-berth with stowage beneath and shelves, some 6' in length on both sides. Despite deploying the infill there remains standing room to change clothing abaft the head of the berth, with a dedicated hanging locker, in addition to the more communal locker opposite the heads compartment.
The heads' compartment is forward and to port of the centreline, with an optional additional deck hatch over for greater light and ventilation. A Lavac marine toilet is fitted. Pressurised cold water is supplied to the stainless steel handbasin.
The saloon settees, re-upholstered in 2014, convert to sleeping berths utilising the space beneath the side locker units to increase width right to the side of the hull and the settee backs provide leeboards. The port side settee converts to a double berth for harbour use and there is good daytime stowage of pillows/blankets/duvets behind the backrests in addition to the space beneath and lockers with deep fiddled shelves over, above. The double-leafed table is a wonderful feature of the Fulmar's interior; genuinely big enough to accommodate six diners and securely mounted to the hull structure and thereby offer secure support/handhold to crew in a seaway.
The Navigation Station is to port and enjoys a dedicated seat rather than relying upon the head of the quarter-berth. The forward-facing chart table, with chart storage under, will accommodate a folded Admiralty chart and is supported by a 3-drawer plinth. There is also a 5' long locker with sliding perspex doors above and bulkhead-mounted navigation instruments.
Aft of the Nav. Station there is a very generous quarter-berth that is 3' 10" wide at its head and an opening portlight to the cockpit well lends valuable light and ventilation to this area.
The "L"-shaped galley, to starboard at the base of the companionway, offers a large inset stainless steel sink with pressurised cold water supply. There is an electrically refrigerated icebox (operating on either 12V DC or 240V AC and a gimballed, replacement gas cooker by Dometic (approx 8 years old) featuring a hob with three burners, grill and oven. There is excellent stowage with cut-outs in the aft bulkhead for crockery, a cutlery drawer and a locker under the sink, and an additional locker with three shelves.
At the Companionway:
Raymarine ST50 Depth. (Currently set to display depth from waterline)
Raymarine ST50 Multi-display.
Raymarine ST50 GPS.
Raymarine ST50 Wind.
Raymarine ST50 Speedlog.
Raymarine P70 Autopilot Controller linked to an Evolution EV-1 autopilot drive arm
Stowe NavSounder (Currently set to display depth under keel)
At the chart table:
Raymarine ST50 Compass
Raymarine ST50 Navdata.
Navtex (connected to 2 individual antennae for different frequency mo
A Bukh DV20, twin cylinder (20 BHP) diesel engine drives a fixed, three-bladed propeller via a conventional stainless steel shaft. A 'Deep Sea Seal' is fitted to the inboard end of the stern tube for a relatively convenient and minimal maintenance, dripless seal.
Engine fitted with an easy change 'Speedseal' impeller cover
The electrical systems have been updated over the years and two 120 A/hr batteries fitted for the 2022 season. The batteries are selected through a rotary switch to enable either battery to be used for engine cranking or domestic 'Services' use, or to be linked. Charging is by means of the engine mounted alternator and/or a 4-step battery charger (when connected to shore support on a marina). A 150W semi-rigid P.V. [solar] panel has been temporarily used in 2022 to establish that its size is suitable to balance the needs of the fridge etc. before fitting a rigid panel. This temporary panel will be included in the inventory of equipment sold with the boat.
The deck-level navigation lamps, together with the masthead-mounted lamps have been fitted with LED bulbs; as have the main saloon's reading lights.
The vessel has been based in France for a number of seasons, consequently some Continental-style AC outlets have been fitted - in addition to the British 13 Amp sockets within the galley and at the quarter berth.
Rigged as a 3/4-rigged fractional bermudan sloop, this particular Fulmar's spars are of the later Selden spars (badged as Kemp Masts of Titchfield). The standing rigging is reported to have been replaced in 2008 and a rod kicker fitted to lend support to the boom when reefing the mainsail.
The mainsail's reefing pennants have been replaced with longer ropes and the boom modified to enable single-line reefing for the first and second reefs. In common with all Fulmars, the lines are led back to the cockpit.
A 'Stack-Pack style of mainsail cover, with lazyjacks is approximately 2 years old and assists in the handling of the mainsail.
The roller reefing genoa is fitted on a Furlex roller reefing system that replaces the original Rotostay.
A telescopic whisker/steadying pole is carried in guard-wire mounted stowage.
Mainsail; three slab reefs.
DSC and GMDSS capable VHF radio with additional cockpit speaker.
Horseshoe lifebuoy with floating line.
Dry powder fire extinguisher.
Transom-mounted stainless steel boarding/swimming ladder.
A 6- person life raft, kept stowed on top of the hatch garage (Please note; this item was last inspected in 2016 and is out of its 'Next Service-due' date).
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as Liferafts, Epirbs, 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 owners specific needs.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.