Westerly Konsort 29
Re-con engine fitted May 2017
Westerly Konsort 29 for sale | 8.80m (28'10") | 1981 | 1x diesel 24hp | GRP Construction | Bilge keels underwater profile | 6 berths | Boat REF# 242456
|Fuel capacity||49.0 ltr (10.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Water capacity||136.0 ltr (29.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 24hp|
|Engine make and model||Bukh (unknown year)|
|Engine Hours||Engine1: 250|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||Not Recorded|
Don't have a year of manufacture for the engine which is a DV24. It is a reconditioned life-boat engine that bought this year from Marine Enterprises in Dorchester. The units are listed as less than 250 hours running time from new and it hasn’t had more than 5 hours running since installed it in May 2017.
|Draft Max||1.00m (3'3")|
Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1981) with stainless steel standing rigging (2009)
|Mainsail||Crusader - Slab (2012) Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs|
|Headsail||Kemp - Furling (unknown year)|
|Other sails||Cruising chute + snuffer (unknown year)|
Single line Zspar boom 2014.
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine
|Underwater profile||Bilge keels|
|Total # of berths||6|
|No. of double berths||2|
|No. of single berths||2|
|Heads||1 heads (Manual)|
|Manual water system|
2 burner gas cooker
|VHF DSC radio|
2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
30.00m (98'5") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)
This Westerly Konsort looked to be in good condition. Nice upholstery, good headlining and very nice and tidy. You may want to touch up paint on the deck or may be upgrade nav equipment.
Here also is some further info from the owner:
The engine is a reconditioned DV24 with less than 250 hours that I installed last year. The DV24 is a huge improvement on the old DV20. I’m not a great fan of motor-sailing but I have resorted to it when sailing with family as they don’t have the same patience/interest as me in sailing. With not much more than idle speed and the main-sail the boat maintained just over 5 knots to and from Bembridge on the 2 trips we did last year and when I went for a close look at the US Aircraft Carrier that was in last year.
Installing shore power, including a smart charger for the batteries, is around £350 for the parts. I can supply a list of the parts, costs and plan for this for this.
The mainsail is only a few years old and is in excellent, crisp, mint condition - absolutely brilliant!! I bought it new from Crusader Sails. It is on a very recent single-line reefing boom from Z-spars. It has had very light use since new.I have sailed the boat 5 times last year and about the same the year before so you get the idea regarding the amount of use. The genoa that is currently bent-on is a No2 Konsort Genoa that I acquired from the Westerly Owners website a few years ago. I had it converted by Arun sails in Bosham from a hanked-on sail. They cut a bit off the luff then fitted a 6mm bolt rope and a new UV strip. This sail is much easier to handle than the No1 genoa, sets very well gives better visibility under the sail for virtually no difference in performance. It is in good condition.
There is a No1 genoa in good condition except for a few small stains it had a new UV strip fitted in 2009 that is still in very good condition. The sail is stored below in the hanging locker. This sail is huge and often has to be partially furled if the wind gets up hence why I use the No2 genoa almost all the time. I have found the best way to sail if the wind gets up is to reef the main early and hang onto the full No1 genoa which will reef (furl a bit) much better than the big No 1 genoa.
There is a cruising chute that again I acquired from the Westerly Owners Website. This is in excellent condition and with the snuffer it is very easy to handle. The lines on this sail are virtually new.
As I like to sail as opposed to motor-sail and have sailed with family - two young children and a wife who is not a sailor - I wanted good sails that I could rely on and handle more or less single handed. That is the set up on the boat. The times I have sailed with my friends who are good sailors (we have done Round the Island race in Volant 6 times) we have found the sail-plan to be easy to set and reef. It has performed brilliantly in some very demanding conditions on the RTI including the very rough 2016 race. The more I write about this the more I ask myself why I am selling?! I have been very impressed with how much fun the boat is to sail and how well it has performed in challenging conditions always feeling safe.
The two feet on the stern are for supports for a Rutland 504 wind generator that will be on the boat when she is sold. I had the boat on a swing mooring for the first two years I owned it then on a pontoon for 3 years that didn’t have power so used the generator to keep the batteries topped up.
The tiller pilot is unused . I had it checked over by Raymarine 4 years ago and they said it is in mint condition and fully functional. There are no mounting points for the tiller pilot as I have not planned to use it and the wiring to the socket is not connect to the boat’s electrics.
Very expensive telescopic whisker pole used to pole out the genoa or cruising chute when going down-wind. Poling out the No1 genoa, and to some extent the No2 genoa, is almost as effective downwind as the cursing chute except for in very light airs.
Flares were new last season to comply with the RTI race regs. Same with the first aid kit.
The life raft was serviced last year.
The price reflects the cosmetic appearance of the copper anti-foul and the lack of shore-power.
A 2.7m inflatable dinghy with inflatable keel - reasonable condition, Suzuki 2.5hp outboard - very good condition, are included with the sale.
All the bits and pieces of spares, bulbs, nuts, bolts and screws etc will be included with the sale.I’ll be keeping my tool kit except for the few tools that came with the boat.
All the important rope clutches are new. I ran new halyards up the mast a couple of years ago when I had the mast down putting the correct halyards and blocks in place for the cruising chute and whisker pole. I also had the blocks at the base of the mast re-done with new pulley wheels.
Over the years I have had all the cushion covers off, laundered them and re-fitted, learning how to do upholstery buttons in the process.
The Stack-pack was new a couple of seasons after I bought the mainsail. The spray hood was serviced around the same time as both are from the same company.
The forepeak hatch was new last year.
A couple of the stanchion bases have been replaced - these have been done in the last couple of seasons. I don’t know how they were damaged but I suspect my neighbours in the marina have been responsible - the boats are double berthed and it is very tight getting in and out.
I stripped all the winches a few years ago and have serviced them at the start of each season. The cheek blocks on the cockpit coming that lead to the winches were replaced about 5 years ago as the old tufnell ones had worn. The main winches were also moved further aft by about a foot so they could be operated more easily with the spray hood up and improved the angle of the genoa sheets through the cheek blocks onto the winches.
The exhaust system is all relatively new - less than 7 years old. The fuel tank and lines are all new in the last few years.
The gas oven and hob was installed new in 2009 and has all the flame failure devices. There is also a gas leak detector/shut off alarm system.
The heads were replaced about 6 years ago and is all properly plumbed with siphon breaks etc.
She is from 1981 and will always need some attention, as all boats do. I have invested my time and effort in the areas that have improved the safety for my family, increased the comfort for my wife (hence the gas fired hot air heating system and new headlining in the heads etc), and improved the sailing performance for me (hence all the recent and constantly updated running rigging etc). I have made the rig as good as it can be and ensured it is safe every year for the Round the Island race. This is the one great weekend's sailing I get to do with my friends each year and the longest trip the boat has done since I have owned it.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.