Westerly 33 Aft Cabin

Spacious, comfortable cruising
  • Boat REF#  ·  325577
  • Length  ·  10.14m
  • Year  ·  1979
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 42hp, Mercedes OM636 (1980)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer Westerly marine
Builder Westerly Construction Ltd
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/09/2021


Engine 1 x diesel 42hp
Engine make and model Mercedes OM636 (1980)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

Engine refurbished
New helm control, gear lever
Wheel replaced with a larger one (2022)
Pro charge ultra battery charger (2022)
2 x110 amp batteries


Length 10.14m
LWL 8.68m
Beam 3.40m
Draft Min 1.30m
Draft Max 1.66m
Displacement 6,500kg (14,332.5lbs)
Headroom 1.88m
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars () with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2021)


Reefing mainsail - Slab () 2 Reefs
Headsail Jeckells - Furling ()
Other sails Spinnaker ()
Spinnaker gear

New Z Spar Boom and Spinnaker pole, in 2020.
The mast was refurbished professionally checked and rewired, with new aerial, LED lights, including tricolour deck and steaming lights, in 2021.
New rod kicker, in 2021
Arun Spinnaker

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Built by Westerly Marine construction, in 1979 and not launched, until 1980
Stainless steel water tank
Cutlass bearing recently replaced (2022)
Gel shield applied to hull (1989)
New rudder bushes (2022)
New drive shaft bearing (2022)
All recommendations compete from 2021 survey)
Seacocks and skin fittings to heads and sink replaced (2021) engine and cockpit drain seacocks serviced


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

New headlinings (2022and to aft cabin in November 2023)
Cool box
Plastimo Neptune 2500 cooker
New sea toilet
Central teak folding table

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

New headlinings (2022and to aft cabin in November 2023)
Cool box
Plastimo Neptune 2500 cooker
New sea toilet
Central teak folding table

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
1x CQR with 27 metres of anchor chain
1x Kedge Anchor (Danforth type) with rode
Boom cover
Cockpit tent
2 x Genoa self tailing
2 x winches on mast
2 x spinnaker winches

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

GPS Garmin 12
Simrad rd68 VHF
Autohelm 3000
Autohelm hand bearing compass
Autohelm Seatalk instruments; Log, depth and compass
CLIPPER wind (not currently working)
Contest Helm compass

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
MOB System
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Lifebuoy with light
Life sling
Fire extinguisher
Fire blanket
Emergency tiller
Black cone and ball

Broker's Comments

Westerly have an excellent reputation for building solid, comfortable and lasting boats. This 33' version is a great example of this pedigree, commented to be a well respected, comfortable and spacious cruiser.

Capable of both coastal and offshore passages, the boat has been reported to be responsive under sail and has a safe and comfortable feel, with the centre cockpit, making it ideal for families and longer distance cruises. Room on deck is equally comfortable, with spacious workable side decks and foredeck.

The volume of space extends to the interior with good headroom, a separate roomy aft cabin, separate forward cabin and heads, with plenty of stowage throughout. The galley provides plenty of room for preparing meals and clearing away afterwards and the saloon and its table make a comfortable and social space for relaxing and socialising.

This version looks to have been well maintained over the years, as detailed in the listing. When I visited the boat, I was struck by its light and spacious feel, due to the number of hatches, windows and the open space below, which also provides comfortable accommodation with ample headroom.

This boat is an attractive option for a range of uses, including the potential for coastal cruising, extended passage making and live-aboard possibilities, all in all, this boat appears to be a tidy, spacious boat with an excellent reputation.

If you would like any more details or to organise a personal viewing, then please do contact our office and we would be pleased to help.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Westerly 33 Aft Cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

5 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

East coast and rivers

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