Westerly Solway

Solid, classy, roomy cruiser
£20,950.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  263441
  • Length  ·  10.90m
  • Year  ·  1978
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 35hp, Beta 35 (2015)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Westerly Marine Ltd
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 130.0 ltr (28.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 35hp
Engine make and model Beta 35 (2015)
Engine Hours Engine1: 654
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares

Engine serviced annually by owner.
Battery charger.


Length 10.90m
LWL 9.26m
Beam 3.41m
Draft Min 1.42m
Draft Max 1.42m
Displacement 7,750kg (17,088.8lbs)
Headroom 1.85m
Storage On mooring


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2016)


Reefing mainsail Dolphin sails - Slab (2017) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen mainsail (2016)
Mizzen staysail (unknown year)
Cruising chute (unknown year)

New UV strip to furling Genoa 2018.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

Headlining in main cabin and fore cabin replaced 2014.
Antifouled and anodes checked June 2019.
Hull repoxied professionally 11 years ago.
Hull professionally painted 2017.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
No. of crew berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Neptune 3000 cooker.
Eberspacher diesel heater.

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system

Neptune 3000 cooker.
Eberspacher diesel heater.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
50.00m of chain
2 self tailing sheet winches.

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Windbreak for cockpit.
New Advantage Sprayhood 2019.
Fixed windscreen.
Including a separate handheld VHF.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Automatic bilge pump.
Bosuns chair.
Liferaft serviced 2005.
4 x fire extinguishers (need service).
Fire blanket.

Broker's Comments

Westerly have an excellent reputation for building solid, comfortable and lasting boats. The Solway is a great example of this pedigree, being a well respected, solid, seaworthy, cruiser. The bilge keel provides a boat capable of navigating both inland and offshore waters and the boat has a safe and comfortable feel, with the centre cockpit, making it ideal for families and longer distance cruises, for when the weather changes.

This version has been very well maintained by the current owner, who has invested in numerous upgrades, including a recent engine, sprayhood, sails and headlining to the main and forecabin.

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 and ample headroom. This sale also has the potential to negotiate an additional inflatable dinghy, outboard and 2 folding bicycles.

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 a solid, tidy boat with an excellent reputation.

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

This Westerly Solway 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?

11 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle

Where have you sailed her?

East coast and Holland

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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