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Westerly Ocean 43

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Underwater profile
Fin and Bulb

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 60hp, Volvo MD22P-B-4 cylinder (1998)

Puget Sound


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Extra Details

Designer Ron Holland
Builder Westerly Yachts, Southhampton, UK
Lying Puget Sound
Fuel capacity 127.1 USG Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 68.2 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 40.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 17/10/2016


Engine 1 x diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD22P-B-4 cylinder (1998)
Engine Hours Engine1: 5335
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Max Prop 19" with rope cutter (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.9 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9.3 knots
Generator output 2000KVA
Engine spares tick
Water-maker tick

Engine and equipment aboard were installed in 1998 but 1999 was the year the boat began to see use.

Engine hours are as of August 11, 2017. The vessel is in current use as well as under current maintenance. The vessel owners are deeply committed to the care of this beautiful boat.

In the engine compartment there is a metal saddle designed by the factory to hold a generator but the owners have found the solar panels to be very adequate for their power needs while at sea and anchor. Summer 2017 Haul-out-installed new stainless steel propshaft. OEM factory rebuilt MaxProp three blade classic. New R&D flexible transmission coupling, re-aligned engine--new engine mounts installed October 2016.

3 lead/acid house batteries (720 amp-hours)
1 AGM engine battery (110 amp-hours)
NextStep™ three-stage smart battery charge regulator
Mastervolt® Combi™ 1200 watt 230VAC 50hz modified sine wave inverter/charger
Mastervolt® CPSC battery monitor, inverter/charger control panel
Kyocera 3 solar panel array (3 panels at rated output of 135 watts = 405 watts = 30 amp output into 13.4 volts) with 60 amp Xantrex MTTP controller.
100 amp Leece Neville® alternator
Ampair® 100 pole-mounted wind generator with controller
Honda® EU2000I 2000 watt 110VAC 60 hz portable generator
IOTA® 110V 60Hz 4-stage 60 amp smart charger with built in regulated 13.6 V power supply.


Length 43'0"
LOD 43'0"
LWL 35'8"
Beam 13'4"
Draft Max 5'6"
Airdraft 72'0"
Displacement 29,005.0lbs
Headroom 6'4"
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1998) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1998)


Reefing mainsail North - Slab (unknown year) Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail North - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails See free style narrative in Sail Comments (unknown year)
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Standing Rigging is 1 x 19 SS x 12 mm diameter.

Selden® extruded aluminium mast and boom
Selden® gas rodkicker/vang
Selden® Furlex™ 300S roller furling
Twin luff headsail track.
Mainsail lazy jack system.
Demountable inner forestay for hank-on storm headsail All sails were cleaned and restitched 4 years ago and appear to be in good condition today.

Triple-reef full battened cruise Dacron® mainsail
Spare headsail
Symmetrical spinnaker with snuffer
Storm jib
Storm tri-sail w/ mast-mounted track . Both spinnaker and whisker poles mounted out of the way from foredeck work.

WindPilot® Pacific Pilot Plus™ servo self-steering gear. (Currently in Storage)

Electrical Systems

240 volt, 3 batteries charged by: wind generator, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Finish Gelcoat finish

The Westerly Ocean 43 is a high quality, limited production, sloop rigged, center cockpit sailing vessel. Hull construction is balsa-cored, vinyl ester resin, GRP lay-up Scrimp® method.
Deck construction is glued-on teak planking over balsa-cored fiberglass. The hull was laid up in 1998 and outfitted in 1999. Built to Lloyd’s Register of Construction, this center cockpit sloop is fitted-out as a self-contained, self-reliant vessel for comfortable long-term living-aboard and cruising.

This vessel is a Ron Holland Design Yacht.
For over 40 years Ron Holland Design has developed innovative, often pioneering, sailing yacht designs. An unsurpassed variety of designs that evolved from race winning IOR Yachts to Maxi World Championship designs and then on to some of the largest, most impressive sailing yachts ever created.

Ron Holland-designed sailing yachts combine race-winning performance with beauty, comfort and structural integrity to a level that set new industry standards for a new generation of high performance sailing yachts.

The Westerly Ocean 43 compares favorably to some of the world’s best known high end constructed sailing vessels. Beauty of design, robust construction methods and proven world cruiser all in one boat!

Capacities and dimensions are not independently verified by Boatshed, and are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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The interior features a forward stateroom with "V" berth. This is a large cabin with standing room, hanging locker and access to the forward head through a private door. The forward head has a hand-held shower, vanity and toilet with teak grate in the floor. Across from the head on the starboard side is a single berth tucked away in what appears to be a closet. Current use is that of a storage area. Aft of the head on the port side is a dinette/salon with U-shaped settee upholstered in blue leather. This table has a leaf (in storage) for expanding to a much larger size. Across to starboard is a nav station with desk, instruments and a swivel chair, also in blue leather. Aft starboard is the galley contained within the companionway to the aft, master suite cabin. The aft cabin has queen centerline berth with lots of storage and a private head with vanity and shower stall. Access to the engine is hinged panels in this aft head.

Cabin heat is "Hurricane" H2 diesel fueled circulating hot water with zone control and with connections to the potable water heater and engine pre-heat system.

Galley stove is Force 10 3-burner stovetop, oven with broiler.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Computer tick
DVD tick
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VHF Transceiver Uniden UM525 with DSC function, iCom M1V hand held, GPS Garmin GPS-V and Magellan GPS315 hand-held units, Raytheon radar SL70 4 kw with 24 inch radome, Whitlock compass gimballed and fluid dampened, Autohelm electronic fluxgate, Auto pilot is Autohelm 7000, Autohelm network instruments for speed, water temp, speed log, wind speed / direction with multifunction display. AIS receiver linked to NAV software. Furuno FS-1550 SSB Receiver with weather fax.
Entertainment: Sony AM/FM cassette player with 10 disc. CD Changer. Samsung 27 inch LCD TV with Seaview and RCA antennas, LG Blu-ray DVD Player, Toshiba DVD Player

Laptops and iPad currently in use as navigation computers are considered personal items to the sellers and will be retained by sellers upon conveyance. The seller reports he would be more than happy to setup a laptop purchased by the buyer with the navigation, charting, communications, weatherfax and tidal prediction software he presently uses, together with all the additional electronically stored additional reference data, etc., relating to the vessel and it's systems should the new owner desire.

Deck Gear

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2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar CPX-3 windlass
4 anchors
(Primary CQR 45 LB with 135m x 10mm chain, 45 LB Delta with 100m chain/rode, 35 LB Bruce with 100m chain/rode, 50 LB Manson with 100m chain/rode.)
Lancer 9.5 Foot ridged bottom RIB dinghy (unknown year)
0hp outboard, 5 HP and 8 HP Both Yamaha (unknown year)
Four anchors with chain and rode are part of "the bits" seller reports as equipment that helps to qualify a true offshore vessel.

Survey October 2016 reports windlass and anchor components appeared to be in good condition and are considered "more than adequate" for the size of the vessel. ("More of those "Offshore BITS"!)

Lewmar® blocks, hardware, main & genoa tracks, cars, sheet jammers
Spinnaker pole with adjustable car on mast-mounted track
Whisker pole
SpinLock® XT rope clutches
Lewmar® winches
Fixed stainless steel radar arch structure aft
25mm diameter stainless steel stanchions with dual stainless lifelines Stainless steel pulpit
Stainless steel pushpit with two (2) teak quarter seats

Safety Equipment

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Horn tick
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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Para Anchor 22 Foot sea anchor, Self deploying with 1 inch dia. rode x 100 meters, "Y" bridle, floats retrieval line. 2 ea. Delta drogues, Life-sling, man overboard pole, fire blanket. 406 EPIRB

RFD® four (4) person offshore life raft. Currently out of certification.
(Seller reports, Note; a life raft certification is issued for a specific voyage/passage and not a particular period of time. The certification is in effect until the vessel departs for that specific passage/voyage and, in practice, remains so until the vessel reaches its’ first port of call. At that point, theoretically, the certification expires and requires renewal. This being the situation, there's little point in maintaining current certification while cruising in the PNW.)

Broker's Comments

The seller says "this is a true offshore boat and she has the bits that go with it to deserve the title!". This Westerly Ocean 43 has been from the UK to New Zealand, multiple trips to Alaska and is now touring The Salish Sea.

For all that travel she still looks beautiful and capable, showing careful and attentive maintenance. October 2016 surveyor comments vessel condition as, "Near Pristine".

The interior is European White Oak so it's nice and light. Leather seating and lovely solid surface counter tops in speckled green make the interior very rich feeling.

The rugged construction, purpose of effort in a seaway and luxury interior make this a boat you must see if high end quality is your desire. This vessel compares favorably to other well-known cruisers such as Oyster and Hallberg-Rassy, is built to Lloyd’s Register of Construction, is VAT registered in the UK but has not been imported for consumption to the US therefore it is not for sale to US residents while in US waters.

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

This Westerly Ocean 43 has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed. Click here for contact details.
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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