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Sutton Harbour Marina, Plymouth Devon UK
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Westerly Storm 33 - 1986 - New Listing - £29,500
The Westerly Storm 33 design needs little introduction - These popular family cruisers are renowned for their capable and easily managed performance. The interior layout is in the modern style with two double sleeping cabins separate from the saloon, with the heads aft.
Launched to be a challenger to Marine Project's Sigma 33 OOD class, the design brief to designer Ed Dubois was for a boat capable of performing at regattas while providing comfortable accommodation below for a crew of up to 7. The boat met all requirements of the brief and has proved a very popular, safe and predictable cruising yacht ever since.
This example has been steadily upgraded in recent years including the fitment of a new Volvo Penta D1-20 engine in 2008 - with only 680 hours run since - new propeller shaft, seal and cutless bearing and propeller.
|Vessel name:||September Storm|
|Vessel type:||Sailing Yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Volvo D1-20|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||33' 2"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
Fitted out in teak-faced plywood and hardwood cappings throughout, the Storm 33's accommodation layout was shared with the 'Cruiser' version's interior, but with a better deck fittings specification and of-course, with the fin keel and taller mast, unless looking for a twin-keeled yacht, the oroginal design's sailing performance is significantly better. The design offers a maximum 'seven' berths in three cabins.
'September Storm's' original cushions have been replaced in a navy blue fabric throughout in 2019. The vinyl linings have been replaced in the aft cabin area and in the heads compartment, however the forward cabin's linings have not been addressed and area could do with some attention.
A three outlet, diesel-fired, hot air heating unit by Eberspacher is fitted.
Forward cabin: A triangular double berth, without re-course to having to infill the berth is provided, with room to stand abaft the berth for access to a hanging locker to starboard and a wash basin to port. Hot and cold water supplied. Deep storage shelves to hull sides. Light and ventilation provided by a for'hatch over.
Main Saloon: A U-shaped dinette arrangement to port of the centre-line mounted table can be converted to provide a double berth, while a straight single berth faces the table from the starboard side. A factory-fitted, optional hatch over the table is fitted to this particular Storm 33. All cushions incorporate their supporting panels to enhance access to the lined storage lockers beneath the seating and the cave lockers located behind the back rest cushions are also individually lined. 4 closed lockers on each side with open, under-deck shelf over offer generous stowage in a Storm 33.
Nav Area: A forward-facing, independent chart table is located to starboard with a dedicated vinyl covered nav. seat and provision for instrumentation outboard of the navigator an opening portlight over matches another opening portlight located above the galley for good cross-ventilation.
A half-height hanging locker, located aft of the chart table's seat is provided with a plastic, draining base to accommodate wet 'oilies'.
Galley: L-shaped and located to port of the companionway (to be on the downhill side if hove to on starboard tack), the galley has been fitted with a replacement gas cooker with oven and grill (Plastimo Neptune 2500), with flame failure devices to both burners. A top-opening cool box is located outboard of the twin sinks. This particular one has been refrigerated in the past, but looks to be unserviceable (and a carry-on 12V DC refigerated coolbox is located under the chart table. A hot and cold water supply to the sinks is via a mixer tap, with foot-pumped manual back-up pump on the cold water supply. A carbon cartridge-type freshwater filter has been fitted in the cold water supply feed. An opening portlight over the cooker encourages ventilation and minimises condensation when cooking. A bum strap is provided for to assist the cook while cooking at sea.
Aft Cabin: This is located to port side. The aft cabin's double berth extends across the centre-line behind the engine space, with hanging locker and two opening portlights for light and ventilation.
Heads Compartment: A Lavac sea toilet (fitted in 2020) replaces the original Jabsco toilet. A moulded handbasin unit with pressurised hot and cold water via a mixer tap with a shower attachment. Shower tray pump out. Mirrored lockers outboard, beneath the side deck.
History and Construction:
Yard No. YF 39, delivered March 1987; white GRP hull with blue-pigmented moulded styling line. Cast iron external fin keel, semi-balanced spade rudder with tiller steering.
White GRP deck moulding incorporating superstructure and self-draining aft cockpit.
Deck surfaces originally finished in beige deck paint, but now re-painted in white to the ring deck areas and grey to coachroof top. Teak cockpit sole grating.
The hull's underwater surfaces were professionally stripped of gelcoat; dried using the 'HotVac' methods and faired/coated using epoxy by Fox's Boatyard in Ipswich in 2001/2
2003 - Standing rigging reportedly replaced with new (no documentation currently held).
June 2008 - Engine replaced by Motortech Marine of Portsmouth.
May 2020 - Below waterline surfaces stripped back professionally and fresh Coppercoat multi season antifouling applied by Retreat boatyard, Topsham
Nov 2018 - Rudder removed and new cutlass bearing fitted.
March 2015 - Keel shot blasted & epoxy coated, new shaft and cutlass bearing fitted.
Lewmar Delta anchor with approx 27m of chain and 30m of anchor warp.
Fortress FX16 kedge anchor with anchorplait warp.
Recent sprayhood (2020).
Pair of un-named spray dodgers.
Full set of cockpit gratings (one incorporating the mounting for a cockpit table).
Teak sheathed cockpit seats, plus a proprietory-made and removable watch-keeper's seat/board to mount at the companionway, beneath the sprayhood.
4 off individual cushions for use in the cockpit.
Pedestal-mounted cockpit table - stowed below.
Stern swimming and boarding ladder.
Inflatable dinghy and 2.5hp Suzuki 4 stroke outboard.
'Easy Fit', outboard engine lifting device, stowed below
Halyard-hauled mast climbing ladder, stowed below.
Extendable tiller extension by Spinlock.
Min. 6 off inflatable fenders and four ropes for mooring.
1 off 'fender step'.
Set of winch covers.
2 off Camping Gaz gas canisters.
2 x manual bilge pumps (one above deck, one for operation below).
Diversion valve with portable hose to enable use as an engine driven bilge pump.
3 off 1 kg dry powder fire extinguishers & one fire blanket.
Auto fire extinguisher in the engine space
Gillie Firth mast-mounted radar reflector.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, 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.
Within the cockpit:
Autohelm ST50 Speed.
Autohelm ST50 Wind speed & direction.
Autohelm ST50 VMG Wind.
Autohelm ST50 Multi display.
Autohelm ST5000+ Autopilot control head.
Mounted at chart table:
Garmin GPSMAP 3006c Colour chart plotter/radar display.
Garmin GPSMAP 76 Handheld navigator with mount.
Nasa Target Navtex-Pro Navtex display.
Standard Horizon Matrix GX2200 VHF, with CMP31B Ram+ remote handset for use in the cockpit.
Re-fitted with a new Volvo Penta D1-20 (19 BHP), indirectly cooled, three cylinder diesel in 2008 to replace the original Volvo 2002 18 BHP unit. This engine has only covered 680 hours from new at mid Sept 2023.
The engine drives a two-bladed, fixed propeller through a conventional stainless steel propeller shaft. The Volvo Penta dripless shaft seal and cutless bearings have been replaced relatively recently (Feb. 2020)
A two battery system is fitted - 1 x 115A/hr 'Domestic & Services' battery fitted in June 2023 and a 110 A/hr engine cranking battery (2021), both located beneath the navigator's seat.
The batteries are charged by the engine-driven alternator (with a multi-ribbed Poly-V belt) or a shore-supported AC battery charger.
240V AC shore power system with a Stirling Power ProCharge Ultra 20Ah Battery Charger, with a 600w Inverter also fitted.
LED bulbs have been fitted to the navigation lamps.
Fuel Tank: Painted mild steel tank, located within the cockpit locker, with max. capacity 18 Imp. gallons (approx. 80 litres).
Freshwater: Two stainless steel tanks are fitted, with one tank forward and the other beneath the aft berth, total capacity 65 Imp.gallons (approx. 300 litres).
A bermudan, masthead sloop on aluminium alloy spars by Selden and badged as Kemp Spars; fitted with a replacement Selden 'Furlex' roller furling system in 2015 with a new forestay at same time.
The remainder of the standing rigging was reported to have been replaced in 2003 (although no documentary evidence is held by the current owner).
A rod kicker is fitted to assist in supporting the boom when reefing.
The O.O.D. version of the Storm was well provided for in the halyards department, with two genoa halyards and this one appears to have been fitted with twin spinnaker halyards too. Many of the ropes that make up the running rigging outfit have been replaced relatively recently, with a new main sail halyard and topping lift documented as dating from 2018, while two of the three reefing lines for the mainsail appear recent too.
The sail wardrobe comprises of:
A replacement, short battened mainsail by Gowen Sails plus two 'older' mainsails.
Cross-cut roller furling genoa.
2 off older No.1 genoa's (Heavy & Light); possibly not now fitting the roller reefing gear.
2 off older No.2 genoas and 1 off No.3 genoas, thought not to fit the roller reefing gear.
A symmetrical spinnaker.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.