Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 32 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 0 in
LWL: 27 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 20000 lbs
Ballast: 7000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine(s) Total Power: 56 HP
Engine Model: 4JH3E
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Maximum Speed: 7 knots
Year Built: 1999
Engine Hours: 1500
Fresh Water Tanks: (76 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (50 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (18 Gallons)
Fully battened mainsail
Fresh water maker
Shore power inlet
The V-berth on this vessel incorporates the entire width of the forward space with new cushions and covers. The berth can be re-arranged as a port double only, allowing for storage on the starboard side. A filler can be added to make the bunk larger or have use of the entire space making it as large as a king bed. There are several lockers under the bunks. Two stained glass custom port windows and a large hatch provide excellent ventilation.
Aft of the V-berth is the head to port with sink and cabinets and a Jabsco toilet, which was installed in 2008. The head has a new 18-gallon holding tank. The tank has a dedicated seacock for overboard discharge and a deck fitting for pump out. On the starboard side is a large hanging locker with cedar lining and a full set of lockers capable of swallowing a lot of gear. On the top shelf of the lockers is a bookcase and day tank for the Dickinson heater.
The main saloon has settees port and starboard with lee cloths. Above the settees are storage lockers on the starboard. Behind the settees are additional lockers and under the bunks have even more storage. The dining table was fixed but was rebuilt to lift out of the way and mount onto a bulkhead cabinet with additional storage. This makes the vessel very roomy when the table is put away. There are six oval bronze ports (Pacific Seacraft) with screens for ventilation and a large butterfly hatch in the center of the saloon. A diesel fired Dickinson heater is mounted on the starboard side with a tiled heat shield.
Headroom is 6'4", which differs from the earlier Westsails as the coach roof was re-designed allowing for better water drainage and more interior space.
The galley is typical Westsail with a deep single sink, and a new three-burner propane and double door icebox that has an Adler Barbour compressor. A large open cabinet above provides for ample storage along with the other built in cabinets.
Another unusual feature is a sit down navigation station with chart table. This nav station also converts to a quarter berth. All cushions were replaced in summer 2011
Deck and Hull
The decks on this vessel are all fiberglass with excellent non-skid in very good condition. Another interesting feature are the heavy-duty aluminum stanchion posts that are molded into the bulwarks. These posts are rock solid and tall providing excellent safety at sea. I have several replacement posts that were obtained by another similar Westsail. There are mast pulpits and a storage rack for a canister liferaft (not included). Two dorade vents, 1010 opening bronze ports and two large hatches provide excellent ventilation. A new dodger was built in 2002 along with new sail cover and a zip on awning that covers the cockpit. It attaches to the dodger and boom gallows. The bowsprit and boomkin are in sound condition. Two propane tanks are mounted on chocks just aft of the boom gallows. Two storage lockers are molded into the cockpit area.
The hull is in excellent condition with new Interlux Perfection pant. All through hulls were removed, inspected and rebedded. The hull is also factory insulated with foam, which eliminates condensation.
In 1999, the vessel received a new Yanmar 4JH3E 56 HP diesel and new transmission. The current hours are 1500 and this engine provides excellent power for driving the vessel easily with ample reserve. At 5.5 knots, the engine uses .75 gallons per hour. Top speed is 7 knots. The propeller was changed to a 3 bladed MAX folding prop. New fuel tanks were installed during the re-power and both have two Racor filters per tank. The total fuel capacity is 50 gallons, divided into two tanks. New cutlass bearing
New poly water tanks were installed in 1999. The system has a manifold that allows separation of water tanks to the pressure system. There is also a 7-gallon hot water tank that runs off the engine heat or shore power. As stated earlier, a new 18-gallon holding tank was installed during the same time.
The electrical system was upgraded over the years. The system provides for both AC & DC power with circuit breakers. A 30-amp shore power plug is located in the cockpit along with a 50' cord. I installed a new automatic battery charger and SmartPlug in summer 2011. New starting battery
An 80-amp alternator provides all the power needed to keep the batteries full. There are 4 new Trojan brand batteries separated into two banks each providing 220-amp hours per bank. A Link monitoring system allows for the management of both battery banks. A separate 12-volt starting battery is dedicated to the engine. The vessel also has a 30-amp shore power charger. A small but efficient 600-watt Pure Sign Wave inverter is used for PC use or charging cell phone and other small batteries. It also has a USB charging socket for computer operation.
The vessel also has good lighting throughout all cabins and two Hella fans for main cabin and V-berth.
Autohelm 4000 with spare tiller arm and control head. B&G Network with Quad, Wind and two 3FD displays
New Standard Horizon Chart Plotter CP390i with charts for all East Coast and Bahamas Standard Horizon Matrix GX2150 Stereo, CD, USB radio with remote control and Infinity speakers Tri color masthead light with strobe
Mast and Rigging
Standing rigging replaced in 1998 with Norsemen fittings Harken furling system for headsail, new in 1998
Lewmar traveler system
Forespar line control whisker pole, new in 2007 ($1500.) Track cars for pole both port and starboard
Separate track for storm Trysail
Traveler system in place for club footed boom staysail (never used) Lewmar Barient series 28 self-tailing winches for genoa
Lewmar Barient series 24 self-tailing winches for cabin top Heavy duty boom with internal reefing lines set up to winch
Tri color masthead light with anchor light and strobe Sails:
The sail inventory is extensive. This boat was designed to go as fast as possible under all sailing conditions. Most of the sails were made by HOOD and is of heavy dacron with triple stitching. All sails are in very good to excellent condition. There are more sails in this inventory that any cruiser would ever need. Since all sails are in very good condition, some may be sold to other Westsail owners depending on the needs of the new owner. The inventory is as follows:
Fully battened main with two reef points 150 genoa
130 genoa 110 jib
Staysail (loose footed) with one reef point Storm trysail
UK Tri radial flasher (new condition) UK Radial Code 0
.75 oz spinnaker with sock .5 0z spinnaker with sock
Simpson Lawrence 555 two speed manual windless
Bruce 33# with 90' of 3/8" high tensile chain and 200' of rode CQR 46# with 120' of chain and 200' of rode
Danforth 30# mounted on bow rail
Bruce 10# stern anchor mounted on boomkin with 100' of rode Extras:
There are many spare parts for various systems. Lots of sheets and blocks for specialized sails, standing rigging, extra material for dodger and Bimini, sail repair kits, spare halyards, etc.
Coast Guard required equipment on board. MOB module mounted to stern pulpit, jack lines, fire extinguishers, life jackets (class 1), and radar reflector.
Ports-bote and 6HP Yamaha 2 cycle outboard (never used ethanol fuel)
Heron is ready for cruising. Yes, there are other Westsails on the market for less money but ask anyone who has tried to purchase one that needed extensive work. The cost to restore these vessels is very expensive and time consuming. Heron is still not perfect and the asking price reflects that. But for a vessel 30 years old, she looks and performs like she has many decades of great sailing ahead of her. Bud Taplin did the original survey on this vessel when I purchased it in 2004. He was impressed with the vessel at that time and it has been significantly improved since then. His estimate of market value in 2004 was $75,000.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Contact Wilbur Yachts.
John Morin CPYB, John Kachmar CPYB
200 Seawall Road, P.O. Box 1300
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 United States