Westerly Merlin 28

Aft & Fore Cabins
£9,750.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  257504
  • Length  ·  8.74m
  • Year  ·  1985
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Bukh (1985)
  • Lying  ·  Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Westerly, Waterlooville
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Bukh (1985)
Engine Hours Engine1: 2780
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade fixed (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Engine spares

Spring 2019 - engine, flywheel and other components cleaned and freshly painted


Length 8.74m
LWL 7.19m
Beam 3.02m
Draft Min 1.52m
Draft Max 1.52m
Displacement 3,490kg (7,695.3lbs)
Headroom 1.83m
Storage Ashore


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


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Fractional rig
Spring 2019 - genoa roller reefing checked, new bearings

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

May 2020 Antifouled rudder & keel
Spring 2019 Fuel tank rubbed down and repainted
June 2019 Hull scrub, anti-foul & new anodes
July 2019 Hull survey carried out


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

May 2020 Heads sea cock overhauled & greased
Dec 2019 Cabin lighting checked, LED units installed
Dec 2019 Window above galley reset

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system
Fresh water wash

May 2020 Heads sea cock overhauled & greased
Dec 2019 Cabin lighting checked, LED units installed
Dec 2019 Window above galley reset

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR x 2)
50.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
Adjustable cockpit table
New sail cover and spray hood 2017
Spring 2019 - Deck non-slip panels repainted & cockpit locker cleaned out

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Contest Compass
Log / Speed Stowe
Clipper Depth
VHF DSC Standard Horizon GX1500E
Yeoman Chart Plotter
Autohelm Navico TP300L
VHF radio has a remote handset with full controls which plugs into a socket in the cockpit

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Jackstays fitted
MOB Throw Line
Fire Blanket

Broker's Comments

Designed by Ed Dubois and built to have the edge over the popular Konsorts, both in performance and accommodation layout, the Westerly Merlin, although slightly smaller in length and beam, has a modern feel to it, looks good and is practical too.

This fin keeled example has all the control lines leading aft to a deep and generous cockpit, the non slip deck is easy to move around and the sail cover and spray hood have been recently renewed.

The accommodation benefits from both a fore and aft cabin, a separate heads compartment, a nav table complete with a Yeoman chart plotter (for those of us who still like to see a paper chart), a handy hanging locker, a saloon table to seat six and a full cooker with decent size galley for a vessel of this size.

Built to Lloyds high standards, this easy to sail cruiser is set up for single handed sailing and would be ideal for a couple or small family.

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

This Westerly Merlin 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. 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.

Comments 2

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Do the Osmosis blisters seen on the rudder continue to the hull?

greg c2019-10-21 14:17:57

Hi could please confirm that this vessel has shore power.
Many thanks

Sean S2019-07-30 07:12:56
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