Extraordinary Westsail 32 bluewater cruiser in Berkeley.
This beautiful, bulletproof Westsail with an incredible hand-crafted interior has a colorful history, having sailed the coasts of California and Mexico, through the Panama Canal, toured the Caribbean and the east coast with her last owner alone. We purchased her two years ago as an investment and writer’s cabin-on-the-water and sailed her just a dozen times here in the bay. We love her and would like to keep her, but she whispers of a longing for the open ocean and faraway shores. We cannot grant her wish. We hope you can.
We are interested in selling her to the right individual, hopefully someone intent on cruising but indeed to anyone who will love her.
Here are a series of photos taken by her previous owner.
Imagine the same boat a decade later, weathered and revarnished, with the sole change being that we installed a wood burning stove to replace the kerosene.
Below is an updated inventory of all her features.
Builder: Westsail Corp.
Model: Westsail 32
Hull No.: 412
HIN: WSSK 0412 0475
CF: CF 0229 SY
Hull Material: Fiberglass (12 layers hand laid)
Ballast: 7,000 lbs.
Sail Area: 663 Sq. Ft.
Design: Bill Crealock (1971)
Engine: Yanmar 3QM30 30-hp diesel; Fresh-water cooling via Sen-Dur heat exchanger
Heavy-duty, 105-amp Balmar cruising alternator
Prop: three-bladed, 17×12 heavy bronze
Dual Racor 500 fuel filter system
5 AGM batteries, 350 amp-hours
Mainsail, fully battened, 2 reefs
pretty darned old but sets like a champ — if you replace it, get the new one made to the same pattern!
very good condition, new in 2003 (or thereabouts)
good condition, just had a 2 foot rip repaired
Full sail covers for main, staysail and jib/genoa
these are pretty seriously weathered
Line-controlled whisker pole on mast track.
ICOM M700pro SSB Radio Telephone
Marine VHF with remote station in cockpit, antenna on masthead
Lightning protection, dynaplate, and separate signal ground for electronics
All through-hulls bonded and grounded
Raytheon radar on board is non-functional (unknown cause)
Simpson Lawrence model 555 two-speed manual windlass with chain / rope wildcats.
needs to be stripped and serviced
Main bower: 45-lb. CPR with 200 feet of 5/16″ all-chain rode. Mounted in bow roller.
Second bower: 15-kg. (33 lb.) Bruce anchor mounted in bow roller.
Stern anchor: 13-lb. Danforth with 20 feet of chain and 200 feet of 3/4″ nylon in stern locker. Rail mounted.
Bow anchor chain leads below into bow locker, but stores further aft, beneath a grate near the mast, low in the boat for improved trim and stability.
Cape Horn all-stainless self-steering gear with remote adjustment option. Quadrant tucks under boomkin. Light- and heavy-air vanes. Will steer the boat across any ocean under almost any weather conditions.
Switlik 6-person Liferaft, deck-mounted in fiberglass canister.
Needs service — last certified 2000.
Autohelm 2000 electronic autopilot with tiller mounting bracket, plus complete spare unit.
ProWatt 800 watt inverter with ship/shore heavy duty switch to switch 110v outlets between shore power and inverter.
Shore power battery charging system, permanently mounted in engine room.
Cockpit dodger. Sun awnings. Cockpit weather cloths. Sailing bimini over cockpit with complete set of side curtains enclosing cockpit.
Canvas is all old and tired
Parachute-type sea anchor with rode
40 gallons diesel.
80 gallons fresh water. 2 centerline tanks below cabin sole, equipped with accurate, custom electronic gauges for monitoring water level.
6 gallon waste-holding tank in head. Equipped with Y-valve and deck pumpout. Can pump tank at sea using head pump.
2 gallon fuel tank for kerosene heater.
Teak and holly cabin sole. Warm teak and mahogany interior. Ample cabinet and storage space.
Sleeps four adults comfortably — two excellent sea berths with lee cloths in main cabin, plus double v-berth forward.
Custom salon layout: Parallel settees with fold-up salon table provides very roomy, flexible cabin accommodations. Two drop tables provide additional work areas or space for TV, etc.
Well-thought-out chart table area with instruments and electrical gauges / switch panels.
Taylor pressurized kerosene cabin heater with 2-gallon Force-10 tank for those chilly winter anchorages. (Replaced 2/13 with wood burning stove)
Large hanging locker, equipped with removable shelves, with storage
Separate wet-gear hanging locker.
Tool drawers to keep tools and spares organized and ready at hand.
Ample sail storage lockers forward.
Well-placed 12v lighting throughout boat, including reading lights over each bunk, and lights in engine room and work areas.
Large forward hatch, head hatch, 10 opening ports with screens, and five Hella turbo fans provide excellent ventilation.
2-burner, all-stainless Force 10 propane stove with oven and broiler. Fully gimbaled for sea.
Two propane tanks with solenoid shutoff, mounted in cockpit locker.
Dual sinks with foot pump water supply. Sink pump-out prevents backflow offshore.
Top-loading Norcold refrigerator under counter top (icebox conversion unit).
Ample storage cabinets for food, condiments, dishes, pots & pans.
Blake’s Lavac head with Henderson Mk V heavy-duty pump. (1/14 rebuild)
Holding tank with Y-valve, deck pumpout, and overboard capability.
Toe pump for fresh water in head.
Sink pump-out prevents backflow offshore.
Plexiglas skylight hatch for extra light / ventilation.
Rule automatic bilge pump. Large whale gusher manual bilge pump with cockpit access.
Lifesling, deck-mounted in hard canister, complete with lifting tackle.
EPIRB — one 406 MHz satellite with worldwide coverage.
Must be serviced (new battery) and registered.
Offshore flare and emergency signal kit.
Old — will need replacement
EXTENSIVE cruising spares, engine parts and electrical spares.
Six Taylor fenders, including 2 large “globe” fenders for those weekend rendezvous and raft-ups.
All records, wiring diagrams, original documents, Engine manuals, equipment / instrument manuals.