Westerly Sailing Yachts

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Westerly Sailing Yachts

Ivery much doubt there is a sailor out there who has never heard the name Westerly; the company that dominated the British sailing market back in the day they were producing new yachts.  To this day, anyone considering the purchase of a quality used sailing yacht would be ill advised to ignore these still very popular yachts.   Starting back in 1963, the founder of Westerly – Commander Denys Rayner took the designs of his early plywood cruiser, known as the Westcoaster, and converted it into a fibreglass cruiser.  As a result, the Westerly 22 was born.  As the years followed many new models & designs were produced, outboard models gave way to inboard engines, designs for increased accommodation space with twin cabins were produced and each Westerly had its own model name instead of a number.  In 1966 Commander Rayner became seriously ill & David Sanders became the new Managing Director.  It was recommended by Commander Rayner before his death that the Laurent Giles Design Partnership be considered for the design of subsequent boats.  Having designed a complete range of Westerly cruisers from 21ft to 36ft in ten years, in 1979 the introduction of the Westerly Konsort to the design of Laurent Giles was introduced to fill the gap in the range at 29ft.  This Konsort turned out to be the second most popular Westerly ever produced.  These comfortable 5/6 berth yachts were fitted out all in wood & various creature comforts for the ease of extended cruising in real comfort.  At Brighton Boat Sales, we currently have 2 Westerly Konsort 29’s for sale- ‘James Annette’ & ‘Astra’, both berthed on our dedicated sales pontoon at Brighton Marina.  If you are looking to get afloat & start sailing or looking to progress up in size from a smaller yacht, either of these craft are well worth a viewing.  Equally, if you are a proud owner of a Westerly Sailing Yacht & looking to sell her, we would welcome the opportunity of marketing her for you.  With the Southampton Boat Show not far away, now would be a great time to be looking to market your boat.  We are open 7 days a week & welcome anyone who would like to either discuss these Konsorts currently for sale, or anyone who has a boat they wish to sell.