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Old 12-04-2015, 12:12   #1
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Westerly Ocean 43

We are looking for a blue water cruiser that can safely navigate oceans and we wondered about westerly ocean 43.
We just wondered if any members had any feedback on this class of yacht
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Old 12-04-2015, 14:59   #2
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Re: Westerly Ocean 43

A dog, is all I can say.
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Old 12-04-2015, 15:31   #3
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Re: Westerly Ocean 43

@ #2.... Well that was a well thoughtout and insightful response I must say.

I don't know much about them but for the benefit of all I have found this The Westerly Ocean 43 - SailNet Community

Given the choice I would probably spring for a late build Oceanlord, a class which I do know quite a bit about.... brilliant cruising boats.
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Re: Westerly Ocean 43

Not a lot of response but with only 10 built maybe not a lot of info out there about them.

The only reason only ten built would be that Westerly then went 'terminal' for the very last time just after they were introduced.... just before that event I spoke with someone in W'ly management... they had dropped between the cracks... dearer than the French boats but not with the 'image' of the Skandi boats to help support the price. The strong pound at the time meant that they had only sold one boat into continental Europe in the previous 12 months.......

Balsa core would be a concern to me.... not that I have ever been involved with such things...

'Westerly built' would be a plus...

If structuraly sound I reckon she would be a good buy....
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I will qualify a little, they are a caravan, OK for coastal cruising but for ocean crossing, not for me. Westerlies build quality suffered in it's last years also.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bmholden.
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Having sailed around the world I really wish I had done it in a Westerly Ocean 43.

Brilliant boats made for water sailing">blue water sailing with the comforts and security you would expect from a Ron Holland hull. Sails like a witch and in a big blow - we had one gusting 60k she is the boat you want to be in.

Beautifully finished with all 'mod cons' makes her a very desirable offshore cruising boat. The Lloyd register certificate says she is designed to be in F8 gale conditions for sustained periods. We have been in F8 in the north Atlantic in ours and she does what it says on the tin.

For world cruising, crossing oceans she is perfect. For coastal cruising her comfort and volume is not bettered.
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Westerly is indeed a well built British boat, if you are sailing the world's oceans you will see them out there. You may also want to check out Moody's as they are also a good choice for offshore work.
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