|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Sutton Harbour, Plymouth Devon UK|
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Westerly Storm 33 - New Listing - £32,450
The Westerly Storm 33 design needs little introduction - These popular family cruisers are renowned for their exciting but easily managed performance. The interior layout is in the modern style with two double sleeping cabins separate from the saloon, with the heads aft.
Launched to be a challenger to the highly successful Sigma 33 class, the design brief to designer Ed Dubois was for a boat capable of performing at regattas while providing comfortable accommodation below for a crew of up to 7. The boat excelled at all requirements of the brief and has proved a very popular, safe and predictable cruising yacht ever since.
This well-presented example has been upgraded in recent years, and the inventory highlights include:
Volvo Penta D1-20 engine (New in 2009) with only 688 hours run since
Full professional preventative osmosis treatment in 2011
Mast re-wired with new LED nav lights (2019)
New Shaft seal & cutlass bearing (2019)
New Batteries (2019)
|Vessel name:||Elsie D|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Volvo Penta D1-20|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||33' 2"|
|Length at waterline:||27'|
|Maximum draft:||5' 6"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||80 Litres|
|Water capacity:||300 Litres|
Fitted out in teak-faced plywood and hardwood cappings throughout, the Storm 33's accommodation was shared with the 'Cruiser' version's interior, but the deck fittings specification that was far better and of-course, with the fin keel and taller mast the sailing performance is significantly better. She offers a maximum 'seven' berths in three cabins.
'Elsie-D's internal woodwork still appears clean and fresh (her teak and holly flooring is particularly attractive) and her vinyl linings have been replaced or re-fitted as necessary in three main areas (Forward cabin; main saloon and aft cabin), albeit not fully replaced in one go and present well currently. Original cushions were finished in 'Westerly Salmon Velvet' fabric, but the saloon's cushion coverings have been replaced in a nicely toning fabric.
A three outlet, diesel-fired, hot air heating unit by Eberspacher is fitted.
Forward cabin: A double berth, without re-course to having to infill the berth, there is room to stand abaft the berth for access to a hanging locker to starboard and a wash basin to port. hot and cold water via a mixer tap. Deep storage shelves to hull sides. Light and ventilation provided by an opening for'hatch over.
Main Saloon: A U-shaped dinette arrangement to port of the centre-line mounted table can be converted to provide a double berth, while a straight single berth faces the table from the starboard side. A factory-fitted hatch over the table is fitted to this particular Storm 33. All cushions incorporate their supporting panels to enhance access to the lined storage lockers beneath the seating and the cave lockers located behind the back rest cushions are also individually lined. 4 closed lockers on each side with open shelf over. The saloon's cushions have been professional replaced by Sander Sails of Lymington.
Nav Area: A forward-facing, independent chart table is located to starboard with a dedicated nav. seat and provision for instrumentation outboard of the navigator an opening portlight over mirrors another located above the galley for good cross-ventilation.
A half-height hanging locker, located aft of the chart table's seat is provided with a plastic, draining base to accommodate wet 'oilies'.
Galley: L-shaped and located to port of the companionway (to be on the downhill side if hove to on starboard tack), the galley has been fitted with a replacement gas cooker with oven and grill (Neptune 2500), with flame failure devices to both burners. A top-opening cool box is located between cooker and the twin sinks which are provided with hot and cold water via a mixer tap, with foot-pumped manual back-up pump on the cold water supply. Opening portlight over cooker.
Aft Cabin: Located to port side, the aft cabin's double berth extends across the centre-line behind the engine space, with hanging locker and two portlights for light and ventilation. The outboard/hull side vinyl linings appear to have been replaced, while the inboard side of the cabin have probably been re-glued. There is one isolated area, above the foot end of the berth in which the vinyl is hanging a little loose.
Heads Compartment: Jabsco Sea toilet. Moulded basin unit with pressurised hot and cold water via a mixer tap with a shower attachment. Shower tray pump out. Mirrored lockers outboard.
White GRP hull with blue styling line. Cast iron external fin keel, semi-balanced spade rudder with tiller steering.
Full professional osmosis treatment to underwater surfaces completed in 2011
White GRP deck, superstructure and self-draining aft cockpit. Mid-Blue non-slip painted side decks & coachroof. Teak cockpit sole grating.
35lbs plough anchor with approx. 40m of chain attached.
25lbs CQR anchor as a kedge anchor.
2 x Barlow 27 primary sheet winches
Barlow 25 halyard winches.
Spinlock rope clutches.
2 off replacement Plastimo 'Contest' steering compasses
Pair of named spray dodgers.
Acrylic, folding sprayhood by Sanders Sails.
Full set of teak cockpit gratings.
Mooring ropes and fenders.
1 off inflatable 'Fender step'.
Miscellaneous spare fuel containers.
Mariner 3.3 HP outboard engine.
Inflatable tender by Plastimo.
Mounted in fascia above companionway:
Clipper wireless wind instrument.
Speedlog/Timer by Stowe.
Stowesounder for depth
Garmin GPS 556 Map chart plotter (With AIS Overlay)
Mounted at chart table:
Standard Horizon Eclipse DSC and GMDSS capable VHF radio
Garmin AIS 600 Class B Transceiver (Transmit/Receive)
Re-fitted with a new Volvo Penta D1-20 19hp, indirectly cooled, three cylinder diesel in 2011.
This engine has only covered 688 hours from new at Mid June 2021
The engine drives a three-bladed propeller through a conventional stainless steel propeller shaft. The original lip-seal to the stern tube has been replaced using a flexibly-mounted packing gland (In 2019), therby reducing transferred vibration and consequent noise.
A two battery system has been upgraded with two 110 A/hr batteries fitted in April 2019 and located beneath the Navigator's seat.
Charging is by engine-driven alternator (with a multi ribbed Poly-V Belt) and a hatch garage-mounted P.V.(solar) panel (New in 2020) for trickle charge maintenance of the batteries while the vessel is on a mooring.
A 220-240V AC shore power support system is fitted, with RCD and consumer distribution box fitted within the cockpit locker, and 13 Amp sockets fitted at galley and in the main saloon.
Stirling Power Aquanautic 20Ah shore powered Battery Charger
Fuel Tank: Painted mild steel, located within the cockpit locker, with max. capacity 18 Imp. gallons (approx. 80 litres).
Freshwater: Two stainless steel tanks are fitted, with one tank forward and the other beneath the aft berth, total capacity 65 Imp.gallons (approx. 300 litres).
A Bermudan sloop on aluminium alloy spars by Selden and badged as Kemp spars, fitted with a replacement Harken Mk IV roller reefing system on the for'stay. Lazy jacks and 'Stack-Pack' sail cover are fitted to assist in the gathering of the mainsail on the main boom.
The standing rigging was reported to have been replaced in winter 2007/8 (although no documentary evidence is held by the current owner) and the Harken MK IV roller reefing appears to date from this time too.
A telescopic spinnaker pole is stowed in deck stowage to port side of the for'deck.
The mast has been re-wired in 2018 and the original tri-colour and all round white masthead lights replaced with a modern LED unit by Aquasignal, while an LED replaces the filament bulb in the original, mast-mounted steaming light.
The main working sails have been replaced in recent years and the sail wardrobe comprises of:
Mainsail, with three slab reefs by Sanders Sails of Lymington,
Roller reefing Genoa by Sanders Sails of Lymington reported to be approx. 7 years old.
'Working'/heavy-weather Jib, believed to be by Sanders Sails, but this is yet to be confirmed.
Conventional, symmetric spinnaker.
4 person Ocean Safety life raft in pushpit-mounted canister, with next 'service due' date of May 2022
Echomax mast mounted Passive Radar Reflector
Fire blanket and 1kg dry powder fire extinguisher.
Pair of webbing jackstays.
Seago rescue harness and recovery line.
Manual and 12V DC bilge pumps.
A General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as Liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.