Westerly Merlin 29

  • Boat REF#  ·  276363
  • Length  ·  8.78m
  • Year  ·  1991
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo 202 (1991)
  • Lying  ·  North Devon
Boatshed North Devon
Boatshed North Devon
Steve Hammond

Extra Details

Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Westerly Yachts
Lying North Devon
Fuel capacity 81.8 ltr (18.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo 202 (1991)
Engine Hours engine1= under 200
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


Length 8.78m
LWL 7.22m
Beam 2.78m
Draft Min 1.52m
Draft Max 1.52m
Displacement 3,490kg (7,695.3lbs)


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


Reefing mainsail 1991 - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs

FURLEX roller reefing

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
1 sheet winches
2 anchors
90.00m of chain
100.00m of rode
Bombard dinghy (2005)

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment


1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Incredibly, this boat was purchased brand new in 1991 and is being sold for the first time, only due to the owner's retirement from sailing. She is available now, fully equipped and only requiring the usual end of season valet to prepare her for the 2021 season. As a family boat, she is an amazing proposition, seven berths is quite possible but cosy, six would be no problem at all. All this in only twenty nine feet means that you can own a family cruiser for very modest marina/mooring fees. The aft cabin is particularly spacious and a very comfortable location to occupy when at sea. Well proven Westerly reputation for build quality sea going boats should ensure high residual value and confidence in this beauty.
Absolutely worth viewing.

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

This Westerly Merlin 29 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Hammond (Boatshed North Devon) of Boatshed North Devon. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since new

Why are you selling her?


Where have you sailed her?

Extensively, particularly Bristol Channel Ports

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 1

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Good day Steve,
Hope you are well. Just a couple of questions. How is the date of the rigging not known if only one owner from new? Also when was she last surveyed? Is there an outboard engine ? Any idea regarding shipping costs to Oban and is there a yard trolley available?
Probably more than a couple of questions.
Bil Fraser.
0752 137 1996

Tricia F2020-12-17 16:45:46
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