Westerly GK29 29 ft fast cruising yacht, vgc

£ 14,900
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Just refurbished, £thousands spent
Description
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1979 WESTERLY GK29 ‘GRUMPY KOALA’ CRUISER-RACER FOR SALE

Well appointed, just refurbished: £thousands spent over past 2 years (see below for details).

Great example of this popular cruiser-racer. Fantastic to sail: fast, turns on a sixpence, but surprisingly docile and well-behaved. Tracks v. well and can be tuned to sail herself. Feels rock-solid in a blow. Not tender, loads up progressively and predictably when pushed. GK29s have crossed the Atlantic and sailed north of the Nordkapp. Capable of cruising to the Med and beyond. A boat for owners for whom sailing enjoyment is as important as accommodation.

Remarkably roomy for a 29-footer: storage under the V-berth alone is more than some boats this length have in total. Along with all fenders, lines, warps, buckets, spare fuel jerries etc., we’ve stored 2 bicycles in the cockpit locker. Foredeck is a good fit for a 2.4m dinghy.

Compared to the standard GK29, interior mods have greatly improved internal space and usability, particularly in the saloon and heads (it's possible to play a cello in the saloon). A folding door gives the heads proper privacy from both for’ard cabin and saloon. Saloon table is moved for’ard and folds on the centreline, giving seating that isn’t cramped and good room for moving for’ard. Downsized engine housing hugely improves usable saloon space, with an unclippable ladder greatly easing cockpit access. All-new closed-cell foam insulating lining throughout makes the cabin cosy and drastically reduces condensation.

Saloon gives up to 6 foot 3 inch headroom (increased by over an inch compared to standard boat by replacement of headlining boards with insulation). 5 good-sized berths all sleep 6-footers easily. The aft pilot berth could easily be made a double by moving the water tank, providing 2 full-time double berths.

Back from cruising around the Scottish islands. Winterised and on the hard in Tighnabruaich - ready to sail away on more adventures in the spring.

Viewings welcome. Any questions, or if you'd like more pics, please ask.
Full Specification
Specifications
ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN
Modern Lombardini LDW 502M diesel. Serviced late 2023. Starts & runs beautifully.
Racor filter/water separator (new 2023)
Prop shaft rope cutter (new 2023)
Folding 2-blade prop (refurbished 2023)
Fuel tank & filling hose new 2023
Throttle cable new 2023

CABIN & HULL
Cabin windows, hatch & washboard new 2023
Rudder pin & bearings replaced 2023
Hull epoxy coated & re-antifouled 2023
All anodes replaced 2023
Interior insulated (closed-cell foam), relined & redecorated 2023
Holding tank, evac. pump & heads plumbing (all new 2023)
Jabsco marine toilet
Whale Gusher bilge pump
Deck fittings resealed, shroud plates & bolts checked & refitted / resealed 2021-2023
P-bracket replaced in recent past
Hull beneath saloon is reinforced with sturdy transverse and lateral stringers

SAILS & RIGGING
All standing rigging replaced 2023 except for backstay replaced 2021
Half running rigging replaced 2021 / 2022
Foresail furler
150% genoa with UV strip and telltales
135% genoa
Jib
Storm jib
Symmetrical spinnaker
Cruising chute (nearly new condition)
Battened main, two reef points.
Backstay tensioner with dyneema line (new 2021)
2 X Lewmar 2-speed main winches with Wincher self-tailers
2 X Lewmar spinnaker winches
2 X cabin-top winches
2 X winch handles
Ramshorn reefing hook
Spinnaker pole
All lines except reefing routed via blocks aft to cockpit (reefing lines could be routed aft with 2 additional blocks & small mods to the sail)

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Flexible 100W panel and 20A solar charge controller (new 2023)
Rigid solar panel approx. 100W (new 2021)
VHF radio (new 2023)
Garmin GPSMap 550 chartplotter on extendable arm (allows viewing from cabin or cockpit)
NASA Clipper Wind Instrument and head unit (new 2023)
Hawk apparent wind indicator (new 2023)
NASA Clipper speed log (new 2023)
NASA depth transducer (new 2021)
NASA Clipper Duet head unit
Nav lights, masthead light, running light (new 2021)
Deck light (new 2023)
Radar reflector
Simrad TP1800 Tillerpilot autopilot
Shore power with cabin sockets (new 2021 / 2023)
12v cabin sockets (new 2021)
USB cabin sockets (new 2021)
LED cabin lights (bulbs plus for’ard cabin & heads light fittings new 2023)
600/1200W power inverter (new 2023)
Starter battery plus 2 X 110Ah leisure batteries (new 2023)
Sturdy marine battery selector/cutoff switch
Fire alarm (new 2021)
Wiring throughout inspected / renewed 2023
Bonding checked / rectified 2023
Radio/MP3 player and speakers (not currently installed)

GROUND TACKLE
Quick Genius 800W electric windlass (fully installed / wired 2021)
Genuine Bruce 16Kg (over-specced) anchor
40m X 8mm chain with 30m octoplait rode
8KG FOB HP galvanised flat anchor/kedge with chain and rode

SUNDRIES
2-burner Compass (Origo) spirit stove (new 2023)
Spray hood (refurbished 2023)
Sail cover
2 X dodgers
Tarpaulin boom tent
2 X flotation aids (horseshoe and rectangular)
8 X assorted fenders
Assorted warps & spare lines
2 X fire extinguishers
Flare box
Whale ‘gusher’ manual bilge pump
Title
Westerly GK29 29 ft fast cruising yacht, vgc
Year
1979
Condition
Used
Engine type
Lombardini LDW 502M
Fuel
  • Diesel
Power
11
Dimensions
Beam
3.15 m
Length
8.84 m
Overall Length
8.84
Keel
Fin
Accommodation
Accommodation
5 berths (all suit 6-footers)
Saloon
For'ard cabin
Heads
Quarter-berth (could be closed off with a curtain for privacy)
Huge cockpit locker
Location
Country
United Kingdom
State/Region/Province
Scotland
City
Tighnabruaich
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