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Westerly Discus 33 Bridge Deck

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10.13m (33'3")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 37.5hp, Beta (2003)



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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Westerly
Lying Plymouth
Fuel capacity 160.0 ltr (35.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 37.5hp
Engine make and model Beta (2003)
Engine Hours Engine1: 800 approx
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze repitched in 2010 (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 ltr (0.6 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

240v ringmain with RCD unit and 1 outlet.
Main internal lighting is LED.
1 x HD 90Ah engine battery.
3 x Deep cycle domestic batteries with total 310Ah new in 2010.
New alternator 2009.


LOA 10.13m (33'3")
LWL 8.66m (28'5")
Beam 3.40m (11'2")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 6,848kg (15,100.0lbs)
Headroom 1.91m (6'3")
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1981) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail Ullman with 4 batons - Slab (2011) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Jeckells - Furling (2000)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

New Stack pack and Lazy jacks by Jeckells in 2010.
The Ullman mainsail is cut with a greater roach to improve light air performance.
New UV strip on headsail in 2010.

Standing rigging believed to be c2000.

All lines lead back to the cockpit for easy shorthanded sailing.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

This version is with the fin keel and aft cockpit with a large bridge deck aft of the companionway. This configuration provides a huge amount of deck space, providing easy access to all parts of the vessel.
The blue deck matting is original but looks like new - very clean and smart.
The topsides of the hull have a lovely shine to them and they have not even been recently polished!
The hull below the water line has been epoxy coated as a preventative measure and is in good condition. This has been confirmed by a recent survey.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Double Vee berth with infill in the forepeak,
Double berth in aft cabin
Double or single to port in saloon.
Single to starboard in saloon.
Mikuni MY16 cabin heating with 2 outlets.
New calorifier in 2003.
New Jabsco heads in 2010.
New flexible gas pipe fitted Feb 2014.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Radar Reflector tick

Raymarine C70 Plotter/GPS interfaced with a mast mounted Radar scanner new 2010.
Autohelm ST3000 autopilot
NASA AIS engine 3 interfaced with C70.
Garmin GPS with NASA cockpit repeater
Garmin GPS 65
NASA SSB receiver with active antenna and audio out facility to provide Weatherfax data.
NASA Target Navtex
ICOM VHF radio
Radio/CD player with both saloon and cockpit speakers.
The navigation equipment has been checked in Feb 2014 and found to be in good working order.

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence HySpeed windlass
2 anchors
(1 x 15Kg Delta, 1 x Danforth kedge)
55.00m (180'5") of chain
New Spray hood in 2010 with zip-on, zip-off bridgedeck enclosure.
Outboard engine bracket.

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Jackstays included.
Canister stored 6 man Liferaft is out of service.

Broker's Comments

It was a real pleasure to step aboard this beautifully presented Westerly Discus. She gleams in the sunshine, her decks are sparkling clean and inside her woodwork is well preserved and everything is as it should be. Combine this with a lovely Beta engine, good sails, clean running rigging and loads of navigation equipment making this vessel very hard to fault.
With accommodation for up to seven adults, this vessel could take you offshore cruising, day sailing or weekend escapes.
David Brooke-Smith says "In many ways the Westerly 33 hull was the pinnacle of achievement for Laurent Giles, giving an unbeatable combination of high interior volume and sea keeping ability. I have heard of two of these hulls which have cheerfully survived full Force 12s in deep water, which is an extraordinary achievement by any standard." He goes on to say "Anyone planning a long distance cruise should take a long hard look at a Discus or Westerly 33. In my opinion two of the great classic deep water cruisers."

The current owners make the following comments about this vessel: "We have sailed with friends with young children and have found that the bridge-deck was a safe place for them to sit whilst we were at sea. In addition, we have often used the bridge-deck to spread out charts during a passage. Perhaps the biggest advantage we have found with the bridge-deck has been that it is a really good sitting area at anchor or in a marina, particularly when we have attached the bridge-deck enclosure/tent. The tent has been a good sunshade in sunny weather and has created an extra "room" on the boat even in bad weather. Westerly actually took the bridge-deck idea from Swan as it is a common feature on Swan cruising yachts and something their owners like to have. It certainly makes the vessel more versatile than the centre cockpit versions. Westerly made 300 of the Discus (more than the Westerly 33 ketch that it superseded) and many of these boats can be found in the Med or cruising further afield. The Discus holds the record for the fibreglass yacht sailed furthest above the Arctic Circle (Bob Shepton on Dodo's Delight), another testament to the strength of the hull and its sea-keeping qualities."

Please contact me to arrange your own personal inspection. You will not be disappointed.

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

This Westerly Discus 33 Bridge Deck has been personally photographed and viewed by Stephen Grimshaw of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
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.

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