-Westsail 32-

Basic Specifications
W32 #178 - 1974 Westsail Factory Finished Boat
HULL # WSSF 0178 0474 - DOCUMENT # 561 019
LOA 32'
LWL 27'-6"
Beam 11'- 0"
Draft 5'-0"
Displacement 20,000 lbs.
Fiberglass Hull
Ballast 7,000 lbs.
Sail Area: 663 Sq. Ft.
Cutter Rig
Engine: Perkins 4107
HP: 40
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity:
70 gals (two 40 gal tanks)
Water Tank Capacity:
76 gals


Defiant is a factory finished boat with some beautiful custom mods. The standing rigging and other areas of the boat were very overbuilt to survive anything! See below. I lived aboard her for many years and single handed her from Texas to Puerto Rico and back in 2010. My life circumstances, and goals have now changed and I just don't have energy or resources to put into her any more. She is a very stout W32. She does need a fair bit of cosmetic TLC. (refinish wood, finish uncompleted nonskid and bottom job needed)


Typical factory finished layout with a few custom modifications. Drawers next to hanging lockers had been removed and was converted to an extra wide hanging locker. Cedar lining in hanging locker. Drawers were built in to the port side cabinetry underneath the V berth. Custom companionway stairs that hinge at the top and latch to the coachroof for quick, easy access to engine compartment. Slide in drop boards to access engine. New upholstery in main salon in 2014. Corian top on chart table to match Corian galley countertops.

Deck & Hull:
  • Epoxy bottom barrier coat applied in 2007.
  • Non-skid partially redone (about half the decks). Lewmar treadmaster applied with epoxy.
  • Dodger frame but no canvas on frame.
  • New mainsail cover in 2014. Hinged, tabernacle mast.
  • Cast bronze dorado vents, fore and aft.
  • Bronze running lights with real glass lenses…..old school and meant to last. Never experience crazed and crumbling plastic again!
  • Bilge painted in white epoxy coating.
  • Monitor Windvane.
  • Custom hinged hatch in cockpit floor for easy access to engine from on deck.
  • Bronze throttle and gearshift levers.
  • Stainless steel bowsprit and boomkins (square tubing, same dimensions and shape as factory bowsprit and is painted white to look like original)
  • Factory layout.
  • Custom Corian countertops.
  • 12V Vitrifrigo refrigeration.
  • Stove has been removed and needs to be replaced.
  • Custom cabinet doors in galley.

Perkins 4-107 with Hurth HB 150 Transmission. Engine hours approximately 2500. Vernalift muffler. Dual Racor 500 filters. Recently rebuilt injection pump and new secondary filter. Remote (spin on) oil filter. Engine room repainted with white epoxy paint in 2016. Engine repainted with Awl Grip paint.

  • Two 38 gallon plastic water tanks under cabin sole.
  • All stainless steel electric and engine heated water heater (internal tank is also SS)
  • 12 volt pressurized water system.
  • Holding tank, deck pumpout and overboard discharge.
  • Raritan PHII manual head.
  • All seacocks replaced in 2007 with Groco ball valve bronze seacocks, Tri-flange base.
  • Marathon M12V180FT 12v 180ah AGM Telecom Battery. These are bulletproof!
  • AGM engine starting battery.
  • All wiring in boat, including mast wiring, replaced in 2008.
  • LED running lights and LED tricolor.
  • Bright, warm white LED cabin lights.
  • New Mar 22 breaker ES-1 DC Master Panel.
  • Icom VHF installed in 2008.
  • Icom hand VHF included.
  • 50 amp Ferro resonant 3 bank battery charger. (Modified for AGM battery voltage)
  • No chart plotter - I navigated with paper and handheld GPS. No radar or SSB.
Mast and Rigging:
  • Heavy duty extruded aluminum mast & boom.
  • New standing rigging in 2007.
  • Forestays, all shrouds and dual backstays and boomkin stays fitted with 316 SS 5/16" wire and Norseman fittings.
  • Bobstay fitted with Norseman fittings, 316 3/8" SS wire. Pro-furl roller furling gear added in 2014 (jib only).
  • Chainplates, whisker stay tangs, boomkin stay tangs and bobstay fitting all replaced with 3/8" thick silicon
  • Bronze 1/2" turnbuckles, Gudgeons and pintals made from 3/8" thick silicon bronze.
  • Bowsprit and boomkin constructed of stainless steel square tube same dimensions as OE bowsprit and painted white to look like original equipment.

North Sails partially battened main with about 50% of life remaining. Nice crisp jib with plenty of life remaining but needs Sunbrella sun cover strip replaced. Boat could use a super yankee for lighter wind conditions. Crisp, barely used storm jib. Staysail in serviceable condition but should be replaced. Storm trysail track but no trysail.

Ground tackle:
  • 35 lb. Simpson-Lawrence plow with 275' of 3/8 chain in good condition.
  • 33lb Bruce claw & 300 feet of rode in good condition.
  • Simpson Lawrence Sea Tiger 555 2 speed Windlass. Windlass needs re-painting.

Dickson stainless steel diesel fueled cabin heater. Never used, mounted to bulkhead but installation never finished. Needs diesel tank and lines to heater.

Location: Kemah, Texas

Price: $34,500

Contact: Tony Gonzalez
Cell Phone: 850-358-8884
Email: sv_maloha@hotmail.com

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