-Westsail 32-

Basic Specifications
1977 Factory Finished Boat - Hull # WSSF 0611 0177
Hull #611 - Document No. 583 065

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: Volvo Penta MD17
Engine: 38 HP
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity:
100 gallons
Water Tank Capacity:
70 gallons


My Star was purchased new from the Westsail factory with the top of the line "Circumnavigator" option. The first owner, Michael Lintner sailed her up to San Francisco for the start of the inaugural 1978 Trans- Pacific single handed race to Hawaii. From Hawaii, Michael sailed My Star to Tahiti and other South Pacific destinations before returning via San Diego. My Star was then taken to Lake Mead near Las Vegas, Nevada, where she remained in fresh water until I purchased her in 2005 from friends of Michael. I worked to get My Star ready for another crossing, and in 2009 I sailed her to Europe with stops in Bermuda, the Azores, Ireland, and England. In 2011, on the passage back to the U.S. I made stops in the Canary Islands and the Caribbean. Charleston, SC has been My Star's home since 2011.

Westsail's "Circumnavigator" option included many upgrades. One thing I have not seen on any other sailboat (Westsail or otherwise; although I am sure some other Westsails must have them) is the almost 1.5" indestructible stainless steel stanchions. She has 7 headsails, some in very good condition and others in need of cleaning and repair. My Star has taken on 30-40 ft. seas for days while doing hull speed with bare poles and I never once doubted her seaworthiness. THAT is why I bought a Westsail in the first place and My Star did not disappoint! If you want a bulletproof blue water
boat, My Star fits the bill in every way.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, My Star broke her anchor chain during hurricane Mathew in October and drifted into a nearby bridge. That damaged her teak rub rail and toe rail and bent a whisker stay tang and broke a spreader. The bridge scratched her hull on one side in an area of about 2' x 3'. These are not show stoppers and all can be repaired or replaced without too much trouble. Also, the last time I was motoring she broke a pushrod in one cylinder but continued to run on two cylinders (not recommended except in an emergency). I am including a fully functioning replacement engine (Volvo Penta MD17C) that is plug and play. She is priced at a bargain to reflect these issues. As I work to repair these items the price may change commensurate with her improving condition.

Accommodations: Deck & Hull: Galley: Engine:
  • Volvo Penta MD17C 38 HP
  • Fuel tank capacity: 100 gal. in three tanks
  • Removable cockpit sole for engine access/removal
  • All bronze sea cocks throughout
  • Wilcox Crittenden head
  • 12 gal. fiberglass holding tank
  • Y-valve to holding tank or overboard
  • Manual bilge pump adjacent to stair
  • Automatic submersible bilge pump with float switch
Electrical and Electronics:
  • Engine instruments and switches in cockpit
  • Bulkhead mounted compass
  • ICOM VHF radio
Mast and Rigging:
  • Le Fiell aluminum mast, boom, and staysail boom
  • 3/8" stainless steel standing rigging with swaged fittings
  • Three halyard winches on mast
  • Two self-tailing sheet winches
  • Genoa track on cap rails
  • Spinnaker pole mounted on deck
  • Running backstays
  • Boom gallows with mount at stanchion for carrying outboard motor
  • Mast tabernacle with teak pinrails and pins
  • New stainless turnbuckles purchased from Bud Taplin
  • Kern main with two reef points, staysail with one reef point, yankee, working jib, storm trysail, genoa, reacher, drifter
  • Quantum asymmetrical spinnaker with hoisting sleeve and snuffer
Ground Tackle:
  • 45 lb. CQR anchor
  • 25 lb. CQR anchor
  • 300' 3/4" rode
  • Simpson Lawrence 555 manual 2-speed windlass
  • Double anchor rollers on stainless bowsprit
  • Aries self-steering windvane
  • Mercury 10' 2" inflatable dinghy
  • LifeSling, horseshoe
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Stainless with plastic boarding ladder
Location: Charleston, SC

Price: $15,000 or best offer

Contact: David Alberson

Phone: 440-799-3647

Email: david.alberson@gmail.com

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