-Westsail 32-

Basic Specifications
W32 #152 - 1974 Westsail Factory Finished Boat
HULL # WSSF 0152 0274 - Documented
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: Yanmar 2JH2E 3 cylinder diesel
HP: 38
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity:
35 gals
Water Tank Capacity:
80 gals


This is a fairly standard Westsail 32 with a dinette set up and some minor modifications to the forward and aft cabins. It has a 2 burner gas range with oven and broiler. Since I purchased the boat in 2007 I have replaced the bronze propeller shaft with a new SS shaft, cutlass bearing and a new Lasdrop mechanical shaft seal, overhauled the MaxiProp, replaced the mast tabernacle with a new one from LeFiell, replaced the wooden bow sprit with a new SS one from Bud Taplin. All the running rigging was renewed in 2009.

Deck & Hull:

The hull is standard Westsail heavy duty fiberglass construction. The bottom was soda blasted and barrier coated in 2014. There was no sign of any gel coat blistering at that time. There is a deck mounted LPG gas locker and another deck locker for mooring lines and extra life jackets. There are 10 round bronze port lights with screens. Main hatch is lexan with teak stiffeners. The forward hatch has a bronze port light insert. There are mounted on the shrouds port and starboard pinrails with belaying pins. The mast, boom and staysail boom were painted 2015.


The galley has a two burner SS Force 10 range with broiler and oven there is a two compartment reefer/freezer with two zero degree Grunert cold plates. The DC motor driven compressor is engine-room mounted and is belt driven. New belt installed last year. There are two sinks, one is for draining and drying and is not connected to an over board line. The sinks and lavatory are connected with hot and cold water. The galley sink has both pressure water and has a hand operated bronze fresh water pump, and a foot operated Whale pump for salt water. There is a built in microwave oven. There is a Little Wonder reverse osmosis desalinator installed beneath the chart table. I have never used it so I can't guarantee its condition.


A Yanmar J2HE 38 HP 3 cylinder diesel was installed in 2001 and has a little over 1200 running hours. There is a three bladed feathering MaxProp and a fixed pitch spare propeller. The exhaust hose and shut off valve were new in 2007. A large salt water strainer has been installed with piping to facilitate cleaning sea weed from it and for winterizing. All of the installed piping/hose have been modified for easy winterizing.


There are two manual bilge pumps, the cockpit one is a Guzzler and the engine room one is a Gusher. There is one 12-V DC automatic bilge pump. There are spares for the manual pumps.


The house battery bank consist of four 6-volt golf cart batteries with all new connections and new 02 cabling. There is a switched group 31 back up battery. The boat was professionally rewired in 1998, including AC and DC panels with aircraft style breaker switches and electrical bonding. There are new interior DC lights, fluorescent lights. Flex brass reading lights and an aircraft style chart light. For charging there is a high output engine alternator and a large solar panel. I had the wind generator rebuilt, but have since removed it as we do not go very far and it was a bit noisy. There is an 1800-watt inverter with a 75-amp Smart Charger. Masthead, spreader and mast running lights were rewired 2016.


There are two VHF radios I installed. One new Icom VHF along with the other one and there is a 200-watt single side band set as well. Raytheon and Seatalk integrated electronics includes a 20-mile radar and display for Raynav C-Map NT chart plotter, GPS, wind speed and direction, depth, boat speed and log and ST 4000 plus autopilot with electronic compass, plus a cockpit remote display for all including autopilot control. A Danforth Constellation compass is mounted to an SS binnacle. There is a forward looking Interphase depth sounder, which needs a new screen. The compass has recently been overhauled and the mast head anemometer is new last year.

Mast and Mast and Rigging:

As the boat is stored ashore during the winter I have to remove the mast to allow road transport. I have had an aluminum bushing weld through the mast for additional support and bearing for the mast pin. There are seven bronze winches. The boom rests in a teak and SS boom crutch. The standing rigging was new in 2007 and is 9/32" SS with oversized bronze turnbuckles. The mast is equipped with folding steps to the masthead.


The sail plan includes a Profurl 150% roller furling head sail, a self-tending staysail, and a full battened main with a Dutchman reef/furling system. All sails are heavy duty tanbark cloth and are in good condition. I installed a lazy jack system as it worked better for me. The above sails were new in 1998. Also included are a storm trysail, a storm jib, a drifter, a reacher, and a 130% jib, plus various other older sails.

Ground tackle:

The bowsprit holds a 45 lb. CQR with 100' of 5/16" HT chain, plus 200' of three strand nylon rode, and a 35 lb. CQR with 50' of 5/16" HT chain plus 200' of three strand nylon rode. An extra 50' shot of 5/16" HT chain is in the chain locker. A rail mounted 25 lb. Danforth with 20' of 5/8 chain and 100' of 9/16" double braid rode is spare. Sampson posts, bulkhead mounts and a SL 555 2-speed anchor windlass were replaced in 1998.

Extras and Safety Equipment:

Avon 4-man life raft in hard case (needs inspection). Lifesling and retrieval system, Floating abandon ship bag with 25-mm flare pistol, hand held flares, manual desalinator. Bronze bell. Three #10 ABC fire extinguishers, eight life jackets, safety harnesses', bronze bottle brush lightning protection, new 2016 Achilles 9' inflatable dinghy with 2 HP Johnson outboard motor. And many, many, spares and fittings.

Reason for Sale: I hate to admit it but I am finally getting too old to safely operate a boat of this size.

Location: Cohasset MA

Price: $35,000

Contact: Fran Collins
Phone: 617-645-0159
Email: frandcollins@gmail.com

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