-Westsail 32-

Basic Specifications
W32 #251 - 1974 Westsail Factory Finished Boat
HULL # WSSF 0251 1274 - DOCUMENT # 565392
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: Beta 38
HP: 38
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity:
80 gals
Water Tank Capacity:
74 gals


Sundowner is a 1974 factory finished Westsail 32. She has circumnavigated 3 times and has been almost continuously cruised or lived aboard for the past 40 years, receiving constant attention and upgrades throughout her life. She is a true long range, rugged, water/energy autonomous, blue water cruiser. Her latest major refit/rebuild in 2015 focused on low maintenance, strong gear, and comfort at anchor. Since 2015 she has been sailed from New Orleans Louisiana down to Panama where she resides currently.

Sundowner underwent a complete refit from 2010 to 2015 including rigging, engine, fuel system, electronically, plumbing, interior and galley in preparations for her 4th Circumnavigation. She is being continually maintained and upgraded as we have lived aboard since 2015. Health reasons have forced us to cut the trip short and sell our labor of love.

The Westsail boats are legendary for their blue water capabilities. Being factory finished assures those qualities. In addition, Sundowner has an engine with less than 300 hours, a 18 gph water maker, 500 watts of solar, a freezer, and a very long list of improvements. She is offered for sale and we believe she is the most updated and modernized Westsail on the market today. She is truly turnkey and ready to sail away. Everything is stocked, provisions, a full galley, fuel, water, new batteries, etc. We currently live aboard and can answer any questions about her readiness to meet your needs.

We spent over 70 thousand dollars and 5000 man hours upgrading and lovingly refitting this boat. We have had an incredible time on this comfortable and seaworthy Westsail. While we have had an incredible time sailing her over the past 7 years, it's now time to let her go to her next owners who will hopefully take her farther to distant shores. Health concerns force us to sell.


Walkthrough - From aft cockpit facing forward, companionway leads down to a large starboard chart table / kitchen counter. To port is a double sink (one is deep), a 2 burner stove with over, and cabinetry/pantry. Walking forward into the saloon is a convertible table to port and a bench settee to starboard with a sea berth above that. Stepping forward is the head to port and lockers to starboard. The head can become totally enclosed and has a composting head facing fore/aft and sink to port. There is a shower drain pan under the center floor board for taking inside showers. Walking forward you enter a large V-berth with cabinets to starboard. There is an insert to create a larger than queen berth, or a double without it. The berth can accommodate 6'2" people well. Sleeps 6 (2 x double berths,2 x single berths). Teak and Holly cabin sole and teak and mahogany throughout. All interior cabinets, bilge, and engine room were sanded and painted with Bilgekote, a hard wearing epoxy paint.

Deck & Hull:
  • Cutter rigged aft-cockpit, tiller steering, double ender
  • Teak removed from decks except in cockpit (which was recaulked/refinished recently)
  • Very large Lewmar hatch installed in cockpit well to allow immediate access to aft of engine/stuffing box (2014)
  • Bottom painted with Jotun ablative paint ( Nov 2016 )
  • All portlights, mast, through deck fittings, etc. have been re-bedded with butyl tape since 2013 - No known leaks
  • Genoa tracks re-bedded and re-taped with butyl tape (2014)
  • Caprails removed, cleaned, prepped, and re-bedded (2014)
  • Teak in cockpit and main companionway hatch re-caulked/refinished with Teak Decking System (2014)
  • 18 gallon/hr. Rainman petrol powered water maker
  • Dickinson Caribbean 2 burner all SS stove with oven (new 2014)
  • (2) 17 lb. US style propane tanks (new 2014)
  • Propane regulator w/ pressure valve mounted externally
  • Magma 17" Kettle grill tied to main propane system
  • Engel 45 Fridge/Freezer (new 2014)
  • Double sink, one side is a deep sink
  • Extensive inventory lock and lock tupperware/ storage solutions /etc.
  • Fully stocked galley w/ pots/pans/flatware/plates/bowls/etc.
  • Extensive long term provisions on board
Engine and Mechanical:
  • Beta Marine 38 HP diesel w/ Twindisc 2.73/1 ration transmission (300hrs - new July 2011)
  • Spare fuel/oil filters, pencil zincs, belts, impellers, etc.
  • PSS Dripless shaft seal (new 2014)
  • Bronze 3 blade 16 RH x13 prop (new 2011)
  • Dual 40 gallon epoxy painted aluminum fuel tanks (new 2011)
  • Dual Racor style filter setup (new 2011)
  • Spare fuel filters
  • Tank selector and return valve system
  • Vetus single lever independent shift/throttle lever (new 2017)
  • Recessed engine panel with temp gauge + oil/temp/voltage alarms and lights (new 2011)
  • Fiberglass waterlift muffler (new 2011)
  • High rise exhaust elbow
  • Antisiphon seacock
  • Above waterline bronze water strainer
  • 80 gallon diesel capacity ( 2 x 40 gallon epoxy painted aluminum tanks)
  • Rainman 18 GPH petrol powered water maker (new 2015)
  • Spare prefilters, impeller, carburetor, gaskets, etc. + pickling solution
  • Dual 37 gallon rotomolded polyethylene water tanks on top of keel in bilge area (new 2013)
  • Airhead Composting toilet (Legal in US and elsewhere)
  • Spare liquids tank, compost material, fan, etc.
  • All hoses and hose clamps replaced - drains, scuppers, fresh water plumbing, etc. (new 2013)
  • 3700 GPH bilge pump with Manual/Off/Auto switches
  • 500 GPH bilge pump (automatic)
  • Whale MK IV foot pump in galley (new 2014)
  • Whale hand pump in head (new 2014)
  • High quality carbon filter in line to galley sink
  • Spare water filters
  • All bronze seacocks disassembled, serviced, and reinstalled 2014 - regular service with grease since then
  • All interior and exterior lighting is LED
  • (4) GC2 batteries as house bank. 440amp/hr. capacity (new Nov 2016)
  • (1) 750 CCA starting battery (new Nov 2016)
  • Battery water system that allows batteries to be filled easily
  • 2/0 tinned wire w/ heat shrunk terminals to batteries, selector switches, etc. (new 2012)
  • Xantrex Echo charger (new 2012)
  • (5) 100 watt Renogy flexible solar panels. 500 watt capacity (new 2014)
  • 30 amp solar charge controller (new Nov 2016)
  • 70 amp alternator on engine with serpentine belt
  • Victron 600 BMS Battery Monitor (new 2012)
  • Battery switches (isolate either bank, combine, etc)
  • BlueSeas DC Distribution Panel w/voltage and amp gauges (new 2012)
  • 12v DC (cigarette lighter style) outlets throughout
  • USB Style charging stations throughout
  • All tinned wire throughout + mast wiring (new 2012)
  • Garmin 740s Chartplotter with almost all world charts
  • Handheld Garmin GPS
  • Standard Horizon VHF 2100GX with AIS tied to chartplotter (new 2012)
  • Delorme InReach Explorer (new 2014)
  • Mifi Device with directional antennae for long range international cell service (new 2017)
  • Raymarine ST60+ Depthsounder (new 2014)
  • Ritchie Globemaster compass w/ spare
  • Binoculars
  • Fusion Stereo system
Mast and Rigging:
  • All standing/running rigging and chainplates replaced less than 5 years ago (external chainplates)
  • Chainplates (all, including upsized boomkin chainplates) 2014
  • SS Box welded bowsprit w/sampson posts and windless mount 2014
  • SS pipe frame boomkin with new external chain plates and aft hard rail 2014
  • Stern arch 2014
  • Windvane mounting plate and supports 2014
  • All mast tangs and pins replaced 2014
  • All turnbuckles (kept bronze bodies) replaced 2014
  • Genoa track cars replaced 2014
  • Tracks/cleats for boomless staysail 2014
  • All running rigging including vang/preventer gear replaced 2014
  • Main sheet hoop and mainsheet block and tackle 2014
  • Spinnaker block added to mast 2014
  • All stays and shrouds replaced 1x19 5/16" SS wire w/ Stalok terminals in 2014
  • Upgraded sheet winches to Lewmar 43 2 speed
  • 3 mast winches
  • Running backstays replaced 2014
  • Mainsail 3 reef points (shorted foot for reduced weather helm)
  • Mainsail Kern new design (gently used in GREAT condition)
  • 120% Genoa
  • Yankee Jib
  • Staysail 2 reef points
  • UK Flasher Asymmetrical Spinnaker with sock
  • Storm trysail and storm mainsail with separate mast track
  • Extensive inventory of sail repair materials
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Custom sail covers + bags
Ground tackle:
  • 60 lb. Manson Boss anchor w/ 200 ft. 3/8" BBB chain + 300 ft. 5/8" 3 strand rode
  • 45 lb genuine CQR galvanized anchor
  • GX37 Fortress aluminum anchor
  • 600 ft. 5/8" 3 strand rode in lazarette
  • Simpson Lawrence Seatiger 555 two speed windlass
  • Monitor Windvane self-steering with new style tiller attachment and vanes
  • New cockpit canvas, bimini, and dodger, all Sunbrella w/ Tenara thread + strataglass + covers
  • 4 person Revere Offshore Commander Liferaft never seen weather (2014)
  • 10 ft. folding Portabote dinghy with new 5 HP Yamaha 2 stroke outboard (Nov 2016)
  • Reupholstered and padded interior cushions (ultrasuede)
  • Bosun chair + Hoist-able nylon mast ladder
  • Ocean Medics Offshore medical and trauma kit (1200 dollar kit! - new 2014)
  • Large chest of various medicines
  • (2) Auto inflatable offshore PFDs w/ safety harnesses
  • (2) Safety harness w/ long and short leads
  • Very deep SS boarding ladder
  • Garden lights on rails for higher visibility at night
  • (4) fire extinguishers
  • Felco Rigging cutter C108 model, sized and made for cutting SS wire
  • Flare gun, flares, smoke gernades, etc
  • Noseeum and mosquito screens for all openings
  • (8) Caframo 747 fans installed throughout interior
  • (2) Foul weather gear XL and S
  • Small DC Dewalt Shopvac
  • Sealable Dorade vents in head area
  • Large Sunshade on foredeck
  • Solar Shower
  • Interior salon cushions covered with Ultra suede fabric
  • All cushions re-padded

Sundowner has extensive supplies and tools onboard which will remain for her new owner. They are there for everything from boat work, to sail repair, engine repair, maintenance or fiberglass and paint work. This includes a gallon of epoxy, various solvents and cleaners, fiberglass, caulks, etc. Spanners, hammers, a full toolbox, many specialized electrical tools, crimpers, wire, extra connectors, plumbing parts, etc… Everything you would find on a well-equipped and stocked blue water cruiser that must be self-sufficient.

Location: Presently in Panama. If someone buys her soon, there is still time to take her across the Pacific this year as she is located next to the Panama Canal in the beautiful San Blas Islands. Travel here is easy, and she is ready to go. Make an offer, we are motivated to sell. We can also deliver to anywhere on the Gulf Coast of the USA and will consider delivery elsewhere in the Caribbean.

Price: $49,500 OBO

Contact: Tate and Dani McDaniel
Please see more pictures, video and contact us via:
Blog: http://sundownersailsagain.com/sundowner-westsail-32-sale/
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/SundownerSailsAgain/
You Tube: https://youtu.be/RctjMaIhvP4
Email: sundownersailsagain@gmail.com

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