Mark Cameron Yachts

Westerly Corsair 36




Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelWesterly Corsair 36
DesignerEd Dubois
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with external iron ballast keel
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineVolvo Penta 2003, 28hp marine diesel engine. 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Fuel Capacity190l


Drinking Water Capacity315l


Introduced in 1983 the Westerly Corsair was the Ed Dubois designed replacement for the popular Conway. With an improved interior layout and better handling under sail the Corsair proved a popular design with more than 150 examples selling between 1983 and 1990.
A MkII version of the design KIRA benefits from the double berth aft cabin. Large navigators seat, with backrest. Revised galley layout. U-shaped seating to the port side of the saloon with occasional double berth. The current owners have enjoyed cruising 'KIRA' around Scotland with spells exploring Norway and the Baltic. She has proved to be a versatile cruising yacht, capable of keeping her crew safe regardless of the conditions.
Wintering ashore, mid-Argyll, viewing is by appointment.

"Yacht Kira has been ours for 14 yrs, and we feel that she is a very special cruising boat!

We began our sailing adventures from our base in Lochmaddy, North Uist, and with retirement, we gradually increased our time living aboard, from a few days to weeks then months. We became familiar with the wonderful sailing area around the Outer and Inner Hebrides; with increasing confidence, we explored Orkney, Fair Isle, Shetland - and in 2010 we crossed the North Sea to Norway. We realised we could overwinter in Scandinavia much more conveniently than returning each autumn to Lochmaddy, so over the following years, we explored the Norwegian coast as far north as the Lofoten Islands, then across to Sweden, the Gota Canal and into the Baltic, before returning to Scotland in 2017.
Kira has proved to be a robust and reliable vessel and her sail kit and engine have looked after us well, whether facing the rigours of the Atlantic or the new challenges of archipelago sailing. We have found proficient engineers in a succession of helpful and dependable boatyards in Scandinavia and the Baltic. We have usually sailed Kira with just the two of us but the accommodation is also very suitable for visiting family and friends.
We have reluctantly come to the end of our sailing days and have decided to sell Kira while she is still well set up for cruising. We will be leaving most of our deck equipment/spares/charts/ pilot guides if required".

Westerly yachts have gained a reputation for being solidly built and standing the test of time. Each boat built to Lloyd's specification.
Single piece GRP laminate hull
Bolt on iron ballast keel
Spade rudder
Teak rubbing strake.
External finish in original white gelcoat with blue gelcoat sheerband.
Single piece GRP moulded deck and coachroof with integral self-draining cockpit.
Teak toerails
Teak grabrails on top of coachroof
Painted non-slip deck panels to finish side deck and coachroof.

Double spreader, masthead bermudan sloop rig.
Mast and spars manufactured by Kemp spars in silver anodised alloy.
All standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire with chromed bronze rigging screws.
Standing rigging completely replaced in 2017.
Angled chainplates fitted.
Slab reefing mainsail reefing at mast.
Selden mainsail mast car system.
Forestay fitted with Harken roller reefing system for furling genoa. (2003)
Telescopic spinnaker pole, stowing on deck.
Selden rod kicker (2013).
Two mast steps to aid stowing of mainsail.
IYE Mainsheet track & car system.
EasyBlock Mainsheet.
Alloy Genoa track and cars.
Spinlock rope clutches to the port of companionway.
Mast mounted radar reflector.
Granny Bars at mast foot forward.

Primary Winches - 2x Harken 44, self-tailing, two speed.
Mast Halyard Winch - 1x Harken, self-tailing, two speed. For main halyard.
Cockpit Halyard Winch - 1x Barlow 21
Roller Reefing Winch - 1x Barlow 21

Mainsail - 300sqft. White dacron. Fully battened, slab reefing. 3 full reefs. Saturn Sails (2003).
Roller Reefing Genoa - 540sqft. Polyester/Taffeta laminate, tri-radial cut, sewn seams with Gore ternary PFEE wire. Ullman Sails, Endurance Series. (2013).
Storm Jib - 115sqft

Mainsail Cover - Stackpack type cover with mast boot. Blue. New zipper fitted 2017.
Sprayhood - Blue canvas on stainless steel frame. 3 window panels forward.
Pedestal Cover - Blue canvas.
Wheel Cover - Blue canvas.
Deck Hatch Covers - Blue canvas

Bower Anchor - 45lb CQR plough anchor on 90m, 3/8" calibrated chain rode.
Kedge Anchor - 35lb Delta plough anchor on chain/warp rode.
Electric Anchor Windlass - Lofrans Tigres electric windlass. Foot button switches on foredeck. Wiring for windlass replaced 2015.
Anchor Tripping Line - With buoy.
Chain Hook - with line to secure anchor rode to cleat.
Mooring Warps - Selection.
Fenders - Selection.
Snubbing Line.

As you would expect from a robust offshore cruiser the cockpit is spacious and well protected with a deep moulded coaming and full sprayhood providing crew with protection.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
Alloy stanchions with two stainless steel guard wires running the length of the deck.
Teak toerails running length of deck outboard.
Decks painted in grey non-slip deck paint panels on side decks and coachroof.
Twin stemhead rollers
Electric anchor windlass mounted centrally on foredeck.
Alloy foredeck, midships and aft cleats.
Teak grab rails on coachroof forward and aft of cockpit.
Spinnaker and kicker lines lead aft along port side of coachroof.
Cockpit coaming top and cockpit sole finished with treadmaster.
Cockpit seating finished with laid smooth treadmaster panels.
Linear cockpit seating with short bridge deck forward and thwart ships seat aft of wheel.
Folding, drop leaf teak cockpit table mounted on pedestal.
Cup holders mounted on pedestal.
Mainsheet running across aft section of coachroof.
Moulded, self-draining gas locker.
Short section of coachroof extending aft of the cockpit.
Split pushpit rail with wire gate to access transom ladder.

Depth Sounder - Raymarine ST60 Tri-data
Log - Raymarine ST60 Tri-data
Wind - Raymarine ST60
Chart Table Repeater - Raymarine ST60 Multi
GPS - Raymarine RN300 mounted at chart table.
Plotter - Raymarine E-Series 7" MFD display. Hybrid Touch version.
Radar - 2kW Raymarine mast mounted radome. Displaying on E-series display.
AIS - Raymarine. AIS Transponder (2015)
Autopilot - Raymarine ST6002 with a linear drive on quadrant.
Handheld VHF - Icom
Navtex - Furuno NX300 (2010)
Compass - mounted on pedestal

Fresh Water System - Fully pressurised hot and cold water system. Faucets provided in both heads and galley. Manual pump fitted to cold water system in galley in case of pump failure. Hot water provided via engine heated calorifier with 240V immersion heater. Water tanks capacity totals 315 litres split over two stainless steel tanks.
Heating - Eberspacher D3LC. Diesel fired, blown air system. Outlets in forward cabin, saloon and aft cabin.
Gas System - 2x bottles in a self-draining gas locker. New gas pipework and regulator fitted and certified by a GasSafe engineer. (2018)
Galley Stove - Nelson Spinflo 2 burner, grill and oven.
Microwave Oven - 240V Samsung. In locker above aft section of the worktop.
Fridge - Top loading fridge located beneath galley worktop. Air cooled compressor.
Holding Tank - Stainless steel tank for the forward heads, fitted new 2015. Tanks can be emptied via deck suction or manually discharged overboard.
Heads - 2x Jabsco manual, saltwater flushing toilets. Forward heads can discharge via holding tank if required. Aft heads overhauled with new pump and hoses in 2018.
Shore Power System - Hardwired, RCD protected system with 2 13amp sockets internally.
Lighting - LED overhead lighting throughout living space below decks.
Stereo - Pioneer Radio/CD player with AUX input. Speakers in saloon and cockpit.

The high-quality materials and robust finish of the joinery work below decks has weathered well. Joinery and bulkheads constructed of teak veneered plywood with soild teak trims, finished in a satin varnish. Soles in the traditional teak and holly strip planking style.
Description of below decks accommodation from forward.
Forward Cabin - Two single berths in the traditional V-berth layout. Infill section provided to create a double berth when required. Shelves above bunk outboard running full length of the berths, bin storage lockers beneath bunks. Hanging locker aft of bunks to starboard. Light and ventilation provided from opening deck hatch.
Forward Heads -Dedicated compartment located on the port side with locking door. The base of compartment finished in single piece GRP moulding incorporating mounting plinth for toilet, sole, countertop and moulded wash hand basin. Teak grating fitted to finish sole. Compartment appointed with manual marine toilet, sink, water faucet and vanity unit.
Hanging Locker -Opposite heads to starboard. Dedicated hanging locker.
Saloon -Making full use of the generous beam the saloon dominates the below decks space providing a light and spacious living space. Centrally mounted, drop leaf saloon table with bottle storage below the central part of the table. Full-length bench settees port and starboard. Both settees convert to generous single bunks with the backrest lifting out to extend the bunk width. Backrests can be secured as leeboards. Storage lockers provided behind seat backs with lockers and deep fiddled storage shelves above the seatbacks outboard.
Galley -Starboard side of the companionway. Appointed with 2 burner gas cooker, double stainless steel sink, top loading fridge and worktop. Storage provided below worktops with small lockers above worktop outboard.
Nav Station -Opposite galley to port of the companionway, at forward end of passageway to aft cabin. Forward facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat. Table of a generous size with chart storage provided in table and drawers beneath. Ships switch panel mounted outboard.
Pilot Berth -Running the length of the passageway to the aft cabin, outboard to port. Generous single berth, trotter box extending bunk length with lee cloth for use on passage. Bin type storage beneath bunk with lockers outboard.
Aft Cabin -The master cabin. Large thwartships double bunk at aft end of cabin. Hanging locker outboard to port forward. En-suite access to aft heads to starboard. Light and ventilation provided via opening deck hatch. (Mirror broken)
Aft Heads -Dedicated compartment located to starboard side with locking door. The base of compartment finished in single piece GRP moulding incorporating mounting plinth for toilet, sole, countertop and moulded wash hand basin. Basin and vanity unit located outboard. Teak grating fitted to finish sole. Compartment appointed with manual marine toilet, sink, water faucet and vanity unit.

Wind Generator - Rutland pole mounted generator. (2005)
Battery Monitor - BEP Matrix (2003)
Manual Bilge Pump - Located in the cockpit.
Electric Bilge Pump - Manual and auto switching.
Boarding Ladder - Stainless steel ladder fixed to the transom.
Bosuns Chair.
Outboard Storage Bracket - Made in teak.

Liferaft - 4 person ISO cannister raft, mounted on pushpit rail in stainless steel cradle. (2018)
EPIRB - McMurdo G5 SmartFind Plus 406 (Battery replacement due 2019)
MOB recovery gear.
Webbing Jackstays
CO Alarm.
Gas Alarm.
Fire Blanket
Emergency VHF antenna.
Cable Cutter - for cutting rigging wires.
Navigation Shapes - Ball & cone.
Wooden Bung Pack.

The engine space is located beneath the cockpit sole. A large access panel in the port bulkhead provides access from the passageway to the aft cabin. Additional access is provided from the starboard cockpit locker and beneath companionway steps.
Volvo Penta 2003, 28hp marine diesel engine.
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Engine mounted alternator with Adverc management system.
Volvo Penta mechanical gearbox.
Engine serviced annually.
New starter motor and solenoid (2013)
Exhaust system hose renewed (2013)
Heat exchanger unit renewed (2014)
Gearbox drive plate spline modified as recommended by Volvo.
Conventional shaft type sterngear with P-bracket externally.
Volvo type stern gland.
Bronze, fixed, two blade, bronze prop.
Ambassador 'Stripper' rope cutter.
Cruising spares aboard, including starter motor.
Single 190ltr capacity fuel tank.

Ships batteries are charged from the engine driven alternator with Adverc smart controller.
Engine Bank - 1x 12v, lead acid.
Domestic Bank - 2x 135Ah, 12v, lead acid (2014)

Whitlock steering pedestal.
Cable-driven steering to quadrant. (inspected winter 2017/18)
Emergency steering system aboard.

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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