A particularly well-cared example of Westerly's popular 31ft Tempest Sloop/Offshore Cruiser. Designed by Ed Dubois, responsible for creating many of the Westerly designs and credited with making their craft more performance orientated. The Tempest 31 had - and remains as a particular design feature - the 'scoop stern'. This craft has 'bilge keels' each prepared with wedge-shaped 'bulbs' at the base, keeping a low centre of gravity. 'MOONTIDE' - is the last but one of the 107 'Tempest 31' yachts built by this famous British yard and has a modern look, with her up-to-date design features. A responsive craft in every respect, notable for 'close-winded' sailing capabilities yet easy to manage if short-handed. Equally, her spacious interior - another particular Westerly characteristic - provides a comfortable living environment for up to seven crew in a pleasant ambiance, including excellent headroom throughout. A number of clever 'nuances' make living aboard a pleasurable experience. A superb package ready to enjoy. Currently located with the Broker in East Sussex. (Contact direct on 01273 515085 or e-mail - [email protected]
The following navigation aids are found at the 'nav table' - fitted and understood operative:
- Midland VHF/DSC Radio Telephone
- Garmin GPS Plotter Navigation + Repeater (Sat. Nav.)
- Autohelm Tri-Data (Log, Speed & Depth) + Repeater
- Autohelm Compass (Electric)
- Autohelm Autopilot
- Suunto Bulkhead Compass
- Clock and Barometer
The following electrical features, etc. are included:
- 240v Shore Power connection cable + a ring main with 3 x 3-pin outlets.
- 2 x 12v batteries (see note below)
- Main CB panel at navigation station
- Merlin Battery Charger
- NOTE: 'Cut-off ' switches are located under the berth aft, adjacent to the Navigator's station (fwd).
Engine Make & Model:
Believed to be the original unit fitted with a VOLVO PENTA 2002 18hp diesel 2-cylinder auxiliary engine - sea-water cooled and with reduction gearbox driving through a shaft with a 2-bladed propeller, fitted with a rope cutter. Engine last serviced mid-2015. Alternator charging battery system @ 12v DC. The engine is largely accessed by removal of the top of the structure at the foot of the entry. It is understoood the side panels also can be removed for increased access.
A classic varnished timber tiller has good leverage when underway and has a 'pin' for the self-steering Autohelm Autopilot connection. The tiller has a new, blue cloth cover. Tank capacities:
FUEL: 72 litres (16 gallons)
WATER: 90 litres (20 gallons)
.....it is understood no tank is fitted to accommodate 'dirty water'.
The following list of 'safety items' include:
- 1 x 4-man Beaufort Liferaft (service due)
- 2 x Horseshoe life-belts (one with floating light)
- 3 x Fire Extinguishers (hand-held)
- 1 x Manual bilge pump located in Cockpit (Stbd)
Sails and Rig
The Masthead rig has a anodised aluminium Kemp mast and boom with mounted Spinnaker pole. Feedback System (ensuring separated lines come from foot of mast to Cockpit) and single acting boom vang.
Sail Wardrobe includes:
- Mainsail with slab reefing and a full length cover - matched with blue Cockpit dodgers.
-Stack Pack (new 2015) - a boom fitted bag to accept a lowered Main-sail
-Furlex Furling system
-Furling Genoa + spare
-Cruising Chute (with spinnaker pole)
At the Cockpit:
Barient 24-45 Sheet Winches (self-tail & 2-speed)
Barient 18-24 Control Winches (2-speed)
Lewmar 2-speed Spinnaker Winches
All 'hauling lines' etc. are prepared in soft multi-plat 'ropes' to winches and fixed turning blocks on both mast and Cockpit winches and cleats. Rope 'Tidies' - 'pockets' - fwd in Cockpit -accommodate end of lines from winches, etc.
Entry to the accommodation is from the COCKPIT, under the blue canopy. and with supporting/folding frame. A centrally positioned sliding hatch, opens to the steps over the engine box. (see 'Mechanical ' for full details) Having reached the MAIN SALOON, to Starboard the generous 'L' shaped GALLEY area includes a stainless steel sink with cold water tap, a Flavel Venessa gimbled gas hob and oven, and a cold-box inset in the galley work top. Additionally, there is ample stowage above and below the laminated work-top for cooking equipment, utensils, etc. Immediately aft of the Galley, a solid door leads to the HEADS compartment which has good head-room as it uses space from the Cockpit locker above. The compartment has a generous work-top - with stowage spaces under - and a large mirror above. This location offers a sea toilet, a hand-basin with water pump and a generous work-top surface. Opposite, a wooden hand-rail - ready to accept towels, etc. Returning to the Main Cabin - passing the companionway to the open deck - to Port, is the 'MASTER & OWNERS' double-cabin. The cabin provides a hanging space with a 'zipped' fabric front and a 'cave locker'. A generously sized double-berth is set further aft. Under this berth are the vessel's main 12v batteries - charged by the engine alternator. A shore-power connection of 249vDC is provided, allowing the 'top-up' of batteries when alongside. Returning to the Main Cabin, the NAVIGATOR'S table is located to Port with a 'chart sized' work-top, book-shelves and stowage spaces. Spot-lights are also included. The Navigator has a comfortable upholstered stool. Over-head lighting and a warm-air outlet makes for a good 'working environment'. Forward of this location is the Port-side seating arrangement - converting to a double berth, A matching bench seat/berth is located opposite to Stbd. Storage bins are provided under both seats/berths. Similarly, stowage spaces are also found - under the side decks - each have hinged wooden fronts. On the centre line is the yacht's main dining table. With the sides raised, a generous 'work-top' is created to reach both the Port & Starboard seating. Purpose-made stowage is found under the work-top of the table. The 'mast support' is positioned through the centre of the table - when under-way offering a good 'hand-hold' whether seated or 'going forward - or aft'. Ample lockering above, below and behind the seats, offer generous stowage spaces The 'teak and holly' sole (floor) within the Main Cabin provides an attractive environment - together with the buttoned, light blue seating, back-rests and curtains. The 'easy-clean' deck-head covering, further provides this comfortable Main Cabin location. Ahead is the FORE CABIN with a 'V'-berth format. Purpose fitted cushions - including a purpose-made infill - creates a comfortable double berth. Stowage spaces under can accommodate sails, etc. Above, a foredeck hatch provides light and ventilation - as well as an emergency escape facility. Teak and holly veneer is used throughout the accommodation as an attractive and hard-wearing floor material, together with light blue fabric curtains and coverings to the seating, The whole 'fit-out', provides a comfortable ambiance throughout. A Webasto warm-air heating system serves all the accommodation spaces.
The Pulpit construction (fwd) is in round-section stainless steel with matching Push-pit fittings aft. To both Port & Starboard, a single stainless steel wire is continuous from fore to aft, supported by side-deck stanchions. Cleats and fair-leads for mooring lines are fitted at fore, mid and aft locations (P & S) together with toe-rails from fore to aft.
The craft has a CQR Main Anchor - with a forward anchor well - together with chain & warp, allowing the anchor to be accommodated whether under-way or alongside. Additionally, a Kedge anchor, with chain and warp, are stowed in a large Cockpit (Stbd) locker. Additional deck equipment includes a Sprayhood Canopy prepared in blue fabric, with a large transparent section forward and supported by a folding frame. Mooring warps & fenders are included, together with Cockpit Dodgers (blue with white letters) and a manual bilge pump with handle - all stowed in Cockpit lockers. An Ensign and Staff.....with other items the owner may be willing to include.
'My family and I - often together with friends - have enjoyed our time with MOONTIDE during the past years. Ed Dubois' designs for Westerley craft are still much enjoyed by their owners. The abundance of stowage spaces and the general ambiance of the Westerly Tempest make for an ideal passage-maker, equally as 'just around the cans' at week-ends. "We have endeavoured to maintain the craft as best able and our Broker has agreed the craft has still a good number of working years ahead". (See Broker's Comments)
The Westerly Tempest 31 quickly became a 'much up-dated' Westerly craft when put on the market following the Centaur and others - now well established - yachts. Quickly recognised as one of the many designs from Ed Dubois' drawing table, these craft found a demand for a larger, more 'sporty' - yet comfortable - yacht. Such is her build quality - together with a wide appeal for a more modern craft, the Westerly Tempest became - and remains - a very popular yacht for a 'yachting family'. 'MOONTIDE' has clearly been well-cared for and regularly serviced. Offered for sale - due to a change of circumstances - the craft is now lying with the Broker at Newhaven, East Sussex . Ready for inspection and a new owner, family and companions to enjoy - call us on 01273 515085 (Monday to Friday - leave a msge on Saturday and Sunday) to make an appointment.