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1980 Westerly Conway fin keel cutter-rigged ketch

Sailing Yacht "KISHORN OF ROSS" (1980)

1980 Westerly Conway fin keel cutter-rigged ketch

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Builder: Westerly Marine Construction Ltd., Waterlooville, Hampshire GB 1980

Powerful centre cockpit cutter-rigged ketch with a reputation for safe long distance cruising. Heavy weather windward performance outstanding under staysail and mizzen.

Eight berths in 3 cabins, Beta Marine 4-cylinder diesel - new in 2008. Lying afloat at Holyhead, due Liverpool Marina by end of May 2017.

For further information, enquiries or to arrange a viewing please call 07708934593 or email

Offers on asking price maybe considered.


Sails: Mainsail, with single line reefing on first and second reef cringles, stowed in blue sail bag with lazy jacks; self-tacking staysail; mizzen with sailbag and lazy jacks; spinnaker; cruising 'chute; storm jib; genoa with roller reefing
Rig: Proctor aluminium mast, spinnaker pole and boom with stainless steel rigging, pulpit, guard rails and lifelines Engine: Beta 43, four-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel, 1,999 cc, 43 hp [32 kW] at 2800 rpm
Kubota-based and fitted new in 2008
1500 engine hours serviced in 2017, drives a feathering propeller through modified shaft with Volvo stern glands fitted in 2012 and returns fuel consumption of 2
5 litres per hour
Maximum speed 9 knots, crusing speed 5
5 knots
Closed circuit water-cooled system
Three 12V domestic batteries, total 310 Ah
One engine starting battery 105 Ah
One 12v battery for bow thruster
Two 120 litre fuel tanks
Engine Instruments: Ammeter warning light, water temperature warning light, oil pressure warning light, rev counter
Hull: GRP white topsides with pale blue Treadmaster decks
Well known for good seakeeping
Hull was antifouled in 2016
Vetus electric bow thruster
Deck gear: Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, guard rails
Sprayhood, dodgers and winter cover, boarding ladder, boarding plank, wheel steering, six sheet winches around cockpit, two being self-tailing genoa sheet winches
Halyard winch on main mast
Delta main anchor with 50m 8mm chain and 25m rode
Second bower anchor is Bruce with 8m of 12mm chain and 50m rode
Kedge anchor is Brittany type with 8m chain and 50m rode
Lofrans electric windlass and bow thruster
Spinnaker pole, mooring warps and six fenders, one ball fender, one step fender
Removable davit for lowering motor into dinghy
Navigation, steaming and anchor lights
Emergency set of navigation lights
Inflatable dinghy with Tohatsu 5hp two-stroke outboard motor
Navigation equipment: Cockpit compass, two speed logs on two chart plotters, Raytheon wind speed and direction indicator, VHF radio with ship's Ofcom licence and masthead aerial, hand-held VHF radio, gps satellite navigation from navigation station, radar reflector
Safety gear: Six-man Plastimo liferaft, lifelines on side decks, two dan buoys, six lifejackets, four fitted with safety harness and two extra harnesses with six lifelines
One electric and two manual bilge pumps, rope-cutter on propeller, set of flares in date, five dry powder fire extinguishers, one CO2 extinguisher and fire blanket
Gas detector and smoke detector
Sling for man overboard
Accommodation: Saloon well-fitted out and upholstered
Eight berths including double berth in aft cabin reached from saloon by companion way from chart table
Separate heads with two sea lavatories one shower compartment and 40 litre holding tank, pressurised water supply from 75-litre fixed water tank and 100-litre Plastimo flexible tank
Hotwater supply from engine heat exchanger
Diesel-fired warm air heating system
240V ring main electricity circuit with shore power connectons and generator
Plastimo stainless steel gas cooker with two burners, oven and grill
Freezer and refrigerator
Crockery, cutlery, pots and pans
Curtains and gold/brown upholstery with cockpit cushions
The owner of KISHORN is retiring from sailing after a successful voyage from Turkey in 2016
She is offered afloat at Holyhead until May 2017, after which month she will be sailed up to Liverpool Marina

Asking Price
GRP white topsides with pale blue Treadmaster deck
35ft 9in 10.9m
11ft 3in 3.42m
6ft 0in 1.82m
Beta 43, four-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel, 1,999 cc, 43 hp
Cruising Speed
9 knots


In this case we are acting as Brokers only. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended on as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own 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.

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