Sunday, October 03, 2010

Westerly Nomad

Westerly built their very first yacht in 1963; she was the Westerly 22. In 1966 they produced a different upper moulding that extended the cabin forwards, and renamed her ‘Nomad’. The extra internal volume provided enough space for the hull to be divided into two cabins, the forward one with two berths and the main cabin with two inward facing settee berths. Her galley at the forward end of the main cabin had a stove to port and a basin to starboard. She had a separate head and a proper hanging locker. Instead of keeping her gunter rig, she was given a taller mast for a Bermudan mainsail. Her hydrofoil twin keels, plus a substantial skeg forward of her spade rudder, made her suitable for taking the ground at half-tide moorings. I think I'm right in saying buyers of new boats had the option of equipping their yacht with an inboard diesel engine or an outboard, mounted in a well sited in the cockpit.


L.O.A 22’ 3”
L.W.L 18’ 4”
Beam 7’ 5”
Draught 2’ 3”
Weight 3,150 lbs
Ballast 1,050 lbs
Berths 4
Main 120 sq ft
Genoa 166 sq ft
Jib 105 sq ft


A Personal Website - Westerly Nomad

1968 Westerly Nomad Sales Brochure

Sailboat Data – Westerly Nomad

Westerly Owners Association

Westerly Nomad for Sale £4,750

Westerly Nomad for Sale £3,000

Details of a very nice Westerly Nomad

Westerly Nomad – sold, but good photos

Westerly Nomad – sold at Preston Marina

‘Emma’ a Westerly Nomad

‘Rolean’ motor sailing

1 comment:

Seaward said...

Hi, currently considering purchasing a Westerly Nomad - see my Blog 'Simple Sailing Low Cost Cruising' any comments on the Westerly Nomad would be appreciated - along with any tips for sailing, renovation and maintenance