W33 Vital Statistics

One of the classic and beautiful Laurent Giles Westerly designs and is considered to be the peak of the Laurent Giles designs. They have an all wood interior which gives added strength and are known to be remarkably strong. The Westerly Discuss “Dodo’s Delight” still regularly sails up into Northern Greenland.

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Bob Sheptons Dodo’s Delight – a Westerly 33 pushing the envelope on what is possible with a 10m GRP cruising yacht!

Introduced to fill the gap between the W31s (Berwick Longbow Pentland and Renown) and the W36s (Conway, Solway, Galway and Medway). It was a success! With the introduction of Roller Reefing headsails this was really the last major production yacht offerred as a ketch rig as standard layout.

Superceeded in 1980 by the Discus

Some stats:

Builder: Westerly
Designer: Laurent Giles
Year Built: June 1978 (Hull No. A50, Sail No. 50)
Construction: GRP, Monolithic Hull, Balsa cored deck
Rig: In-mast reefing Ketch
Steering: Wheel to Quadrant
LOA (m): 10.14m (33ft)
Beam (m): 3.4m (12ft 6ins)
Draft (m): 1.66m (5ft 4ins)
Displacement: 6505 kgs approx.
Engine: Mercedes OM636 4-cylinder 42hp (original)
Fuel: Diesel in approx.160L (35 Imp. gallons) in stainless tank
Drive: Single shaft to fixed pitch, three-bladed propeller.
Water: 45 gallons plus calorifier

Accommodation: 7 berths arranged in three cabins; 2 single berths in aft cabin, two singles in saloon or port side converts to double, and V berth in forecabin with infill. Hanging lockers (2) opposite heads compartment. Separate toilet compartment. L-shaped galley to starboard, with dedicated chart table area to port.

Here are some links that cover the details of the Westerly 33 much better than I can!

Westerly Owners Wiki Pages – W33

Westerly 33 Brochure #1

Westerly 33 Brochure #2