A particularly well-cared for 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 with a particular design feature - that of the 'scoop stern'. Equally, this craft has 'bilge keels' prepared with wedge-shaped 'bulbs' at the base to keep the centre of gravity low. Even today, 'MOONTIDE' - the last but one of the 107 'Tempest 31' yachts built by this famous British yard - has a modern look, with up-to-date design features. A responsive craft in every respect, with notable close-winded sailing capabilities and easy to manage, if short-handed. At the same time, her spacious interior - another particular Westerly characteristic - provides a comfortable living environment for up to seven crew in a pleasant ambiance, offering excellent headroom throughout. Look for the clever nuances that 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 equipments - many at the 'nav table' - are 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)
Suunto Bulkhead Compass
Clock and Barometer
2 x 12v batteries
Main CB panel at navigation station
240v Shore Power connection cable + ring main (3 x 3-pin outlets)
Merlin Battery Charger
Engine Make & Model:
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.
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)
The following list of 'safety items' include:
4-man Beaufort Liferaft (service needed)
2 x Horseshoe life belts (one with floating light)
3 x Fire Extinguishers
1 x Manual bilge pump located in Cockpit (S)
Sails and Rig
Masthead rig with silver anodised aluminium Kemp mast and boom with mounted Spinnaker pole. Feedback System (ensuring separated lines from foot of mast to Cockpit) and single acting boom vang.
Sail Wardrobe includes:
- Mainsail with slab reefing and full length cover - matching blue Cockpit dodgers
-Stack Pack (new 2015)
-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
Rope 'Tidies' - fwd in Cockpit - 'pockets' accommodating end
of lines from winches, etc.
Entry to the accommodation is from the Cockpit, with a forward - centrally positioned - sliding hatch leading to the companionway and below. To Starboard, is the 'L' shaped GALLEY providing a stainless steel sink with cold water tap, a Flavel Venessa gimbled gas hob and oven, and a cold box inset in the galley working spaces. There is ample stowage above and below the work-top for cooking equipment, utensils, etc. Immediately aft, is the door to the HEADS compartment, located under the Cockpit seating to Stbd. The compartment has a sea toilet, a hand-basin with water pump, as well as a generous work-top surface and mirror-fronted stowage spaces above. Opposite is a wooden hand-rail. Returning to the Main Cabin - to Port, is the NAVIGATION table, with an upholstered seat, over-head lights, warm-air outlet and stowage for charts and navigation aids, etc. Adjacent, aft, is the double MASTER/OWNER'S CABIN, which, immediately to hand, is a hanging space with 'zipped' fabric front and a 'cave locker'. The generous double berth is set across the cabin. A glazed 'porthole' provides light and view to the Cockpit. Under the double berth are the craft's main 12v batteries - and isolation switch. Returning to the MAIN SALOON, 'L' shaped seating is set to Port - converting to a double berth. A matching bench seat/berth is located opposite. Storage bins are provided under both seats. Spaces under the side decks have hinged wooden fronts. Many have a 'spot light' directed to the seating . On the centre line is the yacht's main table, where - with the side 'leaves' raised - provides a large central eating area - reached from the Port & Starboard seating. Purpose-made stowage is found under the work-top of the table, providing a location for wine bottles, etc. The 'mast support' is positioned through the centre of the table, offering a good 'hand-hold' whether seated or when underway. Ample lockering above, below and behind the seats, provide maximum use of these generous stowage spaces The 'teak and holly' floor covering creates an attractive environment - together with the buttoned, light blue seating, back-rests and curtains. Ahead is the FORE CABIN in a 'V'-berth format. With purpose fitted cushions - including an infill - creates a comfortable double berth. Stowage spaces below for sails, etc. A foredeck hatch above, 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 seating, etc. - the whole, provides a comfortable ambiance throughout. A Webasto warm-air heating system serves all the accommodation spaces.
Pulpit construction (fwd) is in round section stainless steel with matching Push-pit fittings aft. A single stainless steel wire is continuous from fore to aft, supported by the side-deck stanchions. Cleats 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 an anchor well - set forward with chain & warp, allowing the anchor to be accommodated when under-way or alongside. Additionally, a Kedge anchor, with chain and warp, are stowed in a large Cockpit (Stbd) locker. Additionally - Sprayhood Canopy in blue with a folding frame and transparent sections forward. Mooring warps & fenders, Boat-hook.
Cockpit Dodgers (blue with white letters) & Jackstays
Manual bilge pump & with handle - located in Cockpit
Ensign and Staff ........other items the owners 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. Quickly recognised as one of the designs from Ed Dubois' drawing table, these craft have found a demand for a larger, more 'sporty' - yet very comfortable - yacht. Such is her build quality - together with the wide appeal for a more modern craft, the Westerly Tempest became - and remains - a very popular craft for a 'yachting family'. 'MOONTIDE' has clearly been well-cared for and regularly serviced. The Broker offers the craft - now lying with the Broker (Newhaven, East Sussex) - ready for a new owner, family and companions to enjoy.