Basic Boat Info
Engines / Speed
- Make: Perkins
- Model: 4-236
- Fuel: Diesel
- Engine Power: 85hp
36 York Street
York, Maine, US, 03909
Deck and Hull:
Hull: immaculate; newly faired and finished professionally with Awlcraft Ocean Blue (by Brooklin Boatyard, 2019)
Teak deck in excellent condition, having been entirely replaced
Deck fills for water, fuel, waste fill and pumpout
Forward-looking Douglas fir bench for 2 beside mast
Bimini with separate connector to dodger (we removed/stored frame; fabric condition unknown)
Dodger: new in 2020
Engine: Perkins 4-236 HP: 85 Fuel: diesel Hours: 1715
Transmission: Sunstrand 21 hydraulic
Propeller: Luke Feathering 3 blade prop, 22” x 16”, bronze
Fuel: 100 gallons
Water: 300 gallons
Holding: 20 gallons
Heater diesel tank: 25 gallons
Total battery capacity: 950 amp hrs, broken down as follows
House battery bank A: 380 amp hrs
House battery bank B: 380 amp hrs
Starter battery: 190 amp hrs
Battery charger: true charge 20+ amp multi-staged battery charger
Battery monitor: Link 10
Alternator: high capacity
Shore power connection: 30 amp, 50’ long chord
Inverter (AC>DC): high wattage for power tools
Wiring for solar panels is aft of mast, port side
Pressurized hot and cold: galley, head sink and shower, cockpit shower
S/S Hot water tank, Atlantic, with engine heat exchanger and shore power coils
The spacious interior layout is the standard layout offered by Westsail. The companionway entrance is on the port side from the aft cockpit. Headroom below allows a comfortable standing height of 6’-3”. The cabin has abundant natural light from traditional deck lenses, bronze portlights, and numerous overhead screened hatches. Natural ventilation is excellent and supplemented by well-placed and compact electric fans and dorades. All cushions and mattresses were re-upholstered in 2017. Storage is abundant and easy to access.
There is a single quarter berth to port at the foot of the companionway stairs, with a locker ahead of it. The master stateroom is to starboard, with doors to close it off. It has hanging lockers, a mirror cabinet and dresser drawers, as well as both a screened portlight and a screened hatch protected by the dodger. A U-shaped galley is to port, with a double sink and icebox/freezer powered by a silent and very efficient new Sea Frost unit, which replaces the original engine-driven unit.
A large U shaped dinette is forward of the galley, with a sturdy dinette table with drop leaves. A settee is on the starboard side opposite the dinette, with bookcases hullside behind. A sit-down navigation desk is on the starboard side opposite the galley.
In the passageway, forward of the main salon is a head compartment to port. Lockers are to starboard. The forward cabin has a large V berth with filler. Storage lockers are beneath and shelves and cabinets above. There is a divided rope and chain locker in the bow. The engine room is under the cockpit floor, with access under the companionway stairs, and also through a removable cabinet in the master stateroom.
All of the interior joinery is solidly constructed, properly bonded to the hull, and built of mahogany plywood, with teak wood corner posts and trim. The cabinet doors are teak paneled. The drawers all have solid teak faces, with notches to prevent them from sliding out while sailing. The counter tops are covered with an off-white formica and trimmed with teak sea rails. The cabin sole is of teak boards, with ash contrast filler strips, over a plywood subfloor. Easy to open access hatches are located in the cabin sole for access to the bilges. The headliner is ash tongue and V-groove paneling.
Double: vee berth with hatch, 2 portlights, reading lights, fans
Double: starboard long seat
Double: aft cabin, 2 portlights, hatch, fan, reading light, mirror, table, storage
Single: port quarter berth
All beds comfortable for tall sleepers (smallest is > 6’-3” )
Portlights: 13 heavy bronze, opening, and screened
Hatches: 2 large in galley and salon, 2 medium in vee and aft berths, 1 small in head
Cooking: Force 10, 3 burner stove, gimballed, with pot restrainers; oven suitable for bread-baking
Refrigeration: large, well-insulated ice box and freezer space with custom teak shelves
Sea Frost BDXP electric cooling unit (virtually silent) with water pre-cool option
Thermostat: ETT SC
Windvane: Monitor, stainless steel, mounted on stern
Autopilot: Autohelm ST 4000, wheel mounted
Knotmeter: Standard SL50 with log
Depthfinder: Raymarine with repeater
Compass: Danforth 5” on steering pedestal
Radar: Koden LCD, MDL-7 (needs new cable)
Helm: Yacht Specialities 32” wheel, covered with Elkhide
VHF radio: Icom IC-M402 with repeater
Single sideband radio: Icom M700 Pro SSB
Antenna tuner: Icom, automatic
Lifelines in excellent condition, replaced in 2015
Boarding gate on port and starboard
Lifesling: mount on stern rail; recently replaced with new
Life raft: Avon 8 person (certification expired)
Seacocks are double clamped
Tapered wood bungs for emergency seacock closure
Bilge pump: 2 electrics on automatic float switch with override + 1 high capacity electric with float positioned higher + manual bilge pump in cockpit
Mooring and anchoring:
Anchor windlass: Lofrans Tigress, electric
Anchors: 66# claw with 150’ chain
60# CQR with 15’ chain + 150’ rode
37# Fortress aluminum anchor, SX-55 with 15’ chain + 180’ rode
Fenders and docklines
Ladder: stainless steel, full-length folding swim ladder mounted on starboard rail
Sails and Rigging: Ketch rig: 1081 sq. ft. sail area
Roller furling on genoa: Profurl NC42
Roller fulring on staysail: Profurl NC31 (temporarily removed to allow parking of inner forestay)
Genoa: Tasker 130%
Staysail: Bayview Rigging
Mainsail: Tasker 902 dacron with full upper battens (needs replacement)
Standing rigging: 316 ss wire
Masts: aluminum, deck stepped, awlgrip finish
Whisker/spinnaker pole: telescoping
COMMENTS: The Westail 43, a William Crealock design, is known the world over to be a solid, well built and comfortable blue water cruiser.
Solstice has been professionally maintained. She sails well, is both fast and seakindly. Her heavy construction meets the roughest wind and sea conditions with grace and ease. Her extensive teak woodwork is warm and inviting. She has been fitted out to take her new owners safely and comfortably to the far corners of the globe.
Solstice is equipped for cruising: Monitor self-steering windvane, Perkins 85 hp engine with hydraulic drive, Luke feathering propeller, relatively new Espar cabin heater for keeping dry and warm in northern latitudes, excellent refrigeration in a carefully insulated icebox. A split rig allows her to carry a lot of canvas with relative ease, and provides many combinations for matching sail plan to wind and sea. Rainwater collection, if desired, is made easy because drainage is directed to wells port and starboard before going overboard. Stanchion are bolted into the protective bulwarks, avoiding the deck leaks that sometimes result from through deck bolting.
Coastal cruising is wonderful in Solstice. The incredibly spacious cabin with its full galley has been a welcoming gathering spot for cruising friends to share meals and stories, as well as a place to hole up for a few days without feeling confined when the weather is not on your side. The central heating allows one to sail on those clear and crisp fall days, extending the cruising season when most boats are being laid up for winter.
The owner is a transatlantic sailor and understands the importance of a well-founded vessel with a comfortable motion.
Solstice’s refined and dignified lines frequently inspire admiration from fellow sailors, a testament designer Bill Crealock’s gifted eye. She is a solid, safe and reliable sailing vessel in which the serious sailor can have full confidence.
Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.
Mechanical Disclaimer: Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meter. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as ALL other representations noted on the listing.
DISCLAIMER TO BOARD VESSEL: In the event the Buyer boards the vessel either on land or in the water without a broker or owner, the Buyer(s) agrees and understands he boards at his sole risk and liability.