About this Sailboat:
Are you looking for the best boat ever built for sailing around the world?
Westsail 42 Ketch Hull #1;
a very special boat. As the prototype and first production model for this very successful series, extra care and attention went into every stage of her design and construction.
Her history has shown very good open checkbookownership which has continued throughout her life. A New England boat for most of her life, she has spent a good portion of most years out of the water with her spars in storage.
Small World is in very original (excellent) condition below decks and shows as a much younger vessel. In 1986 she underwent an extensive refit in New England by her second owner which included a new larger engine, new aluminum fuel and stainless water tanks, and two Hood Stowaway in-mast furling spars. Now a tall rig double spreader ketch, this very expensive upgrade makes her possibly the only ketch rigged version to ever have had this done. Easily single handed, she is fast and weatherly and has nearly infinite sail control.
During 2011/12 the present owners, both very experienced cruisers undertook a significant upgrading and refit, updating of the yacht to bring her up to contemporary cruising standards. The original teak decks are in very good condition. The topsides of the hull were professionally awlgripped and a watermaker, new chart plotter, AIS, Pactor/SSB, solar, wind, etc. and many other significant upgrades were undertaken as shown below. Small World is completely world cruise ready and is in Florida until November. She is completely outfitted with up to date safety equipment, the latest in marine electronics and tons of spares and extras for comfortable and safe offshore sailing.
The owners have a new business venture they are undertaking and so a change in plans has this fantastic vessel up for sale at well under her invested value.
More details and photos available on request.
Equipment on Board:
85 HP Perkins with Borg Warner transmission
Hood Stowaway line drive manual roller furling main and mizzen masts.
Rigging professional inspected and serviced as required fall, 2011
8 new chainplates for main mast 2011
Hood Jib furling.
2008 UK 140% Yankee
2001 UK Mainsail
Hood roller furling Mizzen and heavy duty Staysail
Mizzen staysail and Asymmetrical Spinnaker
New aluminum Ratlines
Whisker pole with full length adjustable mast track
11 bronze winches total. Four self tailing
Tall Rig ketch has same luff length as cutter and more sail area = Faster
All NEW standing rigging 2012
AB 9 aluminum bottom RIB dinghy
3.5hp Mercury (2011)
Custom Aluminum dinghy davits with solar panel mounts
Switlik MD-2 offshore liferaft in canister repacked 3/12
Lee cloths for all sea berths
Safety harnesses with tethers
MOB light, pole
West Marine nylon webbing Jacklines
Lifesling and horseshoe lifering
Night Vision monocular with case
ACR GPS 406 mhz EPIRB (2010)
Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GX2150 VHF (2012)
Standard Horizon CP390i chart plotter interfaced with AIS (2012)
Icom M-802 SSB with AT 140 tuner
Pactor IIex modem for email and GRIB files (2010)
Furuno 24 mile LCD radar
Robertson AP 22 autopilot
West Marine handheld VHF
Raymarine ST 40 depthsounder
Signet Marine Wind, Speed and Depth units all working perfectly
Fridel Blipper radar reflector
Ritchie 5 compass at helm.
Hand bearing compass
Fujinon 7×50 binoculars with compass
Wagner heavy duty hydraulic steering system completely rebuilt 2012
36 leather covered destroyer style stainless wheel
Wagner sailing valve allows for helm feel when sailing if desired
Teak Grating in Cockpit
Custom adjustable Taylors helm seat
Custom cockpit cushions
2 West Marine hinge back seats
Sunbrella dodger and bimini plus weather cloths and covers for hatches, handrails, helm and windlass
Maxwell high speed electric dual capstan windlass 65 lb Lewmar Claw primary anchor
65 lb spare CQR anchor with 225 5/16 hi tensile chain
44lb Bruce secondary anchor with 200 braided nylon rode and chain
35 lb high tensile Danforth with rode
Deck washdown system 2012
New extra heavy duty rudder installed 2011
New heavy built 316 SS rudder gudgeon 2011
New upper and lower bearings for rudder 2011
New cutlass bearing and stern tube 2011
Propeller reconditioned 2011
Awlgrip hull paint professionally done 2012
New bobstay fitting installed stemhead 2011
Custom emergency tiller with Delrin bearing and U joint 2011
Force Ten three burner stove with oven and broiler
Seafrost 12V holding plate refrigerator with separate double plate deep freeze
Sea Recovery Mini 170 8 GPH 12V Watermaker (new membrane and full service 2011)
Deep double stainless sinks, 6 gallon Raritan hot water heater
Much, much more to list. Details available on full 2011 refit by request