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Westerly Riviera 1993 35ft Sailing Yacht - for Sale £49,500
Lying Findhorn / Lossiemouth, Scotland (m. 07831.373871)











Charlotte Rose is in Excellent Condition Throughout. Built 1990 and commissioned 1993 she is a Fin keel Westerly Riviera with both internal and external helms. Based on the Westerly Seahawk / Oceanquest hull, she sails very well and is a sturdy, capable, stable boat. The engine is the VP 2003T (turbo) that is in very good order and has been maintained to a very high standard with many years of ownership by an engineer. Charlotte Rose has been constantly upgraded with all mod-cons, she is probably the best example of a Westerly Riviera afloat in the UK today.

Basic Spec:




Comprehensive Manual - Download (pdf)
Survey (Aug 2022) - Download (pdf)

Fin Keel, 1.4m Draft, 2.78m Beam

I am selling due to lack of an available crew. Charlotte Rose has been very well maintained with significant work and new equipment within the last few years and a makeover of the internal cabins last winter. A full maintenance & repair manual has been written (see pdf download) that has all the known information about the boat, fittings, electrics, instruments, engine, maintenance log and useful information regarding where all the wiring and plumbing lines run. The new owner will find this very useful as the Westerly manuals have scant information.

Please review the manual and recent survey before calling. This yacht will be ideal for sailors who want a ready to sail boat with excellent sailing characteristics plus very comfortable sailing in nearly all conditions as she is weighty low down and very stable. This hull is renown as one of the very best Westerly hulls every built.

She has a very spacious and well laid out interior with two double berths, two heads and all the mod-cons. These include hot water, new cooking facilities, Eberspacher diesel heater, 240 Volt hook-up mains system, a powerful Solar system, a new stereo with USB and bluetooth connections so you can run music or streaming from your phone or tablet. New quality speakers have been added in custom surrounds. There is a fridge in the best position and the interior has been refurbished. The headlining is in good order. There is masses of storage space, with three large cupboards, full galley storage, and huge under bunk storage in each sleeping cabin. She has an excellent fold-out external table with comfortable external cockpit seating with full length cushions.

The internal helm chair was removed by a previous owner, but one could be fitted if required. I have found the internal helm useful in cold and wet conditions but never felt that a chair was required. The external helm is covered by the bimini that affords significant protection too. When entering port or mooring up on a buoy, I find that dropping the front of the bimini, (which is easy), provides a much better view for close manoeuvering.

The saloon cabin teak floor is in lovely condition. It has fitted carpets that are easily removed for access. The saloon cabin seating pulls out to make a full bed, the table has a lowering fitment to allow this. I have never needed to used this as the seating provides an excellent single berth in itself. The seats were re-covered in 2014 and are in excellent condition. There is a new solid teak main cabin table that extends on both sides.

The heads are accessible directly from each berth. The Jabasco flush systems have been fully refurbished and work very well. Hot and cold water is available in each head and in the galley. The forward head has a shower arrangement with an additional powerful waste pump. The hot water system works both from the engine calorifier and directly from shore power. This heats up quickly and is very effective on both engine power and shore power. Both heads fitted with mixer taps extending for use as shower heads.

The cold water (PVC) tank is massive and lies under the main cabin floor starboard side. The port side has the fuel tank that has been recently cleaned and is now fitted with access holes for future cleaning if required. This holds about 250 liters of fuel. This is enough to go at least half way around the UK on engine alone. The boat under power is very efficient and quiet as I have fitted new soundproofing above the engine. The engine has significant power (43 HP) for heading into a fast tidal stream (such as we found entering the Menai straight to get to Caernarfon against a strong ebb tide). The stern kicks to starboard when in reverse and this and the bow thrusters make for easy close manoevering.

Charlotte Rose is fully kited out with three Plotters, AIS, Autopilot, Depth & Wind instrumentation. The older Raymarine external C70 Plotter - I personally find excellent when using the external helm both night and day. At the same time you can see the internal plotter for reassurance. The internal plotter has full AIS with ability to set alarms for vessels within a chosen range and has an anchor drift alarm also. This was very usefully during night passages during the trip up the west coast from Portland Bill.

The other significant useful control system is the Raymarine Autopilot. Especially useful on longer passages, this coupled to the AIS provides easy sailing and allows the crew to move around and multi-task when there is clear vision in blue water. As the internal cabin is designed for all round viewing, putting the kettle on in the galley can be accomplished without losing good oversight of any approaching hazards.

For fail-safe navigation, I add to the combination of plotters, two hand held 'plotters,' (phone and tablet), plus a strong independent battery charging unit. These together provide for peace of mind in almost any situation. These are not included in the sale but are cost effective and simplistic to implement. (The RYA yachtmaster still seem oblivious to the necessity of having a fail-safe electronic navigation system, if the fog comes down when navigating a narrow channel strew with rocks, unless you are chart-plotting 24/7 and very quick at complex charting, there needs to be a backup navigation that can be relied upon - IMO). There is a quality VHF unit with the usual mayday button next to the internal helm. Each plotter has a MOB button.

Charlotte Rose has a new Vestus Bow Thruster fitted in 2021, plus an Electric Windlass (2107) in excellent condition, this is easy to control with the switch on the pulpit. The 60m anchor chain is marked-up with plastic coloured markers (see manual). The anchor is a new high quality 20kg Rocna with a new hole to allow secure fitting over the bow roller. All control lines and sheets come back to the Cockpit for easy sailing and manoeuvering. The sails are in very good condition and fill well. There is also a new sailing 'chute', this has never been used.

£20k has been spent in the last few years on what was already a boat in very good condition. The recent survey in 2022 confirms the boats good structural all round good condition including the hull. Since then it has had very little use apart from the passage up to Scotland. Currently lying Findhorn / Lossiemouth marina in Scotland. Lossie has facilities for a lift-out for any required survey. An audit trail for conveyancing is available that goes back to 1996 with relevant MCA certificates.

Thank you. John P. (Forres)

Maintenance & Repair Manual PDF - opens in a new window

Marine Survey 2022 - opens in a new window

Westerly Riviera Brochure 1988 - opens in a new window

Westerly Owners Manual (Original) PDF - opens in a new window

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Pictures with arrows are from 2021, the cabins have now been improved