Westerly Longbow Ketch

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Introduced in 1972 the Westerly Longbow hull designed by Laurent Giles went on to underpin various other models with differing deck and keel configurations, in excess of a thousand hulls being moulded before production ceased in 1980. 260 of the mouldings were the aft cockpit Westerly Longbows of ketch and sloop configurations. With its modest mast height the ketch version of the Longbow is regarded as a dependable cruising yacht.
ALOUETTE is a nicely presented example of this classic cruising ketch. Sailed single-handed or with only a couple aboard in the current ownership she has proven to be a safe and well-mannered companion. Her inventory highlights include:

Beta Marine BD1005 marine diesel engine
Autohelm ST4000 wheeldrive autopilot system
Autohelm ST50 navigation instrumentation
Icom IC-M411 DSC VHF
Plastimo Neptune 2500 gas cooker. 3 burner, grill and oven.
Lavac manual marine toilet
Taylors 079KB paraffin heater
SL Hy-speed manual windlass
HonWave inflatable dinghy
Outboard – Honda 2hp 4-stroke

Wintering ashore ALOUETTE has a planned launch date in early April of 2024. She is available now for immediate viewing by appointment.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Heavy weight traditional GRP construction
Hand consolidated laminate
Teak rubbing strake
White topsides with blue sheer band stripe

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck and superstructure with integral self-draining cockpit.
Heavy weight traditional GRP construction
Hand consolidated laminate
Non-slip painted side decks and coachroof
Hardwood slats to finish cockpit seating
Cockpit sole grating

Keel & Rudder:
Long fin keel
Cast iron ballast keel
Skeg hung GRP rudder


Engine & gearbox:
Beta Marine BD1005 marine diesel engine
28hp @ 3,600RPM
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled
TMC mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Single lever engine controls

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced annually
Approximately 2010 recorded running hours
Cruising speed 5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel propellor shaft
Fixed, 3-blade bronze propellor
Wheel steering
Emergency tiller

Autohelm ST4000 autopilot system
Autohelm wheel drive unit

Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC battery
Domestic Battery – 2x 12VDC battery

Battery Monitor:
LCD display to show battery voltage on each battery bank.

Upgraded 75amp alternator
Poly-Vee drive belt upgrade
Adverc alternator charge controller


Fresh Water:
Manually pumped cold water only system
Hand/foot pumped tap in galley
Foot pumped tap in heads

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump


Single fuel tank.
Approximate tank capacity 75ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank
Approximate tank capacity 114ltrs


On Deck:
Depth #1 – NASA Clipper
Depth #2 – Seafarer repeater from internal depth sounder – Intermittent operation
Depth #3 – Autohelm ST50
Speed/Log – Autohelm ST50
Wind – Autohelm ST50
Electronic Compass – Autohelm ST50
Magnetic Compass

Below Deck:
Depth – Seafarer 901 with repeater in cockpit – Intermittent operation

Communications Equipment:
DSCVHF – Icom IC-M411


Galley Stove – Plastimo Neptune 2500 gas cooker. 3 burner, grill and oven. Gimbal mounted
Stainless steel sink
Manually pumped cold water tap

Toilet – Lavac manual marine toilet
Wash hand basin
Manually pumped cold water tap

Heating & Ventilation:
Taylors 079KB paraffin heater
Mounted on main bulkhead to the starboard side

Overhead lighting throughout the interior

Blaupunkt stereo unit
Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
Twin/double forward cabin
Saloon, converting to three single berths or two single berths and a double bunk

Accommodation Finish:
GRP sole moulding forming base of furniture units
Joinery work of hardwood veneered plywood with solid hardwood trims
Joinery work finished with varnish
Blue upholstery throughout the interior
Fitted carpets to finish soles throughout

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Two single berths laid out in a V-formation with in-fill to create a double berth
Shelves running the length of the bunks outboard to port and starboard
Hanging locker aft of starboard bunk outboard
Storage lockers beneath bunks
Hinged door to access cabin

Located to port, aft of forward cabin.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet located outboard
Countertop unit running athwartships are forward end of the compartment
Wash hand basin inset to countertop inboard
Storage locker beneath wash hand basin
Hanging locker opposite heads to starboard

Bench settees to port and starboard
Saloon table with single folding leaf mounted offset to port.
Saloon table drops down to create occasional double berth to port
Starboard settee converts to occasional single berth with second single berth on port quarter extending aft.
Pull out chart table mounted over aft end of port bunk
Ships switch panel to port side of companionway

Located to starboard side of companionway
Gimbal mounted gas cooker forward with fold down section of worktop to fit over cooker when not in use
Stainless steel sink inboard
Worktop outboard with top loading pantry locker beneath
Two locker outboard with sliding doors.


Deck stepped, masthead ketch rig
Gold anodised alloy mast and spars
Stainless steel standing rigging
Profurl roller reefing system for genoa
On-boom roller reefing mainsail
Whisker pole

Primary Winches – 2x two-speed, self-tailing winches
Roller Reefing Winch – 1x single speed, self-tailing

Mainsail – White dacron, roller reefing
Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing
Mizzen – White dacron

Canvas Work:
Mainsail cover
Mizzen sail cover
Spray dodgers

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – CQR anchor on chain rode
Kedge Anchor
Anchor Windlass – SL Hy-speed manual windlass
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders - Selection

Dinghy – HonWave inflatable dinghy
Outboard – Honda 2hp 4-stroke

Short hardwood bowsprit extending forward of stem
Double bow roller, bower anchor stowing in starboard roller
Manual anchor windlass mounted on deck aft of bow sprit
Stainless steel pulpit rail
Deck mounted alloy stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
Single centrally mounted bow mooring cleat with fairleads to port and starboard
Midships and aft mooring cleats to port and starboard
Hardwood grab rails mounted on coachroof to port and starboard sides
GRP moulded coaming wrapping around the coachroof to provide protection.
Primary winches and roller reefing winch mounted on coaming tops.
Bench seating running length of cockpit to port and starboard with cockpit locker beneath starboard side seating
Mainsheet mounted on GRP horse spanning cockpit footwell with binnacle and mizzen mast step immediate aft.
Outboard storage bracket mounted on port side rail


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:

Life saving:
Horseshoe Buoy
Gas Alarm – Pilot Mini Gas Alarm
Fire Blanket

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

Contact The Seller

General Information

Laurent Giles
New or used
United Kingdom


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Beta Marine BD1005 marine diesel engine 28hp @ 3,600RPM 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled TMC mechanical reversing marine gearbox Single lever engine controls
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About The Seller

Mark Cameron Yachts

The Braes



United Kingdom

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