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Westerly Merlin 28 
1990 - £19,250 
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Sorry, this yacht is no longer available as it has now been SOLD by The Barbican Yacht Agency 
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Westerly Merlin 28 - 1990 - Now SOLD  
One of the last Merlin 28's (Sail No. MN150, Yard No. GT116) built prior to the 29' version being developed from the same hull. Being a late Merlin the internal woodwork is of teak veneers, with the 'warmer' looking headboards finished with vinyl. The galley is less dated too, with a neutral-coloured laminate - rather than the red and white check(!) of the earlier boats. 
This example has been re-lined in the aft main and forward cabins. We'd like to be able to say the linings are perfect, but unfortunately some re-gluing would be desirable on the reverse complex curves that form the forward end of the coach roof - within the forward cabin. We have included pictures of this area to assist in judging what would be considered to be a relatively minor and isolated area that requires attention. 
Dry and clean, 'Harvey Moon' benefits from many upgrades and attentive maintenance carried out in recent years, with replacement standing rigging including a Harken roller reefing system for the headsail (the rig was also professionally checked this spring at time of fitting replacement LED lamps to masthead units and a new steaming/deck combination light); the mainsail only dates from 2017, together with the Stackpack-style mainsail cover. Instrumentation has been modernised, with Tack Tick wirelessly connected instruments fitted in a dedicated instrument pod above the companionway, supplementing the earlier sailing instrumentation and a modern VHF with AIS receive capability fitted. 
With her fractional rig and narrow keel root about the centreline, and relatively fine lines forward the twin keeled Merlin is well respected as a twin keeled Westerly that can perform surprisingly well. Not as voluminous forward as the shorter 26' Griffon, but with her generous double cabin aft instead and featuring a heads compartment that is the same as that on a 33' Storm, the Merlin stands up well against the likes of a Hunter Horizon 26/27, Moody 27 or Jeanneau Fantasia and the reassuring build quality is self-evident. 
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Sails & Rigging 

Rigged as a three-quarter, fractionally rigged sloop on aluminium alloy spars by Kemp Masts (Selden), with a roller reefing system to the for'stay by Harken. The standing rigging is reported to have been replaced in 2012 and was professionally checked by Hemisphere Rigging in spring 2022. 
Mainsail by Westaway Sails (2017) is loose-footed for better sail shape and has provision for the two slab reefs, whose leach pennants are brought back to the cockpit. 
Roller reefing genoa by Westaway Sails (2008) with sacrificial U.V. protection strip replaced in 2020. 
Cruising chute of unknown age, but reported to have been little used. 
Mechanical and electrical systems 
Navigation Equipment 
Deck Equipment 
Safety Equipment 

History & Construction 



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