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Westsail 28, and trailer, 1976,

  • Lynchburg, Virginia
  • #9 "Bertha"

    1976 Factory Finished

  • Hull # 9 WSSF 0009 0276
  • Documentation Number 576 166


  • LOA 28' 3"
  • LWL 23' 6"
  • Beam 9' 7"
  • Draft 4' 4"
  • Displacement 13,500 lbs.
  • Ballast 4,200 lbs.
  • Sail Area: 545 Sq. Ft.
  • Engine: Volvo MD7
  • Engine: 15 HP
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 36 gallons
  • Water Tank Capacity: 79 gallons


  • Bertha is an excellent Westsail 28 with an extremely solid deck and hull, and she is ready to be sailed now. She has been in fresh water most of her life and shows a lot of evidence of being very clean and lightly used. Making this one of the most unique Westsail deals ever, Bertha comes with an almost new (2006) professionally built triple axel trailer. I have personally pulled this boat thousands of miles saving thousands of dollars in hauling costs, with my diesel pickup, which is also for sale upon request. The trailer has also allowed Bertha to be launched and recovered off a boat ramp, allowing access to waters without launching capabilities and saving even more money. The trailer allows the owner to do their own bottom jobs, and to take the boat out of the water when not in regular use so that slip fees do not get out control if the boat is not being used during a particular season.


  • Interior looks great and is varnished teak in very good condition. All seat cushions have been recently replaced and are of wonderful professional quality and dark blue color. This makes for a great experience inside the cabin. The layout is the factory Westsail layout with the quarter berth aft to port with sit down navigation station. Galley is along port side, on starboard side is a U shaped dinette with a table on a pedestal that lowers into a full sized bed. Electrical panel is located to the aft starboard bulkhead. Engine room is under the cockpit. Head compartment is forward to starboard, and the double berth is forward with lockers underneath. A rope and chain locker is in the bow.

    Deck & Hull:

  • Deck is extremely solid, built in typical Westsail fashion with absolutely no soft spots.
  • Hull is equally solid, in beautiful condition, with no blisters. Boat has been a freshwater boat for the majority of its history. Johnson freshwater pressure washer system is installed.
  • exterior teak is in good condition
  • molded fiberglass nonskid on deck.
  • Extremely solid stainless steel lifeline stanchions securely mounted to the fiberglass bulwarks with double lifeline wires installed.
  • New bottom paint, May 2012
  • New sidewall paint, May 2012


  • two burner Optimus stainless steel gimbaled kerosene stove.
  • Kerosene pressure tank built into the stove.
  • top loading fiberglass icebox located under the forward dinette seat.
  • Stainless sink connected to a bronze seacock
  • fresh water supplied by a pressure pump in the engine compartment.
  • brass hand pump located at the sink, plus a salt water rocker pump.
  • 79 gallon aluminum water tank located under the dinette floor with deck fill.


  • two cylinder 15 HP Volvo model MD7 diesel
  • engine runs great and has a low 830 hours on the hour meter.
  • engine has been regularly serviced with new fuel filters, oil and oil filters, and new fuel water separators in May 2012.
  • cruise speed is about 4-5 kts with 6 kts maximum.
  • engine is extremely efficient and burns very small amounts of fuel.
  • 36 gallon aluminum fuel tank under the port quarter berth with deck fill and ventilation.


  • Single round stainless sink in head, surrounded by a molded fiberglass counter.
  • Groco manual head.
  • 13 gallon polyethylene holding tank located under the forward berth.
  • the underwater thru hull fittings are Groco bronze seacocks, installed with backing blocks.
  • Manual bilge pump.
  • Rule submersible electric bilge pump with float switch installed and working.


  • Electrical system is in overall excellent condition.
  • Two 12 volt, deep cycle marine batteries, recently installed and hold a charge very well.
  • 12 volt electrical panel with 13 circuit breakers and switches.
  • 2 position battery disconnect switch.
  • West Marine 20 amp automatic battery charger installed in engine room.
  • Concord 100 watt inverter installed.
  • 110 volt system with one circuit breaker, waterproof shore power inlet on deck.
  • 12 volt incandescent lights, Perko nav lights, Aquasignal light on the stern boomkin
  • Anchor light on the masthead, and low profile spreader lights installed.


  • Waterproof Cobra VHF marine radio with antenna.
  • Datamarine digital fathometer installed.
  • Pioneer CD/DVD player with 4 mid speakers installed throughout the cabin and a subwolfer under the galley sink. Unit includes a remote control.
  • Overhead installed Power Acoustick DVD player with screen.
  • Weems and Plath barometer mounted on the bulkhead.

    Mast and Rigging:

  • Aluminum mast made by Superspar, with tabernacle base on the cabin top.
  • Aluminum boom, with a fixed gooseneck.
  • Aluminum Staysail boom on the foredeck.
  • Navteck 1/2" stainless center body tunbuckles, with stainless toggle ends.
  • Standing rigging is 1/4" 1 x 19 stainless wire with swaged marine eye ends, good condition.
  • All new running rigging replaced in July 2011, as well as a new Garhauer block and cleat for the main sheet.
  • Barlow #20 bronze winches.


  • (1) mainsail made of standard dracon, with two sets of reef points.
  • (1) working jib, dracon material.
  • (1) 135% Genoa by Kern.
  • (1) Staysail, dracon material with one reef point.
  • Dark blue acrilian sail covers for the mainsail boom, staysail boom, and jib bag.
  • Sail material is crisp and in good condition.

    Ground Tackle:

  • two stainless rollers in frames mounted on the bowsprit.
  • 22lb Danforth anchor on the bow with about 200' of 1/2 nylon rode
  • Smaller Danforth anchor with rode.
  • Many inflatable fenders and dock mooring lines aboard.


    Trailer was professionally built in 2006 specifically for this boat by Sail Trailers located in Columbus, GA. I called Sail Trailers about a year ago to see what a replacement cost would be for the trailer and they quoted me anywhere from $10,000 to $12,000. It is a triple axel trailer with each axel rated at 6,000 lbs for a total trailer rating of 18,000 lbs, well above the 13,500 lb load of the Westsail. All the bearings were disassembled and repacked in May 2012 as well as all lights, electrical system and brakes checked out. The boat is currently on the trailer and the trailer is ready to roll right now and should be good for many thousands of miles. The trailer allows the future owner to launch, transport, haul, and bottom paint which makes this Westsail a spectacular and very unique opportunity. There is a 2005 Chevy Duramax diesel which I have personally pulled this boat and trailer with for thousands of miles that can be added to the deal for a mere $11,900 which is also a great deal.


  • 5 gallon fuel tank.
  • many spare parts and accessories.
  • 8 certified life jackets, boat hook and more.
  • acrilan covers for the tiller, and teak on deck.
  • folding stainless steel ladder.
  • shore power cordset.


  • Price is $30,000 for the boat and trailer. As mentioned above the 2005 diesel Chevy is also available upon request. A possible trade for a slightly larger cruising boat (30-40ft), will also be considered.

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    Westsail 28, and trailer, 1976, Lynchburg, Virginia sailboat

    Westsail 28, and trailer, 1976, Lynchburg, Virginia sailboat

    Westsail 28, and trailer, 1976, Lynchburg, Virginia sailboat

    Westsail 28, and trailer, 1976, Lynchburg, Virginia sailboat

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