Maylandsea Essex UK
Westerly Windrush for sale - all offers considered.
Proteus is a comfortable cruiser with everything you need to get afloat and start exploring. She’s easy to sail single handed with all lines led back to the cockpit and a roller-furling genoa. There’s plenty of room for crew with a spacious 6ft headroom cabin including 4 berths, gas cooker, sea toilet and lots of storage. Her twin keels makes Proteus handle well at sea and sit comfortably out of the water when tucked into small creeks and harbours for the night.
Proteus comes with:
* 10hp Lombardini inboard engine, recently completely rebuilt (starts and runs well - see video)
* Sails (main and furling genoa plus older spares)
* Good quality inflatable tender with 8HP Yamaha outboard engine
* Echo sounder
* VHF radio with GPS position readout
* Electric Autohelm
* Full set of local charts
My story with Proteus:
I bought Proteus 10 years ago when I took a summer off work to seek adventure on the high seas. Having fitted her out for 3 months of sailing, I set off from Bristol and sailed with friends around the coast of Wales, via the Isle of Mann to Northern Ireland, across to Scotland, through the canal and then down the East Coast to Essex, where she's been living for the last 8 years enjoying the East Coast Rivers. Proteus is a proper little cruiser with everything you need to live aboard for weeks at a time. She's handles well in open sea (the Irish Sea has big waves!) and is the perfect partner for exploring small creeks and harbours.
I'm selling because I've only used her twice in the last year and I don't have the time to give her the love she deserves! She needs a bit of superficial TLC (a good clean) but is otherwise solid and ready to enjoy.
Proteus is currently moored on a marina in the River Blackwater in Essex.
|Vessel type:||Westerly Sailing Yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Length over all:||25'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Triple Keel|
10HP Lombardini Inboard - recently rebuilt, starts and runs well (see video)
8HP Yamaha outboard for the tender and as a backup engine (mounts on the transom)
4 x single bunks
The twin bunks in the saloon can convert into a double by adding slats across the companionway