Dick Durham tests a rugged offshore cruiser that lives up to her name

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Westerly Storm 33


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When she was launched, Westerly hoped it had created a boat to suit both the conservative cruising man and the performance-hungry sailor. This tough, no-nonsense boat almost delivered. She’s not great fun in light airs, but a family man looking for an offshore yacht with the ability to take some stick would be hard pushed to find a better second-hand buy at the price.


Displacement:5,130kg (11,310 lb)
LWL:8.21m (27ft)
Beam:3.52m (11ft 5in)
Price Guide:£30,000 to £37,000
LOA:10.11m (33ft 18in)
Draught:1.68m (5ft 5in)