Westerly 490

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  • 1990 Westerly 490

Boat Details

Make: Westerly
Model: 490
Year: 1990
LOA: 49ft/15m
Class: Sailing Cruiser
Hull: Glass Reinforced Plastic
Keel: Fin Keel
Rig: Cutter
Engine: Single Diesel
Layout: Centre Cockpit
Berths: 6
Cabins: 3
Aft Cabins: 1
Ancasta Ref: 31190
Vessel Name: Spirit of Trelew
Built by Westerly, UK in 1990
Designed by Ed Dubois

GRP hull, deck and superstructure
Teak to decks and cockpit
Iron externally bolted keel

Full Osmosis treatment completed in 2015/2016. Fibreglass dried out and Gelcoat replaced below waterline
Teak decks replaced in 2009/2010

LOA 14.93m
BEAM 4.44m
DRAFT 2.10m
White painted aluminium Cutter Rig by Kemp
Keel stepped mast
Stainless steel wire rigging - new 2017

Inmast furling main (new in 2016)
Roller furling genoa and staysail
All halyards new in 2002

SAILS all by Doyle
MAINSAIL Quantum 2016
GENOA Dacron 1998
STAYSAIL Dacron 1999
MPS - cruising chute with snuffer Nylon 1999

2 x Lewmar 62 2 speed genoa winches
2 x Lewar 2 speed miansheet/ genoa winches
2 x Lewmar 44 2 speed control line winches
1 x Lewmar 44 main furling winch - electric 2001
2 x Lewmar 44 winches on mast

2 x single berths
2 x double berths
Anchor locker fwd, cockpit locker and deck storage locker aft

Double stateroom fwd, teak lined, 2 x drawers, large locker and 3 x smaller lockers under bunk, wardrobe, large locker, radio/tape player and full length mirror, 1999 TV/video 2000, shared aircon
Twin cabin to port, teak lined, 4 lockers, wardrobe and full length mirror, shared aircon and electric fan
Fwd heads to starboard with shower, basin, 2 x lockers and electric toilet replaced 2006 with quieter pumps. Head lining replaced 2011

Saloon, teak lined, with curved sofa with lockers under, adjustable teak table with additional leaf stowed behind companion way, 5 lockers, TV/video(1998) radio/CD (2010), DVD (2002), 12v/220 TV/DVD (2011).

Navigation station with chart table, drawer and swivel chair
Walk through galley with 6 x lockers, 4 x drawers, 2 x cupboards, vast fridge space and Corian work surfaces.

The saloon cushions and navigator’s chair were re-upholstered in a mid blue fabric similar to Alcantara in 2004.
The saloon head linings were replaced 2012/2013. The linings either side of the companionway were replaced in 2014.

The curtains were replaced throughout the boat in a mid brown fabric with anti sun scorch linings in 2007/8
Aft stateroom (head linings replaced 2014), teak lined, with 5 x large lockers and hanging locker, 5 x drawers, 5 x average size lockers, further large locker and 8 x smaller lockers under bunk. TV/video(1998) DVD player 2006, Radio/tape player, full length mirror
Aft heads with separate shower, electric toilet replaced 2006 with quieter pumps, basin, shaver socket, 2 x lockers and solar vent
Engine room

All bunks have bedside lights and most of the larger lockers have interior lights which come on as they are opened.
There are courtesy lights at floor level to assist crew movement at night.
There are a pair of up lights on the port side in the saloon and a boom light which can enhance the dining experience whether in the cockpit or down below after nightfall.
Where possible the cabin lighting was changed to LED lighting in 2014.

Galley equipped with
Taylor 041 gas cooker with oven
200 litre fridge
Washing machine
Crockery and cutlery
Major overhaul by Perkins agent in 2015
Sleipner 6hp bowthruster
Generator 4 kW 2015 - hours run 22 in 05/17

2 x 12V separate engine and generator batteries
5 x 12V domestic batteries
1 x 12V battery for bow thruster and anchor windlass
Victron 550W inverter
Adverc smart regulator
Victron 50amp battery charger
Wiring for two flush solar panels
State of charge battery monitor
2 de-humidifiers

Hot and cold pressurised water throughout
Deck wash pump in anchor locker
Stern shower
Seafresh watermaker 2005/2006 tested but never used

Simpson Lawrence Sprint 1500 electric anchor windlass - complete overhaul in 2008
1 CQR anchor witth 60m chain
Kedge anchor
Fishermans anchor

FUEL 740 litres
WATER 757 litres
Whitlock steering compass 1991
Raymarine RL70C chartplotter/ radar 2005
Raytheon GPS 1999
Raytheon autopilot 7000 with dual station control 1999
Autohelm wind speed 360 1991
Autohelm depth/ speed 1991
All above are interfaced and repeated in cockpit and chart table

Autohelm compass
Navico Axiz RTl400 DSC VHF
Pains and Wessex electronic radar reflector
ICS Navtex Nav 6
Garmin handheld GPS
Wifi signal enhancer
Epson printer

Quicksilver dinghy 2.7m 2013
5HP Mercury outboard
2HP Yamaha outboard
2 teak outboard brackets
Midship boarding gates and ladders
Sprayhood 2005
Mast to stern sun awning
Boom sun awning
Hoover sprint vaccum cleaner
10'' TV
2 x 14'' TV
1 x 22'' TV with DVD 2010
Kenwood radio/ CD player 2010

4 jackstays
2 lifebuoys with light 2017
1 danbuoy with light and marker flag cover
Flarepack 2016
4 fire extinguishers
1 automatic fire extinguisher in engine room
EPIRB 2014
2 lifejackets new 2017
6 lifejackets serviced 2017

Built for the 1991 Earls Court Boat Show, In the autumn of 1992 Spirit went back to Westerly’s and had a completely new interior built for the 1993 Boat Show and re-appeared as the Westerly 490 which was the prototype for the Westerly 49’s. So Spirit of Noss, now Spirit of Trelew is the only Westerly 490 and, I assume, the only Westerly ever to have done two Earls Court boat shows for Westerly’s. And with two different interiors.

Yachting World published a review of the Westerly 490 in June 1993. It is a review of Spirit of Noss, now named Spirit of Trelew. The water maker and aircon which she lacked in 1993 were fitted in 2005/6 and 7.
As far as the present owner is aware, a copy of the review would be available for a fee from Yachting World. The Westerly 490 is of course included in the book “The Westerly Story” in the Westerly Flagship section. “The Westerly Story” was written by Brian Easteal & Peter Poland, edited by Hazell Powell and published by Westerly Owners Association.
I bought Spirit of Trelew in February 2004. After considerable preparation and modifications first at Berthon, Lymington and then at Mylor Yacht Harbour, Falmouth she sailed around Brittany in 2004 and 2005. Then I sailed her down to the Med in 2006 with the help of many friends stopping off at many of the harbours and ports en route. She has been steadily refitted, improved and maintained to a very high standard in Palma de Mallorca since 2006.
Items currently on board but excluded from the sale:
Numbered print of Flushing/Falmouth in saloon (a present from the owner’s daughter)
Obvious personal clothes and possessions
2 pairs of binoculars
Owner’s tools, including 1984 blue Heyco tool kit
All Royal Yacht Squadron papers, burgees, ensigns etc
Signalling flags
Charts, chart tools, pilots and logbooks
All books including “The Westerly Story”, games, DVDs, CDs and videos
Cooking utensils

For the avoidance of doubt, all tools and spares that are specific to the boat are, of course, included in the sale.