With regret, my GK24 ‘Glisk’ is for sale.
This is the deep fin keel, tall, three-quarter rig version of this highly desirable ex-quarter-ton cruiser-racer originally constructed in 1978.
‘Glisk’ has a full set of B&G Network instruments, loads and loads of sails including a nice racing main and genoa which, although a few years old now, have life left in them. There are several additional sails including mainsails genoas, both racing and cruising spinnakers. She sails really well – fast and lively but strong and seaworthy, a credit to the original design and the renowned build quality of these early Westerly yachts.
Sail-handling winches have been upgraded substantially and the mast and boom are in good condition with the standing rigging replaced in 2008 although given the boat has had very little use since I purchased it in 2009, it is remains very unstressed. Furlex headsail reefing with a twin-groove track is fitted and is in good condition.
The original inboard diesel was replaced in 1999 with a Nanni 2GM 10hp twin cylinder model which, given the low use of the boat generally also has low hours. The only maintenance now required is minor attention to the sea water pump and a good service. The gearbox is fine and the prop shaft and folding propellor are in good and serviceable condition.
The boat has been ashore at Stone Pier Yard, Warsash these past two years for an interior refit and is partially stripped out down below in preparation for this. I had wanted to completely redesign the accommodation into an open plan layout by removing the main bulkhead and replacing it further forward to provide open access to the forward area, and relocating the heads compartment aft from its existing position between the main and the forecabin. This work is also to remediate some small areas of delaminated and softened ply at the base of the bulkhead that was reported in the most recent survey (Jan 2016).
On lifting ashore, the exterior underwater surfaces showed the return of previously treated (2009) ‘wicking’, a mild, surface condition related to minor osmosis and the survey also recommended that this be treated within the next 2-5 years, indicating that it was not a serious condition but would eventually need attention. As the boat was planned to be ashore for some time, I decided to tackle this. All the hard work has now been done: the gel has been planed off and the hull ground down ready for final filling-and-fairing and the application of new epoxy coatings. I had planned to use CopperCoat into the final epoxy layer.
The sale price includes storage ashore until the end of May 2018 if required and also contact with the contractor who has been advising and guiding the work to the hull; The full Jan 2016 survey is available to consult at http://www.ad1281.uk/gk24glisk/documents/Gliskr.pdf or if this link doesn’t work, please contact me and I’ll forward a copy.
‘Glisk’ is NOT a project boat but does need some work and sadly as I now have another boat on the River Hamble as well as other commitments at home it is unlikely that I will be able to finish the refit as I had hoped. Hence the boat is now for sale and the asking price reflects this situation.
Any viewing or inspection is welcome and a quick sale is required now.
Current Price: £2350.00
This Sailing Yacht Westerly Gk24 boat is located in Southampton, SO31 7GL and is being sold on eBay by andrew.dykes.