Here I have my 1968 westerly nomad named Goyescas up for sale. Like many of these listings on eBay, she’s up for sale because of my job. I’ve been away for a while, and I’m potentially off soon, so keeping her just isn’t viable anymore. I brought her as an unloved and unused little boat, and I spent many hours doing her up.
Goyescas was built in 1968 by Westerly Marine Construction out of GRP.
She has a 7.5-horsepower original diesel engine and can sleep four comfortably.
She has a mainsail genoa and nos. 1 and 2 jibs.
From the outside and starting from the front, walking backwards:
Combined Port and Starboard Navigation Light
Facnor Jib Furling and Reefing System
Spinning mushroom vent
Gas bottle in an enclosure
Brand new handmade PVC cover
White anchor light
Fuel tank under the port seat
Throttle – Port side
Extra gas bottle storage under the starboard seat
Horseshoe life ring
Tender engine storage
Inside, starting from the front, walk backwards:
Chain locker under the v-berth
Sail storage port and starboard side
Front hatch with passive vent
Individual reading lights
Hanging storage space
Toilet compartment with light
2-ring hob with grill and storage space above and below
sink with foot-pump and cooler; storage space above and below
Stowe trailing log
Garmin 128 GPS
Seafarer 700 depth gauge
Platismo LP gas alarm
Namco RT 6500
Suunto commander compass
Both battery isolator switches
Engine control panel
Now the bad bits.
She needs a toilet and water tank to be fitted. The top sliding hatch could do with being replaced or fixed. The cabin headliner sagged badly, so it was taken out; it just needs replacing or painting. Every time I went out, I was snapping throttle cables, like every single time. The fuel tank was removed and stowed in the front cabin for ease of access to the throttle control. The throttle controller was the issue, so it was replaced, but I never fully finished the install due to having to go away last minute with work. Whoever installed the radio in the cabin didn’t install it properly; this caused water to ingress into the cabin. The radio has been relocated, the water ingress has been stopped, and it keeps water out, but the damage was done, and there is now a soft spot above where it was installed. Both batteries have been taken out due to them dying while being away; the battery centre couldn’t save them unfortunately. The engine always needs a quick squirt of cold start for the first use of the day, but apart from that, it starts every time after that. Apart from that, she’s a solid little boat with a lot of inside space for her size.
She is currently moored on the Tamar, and the buyer will get up to two weeks of use of the mooring, signed by both parties.
Bank transfer on collection.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me a message, and I’ll see if I can answer them.
Current Price: £500.00
This Westerly Nomad “goyescas” may be available on ebay