32′ Westsail Cutter



Located In: La Paz, Mexico
Year: 1979
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Yachtworld Number:  3681922

This is hull number 748, one of the last 100 Westsail 32s made in Costa Mesa, CA. The M50 freshwater-cooled Universal 44hp diesel engine was installed new by Bud Taplin, the Westsail guru, in 2001. Officially built by the factory in 1979, she was launched in 1981. The interior features koa, fir and oak woods, designed and constructed by a master carpenter/cabinet maker who worked as a finisher at the Westsail factory. Designed and specially built for one of their own, this boat has more headroom than most other Westsails at 6 ft 4 inches.

The forward berth is a 48-inch wide double offset to port, with extra cabinets to starboard. Custom cockpit storage coamings act as backrests, keeping green water out of the cockpit. She has two opening hatches and 10 oval bronze opening ports in the cabin sides which create comfortable ventilation options. All cabinets have cane fronts for easy ventilation.

The Westsail 32 is known worldwide as one of the most heavily-constructed ocean-crossing boats ever made, often referred to as  “bullet proof.”  The sailboat that survived “The Pefect Storm” was a Westsail.

This boat is conveniently located in the heart of Mexican cruising grounds right at the beginning of the Sea of Cortez. There are more than a dozen anchorages with white sand beaches and clear blue water located less than a day’s sail away. Come check us out!

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.

La Paz Yachts
Tom Murray, Broker
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000
011 52 (612) 123-1948

Full Specs

Builder: Westsail
Designer: W.M. Crealock
LOA: 32 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 0 in
LWL: 27 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 19500 lbs
Ballast: 7000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in

Engine Brand: Universal
Engine Model: M50B
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1587
Engine Power: 44 HP

Cruising Speed: 5 mph @ 1500 RPM

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (55 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (25 Gallons)


•    A one-of-a kind interior, custom designed and built by a master carpenter/cabinetmaker who finished production boats at the Westsail factory in Costa Mesa, California.
•    Oak sole, fir overhead and the remainder in rare and beautiful Koa wood.
•    6’ 4” headroom in saloon.
•    Cane-covered locker doors for natural ventilation.
•    48” wide double berth forward with cabinets opposite and a lot of headroom.
•    36” x 47” nav. station with partitioned storage below and two convenient drawers.
•    Ceramic tile countertops in head and galley.
•    Cabinet with drawers and hanging locker opposite head.
•    Overhead hatches in saloon and forward berth.
•    (10) bronze oval opening ports.
•    (2) bronze dorade vents.
•    (1) solar vent.
•    Caframo DC fan.
•    Primary interior lights are long-lasting, efficient LED or fluorescent.

•    12v refrigeration (Vitrifrigo) (2010).
•    Double stainless steel sink.
•    Water-saving foot pumps for fresh and salt water.
•    In-line filter for fresh water.
•    PUR PowerSurvivor 40E watermaker (rebuilt 6/18)
•    Shipmate 2-burner propane stove with oven.
•    Manual water system
•    Large pull-out cutting board
•    Two (2) 20# horizontal propane tanks with solenoid in vented cockpit locker. Regulator new in 2014. System easy to test, maintain.
•    Standard Horizon “Intrepid” VHF radio
•    ICOM M710 SSB/HAM with ICOM AT130 Automatic Tuner and Pactor PTC 11e modem.
•    JRC 1500 Radar.
•    Garmin GPSMap76 handheld GPS.
•    Standard Horizon digital Depth Sounder.
•    Raytheon ST 2000+ Tiller Pilot (mates to Monitor Wind Vane for steering capability in rougher conditions).
•    3G cellphone booster with mast-top antenna. Cell and internet at up to 20 miles from the nearest tower.
•    Three (3) Group 31, deep cycle batteries (2010).
•    10 amp portable battery charger.
•    55 amp engine-mounted alternator.
•    Xantrex 600 watt sine wave inverter.
•    410 watts solar with BlueSky 3024i MPPT charge controller.
•    All DC and AC circuits protected by circuit breakers at the distribution panel.
•    30amp AC x 50’ shore power cord.
•    Battery switches for complete banking or isolation; new but not installed Blue Sea SIACR Auto Charging Relay with start isolation
•    Universal M50B , 44 HP diesel engine installed new in 2001 by Bud Taplin, 1378 hours (April 2014). Documented maintenance.
•    Two (2) Racor 500 fuel filters in parallel with pressure gauge.
•    Hurth 150 HWB transmission.
•    Campbell “Sailer”, 16 x 10, 3 blade, bronze, RH propeller, custom fabricated by West by North Enterprises on 1” SS shaft with zinc.
•    Monitor windvane with auto-tiller attachment capability.
•    Hinged cockpit floor for quick and easy access to engine room.
•    Airhead composting head with vent hose and fan, 6 month supply of coir. Skipper head available but plumbing is mostly gone.
•    Stainless steel sink.
•    Water-saving foot pump for fresh water.
•    Classic deck prism for natural daytime illumination.
•    Huge storage capacity behind and under countertop.
Deck and hull
•    Simpson Lawrence #900, double action, electric windlass.
•    45# Manson Supreme anchor with Mantus swivel w/integrated shackle, 250’ 5/16 HT chain (2017) and 150’ ¾” nylon rode (bow, primary).
•    33# Bruce anchor with 50’ 5/16 PC chain and 150’ 5/8” nylon rode (bow, secondary).
•    Fortress FX 23 with 50’ chain and 200’ ½” nylon rode (stern).
•    Barient winches, all bronze: 2-#27ST, 1-#10, 1-#20ST, and 3-#10 on mast.
•    35” high SS mast rails.
•    SS rails at cockpit in lieu of cable lifelines.
•    Custom cockpit coaming lockers/backrests (green water has never entered cockpit).
•    LED, 100% sealed anchor light.
•    Low-maintenance natural teak caprails.
•    36” high solid aluminum gunwale-mounted stanchions and bolts.
•    New lifelines in 2016
•    Dodger and sail cover.
•    8′ Walker Bay dinghy, Honda BF2D outboard, wooden oars, sail but no rudder assembly
•    Main sail by Kern Sails, roach and battens removed 2017 to repair sun-damaged leech.
•    Tanbark working jib and staysail.
•    Storm trysail.
•    110% genoa.
•    Hood MPS asymmetrical cruising spinnaker with sock.
•    Spruce box-section mast, foil-filled for improved radar reflection, mast steps.
•    Spruce boom, bowsprit and boomkin.
•    1 x 19 SS standing rigging with Sta-Loc fittings and bronze turnbuckles. Above deck new 2016: whiskers, etc. new 2014
•    Bronze chainplates and tangs custom fabricated based on classic designs.
•    Running rigging: New England Ropes VPC (2011). New spinnaker halyard 2016
Safety Equipment
•    Bilge pumps: 1-automatic with auto/manual switch (1 new spare in box), 1-fixed manual and 2-portable manual.
•    PFD’s: 3-USCG approved Type II, 1-Lifesling with block and tackle.
•    Portable boarding ladder.
•    Handheld flares: 3 (need replacement).
•    Flare gun: 12ga
•    Air horn and bell.
•    DC 400,000 candle-power searchlight/signal light (needs new switch)
•    Fire Extinguishers: 3- Dry chemical Type B:C Size 1, Class 1-A:10-B:C (recharged January 2017).
•    Jacklines: 1” polyester webbing, port and starboard from foredeck to cockpit.
•    Boatswain’s chair with block and tackle.
•    Mast climbing rig for solo ascent (ascender, grigri, static line, harness, biners, etc.)
Additional Equipment
•    Force 10 rail-mounted, propane barbeque.
•    Lee cloths, sail bags, hatch covers.
•    Jerry jugs for diesel (5), gasoline (2) and water (3).
•    Bolt/Chain/Cable cutters.
•    Loos PT-3 rigging tension gauge
•    Baja 3-stage fuel filter.
•    Stock of filters, fluids, gaskets, spares, repair parts, etc. including new Oberdorfer raw water pump, new Spinlock XAS0612 double rope clutch, new Spinlock XAS0613 triple rope clutch, new West Marine spreader lights, 100′ white GTO15 HV wire (for SSB rope-style antenna)
•    Extra/old line, 200’ towline, assorted accessories, full sail repair kit, etc.