Westerly Oceanlord 41

COMPARABLE TO HALLBERG-RASSY FOR MANY REASONS BUT WITHOUT THE PRICE-TAG. UK BUILT AND DESIGNED FOR VERY ROUGH SEA CONDITIONS. STRONG BUILD. GOOD PERFORMANCE. VERY LARGE AND COMFORTABLE INTERIOR FOR A 41'.

ABSOLUTELY IMMACULATE, STUNNING LAYOUT AND FULLY EQUIPPED TO SAIL ANYWHERE SOLO OR SHORT-HANDED.

17 MORE MONTHS CRUISING PERMIT IN FIJI.

ELECTRIC FURLING MAINSAIL AND GENOA

ALL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY WINCHES ELECTRIC

NEW ANCHOR WINCH (2018) WITH REMOTE CONTROL IN COCKPIT (PLUS DECK SWITCHES)

REINFORCED BOW AND COLLISION BULKHEAD (2010)

HUGE INTERIOR FOR A 41' BOAT 

LARGE MASTER CABIN WITH QUEEN BERTH, SETTEE AND ENSUITE

GUEST CABIN ADJACENT SECOND HEAD AREA

EQUIPPED WITH RADAR, AIS, 

SATTELITE PHONE, SSB, VHF

JUST ANTIFOULED, RECENT FULL RE-SPRAY AND PRESENTS NEAR NEW.

LIFE-RAFT (IN SERVICE)

HUGE INVENTORY

READY TO GO ANYWHERE NOW!

 

 

 

 

Nautilus Yacht Management is proud to present this immaculately presented example of the highly sought-after Westerly Oceanlord 41. 

The Westerly 41 is well known around the world for being a safe, seaworthy and incredibly spacious cruising yacht built to Lloyd Standards and with quality, durability and attention to detail in mind. 

In fact, having heard about them but never seen one 'in the flesh' as they are quite rare in our part of the world (South Pacific) it only took a few minutes on board the absolutely stunning Oceanlord 41 'Golden Age' to immediately understand what all the fuss was about. 

The design is faultless, with a centre cockpit that is well proportioned and not too deep, as many other centre-cockpit designs can sometimes make one feel as if sitting in a bathtub. A stunning dodger with clears in perfect condition offers protection from the weather while allowing perfect visibility. The canvas used for the dodger and Bimini is a unique, Swiss-made fabric that is completely waterproof and more durable than even the excellent Sunbrella fabric. It is stain resistant and can be sponged off for cleaning. To add to the comfort in cold weather, side panels can be added on all three sides. They too have been recently replaced and are in immaculate condition, kept below in a special sleeve when not in use. 

In the cockpit are recently replaced, gleaming primary and secondary winches, which are all self-tailing and electric. All lines are run aft for safe and easy sailing short handed, which her owner, an experienced seaman, has often demonstrated, sailing numerous times between New Zealand and other Pacific islands often solo or with just one other crew. To make things even easier, the boat is fitted with a mainsail in-mast furling mainsail that is powered at the push of a button. 

Designed to be just as comfortable at sea than at anchor, the cockpit is fitted with comfortable benches, a gleaming teak cockpit tackle that butterfly-folds to the pedestal so as not to get in the way of traffic when not in use. The cockpit is equipped with two LED white and red lights on either side. Other very practical details include a remote switch for the anchor winch, which is at the helm (there is another switch on the bow), as well as the in-out power for the mainsail, and a special light fitted on the mast to allow to see the sail at night when furling or un furling it. 

In the cockpit are also several storage lockers, including an absolutely huge locker to starboard, that is almost the size of a small cabin, and which is a veritable Bosun’s locker. The large sun awning, dozens of mooring and other ropes, buckets, large equipment and boxes of smaller parts are all stored there neatly and relatively easy to access, thanks to a step fitted to the bulkhead. In fact, this area compares in size and purpose with the large sail lockers often found on the bow section of 50’+ sailing yachts. 

Moving forward towards the bow is easy and safe, with wide, unencumbered side decks. The deck, aft deck, cockpit and side decks are all teak laid and in beautiful condition. The cockpit and all GRP structures on deck, including the coachroof, has been recently professionally re-sprayed, giving Golden Age a fresh, brand new look. All the hatches and portholes are in very good condition, wihout UV damage or signs of fatigue.

At the bow is the brand new, oversize electric anchor winch with foot switch, and a second control in the cockpit. The anchor locker was improved on the original model by being extended, sealed from the rest of the boat and fitted with a drain. The forward section was also reinforced against collision in 2010, added yet another safety feature to this veritable little ship. 

The aft deck gives the impression of belonging to a far larger boat, with its raised cabin roof yet plenty of space around it to walk comfortably around to the transom and its access to the swim step and wind wane. A strong lifting arm with rope and tackle is set up on the transom for lifting the outboard engine onto its stowing bracket. A large Hurricane Stern anchor is neatly tided up to the pushpit, ready to deploy in case of emergency. Overhead, a powerful wind generator keeps the batteries topped-up without being too noisy. There is a (cold) shower fitted for rinsing off after a swim.

Down below, the spaciousness, comfort and quality of the fit-out is outstanding. The cabin is bright, fresh, vast, and a beautiful mix of golden, solid timber furnishing combined with crisp white. Unlike many modern production boats, which are all square angles and thin laminate, the interior of Golden Age speaks of proper shipwright and cabinet-maker’s skills. The joinery is perfect, the corners rounded for safety as much as aesthetics, and the abundance of storage lockers somehow does not impede on the sense of space. Designed through and through as a cruising yacht and live-aboard, the Oceanlord 41 provides storage In spite of her large inventory and the demands in space for the equipment and provisioning needed for extended sea passages and life on board, there is no clutter anywhere and (Swiss owner tradition :) the whole boat is methodically organised and kept spotless. As Golden Age has spent quite a lot of time in high latitudes and cold weather sailing, the whole boat is fitted with ducted heating connected to a safe and reliable diesel heater. As for hot weather, she remains comfortable thanks to her many opening hatches. Even the Swiss owner, who is more used to the cold, has never found her uncomfortably hot even in the tropics.  

The table and comfortable settees can easily accommodate 6-8 people. The table folds conveniently depending on the use.

Forward, past a full length and very deep hanging locker equipped with a light, is a the well proportioned guest cabin, which has a large V berth with infill, another hanging locker with shelves at the back, and a door for privacy. There are reading lights on either side of the berth and a large opening hatch above for plenty of sunlight and cross ventilation. The forward cabin is adjacent a good size head and shower area, which has a teak grate floor, hot and cold shower, wash basin and a marine toilet. A 220L holding tank is fitted, although it is de-activated (easily re-connected).

Back to the main cabin, the galley is adjacent the companionway, U shape, and can be compared in size to that of a much larger boat. A deep, 100L fridge rebuilt with 7.5cm insulation, which is immaculate and looks brand new (as does almost everything else on the boat!). The stove (with oven and grill)  presents as new, and has two LPG burners with a solenoid and gas switch for safety. There is a deep double stainless steel sink with pressurized hot and cold water and ample storage. In fact, the cupboards in the galley were rebuilt by a cabinet-maker in New Zealand at the request of the owner, who preferred draws where possible instead of cupboards to maximise space and keep everything tidy when cruising. There are specific draws for saucepans, crockery and cutlery, as well as food storage. Again, everything is absolutely immaculate.

Opposite the galley on the port side is the well-designed navigation area, with a comfortable, curved seat and large table with storage. The inventory of marine electronics and communication is extensive, and includes radar, AIS, back-up GPS, computer with maps and interfaced for navigation, satellite phone for calls and emails, VHF radio and HF radio. The switchboard is tasteful and well labelled, and isolates all the major systems on board.

The passageway to the aft section of the boat is wide and with full headroom, which is rarely the case in most centre-cockpits vessels of this size. There is a full-size pilot berth to the side, underneath which the batteries are stored, at an ideal height to keep them safe. This berth is fitted with a lee sheet and is ideal on a passage.

The spectacular master cabin is accessed through a door for privacy, and is quite extraordinary in its layout, size and comfort, again unexpected on a 41’boat. With overhead opening hatch and several portholes, natural light and air flow abounds. The headroom is generous, allowing a small adult (5’7”) to stand up comfortably. A large double bed is to the side, with reading lights and plenty of storage beneath. A small side table with mirror sits between the bed and a lovely double settee, next to a good size hanging locker and beneath several smaller lockers. The stainless steel locks have been replaced throughout the whole boat, and every piece of stainless steel gleams. Forward of the bed is the door to the master ensuite, which is fitted with a sink, vanity, marine head and a lovely teak grate. The shower is no longer used there as the owner only uses the forward shower but can be easily re-connected. 

To sum up, Golden Age can be rightly described as a ‘gem’. I simply could not praise her enough! She is strong, seaworthy, has lovely lines, is incomparably presented, fully equipped, very comfortable for a couple or small family. She is set-up for easy single-handling without the need of muscle power, is strongly rigged, with a well-supported mast, very good suit of sails in beautiful condition, and comes with everything one could wish for to just keep sailing for many more years without needing further expenses. 

Currently situated in beautiful Fiji, and with another 17 months cruising permit, she would make the ideal new home for someone wishing to spend some time exploring its 350 paradise islands and get their sea legs before venturing further afield. 

Please contact our cruising yachts dedicated team for more info or to organise an inspection. Our company is there to help with the logistics of your visit to Fiji, and will bring the boat close to the international airport to facilitate your inspection.