Marine Survey of a Westerly Oceanquest at Northney Marina in Chichester Harbour. I worked for Westerly Yachts in the 1980’s and this was a development of the Westerly Seahawk 34 that was produced in the 80’s.

The Westerly Oceanquest is a heavily built cruiser with a centre cockpit giving a huge owner’s cabin aft. A snug galley and saloon made this Ed Dubois design a popular Westerly. From a Marine Surveyor’s viewpoint, these are solid vessels, which generally are structurally sound, although can suffer from high moisture and sometimes moisture related defects below waterline. Otherwise the usual ancillary items that come up in many surveys need to be carefully checked – gas installation, safety and life saving equipment being out of date or insufficient, corroded sea cock valves and so on. This one had a bonded on teak faced deck, which can wear rapidly and can be a costly item to replace.