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Designed by Ian Proctor, the Nimrod was the new model for 1968, introduced specifically to offer dinghy sailors a natural progression to weekend trailer-sailer cruising. It offered 2 reasonable births and by using a cockpit tent provided 2 deck berths for children. However despite being a very fast boat, already the Westerly reputation had reached such a level that the basic accomodation fell short of what was expected and so disappointingly only 186 were made.


Designer: Ian Proctor More Westerly pictures can be found on the Westerly Owners Web site
Keel: Lift / Fin
Cockpit: Aft
LOA (feet): 17' 9"
LWL (feet): 15' 6"
Beam (feet): 6' 5"
Draft (feet): 0' 8" - 4' 0" / 3' 2"
Displacement (lb): 1,190
Ballast (lb): 250
Berths: 2
Heads: 1
Rig: Sloop
Fuel (galls (UK)):
Main (sq. feet): 100,
No. 1 Genoa (sq. feet): 77,
No 1 Jib (sq. feet): 35,
Sail ID: ND
Water (galls (UK)):
Built: 1968 - 1971
Number Built: 186

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