At the time of introduction in 1983, the largest Westerly and hence the flagship of the company was the 36' Conway so the Sealord was commissioned from Ed Dubois to be the company's new flagship. The initial success of the Sealord was eclipsed in 1986 by the equally roomy but cheaper 36' Corsair. In fact it nearly stopped production of the Sealord.
However, whereas the Corsair was good in light winds, the Sealord really enjoyed heavy weather and can be pushed quite hard. The Sealord has proved to be a very popular blue water, long distance cruising yacht.
Sealord 39 Statistics
|Designer:||Ed Dubois||Sealord 39 Picture Required More Westerly pictures can be found on the Westerly Owners Web site|
|LOA (feet):||38' 6"|
|LWL (feet):||32' 6"|
|Beam (feet):||13' 2"|
|Draft (feet):||5' 6"|
|Rig:||Sloop / Ketch|
|Fuel (galls (UK)):|
|Main (sq. feet):||Sloop 352, Ketch 274 + Mizzen 108,|
|No. 1 Genoa (sq. feet):||Sloop 615, Ketch 592,|
|No 1 Jib (sq. feet):||Sloop 352, Ketch 325,|
|Water (galls (UK)):|
|Built:||1983 - 1987|