Snug Harbor Boats
3017 McEver Road
Buford, Georgia, US, 30518
Tel:(770) 831-0403
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1975 Westsail 32

location icon Buford, Georgia
Year 1975
Length 32 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Westsail Corp. (USA)

32 Westsail 1975

w/Central Heat/Air, Roller Furling, 1988 Yanmar Diesel 3HM35, Excellent Sails, Lots of New Renovations and Additions by Current Owner 


Westsail boats are legendary for their solid construction, seaworthiness, sea kindly motion, classic good looks and good cruising performance under a wide range of conditions. Westsails are still supported worldwide by Bud Taplin, the company’s first general manager. He personally provides technical assistance, advice and parts to owners from World Cruiser Yacht Company in Newport Beach, CA and 




Year Built 1975
Category Sail
Length Overall 40 ft
Beam 11 ft
Max Draft 5 ft
Cabins 2
Cabin Headroom 6'2 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID WSSK04370775
Keel Full Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 35 hp
Ballast 7,000 lb
Displacement 19,500 lb
Bridge Clearance 49 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3HM35
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 35hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 1988
Engine Location: Center

 In 1992, KAREN FAYE competed in the Norfolk (VA) – Bermuda - Tortola (BVI) Caribbean 1500. Her current owners purchased her in Tortola, BVI, sailed her to the U.S. in 1999 and on to Oriental, NC in 2000. She was delivered to Lake Lanier, GA in 2010.

  • 2001-2004: Extensive refit.   With 1700 hours on 1988 Yanmar 3HM35, engine was rebuilt at Mack Boring facility in Wilmington, NC. Engine room rebuilt, repainted and rewired; new engine rails and accessories; new breaker panels; entire vessel rewired; icebox converted to refrigerator/freezer; new Raritan toilet, running rigging, lifelines and anchor rodes; new roller furling; ports rebedded; new top quality deck hardware (stainless bowsprit, boomkin, and mainsheet traveler) installed for safe bluewater passage making. (Less than 300 additional hours on engine since overhaul.)
  • 2010: Osmotic blister repair and bottom paint.
  • 2013-2014: V-berth and cabin upgrade. V-berth was lowered; central heat/air installed; new paneling in v-berth and main salon; hot/cold pressure water; new countertops; new bulkhead lighting; new sanitation hoses and holding tank.
  • KAREN FAYE would benefit cosmetically from an additional coat of varnish on her interior paneling, a bit of paint in galley cabinets and on cabin roof nonskid. However, her owners have not skimped on overall expenses for 21 years. She is NOT a “project boat.”
  • All work since 1999 performed by boatyard professionals. Complete records.
  • The chain locker with rodes for two anchors is located in the forepeak.
  • In 2014, V-berth was lowered approximately 16 inches, and new teak battens were installed on the walls to make the area more spacious. Storage area beneath remains generous. The V-berth measures 8’ wide at its widest x 6’2” deep; new V-berth cushion (installed 11/14) features 6” foam bonded to 2” memory foam.
  • Moving aft, the enclosed head features a cabinet and sink to port with hanging locker and six-drawer wardrobe to starboard.
  • The main salon features facing port and starboard settees. The starboard settee slides out to provide a generous single berth, while a drop-leaf dining table lowers from the bulkhead to port. Lockers and bookshelves are located outboard of and beneath both settees.    
  • The galley features a gimbaled three-burner Force 10 propane Gourmet Galley Range and large thermostatically controlled oven, installed in 2000. A cast aluminum propane tank is mounted on the cap rail astern to port, and a panel-mounted gas regulator is located at the navigation station. A stainless sink, with pressure hot and cold water, manual foot pump and canister filtration, is located to left of range with storage under counter and in cabinets outboard of range. New laminated countertops were installed in 2014.
  • The navigation station, communications equipment, breaker panels, and a wet locker are located opposite the galley. Cabin headroom is 6’2” throughout.
  • Cabin sole and joinery are of solid teak; overhead is cypress and naugahyde; cabin walls are teak and cypress. Due to the boat’s 11’ beam carried well forward and aft and displacement hull, there is plentiful storage everywhere. Not even a cubic inch of space is wasted.
  • Two 38-gallon, 22-gauge s/s fresh water tanks are located beneath cabin sole, and a Whale Gusher Mk III manual bilge pump in engine room, port side.
  • Whale Tiptoe pump in galley, 8/02.
  • Rule submersible electric bilge pump with automatic float switch was installed, 8/02.
  • Pressure cold water system was installed in galley and head w/ March 893 centrifugal pump, 11/14
  • Raritan PHE-II 12-volt electric toilet, Jabsco self-priming macerator pump and Y-valve were installed in head, 4/03. (Note: Macerator pump was disconnected and Y-valve was removed before KAREN FAYE was re-commissioned on Lake Lanier in 2010.)
  • 6-gallon pressure hot water system was Installed in the galley and head, and the existing holding tank and hoses were replaced with new hoses and a fiberglass 6-gallon tank, 11/14 – 4/15.
  • Dynarod bonding kit installed prior to 1999 to ground the boat’s electrical system, electronics & standing rigging w/copper straps leading to a grounding plate affixed to starboard hull below waterline.
  • Perko battery selector switch.
  • Blue Sea Systems DC breaker Panel w/dual voltmeters, New 30-amp AC Main Power Distribution Panel installed & vessel re-wired with GFCI receptacles in 2003.
  • New stern light, combination deck/steaming light, tricolor masthead nav Light and separate lower navigation lights (mounted on spreaders) installed 2014.
  • TrueCharge2 Series, 20-amp battery charger, remote panel and #1 battery temperature sensor installed 2015.
  • Number 1 AGM Starting Battery located in engine room starboard side.
  • Number 2 AGM House Battery located beneath companionway ladder.
  • Interior lighting updated in V-berth & main cabin with (4) Alpenflow bulkhead mounted dimmable LED lights.
  • Raytheon Autohelm ST30 Bidata speed/depth instrumentation.
  • Platismo Contest 100 magnetic compass
  • Autohelm ST2000 Tiller Pilot.
  • Icom IC-M600 HF Marine Transceiver & AT120 HF automatic antenna tuner
  • Icom M59 UHF transceiver.
  • Micrologic Explorer Loran C Receiver Installed by previous owner ,1988
  • 2003: Original Icebox was converted to refrigerator/freezer w/12vdc Adler/Barbour Super Cold Machine, featuring dual air and water-cooled condensing units, installed under port settee
  • 2014: Central a/c and heat added w/Webasto 110vac 12,000 btu reverse-rycle heat pump Model FCF12,000. HVAC components located in starboard engine compartment and beneath nav table to starboard.
  • HVAC flex ducting behind starboard settee is easily removed to provide even more storage.
  • Cutter rig w\ith single spreader, heavy-wall aluminum mast.
  • 43’ bridge clearance.
  • 9/32” standing rigging and running backstays.
  • Norse turnbuckles & Sta-Lok terminals.
  • Mast winches:  Barlow #15, Barient 10P & Barient 10.
  • Primary winches are Barlow #22.
  • Boom gallows (aft) secures boom during reefing & when not under sail.
  • Original Wooden Bowsprit & Boomkin replaced w/tubular stainless steel & teak bowsprit, bow pulpit, boomkin, stern pulpit, boarding ladder, Garhauer mainsheet traveler & blocks w/mid-boom sheeting, purchased from World Cruiser Yachts 12/2000 to 6/2002.
  • Installed Harken Mk-III roller furling (1/2002) & Lewmar #16ST two-Speed, self-tailing mainsheet winch (7/2003).
  • New vinyl-covered stainless lifelines & cockpit gates (2002).
  • Staysail boom replaced w/tracks on cabin roof to facilitate crew movement on foredeck (12/2004).
  • Running rigging replaced by Inland Waterway Provision Company in Oriental, NC (2002).
  • New laminated tiller still in box and ready for new owner (2020).
  • New Ullman 400 sq. ft. furling Super Yankee cross cut ssil with sunshield & foam luff flattener, 2003.
  •  Like-new 351 sq. ft. mainsail purchased from Kern’s Sails in Costa Mesa, CA (10/2003) & installed (06/2005) with (3) new reefing lines, cheek blocks & cleats.
  • 7 Additional sails included w/owners’ purchase of boat in 1999, ages unknown. Spare Hood mainsail in fair-good condition; tanbark staysail, storm jib & storm trysail all in excellent condition; Jib & Yankee w/furling fape in good condition; drifter w/Wire Luff  in fair condition.
  • Manual bronze anchor windlass w/dual capstans & lines lead to 2 anchor rollers on bowsprit.
  • Two new anchor rodes stowed in anchor locker, each w/30’ of 3/8” BBB chain spliced to 150’ of 5/8” 3-strand nylon line (2002).
  • Anchors:15kg (33#) Bruce-type claw anchor, 25# CQR, Danforth style (24” fluke), 40# Admiralty anchor, slip-ring Danforth style (12” fluke)
  • 25# CQR, 24” Danforth style 
  •  LIFESLING Rescue System.
  • (2) Safety Harnesses.
  • (3) Type III Non-inflatable PFD’s.
  • (4) Sospenders inflatable PFD’s with harnesses,
  • Force 10 Propane Cabin Heater (Not Installed)..
  • Origo single-burner alcohol stove.
  • Bosun’s chair.
  • 7’ fiberglass rowing dinghy.
  • Teak boards for companionway hatch.
  • Screens for all ports.
  • Lots of spare parts.
Additional Contact Information

Call cells or text:

Ann Koch 770-450-9796 

Sid Hall 470-885-4825

Rich Michel 404-642-3007 

 Located on Beautiful Lake Lanier, NE of Atlanta GA