Rose of Sharon

Bocas Marina1987 Westerly Corsair MKII “Rose of Sharon” – ASKING PRICE $50,000

  • 1987 Westerly Corsair MKII
  • Builder: Westerly Marine Construction, Ltd. of England
  • Designer: Ed DuBois
  • Hull ID #: WMCCS111E787
  • Official USCG #: 920906 (sail locker)
  • Port: Kemah, Texas, USA
  • LOA 35’11”
  • LWL 30’5”
  • Beam 12’6”
  • Draft 4’11”
  • Displacement: 15,500# (6,600 ballast)

Rose of Sharon was originally Chez Queen of Europe, later christened Vent Dans Les Voiles; she was designed and built by a well-known-for-structurally-superior boats builder. She was inspected by Lloyds of London 3 times during construction.

Rose of Sharon is a 36’ fiberglass sloop-rigged auxiliary sailboat. She has a center cockpit with pedestal wheel steering, Cream-colored hullsides finish with blue stripe. Brown deck Treadmaster replaced with non-skid white. Anodized aluminum mast, double spreaders and boom with stainless steel wire standing rigging, bronze/stainless steel turnbuckles and fittings, and Dacron running rigging. Roller furling headsail. Blue sail covers and cockpit dodger/bimini. Stainless steel bow/stern rails and aluminum stanchions with double stainless steel wire lifelines. 10 aluminum opening ports and 4 aluminum deck hatches. Inboard diesel auxiliary engine and 3k generator. Maximum estimated speed under power is 6 knots; estimated speed under sail and power 8 knots.

Tri-cabin layout with a private v-berth cabin forward. Enclosed head is to port and storage lockers are to starboard. In the main cabin, settees are port and starboard and folding dining table is mounted on the centerline. Storage is outboard. U-shaped galley to starboard at companionway and the nav station is to port. Walk-through leads to main berth, passing inboard engine compartment to starboard and across from sea berth, where watermaker is mounted. Aft cabin has storage lockers forward to port and enclosed head to starboard.

Galley: Flavel Princess LPG2 burner/oven, good condition and functioning. The burners were replaced in Guatemala, 2006, but the oven door has to be bungeed to close properly, bakes beautifully! Stainless steel double-sink, Raritan 6-gallon engine heat exchange water heater, good condition.

Fuel tank: 2 aluminum cylinders, good condition, Fuel lines are neoprene, good condition

Refrigerator/freezer: Alder-Barbour 12-volt refrigeration. Yes, you can make ice!

Heads: 1 Raritan forward head; works properly and 1 Brydon manual. The Aft head (Brydon manual) has been used for storage, but worked properly until sealed off. Aft head discharges directly overboard (illegal in U.S.), and we needed the storage more than we needed the extra head. Forward toilet’s holding tank was remolded and replaced in 1999. Toilet can discharge into the holding tank or directly overboard via an in-line y-valve. Forward shower drains directly into shower sump located in bilge and is pumped overboard.

Water tanks: 80-gallon capacity; 2 below port settee and below aft cabin berth; good condition; emergency fresh water floor pump in the galley. Fill lines and hoses are plastic and reinforced plastic in good condition.

Fuel tank: 40-gallon diesel, aft of the engine below the cockpit, good condition.

Engine: 28 HP, 3-cylinder Volvo Penta BT 2003 867818, serial # 2300022184, Volvo Penta transmission with single-handle stainless steel Morse cables. Engine room bilges. Motor mount was replaced in 2011.

Safety Equipment: Life raft (Never used!), life jackets, 3 handheld dry chemical fire extinguishers, USCG trash/oil placard, Olin 12-guage flares, expired, round throw ring (lifesaver) mounted on deck, Class B EPIRB new in 2004

Anchors: Delco Anchor with 5/16 rode mounted; Fortress lunch anchor plus original CQR #45 Anchor with 3/8 chain. During our cruising days, we (almost) NEVER dragged with the CQR anchor, while other vessels did the dance.

Radios: New Uniden UM 380 (unmounted at this time) and 1 handheld Standard Horizon #X280S works very well.


  • Honda 3K portable generator
  • Pro watermaker – 24 gal/hour
  • AIS – SR Model 161; Receiver identifies other vessels (the big boys) and tells you name, direction traveling and speed. Does not transmit.
  • ICOMM SSB with backstay antenna
  • Furuno 24-mile radar works great
  • Autohelm 6000 autopilot, works well
  • Chart plotter & fishfinder, Standard Horizon with 5” screen
  • DC-to-AC power inverter, AT 2000W, 4000W peak
  • Stainless steel stern dinghy davits
  • Hulll-mounted zinc anode
  • 910 wind generator
  • Humminbird Fish Finder 108SX
  • 2 Inteli-power 50-amp marine battery chargers
  • West Marine rail-mounted propane grill
  • Television & DVD player work very well; speaker system is old but works
  • Dingy with oars
  • 2 outboard engines
  • 1 portable fan and 6 mounted fans
  • Charts
  • Courtesy Flags for Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
  • S. flag

To read about this boat’s travels since 2004 (U.S. ICW “Cruising in the Comfort Zone;” others are Caribbean and include anchorage information), go to