32 Westsail 1975
w/Central Heat/Air, Roller Furling, 1988 Yanmar Diesel 3HM35, Excellent Sails, Lots of New Renovations and Additions by Current Owner
Westsails are legendary for solid construction, seaworthiness, sea kindly motion, and good cruising performance in all conditions. With her numerous upgrades, KAREN FAYE has is safe, comfortable, and equally at home, whether sailing on a freshwater lake or cruising offshore. Westsails are still supported worldwide by Bud Taplin, the company’s first general manager, with parts, technical assistance and advice to owners through Westsail Parts Company at WestsailParts.com.
The price of the boat includes decommissioning at Lake Lanier and shipment to Savannah (nearest salt water port). The buyer will be responsible for recommissioning the boat in Savannah.
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Ann Koch 770-450-9796
Sid Hall 470-885-4825
Rich Michel 404-642-3007
Located on Beautiful Lake Lanier, NE of Atlanta GA
"KAREN FAYE" is an exceptionally well designed, solidly built, seaworthy and sea kindly boat with classic good looks capable of taking a couple anywhere in safety and comfort. She also sails really well. Sailor and author Ferenc Mate writes in "Best Boats to Build or Buy" that in fair winds the Westsail 32 can sail at 7 knots for days on end. He also writes that "in light ghosting airs she is a joy". Despite her large wetted surface and long keel, her high displacement actually creates momentum that enables her to coast through the lulls and makes maximum use of the puffs while many lighter boats stall in lulls. Ferenc ought to know as the Westsail 32 was his personal boat for many years and many miles This light air capability is a great quality given the abundance of light air on the east coast in general. She is also an easy boat to sail single handed. In 1992, KAREN FAYE competed in the Norfolk (VA) – Bermuda - Tortola (BVI) Caribbean 1500. She was purchased in Tortola by her current owners in September, 1999, sailed to the U.S. in 1999 and on to Oriental, NC in 2000. She was delivered to Lake Lanier, GA in 2010.
Owner spared no expense in 2001-2003 refit, including engine, electrical, BULLETPROOF hardware to equip her for safe deepwater cruising and passagemaking—all of it professionally installed, and in 2013-2014 cabin upgrade, including new teak paneling and central heat/air in v-berth and main salon. Thousands of $$$ are invested in upgrades and improvements to make the boat SAFE, RELIABLE and DRY!!!
As she sits at her mooring, KAREN FAYE is READY FOR OFFSHORE CRUISING TODAY! Some cosmetic work (e.g., another coat of varnish to paneling, paint in galley cabinets belowdecks, a coat of paint on nonskid on the cabin roof) would add to her appearance, but (1) her owners have not skimped on professional, QUALITY WORK and QUALITY PARTS WHERE IT COUNTS and (2) ABOVE ALL, KAREN FAYE IS NOT A “PROJECT BOAT”!
Complete engine rebuild (at Mack Boring in Wilmington), together with re-building, painting and re-wiring the engine room, installing new engine rails and accessories, re-pitching the prop, etc. LOW HOURS on the engine since re-build.
Full details of all work performed are available and will go with the boat.
The price includes decommissioning the boat at Lake Lanier and shipment to Savannah (nearest salt water port). Buyer will be responsible for recommissioning the boat in Savannah.
The chain locker with rodes for two anchors is located in the forepeak. The original V-berth has been lowered approximately 16 inches and new teak battens were installed on the walls to make the area more spacious and inviting (3/14 – 7/14). Storage area beneath remains generous. The V-berth measures 8’ wide at its widest x 6’2” deep; the new cushion (installed 11/14) features 6” foam bonded to 2” of memory foam.
Moving aft, the enclosed head has 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 pulls 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 these settees on both sides.
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 11/14 - 4/15.
The navigation station, communications equipment, breaker panels, and a wet locker are 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. A new Whale Tiptoe pump was installed in galley, 8/02. A Rule submersible electric bilge pump with automatic float switch was installed, 8/02. A pressure cold water system was installed in galley and head w/ March 893 centrifugal pump, 4/03. A 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.) A 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.
In 2015, Interior Lighting Updated in V-berth & Main Cabin in 2015 & 4 Alpenflow Bulkhead Mounted Dimmable LED Lights