Renown 31

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Introduction

One of the Westerly 31 family with the Longbow 31, Berwick and Pentland. The 31s were available in aft or centre cockpits with fin of bilge keels. They were also available with sloop or ketch rigs. Introduced as a progression from the Westerly Centaur range they were (and still are) very capable blue water cruisers. The aft cockpit Longbow was the first model to be introduced in 1971 followed by the centre cockpit Renown in early 1972. In 1973 demand for bilge keel versions was such that the aft cockpit Berwick and centre cockpit Pentland were launched. Well over 1,000 boats were made.

The Renown is a very safe comfortable and dry boat well suited to family cruising. It easily sleeps 6 in 3 cabins although the aft cabin is somewhat compact with no headroom when the aft hatch is shut. The boom is well clear of the cockpit and even tall people have head clearance. With having wheel steering there is ample space in the cockpit for 6 adults. The main cabin had minor modifications in the later production years with the galley moving aft and the chart table moving from the starboard to port side. The 31s became the first Westerlys to have an all wood interior which was fitted in the later models. The Renown has a theoretical hull speed of 7.5 knots under sail and about 6.5 knots under engine.

The engine compartment, which is spacious, is easily accessable from the cockpit hatch and the main saloon. Volvo MD2b engines were originally fitted.

Renown Statistics

Designer: Laurent Giles More Westerly pictures can be found on the Westerly Owners Web site
Keel: Fin
Cockpit: Centre
LOA (feet): Sloop 31' 0" / Ketch 32' 6" inc bowsprit"
LWL (feet): 25' 0"
Beam (feet): 9' 6"
Draft (feet): 4' 6"
Displacement (lb): 10,080
Ballast (lb): 4,200
Heads: 1
Berths: 6
Rig: Sloop / Ketch
Fuel (galls): 25
Water (galls): 30
Sail ID: R
Main (sq. feet): Sloop 206 / Ketch 150 + mizzen 54
No. 1 Genoa (sq. feet): Sloop 333 / Ketch 330
No 1 Jib (sq. feet): 236
Number Built: 273
Built: 1972 - 1980


Westerly Renown Brochure here: Westerly Brochures

The Renown Story

The Westerly 31 Footers definitive guide can be found on the Westerly Owners Association website here

Renown Maintenance and Repair

Renown Upgrades and Enhancements

Renown Other Topics

References

Also refer to Berwick Pentland and Longbow 31 classes as they are very similar.


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