Solway 36

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Introduction

It's now 1974 and Westerly were outselling every other yacht business following the success of the Centaur and the W31s so they wanted to introduce a larger 36' range and did so with the Conway family designed by Laurent Giles.

Introduced a year after the Conway the Solway was a Conway with twin keels. Available as a centre cockpit, twin keel, sloop or ketch, most Solways were commissioned as ketches. This is before the days of roller reefing so ketches were easier to handle. For the first time in a Westerly design access to the aft cabin was from the main saloon. They also came with 4 different interior layouts and customers were allowed to incorporate their own modifications.

Sister yachts are Conway, Galway, Medway 36, Conway MkII, and the W35

Solway 36 Statistics

Designer: Laurent Giles SEANCHAIDH.jpg
Keel: Twin
Cockpit: Centre
LOA (feet): 35' 9"
LWL (feet): 30' 5"
Beam (feet): 11' 2"
Draft (feet): 4' 8"
Displacement (lb): 17,350
Ballast (lb): 8,290
Berths: 7
Heads: 2
Rig: Sloop/Ketch
Fuel (galls (UK)):
Main (sq. feet): Sloop 282, Ketch 239 + Mizzen 69,
No. 1 Genoa (sq. feet): Sloop 450, Ketch,435
No 1 Jib (sq. feet): 220
Sail ID: SY
Water (galls (UK)):
Built: 1975 - 1978
Number Built:  ? approx 300 in the Conway Group


Westerly Solway Brochure here: Westerly Brochures

The Conway, Solway, Medway, Galway and W35 Definitive Guide

A definitive guide to the W35 and relatives can be found on the Westerly Owners Association website here

Solway Maintenance and Repair

Our original chart table

Solway Upgrades and Enhancements

Solway Other Topics

References

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