Split Junk Rigged Poppy for Sale.

  • 18 Jul 2016 23:13
    Message # 4138799

    Poppy has not been getting the use or the TLC she deserves over the last couple of years due to numerous other distractions, hence the decision is to swallow the anchor and put her up for sale.

    She is a Westerly Longbow built in '78, with that excellent sea kindly, go anywhere hull, and many of her sisters from the same mold have crossed oceans.

    The high balance low stress Split Junk rig makes her extremely easy to sail, and if properly sailed can beat her cruising Bermudan sister on all points of sail.


    LOA 31ft,

    LWL 25ft,

    Beam 9ft 6”,

    Draft 4ft 6”, Fin keel,

    Displacement ~ 5300kg.


    Aft galley and sliding chart table layout.

    2 burner gas cooker with oven.

    Electric Fridge built in.

    Lavac heads.


    Recent engine, Nanni N 3.30, 29h.p./ 21.3 kW, ~70 hours

    Kiwi Propeller, shaft, Volvo rubber cup stern gland and cutlass bearing replaced with the engine.


    2x 105AHr battries, charged by engine driven 12V/ 100 Amp alternator and 10 watt solar panel.

    Navman 7100VHF, coupled to Standard Horizon CP180i Plotter with West coast Europe charts,

    Autohelm ST 2000+ Autopilot,

    Full set of ST50 instruments, Log, speed, Depth, Wind & Close-hauled/ VMG.


    Cockpit tent

    Boarding ladder


    Afloat mid-river Hamble.

    Priced at £9500 as in need of some TLC.

    Last modified: 08 Aug 2016 10:23 | Anonymous member
  • 19 Jul 2016 22:39
    Reply # 4143289 on 4138799
    Gosh!  It was a surprise to see that!  I hope that you're not going to completely swallow the anchor, Slieve, but can see, that like David, you might prefer something smaller and easier to look after.  I don't suppose Poppy will be on the market for long!
  • 21 Jul 2016 19:13
    Reply # 4148960 on 4138799

    Hi Annie,

    I don't know how complete it may be. At the moment I am looking back to the days we had a Mirror Dinghy and 2 Toppers and our daughters were learning to sail. The grandchildren are at that stage now, where they need to be alone in a dinghy, so a couple of Toppers would be great. Who knows what the future will bring? At least you know where you are going, and it all looks good.

    Cheers,  Slieve.

    Last modified: 21 Jul 2016 19:13 | Anonymous member
  • 08 Mar 2017 12:55
    Reply # 4654595 on 4138799

    Hi Steve,

    If your boat is still on the market, where could I have some pictures of it?

    Thank you!


  • 08 Mar 2017 19:42
    Reply # 4655351 on 4138799

    Hi Patrick,

    I'm afraid Poppy's long gone.



    Last modified: 08 Mar 2017 19:42 | Anonymous member
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