Saturday, May 28, 2022

Selling my boat

With a truly heavy heart I have decided to sell Onapua. It was a long time coming but the right thing to do. I have had such a good time with her over the past 10 years, but now I want to pass the joy onto someone else.

Here are the details.

Westsail 32  #  Onapua

1974 Factory Finished Boat 

Hull # WSSF02030774

Coast guard and Florida State Registration # DO617660

LOA 32'

LWL 27'- 6"

Beam 11'- 0"

Draft 5'- 0"

Displacement 20,000 lbs.

Ballast 7,000 lbs.

Sail Area: 663 Sq. Ft.

Engine: Yanmar 

Engine: 38 HP

Fuel Tank Capacity: 76 gallons

Water Tank Capacity: 76 gallons


The factory finished boat was built in Wrightsville Beach in 1974 and circumnavigated shortly afterwards.

I purchased Onapua in 2013 and since then have sailed up and down the east coast as far north as Bar Harbor and as far south as the Dry Tortugas, 

then down to the Carribean as far as Barbados and out to Burmuda and now in the middle of the Great Loop. 

--With regular maintenance, Onapua is a bullet-proof and comfortable boat in all seaways.--

Deck & Hull:

Heavily-constructed fiberglass hull. Stainless steel boomkin and monitor windvane


3-burner gimballed propane stove with oven, refrigeration.


Yanmar 3JH2E 38 HP diesel with 2600 hours. Two fuel tanks hold a total of 70 gallons

Plumbing: manual head with 15 gallon holding tank Foot pumps for galley & head sinks. (2) 40 gallon water tanks end to end under salon floor. 

Bilge pumps include (1) heavy duty submersible & (1) diaphragm electric pump, plus Gusher 10 manual located in cockpit.

Electrical: 120 volt and 12 volt system

LED lighting.


VHS with AIS receiver, AIS Vesper Marine transponder send and receive, handheld VHF, depth-sounder, radio with bluetooth, Raymarine Autopilot, 110-volt AC wired throughout. Second VHF antenna on stern.

Mast and Rigging:

Cutter rig with 2014 New standing and running rigging, self-tailing winches for genoa sheets


3 year old Kern Heavy-gauge mainsail with two traditional reefs, Hank-on Genoa, Lightweight Nylon Drifter, Staysail, storm tri-sail.

Ground tackle:

45 pound Manson Supreme, with 275 feet of chain, and 35-pound CQR and chain with 200 plus feet of rode. Manual windlass.


Hypalon Achilles LEX-88 8’8”  Dinghy with 5hp 2 stroke Tohatsu

Halon fire extinguishing system

Two 135 watt Solar-panel-powered battery charging.

Numerous fenders, dock lines, life jackets, and a huge trove of stainless hardware & spares

Location: HarbourTown Marina, Marinette, Wisconsin 

Price: $25,000

Contact Peter at NineOhFore Area code FiveTooEight NineWonEightWon

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