At the time of introduction in 1983, the largest Westerly and hence the flagship of the company was the 36' Conway so the Sealord was commissioned from Ed Dubois to be the company's new flagship. The initial success of the Sealord was eclipsed in 1986 by the equally roomy but cheaper 36' Corsair. In fact it nearly stopped production of the Sealord.
However, whereas the Corsair was good in light winds, the Sealord really enjoyed heavy weather and can be pushed quite hard. The Sealord has proved to be a very popular blue water, long distance cruising yacht.
See also the Corsair 36 and sister yacht the Oceanlord.
Sealord 39 Statistics
||Sloop / Ketch
|Fuel (galls (UK)):
|Main (sq. feet):
||Sloop 352, Ketch 274 + Mizzen 108,
|No. 1 Genoa (sq. feet):
||Sloop 615, Ketch 592,
|No 1 Jib (sq. feet):
||Sloop 352, Ketch 325,
|Water (galls (UK)):
||1983 - 1987
The Oceanlord and Sealord Definitive Guide
A definitive guide to the Oceanlord and Sealord can be found on the Westerly Owners Association website here
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