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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.

Available as a centre cockpit, fin keel, sloop or ketch, most Conways 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 Solway 36, Galway, Medway 36, Conway MkII, and the W35

Conway Statistics

Designer: Laurent Giles Conway Picture Required  More Westerly pictures can be found on the Westerly Owners Web site
Keel: Fin
Cockpit: Centre
LOA (feet): 35' 9"
LWL (feet): 30' 5"
Beam (feet): 11' 2"
Draft (feet): 6' 0"
Displacement (lb): 16,127
Ballast (lb): 7,167
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: CY
Water (galls (UK)):
Built: 1974 - 1978
Number Built: ? approx 300 in the Conway Group

Westerly Conway Brochure here: Westerly Brochures

Conway Maintenance and Repair


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