WESTRAY is Concordia yawl #79, built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 1960 and featuring such critical improvements as laminated frames, a masthead rig, and no running backstays. She has been maintained and continuously upgraded for over thirty years by Ballentine's Boat Shop in Cataumet, MA, and a recent survey and fastener inspection attests to her nearly perfect structural and cosmetic condition.
For those unfamiliar with Ballantine's Boat Shop, there is "perfect condition" and then there is "Ballantine's Condition," which is better. Steve, Amy, and their crew are as committed to WESTRAY's care and maintenance as her owner is, and that dedication is apparent over every square inch of WESTRY both inside and out. Seeing is believing, and for anyone who loves Concordia Yawls, she is a testament to what's possible.
WESTRAY has been regularly raced and sailed offshore, including a transatlantic passage to Norway, a Halifax race, and most recently a Bermuda Race. The demands of these regattas and passages are such that nothing short of 100% is acceptable when it comes to structural integrity and up to date equipment.
The list of improvements and upgrades WESTRAY has received in recent years is long and nearly complete – and the cost of implementing these features is an important consideration for anyone who might be considering the purchase of a Concordia Yawl:
-Elongated metal composite mast step (being repainted 2021)
-Ballast keel removed and installation of new Monel keel bolts
-Hull fastener inspection 2020
-Rudder replaced, along with gudgeons and pintles.
-Decks and house-top recovered with Dynel/Epoxy
-New Beta Marine 38 HP engine and new engine beds.
-Access manhole/hatch in cockpit sole
-Custom removable cockpit locker for liferaft
-New wiring throughout, including 12v/110v panel with shore power and charger
-New standing and running rigging (2018)
-Complete racing and cruising sail wardrobe in great condition
-Compliant holding tank with macerator pump and Y-valve for head.
-Fully integrated and up to date electronics including autopilot and AIS
-Masthead wiring including wind instruments and offshore tri-color.
-All interior paint and varnish recently refinished.
WESTRAY is receiving her annual fresh paint and varnish and is presently in boat show condition. A very recent 2021 survey is available upon request.
Inventory / Upgrades
- Standard fuel tank under port cockpit settee (22 gallons)
- Holding tank behind cabinetry outboard of head
- 3 water tanks under salon settees and forward starboard bunk (50 gallons total)
- Beta Marine 38 HP engine (2011)
- Fuel polisher (2019)
- Electric panel installed by Noreast Marine
-All LED lights, including deck (cargo)_ lights
-Garmin Radar and Plotter (2015)
-Raymarine wind, depth and speed, interfaced with plotter
-VHF and AIS
-Auto-pilot (Simrad. tiller pilot)
-Shore power charger and inverter with A/C outlets
-2 large capacity batteries
Deck / Hardware
-Lofran electric windlass (2017)
-Self tailing main halyard winch
-Strong Track for Mainsail
-Canvas cockpit awning
-Pen Yang wood/canvas dinghy with storage chocks on coach house
-Fenders and docklines
-Original Fisherman anchor
-Ultra anchor (2018)
-Secondary anchor (Fortress)
-Third anchor (Danforth)
Sails: All in very good condition (12 bags)
-Cruising Main with Dutchman system
-Jibs: #1, #2, #3 (with battens)
-Jib for jib-club (self-tacking jib club detachable)
-Light asymmetrical sapinnaker
-New set of running rigging (2018)
-Covers for main and mizzen
-GaleRider drogue anchor
-Electric and manual bilge pumps
-Extra strong pump for offshore
-Jack-lines for offshore
-Concordia heating stove in main salon
-Concordia folding teak swim ladder.
-Folding cockpit table (teak)
-Pedigree of the boat and her accomplishment in bronze plaque
-New canvas beds in cabin and V-berths
-Manual toilet (Jabsco)
-Manual original sink pump
-Non pressurized alcohol stove
-Cushions and pillows (below deck and for cockpit)
-Portable swivel one burner propane cooker