Merlins Magic is an 8.8 metre (29 ft), twin-keel cruising yacht. Ed Dubois designed the Westerly Merlin with a fractional rig, and cast-iron keels of excellent configuration. He got it right, she is a swift sailer, yet sea-kindly, strong, stable, and most important of all, SAFE!
The three-cabin design is especially suitable for families and groups. Our classsic yacht has modern, up-to-date electronics with GPS, chartplotter, DSC/VHF, depth-sounder, log, Easylog/GPS repeater and autopilot; the main cabins have remote controlled CD/MP3/radio console, and Merlins Magic has full safety equipment.
LOA: 29′ 8” Beam: 9′ 11” Draft: 3′ 4”
Displacement: 7,694 lbs; Ballast: 3,329 lbs; Berths: 7; Heads: 1; Fuel 81 ltr; Water: 125 ltr
Rig: Fractional Sloop; Sail area: 444 sq ft main and genoa
Engine Volvo-Penta 18 hp diesel; Fuel consumption: 1.7 l/hour at 2000 rpm
Merlins Magic has a sprayhood for shelter, and bilge keels with shallow draught to access the protected, friendly fishing havens of the north east coast, yet with sparkling sailing performance and a reliable engine to get you in and out of harbour, dependably and safely.