We have just bought a Westerly Konsort, early 80's. We were planning on changing our Mirage 28 for something with more space for longer holidays on board but not quite as soon as we have done. We spotted the Konsort for sale with a local broker and she is in good condition, bit of varnishing and the deck needs a coat of interdeck but other than that she was just perfect. She has had all new headlining, new rigging, re upholstered, new nav instruments, re wired etc. And we feel she was very well priced so had to jump at the opportunity. Even though we have not yet sold our Mirage
I have spoken to a few friends who own or have owned a Konsort and they all love them. She is being dried out next weekend for us to inspect the hull but she has a fairly recent survey.
I have had a good look around the cabin and deck and all seems well. She has the original engine which is a Volvo penta md11c and has been serviced every year and has little hours but I expect it will need changing in the near future.
Is there anything in particular that needs to be checked? The keel boats all seem fine and the bilge is dry and as I said previously the headlinings have been replaced which I believe was a common westerly problem.