About this Westsail 42

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s/v Mysticeti
Port Ludlow, Washington

Mysticeti is a Westsail 42, cutter-rigged, center-cockpit ketch.

The W42 is a heavy displacement, full-keel, canoe stern, fiberglass blue water boat designed by Bill Crealock.

The normal sail configuration of main, mizzen, jib and staysail allows for a variety of combinations to suit the conditions.


W42 Hull number: 83
Length on deck: 42.9 ft
Length Water Line: 33.3 ft
Beam: 12.6 ft
Draft: 5.6 ft
Displacement: 32,000 lbs
Ballast: 11,000 lbs
Engine: Perkins 4-236, 85 HP

MMSI: 367102950
Call sign: WDC9488


The center cockpit design splits the interior into a main cabin and an aft cabin. The engine room occupies the space beneath the cockpit between the two cabins. The distance between the main and aft cabins allows for a degree of separation, both physically and psychologically. To starboard of the engine room is a passageway connecting the main and aft cabins. The passageway includes a large storage locker along the outboard side. A workspace is located within the engine room, to port of the engine.

Starting from the bow and moving back toward the stern are the forward chain locker; 30 gallon holding tank with storage over; the head and shower; the main cabin with a settee to port and a raised double berth to starboard. The settee and double berth are convertible to individual sea berths. The double berth is also convertible to a table. Aft of the main cabin are the galley to port and a large navigation station with flip top desk to starboard. Beneath the galley/nav area are water tanks (200 gallons), and fuel tanks (200 gallons). The aft cabin contains a double berth, storage drawers and a large hanging locker. Aft of the aft cabin is the stern chain locker.


The hull, deck and other major pieces of W42 #83 were built in 1976 by the Westsail Corporation of Costa Mesa, California, and delivered to the original owners in kit form. The owners, D. and C. Fox of California, completed the initial assembly and constructed the interior. They named the boat “Foxy Too.”

Following the original owners, there were at least two other owners before we took possession. When we purchased the boat it was named “Galatea” and home-ported in Honolulu.

In May of 2005 Galatea was sailed across the Pacific from Hawaii to Port Townsend, Washington and listed with a broker. We purchased Galatea a few months later.

We renamed the boat “Mysticeti.”
Mysticeti is the scientific name for the suborder of baleen whales.

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