I've always been slightly intrigued and fascinated by the Ian Proctor designed, Westerly Nimrod. It's reported to be fast, dinghy like but with a small cabin and with a 120Kg centre plate presumably not prone to capsize.
IThe Nimrod as built by Westerly between 1968 and 1971 and after that a few more were made by other manufacturers.
The 'L' shaped centre plate retracts completely into the hull so makes for easy launching which is really a prerequisite for trailer sailing, plys plat up shallowdraft will get you pretty much anywhere you want to go.
Rolled side decks and toe straps for sitting out, together with a generous sail area (16.7 sq m with genoa) shows the dinghy and performance heritage
The Nimrod definitely wasn't a typical Westerly which may in part explain the low numbers sold.
You see then from time to time on the second hand market for around £1,500 to £2,000. I've often thought one would make a great pocket cruiser but could do with a little updating in the looks department, those rubber window surrounds for example are very dated. But all in all a nice boat.
LOA 17' 9"
LWL 15' 6"
Beam 6' 6"
Draft 4'0"/ 8"
Displacement 1050 lbs
SA 140 Sq Ft
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