The Westerly Corsair was design by Ed Dubois and built by Westerly between 1983 and 1986.

The original model had no heads (toilet) in the aft cabin but had two hanging lockers on opposite sides of the boat. From number three the hanging lockers became a heads and wash hand basin. The heads were compact and Westerly went back to Lloyds to get approval to move the half bulkhead aft by about six inches to create greater space.

Pirate King is hull number four so has the small aft heads and wash hand basin.


Further Developments

The Corsair was a very popular boat with 106 of the MK I design being sold. The MK II design boasted an improved galley, a U-shaped berth in the saloon and a backrest and curved seat for the navigator. This shunted the Navigators berth aft and a foot well was created by moving the floor of the hanging locker up.


Pirate King's Specification




Length Overall

35ft 8in


Length at the waterline

30ft 5in

9.27 M


12ft 6in

3.81 M


4ft 11in

1.5 M


15500 lbs

7037 Kg


6600 lbs

2996 Kg

See some internal pictures of Pirate King