Westerly GK 24

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Design No. 0709

Built for: Various owners
Builder: Westerly Marine Construction Ltd, Waterlooville, England
Date designed: 1975

Class – Hull Number         GK 24 – No. 1

Principal Design Data

L.O.A:                                    24’ 0”           ( 7.32 m)
Datum:                                  19’ 8”           ( 6.00 m)
Beam Max:                             9’  3”           ( 2.82 m)
Draft:                                      5’ 0”            ( 1.52 m)
Displacement tons:               1.83
T.M.:                                       14.54 tons
Ballast ratio:                          34.2%
Sail Area:                              327 sq. ft
Rig:                                         Masthead sloop

Following the success of the level rater Ebblake IV in the previous season production boat builders Westerly Marine Construction took up the option to put this 24 footer into series production. Initially Westerlys offered the ‘cruising version but within a few months they added the stripped down ‘budget’ version and ‘club racing’ version.

The budget version was exactly as described – without interior and the most basic suite of sails.

This was a radical departure for Westerlys who had by then established an unrivalled worldwide reputation for their sturdy stable Laurent Giles designed cruisers: Centaur, Pageant, Longbow and the Conway collection.

Between 1975 and 1981 three hundred and twenty GK 24s were built in all. The new design was developed from Ebblake’s earlier hull lines.

Carrying a little more displacement, deeper keel and a choice of masthead or fractional rig the GK 24 has increased headroom with a shallow – almost flush deck house with small rakish windows replacing the six scuttles that were fitted in the topsides of her predecessor.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for the GK 24, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

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Study Notes

12 page A4 format colour booklet for Ebblake IV and the Westerly GK 24 class contains many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data and an abridged specification.

Model Plans

D:Blue Laurent Giles Naval Architects (NZ) LtdProjects�700-07

Full set of Stock Building Plans

70913 Masthead Sail Plan low res

A replica of Ebblake IV can be constructed using cold moulded mahogany planking from the original 1973 drawings, full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided. All of the options of rigs, interior arrangements and keels are offered

Poster & Art Prints