In July of 2019 Mermaid's new owner sent the following information:

I bought her from Willie Glover of Arbroath, Scotland in April of this year. Willie had sailed her from Chesapeake Bay in, I think, 2008 - single handed to the UK via Bermuda and the Azores. By the time he reached Dover in SE England, he called for some help on the final run up the UK East Coast to her (now) home port of Arbroath, Scotland. He is in his mid-eighties now so must've been in his 70's when he brought her across the Atlantic.

She has been little used in the past ten years and one of my first tasks prior to purchase was to have her slipped so we could have a survey done and power-wash her hull. Then scrape, sand and antifoul before relaunch. Moisture readings were taken of the hull and found to be mainly low, with some just approaching the medium category.

Since then, my wife and I have been busy restoring her interior woodwork and getting to know her systems. Also an engine service - it appears that she still has the original Westerbeke 27 four cylinder Diesel engine fitted, with a paltry 1300 hours on the clock!

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Builder: Allied Designer: Tom Gilmer
LOA: 32' LWL: 25'6" Beam: 10'5"
Displacement: 14,900 Draft: 4'6" Bridge Clearance: 43'
Ballast: 5652
Engine(s): Westerbeke Engine(s) HP: 27 Engine Model: 30
Hours: 2000 Cruising Speed: 6.5
Fuel: 25 Water: 60


  • 2 burner Origo alcohol stove
  • Hot & cold pressure water
  • Ice box

  • Datamarine Depth
  • Datamarine Knotmeter
  • Datamarine Wind
  • VHF radio
  • Micrologic LORAN
  • Sony AM/FM Short wave portable radio
  • Autohelm 4000 autopilot

  • 2 Batteries
  • Professional Mariner energy monitor
  • Balmar 75 amp alternator
  • 110 volt shore power
  • Battery charger/converter
  • 50' Shore power cord

Deck & Hull
  • Bottom barriercoated 2005
  • Big aluminum rubrail
  • 6" fiberglass tape at hull/deck joint
  • 3 blade prop
  • New shaft and coupling 2007

Sails & Rigging
  • Furlex furller
  • Mainsail with full battens
  • Dutchman flaking system
  • 130% genoa
  • Mizzen
  • Mizzen staysail
  • Anchor riding sail
  • Barient 28 selftailing primaries
  • Adjustable mainsheet traveler
  • 150% genoa & working jib need Furlex luff tape

  • Cape Horn wind vane steering
  • Shipmate kerosene heater
  • 35# Delta anchor 40' chain 150'nylon
  • 22S Danforth chain & 125' nylon
  • Avon Redcrest dingy 2000
  • 2.5 Nissan outboard
  • Deck wash down
  • Two awnings to cover deck and cockpit
  • Custom cockpit cushions
  • Racor fuel filter