History of the Westerly
The Westerly was built in the early 70's by the founders of Body Glove—the Meistrell brothers. They ran the Westerly as a dive boat for a couple of years and then sold it to Jim Ingram who turned the Westerly into an epic dive boat over the course of 30+ years. During Jim's time, the Westerly became a popular vessel for SoCal diving, and was even used to film the original Bay Watch TV series. Jim eventually retired and the Westerly's new owner used her for fishing for a few years. Business was not going well and I (Joseph) stepped in....rebuilding her for the sole purpose of furthering the dive legend Jim Ingram began.