Westerly Centaur for sale | 7.90m (25'11") | 1975 | 1x diesel 24hp | GRP Construction | Bilge keels underwater profile | 6 berths | Boat REF# 254702
|Builder||Westerly Marine Construction|
|Lying||Medway, Kent, UK|
|Fuel capacity||12.0 ltr (2.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 24hp|
|Engine make and model||Volvo Penta (1975)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||Not Recorded|
|Draft Min||0.59m (1'11")|
|Draft Max||0.59m (1'11")|
Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)
|Mainsail||- Slab (unknown year)|
|Headsail||- Furling (unknown year)|
2 batteries charged by: engine
|Underwater profile||Bilge keels|
The Westerly Centaur was designed in 1968 by Jack Laurent Giles as a more modern and roomier replacement for the existing Westerly 25. She was probably the first mass-production yacht to have had the design tank-tested before a prototype was built, and this, plus Laurent Giles's earlier experience with bilge keel designs, was probably the reason for the Centaur's good performance under sail. Looking at a roomy boat with good headroom and a powerful diesel makes many people regard Centaurs as motor-sailers. They are not - they actually sail very well, although as bilge-keelers they are always going to be slower to windward than similar sized fin-keelers. Whilst most Centaurs sold were sloop rig, a few ketches were also sold.
|Total # of berths||6|
|No. of double berths||1|
|No. of single berths||4|
|Heads||1 heads (Sea Toilet)|
|Manual water system|
The Centaur is one of the most popular British yachts ever, about 2,500 having been built from 1969 to 1984. Centaurs are strongly built, offer excellent headroom and accommodation for their size, and sail well.
This one has the “B” layout, with the galley on the starboard side and 5 berths.
1 burner paraffin cooker
2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)
These boat details are subject to contract.
This Westerly Centaur for sale is a great cruising yacht benefiting from Westerly’s solid build quality. With bilge keels it is great for creek crawling and sailing the East and Kent coasts. Presented in good fair condition for her age. She has everything on board to get out sailing. This Westerly Centaur is reasonably priced as the owners are keen to move on to a larger boat.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.