Westerly Centaur

£3,750.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  254702
  • Length  ·  7.90m
  • Year  ·  1975
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 24hp, Volvo Penta (1975)
  • Lying  ·  Medway, Kent, UK
Boatshed Medway
Boatshed Medway
Suzzanne McDonald

Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Westerly Marine Construction
Lying Medway, Kent, UK
Fuel capacity 12.0 ltr (2.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 08/01/2015

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 24hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta (1975)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Dimensions

Length 7.90m
LWL 6.50m
Beam 2.60m
Draft Min 0.59m
Draft Max 0.59m
Displacement 3,039kg (6,701.0lbs)
Storage Ashore

Rig

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)

Sails

Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

2 batteries charged by: engine

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Paint finish

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.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

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 Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Sink
Carpet
Drapes
Manual water system
Non-Smokers

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 Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Sprayhood
Boathook

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(CQR)

Nav Equipment

Compass
Wind
VHF
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

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.

This Westerly Centaur has been personally photographed and viewed by Jamie Nash of Boatshed Medway. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 2

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Many thanks Phil stuck here in the MIDLANDS ITS GOOD TO BE ABLE TO NAVIGATE AROUND TE COAST. i AM IN THE THE MARKKET BUT HAVE TO COMPLETE THE RESTORATION OF THE 3 TONNER BEFORE i can take on another boat . Checking out all of the characteristics sailing quality economies of scale it will be between a centaur and Rowan Crown. The decisive faactor will be price .
regards , Keith

Keith2019-09-17 23:20:19

I think this might suit better being more berths and this model was tank tested to get maximum benefit from the keel configuration regards keith

Keith2019-09-13 22:36:39
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