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Westerly Centaur

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Boat REF# 165742
This boat has been sold
Length 7.92m (26'0")
Year 1974
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 20hp, Beta BD722 (2008)
Lying Neyland, Pembs


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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles Partners
Builder Westerly Yachts
Lying Neyland, Pembs
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 68.2 ltr (15.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 19/05/2001


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Beta BD722 (2008)
Engine Hours engine1:   140
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.5 knots

2008 new engine, controls, stainless steel fuel tank and prop shaft fitted.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 7.92m (26'0")
LWL 6.50m (21'4")
Beam 2.57m (8'5")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Displacement 3,039kg (6,700.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1974) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Jeckells - roller boom (1990)
Headsail Jeckells - Furling (1990)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

Bilge keel intercostal strengthening carried out early in boat's life.
Preventative Blakes epoxy system 1991.
New Lewmar forehatch. Cabin windows removed and refitted with new seals.
New S/S fuel tank 2008.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Carpet tick
Manual water system tick

Saloon table currently removed but supplied with two leg lengths to convert to a saloon double berth. Infill in forecabin makes a double.
New headlinings throughout the boat.
SL400 sea toilet refurbished with new pipework.
New fixed cooker with pan clamps 2012.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Plough & Fortress)
35.00m (114'10") of chain
45.00m (147'8") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Fire fighting equipment

Broker's Comments

I've always had a certain fondness for Centaurs. Why? Because they sail well for a 26ft bilge keeler and quite simply do what they are meant to do. They are a solid no nonsense sort of boat from another era - a bit like their owners really, and I should know because this was my very own boat nearly twenty years ago! It was my first 'proper yacht', one that I was happy to go anywhere in. I'd had a couple of smaller yachts before her of course, but this was the first yacht where my wife and I and three teenage children had room to swing a cat - or a dog as it turned out. Yes, even our terrier loved her too! I only kept her (the yacht) for three seasons but the lucky chap I sold her to has kept her for the following 19 years and she is only for sale as he has recently purchased a bigger Westerly; of course.
She has done him proud in that 19 years, Ireland, Scillies, English Channel, IOM, she has taken him everywhere in safety and comfort. He has also done her proud with a new motor, fuel tank, upholstery and head linings and window seals. She is better than she was when he purchased her yet she lacks all those quirky 'owner improvements' that detract from the value of so many production yachts! She is clean, tidy and fresh below and the preventative epoxy (Blakes) that I had professionally applied back in 1991 appears to be doing its job still. Her owner has a few 'pre sales' jobs listed such as a scrape back below the waterline, hull polish above and a refix of the masthead tri colour (keen spotters will have noticed that!).
She will be re photographed when these jobs are completed. NB Hull polish completed 12/11/13.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: A close offer on the asking price may be considered.

This Westerly Centaur has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.