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Westerly Centaur

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Boat REF# 2744
This boat has been sold
Length 8.00m (26'3")
Year 1973
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 23hp, Volvo Penta MD2 (1973)
Lying Norfolk Suffolk Borders


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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Westerly Marine
Lying Norfolk Suffolk Borders
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 90.0 ltr (19.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 23hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD2 (1973)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

Both batteries are new this year


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 8.00m (26'3")
LWL 6.60m (21'8")
Beam 2.60m (8'6")
Draft Min 0.90m (2'11")
Draft Max 0.90m (2'11")
Displacement 2,600kg (5,733.0lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1973) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails genoa (unknown year)
storm jib (unknown year)
spare mainsail (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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


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

This Centaur has the 'B Layout'. Probably the most popular as it gives the most accomodation space. Good sized double berth in forward cabin. L shaped settee converts into second double. Two aft quarter single berths make six in total.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Garmin 100 Fish Finder
The GPS, Fish Finder, DSC VHF and Barometer are all new this year.

Deck Gear

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

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Royal windlass
2 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode
Plastimo dinghy (2003)
3.5hp outboard (2002)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

2 x fire extinguishers are both new

Broker's Comments

With 2444 Westerly Centaurs sold, this was, at one time, the world's largest selling mass produced boat. With many having gone transatlantic and some even circumnavigating. She is able to take the ground on her bilge keels.
The current owner had not intended to sell her for a while and therefore has been constantly updating and renewing all her gear and equipment.
See "more photos" to view 43 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Craig Morris of Boatshed Norfolk.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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.