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Westerly Centaur

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Boat REF# 66305
removed from sale
Length 7.95m (26'1")
Year 1973
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 23hp, VOLVO MD2 (1973)
Lying Hayling Island


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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Westerly Marine
Lying Hayling Island
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 10.0 ltr (2.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 23hp
Engine make and model VOLVO MD2 (1973)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade fixed pitch
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.5 knots

This boat has the benefit of 2 x Leisure batteries along with an Engine battery with a switch enabling combinations of all three to be used


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 7.95m (26'1")
Beam 2.56m (8'5")
Draft Max 1.31m (4'4")
Displacement 4,615kg (10,176.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged EZSpar Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2003)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Arun - Inmast (1996)
Headsail - Furling (1996)
Other sails Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Working Jib (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Trysail (unknown year)

Original mast and boom but standing rigging has been replaced 6 years ago.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine


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

Hull is to be polished and antifouled before relaunching. She has wintered ashore for the last 12 years at least.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

This is a "B" layout boat. There is a little headlining "sag" as is common with these boats. Upholstery is good and overall she hides her age well.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
(CQR, Danforth)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
40.00m (131'3") of rode

Safety Equipment

UKSA - 10% Discount on sail training!
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Swim ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Laurent Giles designed 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 is one of the early models which brought fond memories flooding back to me as I slid back the hatch for my viewing. My first sailing experiences were onboard a friends Centaur. On a swing mooring near Orford Ness, huddled around the saloon table of a night, trying to play cards under the glimmer of a 7 watt lamp, fretting over whether or not there would be enough juice to start the donkey in the morning. Happy days.
This example is looking for a new owner to lavish some more TLC on her. She is an old lady but will still provide many years sailing pleasure. Just remember, old Centaurs don't die, they just get more comfortable with age.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Westerly Centaur has been personally photographed and viewed by Ross of Boatshed Hayling Island. 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.