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Westerly Centaur

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Boat REF# 76273
removed from sale
Length 7.95m (26'1")
Year 1977
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 36hp, BMC1500 - 4 Cylinder (1977)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Westerly Marine
Lying Essex
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 68.0 ltr (15.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 55.0 ltr (12.1 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/05/2008


Engine 1 x diesel 36hp
Engine make and model BMC1500 - 4 Cylinder (1977)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Engine overhauled in 2001(new pistons & rebored).
New injection pump in 2002.
Low hours since (max 500hrs).
The engine will power the boat along at 6.5 knots at just 1/3 throttle.
Cockpit cushions.


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Length 7.95m (26'1")
LWL 6.50m (21'4")
Beam 2.60m (8'6")
Draft Min 0.90m (2'11")
Draft Max 0.90m (2'11")
Displacement 3,000kg (6,615.0lbs)
Headroom 1.75m (5'9")
Storage In water


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1977) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Poole - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Both sails in good order (approx 15years old)
New sacrificial strip in 2009 on Genoa.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

Doghouse (DESIGNED TO BE REMOVED EASILY) - It was fitted 6 yrs ago, and with conventional glass (Note glass is 10mm thick!), it can be updated with toughened glass or easily removed if required.
Insurance survey.
Epoxied in 1995 & 2007 as a preventative measure only.
The boat has always been wintered ashore by its current owner of the last 14 yrs.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Broiler tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick

Pumped Cold Water.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Garmin GP120 with connection to laptop. (Laptop not provided).
NASA target - sounder.

Deck Gear

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

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Danforth & Kedge)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode
2.5m Dayfar dinghy (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Searchlight tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Hand held searchlight.

Broker's Comments

A good condition example of the Westerly Centaur this one has a 4 cylinder fresh water cooled 1500 BMC diesel engine - much better than the old raw water cooled volvo's in many Centaurs of the same age.
The doghouse might not be everyones cup of tea but it does keep the spray off! It can also be very easily removed.

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 Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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.