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Westerly Centaur

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7.95m (26'1")



Underwater profile
Bilge keels


1 x Diesel 23hp, Volvo MD11 (1978)



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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Westerly Marine
Fuel capacity 38.0 ltr (8.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 23hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD11 (1978)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Engine winterised in end of 2009 (includes oil change & new fuel filter).
Injectors serviced end 2008.
New Silencer & Water Lock Exhaust Unit fitted 2009.
New engine drain cocks 2009.
New starter motor in 2009.
Rope cutter on prop shaft.
RCD & Mains Power Distrubution Block.
Sterling 12A 10Amp Charger.
12V Multi Outlet.
Nav Station 12V supply.


LOA 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 Ashore


Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1978) with stainless steel standing rigging (2002)


Mainsail Ratsey - Roller boom (1978)
Headsail - Furling (2004)
Other sails 2nd Genoa (unknown year)

Inner Forestay with Wichard Tensioner installed 2002.
Whisker Pole.
Jeckells Genoa new in 2004.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Gelcoat finish

This yacht is currently undergoing a full osmosis treatment to the hull below the waterline, the work in being completed by a local boatyard.
New Diesel Tank (Tek Tanks) fitted 2009


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

New Jabsco Marine toilet 2008.
New Water Pump & Filter fitted 2009.
Electric pump fitted for fast flushing of water tank.
Gas Safety Certificate issued in 2009.
Headlinings replaced in 2002.
Upholstery is to a very good standard and was new in 2005.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Garmin 45 with External Antenna
Navtex Pro (NASA) 2-Channel
VHF DSC - Simrad RD68 with cockpit speaker.
Clipper Depth.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
3 anchors
(Bruce, Danforth, Fisherman)
20.00m (65'7") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
Washboards replaced 2005
Spraydogers replaced 2006

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

2 x Fire extinguishers.
Fire Blanket
Throwing rope. Lifebouy with lamp.
Radar Reflector.
Gas safety certificate (2009)

Broker's Comments

This Centaur has been exceptionally well maintained, with a lot of refurbishment and upgrading having taken place in recent years. The boat is currently being professionally treated for osmosis this work is being completed by a reputable local yard and will be guaranteed. The current owner has intended to keep the boat longer term but their plans changed and this boat is now on the market. The great condition plus peace of mind regarding the hull make this boat great value.
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.
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.

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