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Westerly Centaur

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Sold / Unavailable

7.95m (26'1")



Underwater profile
Bilge keels


1 x Diesel 9hp, Volvo 2001 (unknown year)

South East


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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Westerly Marine Ltd
Lying South East
Fuel capacity 48.0 ltr (10.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 48.0 ltr (10.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2001 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Engine1: Not known
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Fixed 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares tick


Service records and receipts available


LOA 7.95m (26'1")
LOD 7.95m (26'1")
LWL 6.52m (21'5")
Beam 2.60m (8'6")
Draft Min 0.90m (2'11")
Draft Max 1.10m (3'7")
Airdraft 11.20m (36'9")
Displacement 3,039kg (6,701.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On marina



Sloop rigged 0riginal Aluminium spars (1973) with stainless steel standing rigging (2015)


Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Genoa (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick


New mainsail cover

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Gelcoat finish


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


4 burner spirit cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick


Remote control for Raymarine auto pilot

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick


1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Plough and kedge)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard, Seagull, Short Shaft (unknown year)
Estimated lengths

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Emergency steering tick


3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Westerly Centaur was the most popular British yacht ever built and it's easy to see why.

The combination of performance, economy and space is legendary, whether crewed or for solo sailing.

The current owner is reluctantly selling because of ill health, and has had little sailing in the past two years. He has however regularly maintained the vessel and engine year round.

The last survey was in 2013 and she probably needs a lift out and antifoul for the 2018 season.

She has a holding tank which opens up continental waterways for exploration.

This seems an ideal starter yacht as well as for someone looking to downsize from a bigger boat.

This Westerly Centaur has been personally photographed and viewed by Dan King of Boatshed Brighton. 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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