Westerly Centaur

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Remarks :

 The Centaur was one of the most popular boats that Westerly ever built. They built in the region of 2,400 between 1969 and 1980 which is testament to the brand. Penned by famous designers Laurent Giles the Centaur appealed to both the family cruiser and the lone yachtsman. The design had it all with a cockpit space more in keeping with a 30 footer, a choice of interior layouts to suit individual needs and a keel configuration that allowed drying harbours and estuaries to be explored. She sailed not too badly either and handled herself admirably in a blow.

This particular example has been in family ownership for a very long time. She has spent a lot of that time ashore where she has been almost completely renovated. She now has a smart painted hull, teak decks, a New Beta engine, new sails, new rigging and a bespoke interior that still conforms to her C-Layout. She is in a useable condition but does require her headlining completing.

Priced to sell she offers excellent value an a great opportunity to have an almost brand new boat for not a lot of money. 

Accommodation :

Vessel interior has been completely stripped, painted and has new bespoke cabinet work. The owner has made an exceptional job with the woodwork and all that remains to be done is the headlininging. This could be done in vinyl similar to the original or it could be PVC clad with bathroom/wet room material which would be an easy maintenance free option.

The vessel will sleeps 4-5 in comfort. Forepeak cabin with new upholstered cushions, 12V reading lights and good storage. Saloon has a comfortable quarter berth to port and a saloon that will convert to a double. The saloon table can be utilised in the cockpit. Galley with Plastimo Neptune 2000 gas stove with 2-burner hob and grill. Stainless steel sink with hand pumped fresh water. Storage cupboards behind.

Forward saloon bulkhead with bespoke cubby hole storage and bottle rack.Between the saloon and the forecabin is the heads compartment with sea toilet. Above is a pull out sink with pumped fresh water. Hanging space/wet locker opposite.

Inventory :
  • Icom DSC VHF with remote hand held
  • Raymarine RC435 chart plotter
  • Tacktick wind speed/direction 
  • Tacktick Speed/Depth
  • Manual windlass
  • Anchor with chain and warp
  • Boat hook
  • Navigation lights
  • Sprayhood
  • Mast stepping device
  • Manual bilge pump

Mechanical :

GRP constructed yacht with smart painted topsides in pale grey. Twin bilge keels are ideal for drying moorings or exploring shallower creeks and esturies of our beatiful coastine. Flared bow shoulders the waves and makes her a relatively dry boat for her size. Counter hung rudder with smart varnished wooden tiller. Stainless steel tiller housing. Skeg mounted 3-bladed propeller.

Attractive teak rub rail at hull to deck join. White grp topsides with angled coamings for comfort. All decks and coachroof finished in teak. This has been cleaned ready for a coating of your choice. Stainless steel bow and stern rails joined by stanchions and uncoated stainless guardwires.

Large self bailing cockpit with storage lockers to starboard and to the rear. Gas locker to port with space for two bottles. Teak plank sole with built in table bases. This allows the saloon table to be used in the cockpit. Stainless steel mooring cleats and fairleads. Cockpit speakers.

  • Teak decks
  • Vented gas lockers
  • Electric windlass
Engines & Electrics

Vessel is powered by a reliable and economical Beta 20, Marine diesel. This was installed in 2014 and has only completed 46 hours. Engine start panel in cockpit with digital hour meter and visible/audible alarms for charging, oil pressure, and water temperature. Single lever engine control; with forward and reverse gearing. Reduction gearbox driving a stainless steel shaft and 3-bladed bronze propeller.

Sophisticated battery charger shore power system with bank of 3x12V batteries fitted with isolators. The vessel has been completely rewired and new fuse panels installed.

  • Hi-Tec Smart Battery Charger/Shore Power unit
  • Blue Sea rotary battery isolators
  • Digital Battery Voltage Monitor
  • 3-Pin sockets
  • 12V/USB charging ports
Sails & Rigging

Bermudan sloop rigged yacht with deck stepped gold anodised aluminium spars. Stainless steel standing rigging is older than 10 years but has done little. The mast was rewired and new cable deck glands installed for lighting and VHF. Tack-Tick wireless instruments installed.

All running rigging in braid on braid in good condition. The majority is led aft to the cockpit via a series of turning blocks and deck organisers. Andersen 2-speed self tailing winches either side of companionway and in cockpit within easy reach of helm. Mainsheet track mounted aft on coaming keeps cockpit uncluttered. 

Brand new mainsail, purchased in 2017 but never been used. Roller furling genoa and Cruising chute in good condition. Vessel rigged for spinnaker including pole.

  • Andersen ST winches
  • New Mainsail

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General Information

New or used
United Kingdom



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1 x Beta MD20

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