Westerly Centaur

2008 Engine, Copper Coat 2018
£5,700.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  263326
  • Length  ·  7.92m
  • Year  ·  1977
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Beta B- 20HE (2008)
  • Lying  ·  South Devon
Boatshed Torquay
Boatshed Torquay
Phil Key

Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Westerly Marine Construction
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 02/03/2014


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Beta B- 20HE (2008)
Engine Hours Engine1: 400
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 knots

New Engine fitted at a cost of £5000 in 2008
Engine last serviced May 2018
Internal wiring, switching and nav lights replaced as required in 2019 at a cost of £1200
Batteries new in 2019


Length 7.92m
LWL 6.50m
Beam 2.57m
Draft Min 0.91m
Draft Max 0.91m
Displacement 3,039kg (6,701.0lbs)
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1977) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2004)


Reefing mainsail - roller boom (unknown year) Lazy Jacks,
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

In the 2014 Survey, the sails were found to be "good" for the foresail and "serviceable" for the mainsail.

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Paint finish

Hull Copper Coat 2018
Gas Safety certificate issued in 2014


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Delta + CQR)
20.00m of chain
Sea Feather windvane self-steering system
Avon 2m dinghy (unknown year)
Inflatable believed to be 2004

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The 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.
The sailing performance is helped by carefully designed bilge keels which are handed port and starboard with a two degree toe-in, so that once the boat heels under sail the more vertical leeward keel is developing lift to windward.
Above deck, the Centaur remains popular because her deep cockpit and wide side decks serve to create a sense of safety when aboard. Another reason for the continuing popularity of Centaurs is the fact that they are a stiff, powerful boat. Whether sailing or motoring, the Centaur's handling is always predictable.
As with all other Westerly Marine yachts the Centaur was massively built. This was partly a result of previous building experience within the company and also a reflection of the state of GRP technology at that time. All Centaurs were built to Lloyds specifications which meant that the building processes were rigorously monitored and all materials had to be approved by Lloyds in order that a certificate could be issued. Although long out of production they still represent excellent value for money, and offer a very tough, seaworthy and spacious (for 26 ft) yacht at low cost.

This Example benefits from significant investment including a new engine in 2008, Copper Coated in 2018 and a 2014 Survey where all items raised are reported to have been replaced or made good.

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 Phil Key of Boatshed Torquay. 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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