|Builder||Westerly Marine Construction|
|Fuel capacity||40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Water capacity||40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x diesel 20hp|
|Engine make and model||Beta B- 20HE (2008)|
|Engine Hours||Engine1: 400|
|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
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.
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power
Hull Copper Coat 2018
Gas Safety certificate issued in 2014
|Total # of berths||5|
|No. of double berths||1|
|No. of single berths||3|
|Heads||1 heads (Manual)|
2 burner propane Stove
|Pressurised water system|
2 burner propane Stove
1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
(Delta + CQR)
20.00m of chain
Sea Feather windvane self-steering system
Avon 2m dinghy (unknown year)
Inflatable believed to be 2004
|VHF DSC radio|
1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 0 electric)
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.