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Westerly - Centaur

The Westerly Centaur, renowned for being a strong, safe and stable family cruiser, is one of the most popular British yachts ever built. Her 6 berths, twin bilge keels and shallow draft make her an ideal choice for cruising around the Channel Islands and the adjacent French coast.


  • Length overall: 26’0” (7.90 M)
  • Beam: 8’5” (2.60 M)
  • Draft (bilge keels): 3’0” (0.90 M)
  • Displacement: 3039 Kg


  • Diesel: 10 Gal (43 Lt)
  • Fresh water: 14 Gal (67 Lt)

Mechanical and electrical

  • 25hp Volvo Penta MD2B diesel engine
  • Full engine instrumentation (990 hours) and single lever control
  • New starter motor fitted in 2010
  • Tiller steering
  • 12 volt electrical system (2 batteries) with isolator switch, voltage sensitive relay (VSR), volt meter and cockpit socket
  • Batteries charged by SEV Marchal engine alternator and 5 watt solar panel
  • Electric bilge pump
  • BCF automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment

Spars and sails

  • Proctor gold anodised single spreader deck stepped mast and thru-mast roller furling / reefing boom with claw ring for main sheet
  • Whisker / spinnaker pole (50mm x 3m)
  • S/s standing rigging (5mm) with Plastimo genoa roller furling / reefing system
  • Sail wardrobe includes roller furling / reefing mainsail and No.1 genoa, No. 1 and 2 jibs, Atlantic jib and spinnaker
  • Lewmar 8 two speed genoa sheet winches (2) and single speed halyard winches on mast (2)
  • Boom cover

Navigation equipment

  • Garmin 2006C colour chartplotter
  • Sailor VHF radio with cockpit speaker and Hawk masthead antenna
  • Autohelm ST1000 autopilot
  • Lowrance X23 depth sounder
  • VDO sumlog
  • Barometer
  • Sestrel Minor compass
  • Navigation lights


  • Accommodation for up to 6 persons in 2 cabins including saloon
  • Forward cabin with 2 “V” berths (infill converts to double) and deck hatch
  • Separate heads compartment with marine toilet 
  • Comfortable saloon with “L” shaped dinette arrangement to port (converts to double berth)
  • Galley opposite with gimballed two burner gas cooker / grill and sink with manual fresh water pump
  • 2 large quarter berths either side of companionway (fridge under starboard berth)
  • Steps up to good sized sheltered cockpit with teak grating and access to side decks
  • Good access to engine and gearbox from both the cabin and cockpit
  • Ample stowage throughout yacht including hanging wardrobe and lockers under seats / berths


  • 4 man canister life raft mounted on foredeck (not in service)
  • Radar reflector
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy with McMurdo light
  • Jackstays
  • Powder coated tender davits (not fitted)
  • 17 lb Danforth anchor with 5/16” chain (45 M)
  • 15 lb kedge anchor
  • Warps and fenders
  • Whale manual bilge pump
  • Fire blankets (2)
  • Manual fire extinguishers (2 x 1.0 Kg dry powder)
  • First Aid kit
  • Transom mounted folding boarding ladder
  • Telescopic boathook
  • Ensign staff


In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

Category:Sailing Boats
Subcategory:Blue Water Cruisers
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1973
Sales status:Delete
Length:7.92 m/26 ft
KW:25.0 hp
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