LOA: 26’ / LWL: 21’4” / BEAM: 8’5” / DRAFT: 3’ / Disp: 6700 lbs
The Westerly Centaur was designed in 1968 by Jack Laurent Giles as a more modern and roomier replacement for the existing Westerly 25. She was probably the first mass-production yacht to have had the design tank-tested before a prototype was built, and this, plus Laurent Giles's earlier experience with bilge keel designs, was probably the reason for the Centaur's good performance under sail. Looking at a roomy boat with good headroom and a powerful diesel makes many people regard Centaurs as motor-sailers. They are not - they actually sail very well, although as bilge-keelers they are always going to be slower to windward than similar sized fin-keelers.
ENGINE: Volvo Penta MD2B Diesel. One 3 blade bronze propeller, shaft driven. Max speed 6 Knots. 10 Gallon Fuel tank
ACCOMMODATION: 5 Berths in 2 cabins.
DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT: Gas Cooker. Icebox. Pots Pans and Cutlery. 20 Gallon Water Tank. Toilet. Brown upholstery, Beige Cushions and Green Carpet.
SPARS, RIGGING & SAILS: Main Sail with cover. Genoa Roller Reefing. Jib. Anodised Aluminium Mast and Spars. Stainless Steel Rigging.
DECK EQUIPMENT: Pushpit, Pulpit and Guardrails. Dodgers. Cockpit cushions. Boarding ladder. Tiller steeing. Self Tailing Sheet and Halyard winches. 16.5 lbs Bruce Anchor. Chain and Warp. Fenders. Simpson Lawrence Compass. Bluewater 200M Lawrence Echo Sounder. Miwi Seacourse Autopilot. GPS. Radar Reflector. Ventimeter Barometer.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Jackstay Lines on side Decks. 2 Lifebuoys. 2 Safety Harnesses. 3 manual Fire Extinguishers. Manual Henderson Bilge Pump.
CURRENT LOCATION: Wm Partington Marine – Hard Standing.