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1971 Westerly Centaur

location icon Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Year 1971
Length 26 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Westerly Marine Construction Ltd

Was £7,995 now only £4,995

The Westerly Centaur is one of the most popular British cruising yachts ever, with over 2,500 built. Centaurs are strongly constructed, offer excellent headroom and accommodation for their size and still offer good solid sailing performance. This 6-berth family cruiser is a preferred 'B' layout version and has a good inventory.

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Year Built 1971
Category Sail
Length Overall 26 ft
Beam 8'5 ft
Max Draft 3 ft
Cabin Headroom 6 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Twin Keel
Min Draft 3 ft
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 19.70 hp
Cruising Speed 4 kn
Maximum Speed 6 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 40 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 20 L
Ballast 1,270 kg
Displacement 3,039 kg

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Volvo Penta
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 20hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade

This Westerly Centaur has the 'B' layout offering up to 6 berths in 2 cabins with approximately 6'1" standing headroom. Forepeak with double vee berth, storage areas, hatch to foredeck and portholes. Heads compartment to port with a marine toilet and a hanging locker opposite. Saloon with L-shaped dinette to port which converts to double berth with quarter berth aft. Linear galley forward to starboard equipped with a Thetford 2-burner gas cooker with grill, sink, coolbox and storage. Quarter berths to port and starboard. Pressurised cold water supply to galley sink. New blue cushion covers. Blue curtains. 

Mechanical Systems

Located under companionway, Volvo Penta 2-cylinder 20hp marine diesel engine. Seawater cooled. Single lever controls with electric start. Shaft drive to fixed 3-bladed propeller. 40 Litre fuel capacity.

Electrical Systems

2 x 12v Batteries (both new 2011) charged via engine alternator. Shorepower system with ring mains and battery charger. Electrical distribution panel. Full cabin lighting.

Spars & Sails

Masthead bermudan sloop rig. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Slabbed reefed mainsail. Plastimo headsail furling system. 2 x Sheet winches. 2 x Halyard winches. Additional winch.

  • Mainsail - Good
  • Furling genoa
Deck Equipment
  • Anchor with chain and warp
  • Simpson Lawrence manual windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guard wires
  • Removable boarding ladder
  • Blue sprayhood, mainsail cover and cockpit dodgers
  • Outboard bracket on pushpit
  • Centre cleats
  • Mooring warps
  • Various Fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Compass
  • VHF radio
  • Autohlem ST50 echo sounder
  • Autohelm ST50 speed/log
  • Stowe speed/log
  • Autohelm ST50 wind instrument
  • MLR GPS navigation system
  • Clock and Barometer
  • Navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • Fire extinguishers (may require servicing)
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas alarm
  • Harness eyes
  • Lifebuoy
  • Fog horn
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump

Westerly Centaur built c1971 by Westerly Marine Construction Ltd to a design by Laurent Giles. White GRP hull and superstructure with light grey painted non-slip decks. Cast iron twin keels. Self draining cockpit. Tiller steering to spade hung rudder.


The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and 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 on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.