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1977 Westerly Centaur

Walton on the Naze, United Kingdom


The Westerly Centaur needs little introduction.  These popular small family cruisers were robustly built and have stood the test of time well.  They are surprisingly spacious and although designed as coastal cruisers have ventured far and wide, being easy to handle and sea kindly.  This good example has been fully refurbished and is presented for sale in really nice condition.

Viewing by appointment through our Suffolk Office 01473 659 681.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £9,500
Boat Name: Corydon
Make: Westerly
Model: Centaur
Year: 1977
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Westerly Yachts
Designer: Laurent Giles
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Twin Keel


Length: 26 ft
Length Overall: 26 ft
Waterline Length: 21'4 ft
Beam: 8'6 ft
Max Draft: 3 ft
Displacement: 3,045 kg
Ballast: 1,218 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: MD2002
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 18hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Cruising Speed: 4 kn
Maximum Speed: 5 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 15 L



Suffolk Office
Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington
Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP10 0LN
Tel:+44 (0)1473 659681


The accommodation offers five berths in two cabins.  In the forecabin, V berth with infill and stowage under.  Opening hatch to deck.  Full width heads compartment with marine toilet and slide out washbasin.  Hanging locker opposite.  In saloon, dinette to port with galley opposite.  Two burner gas hob with grill.  Sink drainer with manually pumped water supply.  15 gallon freshwater capacity.  Coolbox.  Saloon table.  Quarter berths port and starboard.

Mechanical Systems

Located behind the companionway, Volvo MD2002 twin cylinder 18hp diesel engine.  Electric start.  Seawater cooled.  Shaft drive to three bladed propeller.  Single lever control.  15 gallon fuel capacity.

Electrical Systems
  • Two 12 volt batteries
  • Alternator charging
Spars & Sails

Masthead rigged sloop.  Painted aluminium mast and boom.  Stainless steel standing rigging.  Terylene running rigging (2017).  Slab reefing mainsail.  Rotostay headsail furling system.  Two halyard winches.  Two sheet winches.  Control line winch.

  • Mainsail
  • Furling genoa
Deck Equipment
  • Anchor with chain
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Teak coachroof grabrails
  • Sailcover
  • Sprayhood
  • Cockpit spray dodgers
  • Outboard stowage bracket
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Various warps and fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo Contest steering compass
  • Navico depth, boatspeed and log
  • Silva DSC VHF radio
  • Navico autopilot
  • Navico chart plotter
  • Clock and barometer
  • Windex
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy

Built in 1977 by Westerly Yachts to a design by Laurent Giles.  Blue painted GRP hull.  Teak rubbing strake.  White GRP superstructure with blue painted non-slip to deck.  Twin keels.  Skeg hung rudder.  Tiller steering.  Aft self draining cockpit.  The 2016 refit included the following work: hull professionally resprayed, exterior varnish stripped and re-coated, mats resprayed, new running rigging, non-slip on deck repainted, new teak slats in cockpit, replacement engine fitted, bilges and lockers painted, seacocks serviced/renewed as required, new toilet, headlinings renewed, new carpets, new upholstery in 2005, new cooker, gas system checked and certificated, re-antifouled 2017.


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.

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