Following the success of the Westerly 22, the Westerly Centaur was introduced to the boating public in 1969 and became an overnight hit with the boating public. Here was a boat that seemed much larger than its 26 feet suggested, had a huge cockpit where you now had room to move and had a layout below decks that you could choose to suit your family and cruising requirements.
This model is the "B" layout which features 5 berths over two cabins and the galley at the far end of the saloon. The boat was also re-engined in 1989 with a Perkins Perama 18hp model which included ignition pre heat. This boat has been well cared for and does not feature the "Westerly droop". The interior is bright and in good condition with recent interior recover in the saloon.
The boat has been ashore for a professional anti foul and hull polish. They have done a splendid job as she gleams. Sails include a main and a roller furling genoa. These have been recently professionally valeted and the owner has introduced a lazy jack system to make life easier on board. Canvas work is in decent order and includes sail cover, spray hood and dodgers.
This is the "B" layout version with a double berth in forward cabin and three singles in the saloon. The interior is refurbished with new headlinings and recent upholster recover in saloon. The floor covering has been replaced in the saloon and V-berth.
Dinette to port and galley opposite on starboard side. There is a toilet and hanging locker between the saloon bulkhead and the forward cabin.
Well equipped yacht for coastal sailing. Included in the sale are:
Standard Horizon Chart Plotter
Seafarer Depth sounder
NASA Wind speed/direction
New fenders and mooring warps
Anchor with chjain and warp
Horse shoe buoy
Clock and barometer
2 off Life jackets
Vessel upgraded the engine in 1987 to a 3 cylinder, 18hp Perkins M20. This sea water cooled unit has the preheat ignition option and was fitted with a Vetus exhaust system at the time.
She is well maintained and has been recently serviced ready for the season.
12V system providing engine start and domestic power. This is recharged via engine alternator.
Rig and Sails:
Deck stepped anodised gold aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging and terylene running rigging, the majority of which is led back to the helm. Recent lazy jack lines have been fitted to make lowering the main sail easier.
Sails include roller furling genoa with spare, main sail and cruising chute. The main and the newer furling head sail have been professionally cleaned and checked over.
Large self bailing cockpit with locker storage. Tiller steering with counter hung rudder.
Twin keels giving draft of 3 feet. This allows drying out moorings and harbours to be used.
White hull with smart blue band. Hull topsides polished in May 2016
Underwater area antifouled in May 2016