Sevenem is a well loved family boat, but the family has grown too big! We have comfortably sailed her to France, the Channel Isles and the Isles of Scilly and she has looked after us very well, but the time has come to upsize.Very nearly all Centaurs are bilge keeled and Sevenem is no surprise in that regard. Well over a ton of cast iron makes for a very seaworthy Tonka toy of a yacht which is quite happy to sit in any drying harbour, regardless of the pebbles or other debris that may lie in wait. She is in the A layout with a raised dinette allowing four close friends or family to sit at the table and actually see out over the anchorage, unlike the B and C layouts which I find quite troglodytic. She has the second generation windows so the shroud loads do not pass through them. That said they could do with re-bedding.The keel webs have been reinforced and I re-bedded the keel bolts about five years ago so she is happy on a drying mooring.She still has the essential Autohelm TP1000+ tiller pilot, but the radio, plotter etc have been put on our new boat. This will allow the new owner to choose modern kit or Android applications which are orders of magnitude cheaper and better than the old ways.She has been fitted with a Volvo Penta 2003 3-cylinder diesel of uncertain age to replace the outdated MD2B but retaining, in fact improving upon, the power. This allows her to punch into a headwind much better than the 10 hp Nanni (a kubota, same as Beta’s) I first re-engined her with.She has a high quality Simpson Lawrence sea toilet in fully working order, a gimballed Plastimo stainless steel hob with grill and fiddle rails. The sails are in solid usable condition, but the genoa is large and the main is a little undersized as I tend to sail when it is too windy to fly.Has a traditional Fastnet oil lamp and a very old fashioned gas heater, both of which are lovely to use but no doubt lethal (CO) by today’s standards so I recommend you only use them as show-pieces. I fitted a new main steering compass late last summer as the old one had become unreadable.The hull has been painted by a ham-fisted idiot (me) and anti fouled within the last month.She has a 20kg plough (CQR, maybe genuine, I don’t know, never let me down.) and more than 15m chain with warp. The last few of metres of chain could do with attention in the next decade or so. I actually have too many other anchors so will throw another in as a kedge.You are bidding to buy, not to kick fenders! If you want to have a look, and I recommend that you do, come on down. She is moored in Shoreham. As far as I know it shouldn’t be an issue to continue the mooring but I know nothing. The mooring tenure ceases at the instant of sale, but they charged me only £90 for ten days short term mooring for my new much bigger boat.More pictures on request. (I took some then removed electronics etc so unfair to show here)
Current Price: £1500.00
This Westerly Centaur boat is located in Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6RF and is being sold on eBay by sapurdie.