1978 Westerly Centaur Original price: £4,750. REDUCED CONSIDERABLY FROM THIS PRICE
Centaur is a well-established family cruiser, benefiting from
Westerly’s solid build quality. They provide spacious accommodation and with
their twin keels make them ideally suited to the shoal waters of the East
coast. ClareFree has the
desirable ‘A’ Layout, which gives the dinette/ double berth to port option,
with 6 berths in total. The heads are forward and to port, with a sea toilet.
The galley to starboard has plenty of storage, with a cooker and sink. The
dinette conversion will comfortably seat 4. Whilst she is currently in
serviceable condition, it is fair to say that she will benefit from some work
to ensure many more years of use, but many of these are of a cosmetic nature or
relatively simple fixes. She is currently ashore (winterised) in Larkman’s
Yard, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
This Westerly Centaur is extremely reasonably priced as the
owner wants a quick sale.
Please contact Chris on 07969 528062 for further information or to
arrange a viewing.
It is most likely that the boat could remain at the yard and Larkman’s have confirmed that on request from the new owner, they can not see any reason for this to be a problem. Clarefree is winterised at present so remasting etc., always carries a fee as does craning back into the water or keeping in the yard and the subsequent fees would have to be discussed with the yard. Larkman’s yard have always been very accommodating and have the best fees in the area as each individual can negotiate directly with the family owned yard. I have been told that the boat can be kept in the yard during the summer if required but this will need to be discussed directly with the yard by the new owner.
For further information on the Westerly Centaur in
general, please refer to Practical Boat Owner, issue number: 638, May 2019
Basic Boat Info:
Boat Name: ClareFree
Builder: Westerly Marine
Designer: Laurent Giles
Construction: Fiberglass (GRP)
Keel Type: Twin Keel
Length: 26 ft
Length Overall: 26 ft
Waterline Length: 21’4 ft
Beam: 8’5 ft
Max Draft: 3 ft
Min Draft: 3 ft
Cabin Headroom: 5’11 ft
Ballast: 1270 kg
Single Berths: 4
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 2
Engine / Speed
Drive Type: Shaft
Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Speed: 5 kn
Speed: 6 kn
Capacity: 45 L (10 gallons)
Material: Stainless Steel
Capacity: 20 gallons
has the desirable ‘A’ Layout. The accommodation offers up to 6 berths in two
cabins. Forecabin with V berths with stowage above and below. Opening hatch to
foredeck with vent. Two opening ports. Separate heads compartment to port with
new sea toilet (fitted 2017). Opening port. Hanging locker opposite to
starboard with opening port. Saloon with dinette to port with table converting
to a double berth. Storage above and below. Galley opposite to starboard with
Platimo Neptune 2500 two burner gas cooker with grill. Stainless steel sink
with pressurised water supply. Generous stowage above and below. Navigation
area aft to starboard. Two quarter berths aft with stowage above and below.
Steps up to self-draining cockpit with seating and stowage under. Full interior
rigged sloop. Aluminium mast, boom and spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing
rigging. Terylene running rigging. Roller mainsail reefing. Sailspar headsail
furling system. Now has lazy jacks.
1 x Mainsail, good condition
1 x Genoa, good condition
1x Cruising chute, good condition
2 x Gibb sheet winchesLewmar 6 mast winch
under the cockpit sole, Bukh 20hp diesel engine. Sea water cooled. Single
lever controls with electric start. Shaft drive to a fixed 3 blade fixed propeller.
Cruising speed of 5 knots with max speed of 6 knots. Engine last serviced by
the owner in Dec 2018 and previously, annually, by Peter Norris (Larkman’s
charging to 2 x 12 volt batteries.
12 volt switch panel.
25lb CQR anchor with chain
Red mainsail cover (faded)
Red Sprayhood (faded)
Various fenders and warps
Outboard pad on pushpit
Gibb sheet winches x2
Lewmar 6 mast winch
Sestrel steering compass
XMDSC Marine Radio (VHS/FM)
NASA Clipper Depth Sounder
Furuno GP31 GPS
Wind direction indictor
1 x Fire Extinguishers (new 2017)
2 x Jackstays
Blipper Radar reflector
Manual bilge pump
Iron Bilge Keels
Skeg Hung Rudder
Centaur was built in 1978 by Westerly Marine Construction to a design by Laurent Giles & Partners.
White GRP hull with teak rubbing
strake. White GRP superstructure with blue painted non-slip decks and brown
Treadmaster non-slip panels to cockpit seats. Teak coachroof grab rails. Twin
keels. Tiller steering to transomhung rudder. Self draining gas locker. Aft
self-draining cockpit with seating and stowage under. Teak cockpit grating.
was last out of the water ashore in Oct 2018. She has been owned by the current
owner for the last 4 years and sailed around the East coast.
Current Price: £3000.00
This Westerly Centaur 26ft Sailing Boat Yacht Bilge Twin Keel boat is located in Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RS and is being sold on eBay by clarfreeston_0.