First shown at the 1969 London Boat Show the Centaur production run reached 2,440 before the design was evolved into the Griffon in 1980. A variety of engines were origianally fitted with the 23HP Volvo MDIIB and MDIIC being the most popular.
|| Laurent Giles
|| 21' 4"
|| 8' 5"
|| 3' 0"
|Centaur Keel Width:
||Width at leading edge 78",
Width at trailing edge 83",
||layout A: 6; layout B: 5; layout C: 4
||Sloop/Ketch (probably < 20 Ketch)
|Main (sq. feet):
|No. 1 Genoa (sq. feet):
|No 1 Jib (sq. feet):
|| 1969 - 1980
Westerly Centaur Brochure here: Westerly Brochures
Thinking of buying a Centaur ? Find all you need to know here: Paul Shave's article Buying a Centaur
The Centaur Definitive Guide
A definitive guide to the Centaur Story can be found on the Westerly Owners Association website here
Maintenance, Repair and Upgrades
Fitting a Quick Genius 12v windlass to a Centaur
Centaur Main Cabin Wall Cupboards
DIY cockpit seating teak substitute
Centaur Cutless Bearing Removal and Replacement
Removing the Propeller Shaft
Removing a Centaur Water Tank
Presentation by Winston Waller to East Coast Group Winter Workshop 2013 about how he treated his Centaur hull [Epoxy Treatment of Centaur Hull]
PBO Centaur Article PBO No 354 June 1996 (Available as a reprint)
PBO Centaur Ketch Article PBO No 403 July 2000 (Available as a reprint)
Laurent Giles Archive - Plans for the Centaur
Roger Ball's complete rebuild of K319
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