Centaur

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Introduction

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.

Centaur Statistics

Designer: Laurent Giles CR 1871 Flora, a 1977 Centaur entering Queenborough in June 2011 on a WOA East Coast Group Meet
Keel: Twin
Cockpit: Aft
LOA (feet): 26' 0"
LWL (feet): 21' 4"
Beam (feet): 8' 5"
Draft (feet): 3' 0"
Displacement (lb): 6,700
Ballast (lb): 2,800
Berths: layout A: 6; layout B: 5; layout C: 4
Heads: 1
Rig: Sloop/Ketch (probably < 20 Ketch)
Fuel (ltr): 45
Main (sq. feet): 161
No. 1 Genoa (sq. feet): 223
No 1 Jib (sq. feet): 133
Sail ID: CR
Water (ltr): 67
Built: 1969 - 1980
Number Built: 2444

The Centaur Definitive Guide

A definitive guide to the Centaur Story can be found on the Westerly Owners Association website here

Maintenance and Repair

Centaur Upgrades and Enhancements

Centaur Other Topics

References

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)

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