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
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
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