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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"
Centaur Keel Width: Width at leading edge 78",

Width at trailing edge 83",

Length 64"

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

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 Sink

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]


Centaur Manual

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

[http:/http://www.agentlemansyacht.com Roger Ball's complete rebuild of K319]

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