Wauquiez Centurion 40
Overview Yacht suited to extensive offshore blue water sailing either short-handed or full crew.
Very well constructed by Henri Wauquiez in 1987 to a high standard.
Designed by Ed Dubois along traditional lines but elevated to a higher level by the construction and fitting out. Well maintained, afloat and currently moored in Brighton on the Ancasta Sales Pontoon.
Used as a live-aboard over the last 15 months in the Caribbean having crossed the Atlantic from the Netherlands in 2018 and back to the UK in 2019. Saloon, two double cabins, two heads, holding tank, shower, galley, navigation station, hot and cold water, heating, fridge/freezer, lots of storage. Full standing headroom throughout, owner is 6’2”. Many extras and lots of equipment. Set up for ease of handling with all ropes coming back to the cockpit and ease of living with a comfortable interior. If your plans are for sailing far and wide in comfort and security without spending too much money, this boat is definitely one to consider.
Well constructed to a high standard by the French boat builder Henri Wauquiez in 1987: the Wauquiez reputation was for quality construction and this boat is a good example.
GRP hull with a lead Shoal keel. (1.64m)
The “Shoal” lead fin (large amount of lead at the bottom of the fin) means the fin is shorter and gives a smaller draft.
Hull epoxy coated in 1997. This was the best way to treat the osmosis problem that many GRP boats from the ‘80s suffered from
Hull resprayed in 2014
Anti fouled/ Anodes July 2018
Internally the yacht has a tan flow coat.
All removable sole plates have finger-operated catches and lifters for easy lifting and access.
Alloy toe rail all round the deck
Teak laid decks
Skeg hung rudder
Aft self-draining cockpit
Teak slats to cockpit seats and sole
Self-draining anchor locker
Raymarine Axiom 9 inch touchscreen chartplotter (2018), installed on the binnacle. This brand new chart plotter is connected to the NMEA 2000 network on the boat which feeds all instrument data as well as AIS and GPS information. The Axiom with Navionics charts allows for smart and very easy route plotting. It is also is connected to the AIS as well as the radar
Raymarine Quantum Radar (2018). This digital lightweight solid state radar is very low in power consumption and provides outstanding radar imaging on both long and short ranges. The radar is currently connected through its wireless connectivity with the chartplotter but this model allows for direct cabled connection as well
Raymarine i70s instruments with two digital colour displays (2018).
Vesper XB-8000 smart AIS transponder with wifi and NMEA 2000 gateway. This AIS transponder allows you to integrate any NMEA 0183 data into the NMEA 2000 network. It makes all the information available on its own wireless network to connect any other device to and display the data. Currently the boat computer running OpenCPN is connected to this as well as some tablets. There is a dedicated VHF antenna installed for the AIS rather than a splitter on the main
Boat computer dedicated to navigation (and entertainment). Mini solid state computer with 15 inch LED screen directly connected to the boat’s 12v switch board. Computer runs OpenCPN (passage planning, tracking, etc), zyGrib, qtVlm, SASPlanet, GE2KAP, Google Earth, etc.
Garmin GPS and route plotter. This is also connected to the VHF radio to give the radio GPS information.
Navman 7100 VHF/DSC radio. GPS information in radio from Garmin as above.
Target HF SSB radio receiver
Second Garmin GPS (with second Garmin antenna on the stern). Can be used as back-up GPS. This is also connneced to the Navtex and feeds it GPS information.
Navtex (with Navtex antenna on the stern). Can be used as conventional weather Navtex or switched to navigation mode and, combined with second Garmin GPS above, functions as GPS and chartplotter as emergency back-up.
Robertson AP300X auto-pilot: remote control is on a long lead and can be operated from the cockpit, navigation station and saloon. Fluxgate compass and electronic control box mounted in the aft cabin.
Full range of bow, stern and masthead navigation lights, all with LED light bulbs for reduced power consumption
4 x 225ah 6V Trojan T105 domestic batteries (2018), connected in series and parallel for 450ah 12v domestic deep-cycle bank
1 x 96ah started battery
Domestic and engine batteries arranged as two banks, but connected through a split-charge relay
90A alternator linked with Max-Charge smart charging system
Emergency switch at navigation station to divert domestic batteries to engine starter.
Hearth Interface battery monitor giving state of charge for each bank of batteries plus voltage, amps being drawn and amp hours remaining for each bank.
Pure Watts 600W inverter
Switch panel at navigation station
Additional heavy duty circuit breaker for electric windlass
New renewable energy generation systems installed in 2018
Rutland 1200 wind generator with MPPT regulator. Up to nominal 500W generation capacity with one of the lowest start-up generation points. Low noise generation and little resonation inside
200W of solar panels installed on adjustable solar arch for optimal angle to the sun
Shore power with shore power lead
Sterling Power Products 30A three-way battery charger.
Mains immersion heater in hot water tank
Switches on switch panel to control shore power, mains sockets, batttery charging from mains and immersion heater
3 aluminium water tanks with deck fillers (470 litres)
Pressurized hot and cold water
Calorifier to heat hot water from engine
Immersion heater (240v) for electric heating of water
Full tank of water is warm after 5 minutes, hot after 10 and very hot after 20 minutes
Gas regulator, gas valve at cooker and gas pipework with 2018 gas safety certificate.
Gas locker fits two 6kg bottles, supplying more than enough for full-time living. Spanner for attaching gas regulator to gas bottle.
Detachable varnished cockpit table with felt bag for stowage
Detachable varnished holder for 2-4 cups/drinks
Spray hood with chrome grab rail
Rear cover with roll-up flap zips onto spray hood to seal off the entrance to below decks
Bimini and chrome frame
Wheel/binacle cover in matching fabric
Cushions in matching fabric for two side benches and aft bench seating
Swimming/boarding platform with folding chrome ladder
Outboard stowage bracket
Six heavy duty cleats (bow/midship/stern)
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions
Stainless steel safety wires
Openable safety wires for boarding on port and starboard sides and stern
Portable boarding steps
Long boat hook
Short/extendable boat hook
Mooring pick-up hook
Deck brush on long handle with water attachment
Traditional deck brush on wooden pole
Roll-flat hose pipe and conventional, hose pipe with hand spray gun and various hose attachments
Plenty of ropes and warps
Mooring ropes with shackles for permanent mooring point
Lofrans electric anchor windlass (with manual option) in anchor locker
Electric switch on long cable in anchor locker with isolating switch at navigation station
Rocna anchor, 25kg, on bow roller
Approximately 50m of 10mm anchor chain in chain locker
Bruce anchor, 20bg
Fortress pattern kedge anchor
Large amount of spare chain and warp in cockpit port side locker
Two-part full boat cover
PERSONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
Liferaft: SEASAFE 6 person, coded, offshore liferaft in canister, new in 2015, tested in 2018 (good until 2021)
EPIRB: ACR Global Fix V4 (new in 2018, 10y battery life)
Waterproof torch with wall clip
Range of safety harnesses and life lines
Danbuoy with drogue and harness
Horseshoe lifebuoy with light
MOB rescue sling with throwing line
Two sets of MOB rescue/emergency steps for boading the boat
Port and starboad Jack Stays with fore and aft fixing points
Emergency throwing line and grab bag for MOB
Four fire extinguishers (2016)
Electric bilge pump switch adjacent to navigation station seat with 3 position: auto, manual, off.
Hand bilge pump located at rear of cockpit with suction point located under saloon.
Additional/emergency heavy duty bilge pump (Jabsco Amazon Warrior 135 lt/p/min) in cockpit locker can be deployed in emergency
BACK UP STEERING
1. Emergency tiller, with access point at rear of cockpit.
2. Hydrovane wind vane spare rudder with separate tiller.
3. Emergency drogue with instructions on how to use it as emergency steering.
Permanent mast-mounted Echomax radar reflector
Traditional metal diamond-shape radar reflector