The Wauquiez yard in France has built some of the world's finest offshore cruising yachts. These high quality boats with fin keel, and protected rudder on skeg exhibit a sea kindly motion and exhilarating sailing performance. This 1986 Centurion 47 is no exception.
Some of the Wauquiez yachts were designed by Ted Hood but the Centurion 47 is an Edward Dubois design-well known for performance, stability and great passagemaking characteristics.
She's been well maintained by a knowledgeable owner who's had her in the Caribbean and beyond. "Spring Bird" is just back from a recent trip to the Bahamas and ready to go back and beyond.
She has three electric winches making short handed sailing a breeze, very good sails with a cutter rig and a Schaeffer in-boom mainsail furling system, upgraded and recent electronics with both air conditioning and heating. She's the shoal draft model, has a generator, Single Sideband Radio, GPS, Radar, Liferaft and more.
You will be challenged to find a cruiser of this size, and in this condition at this price. If you are thinking about serious cruising you owe it to yourself to check out the venerable Wauquiez 47 Centurion. Call now for your private showing.
Enter the salon from the aft cockipt to the spacious salon amidships. To starboard is a large oval dinette table with seats around to easily accommodate 6-8 people.
To port aft is a well equipped galley, and forward is a full navigation station with chart table and instruments.
Aft to port is a head with separate shower accessed from either the galley/salon or from the private double stateroom aft to port. Beneath the companionway is a small vanity table with mirror.
Forward is a second stateroom with a settee to port and a pullman style double berth to starboard. Forward is the second head with shower and through this forward bulkhead is the large sail locker/storage area accessible also from the deck. This area could accommodate pilot berths for crew if desired.
There is tremendous storage throughout the yacht and it is well ventilated with numerous opening hatches dorade vents and ports.
Teak and holly sole throughout the yacht floor.
Rich Mahogany wood interior finish
Fabric in Main salon in VG condition with custom cushion cover for easy cleaning
She has had two owners since new and her current owner has had her for aproximately 10 years.
2 Cabin version
12 V DC fans in all cabins
Clock and Barometer in Salon bulkhead mounted
Perkins 4145 diesel engine 60 HP Fresh water cooled with less than 2300 hours.
Automatic Fire extinguisher system engine room New 2014
Raw Water Pump Replaced New 2016
Dual racor filter system with gate valve for switching from either filter.
Algae X Fuel Polishing system
Engine instruments at helm with gauges for RPM, Engine temp, Diesel Fuel Gauge, Generator Voltage, Ignition Key, light Switch controls and safety controls for Electric winches
Max Prop 3 blade feathering prop Reconditioned 2014
Spare 2 Blade Fixed prop included
Dripless Shaft Seal New 2014
Entec 4 Kw Diesel Generator 110 V AC less than 1000 hours New 2005
Racor filter system
Fuel tank; Stainless steel 75 USG
Water; 3 tanks Stainless Steel; 150 USG total (Single deck fill with manifold switching)
Holding tank (flexible) for forward head
Tank monitor in galley area
New Raritan Hot water heater; Source engine bypass and 110 V AC electrical New 2015
Mermaid 16,000 Btu air conditioner New 2006
Espar Diesel cabin heater with ducting in all three cabins
Cutlass bearing replaced 2014
The yard of Henri Wauquiez has been turning out high quality yachts for years, using the most up to date technology available at the time.
These yachts are built "old school" with a series of ribs and stringers which render a hull stiff, strong and light for its size. This is the way many custom boat builders lay up their hulls allowing for varied layouts in the interior.
This means there is no weight penalty which is often the result of the "pan" or grid type of construction. All bulkheads and furniture are fully glassed into the hull making the yacht stiff and strong without adding additional weight.
The keel is mast stepped for greater security and strength.
Every yacht coming out of the Wauquiez yard proudly demonstrates the signature of the workers who built it and which is a testimony to their dedication to the yard and pride in its high level of workmanship.
110 V AC system with breaker panel and (2) 30 amp 50' shore power cables with connectors and adapters.
12 V DC system with breaker panel
(10) Total Lead Acid (wet cell) battery system All are Group 27 New 2016
(1) Engine Starting Battery
(1) Generator Starting Battery
(2) For each electric genoa winch
(6) House Batteries
Charles Battery Charger 5000 model, 40 amp
Dual GPS systems;
Furuno 1715 LCD Digital Hi Def Radar at Helm 24 nm range New 2015
Furuno 1650 GPS system at Nav Station
Furuno 1870 GPS system at Helm New 2015
Jeppesen C Mat East Coast US and Bahamas at helm (2) C Map MT Chips New 2015
Dual Autopilot systems;
(2) Two installed and fully operating Raymarine ST 7000 Plus Autopilots with separate control units at helm
Raymarine ST 600 R remote autopilot control at Nav Station works on one of the AP units.
ICOM IC M80 VHF radio at nav station with external speaker
Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF Radio at Nav Station with RAM Mic in cockpit New 2014
(2) separate and independent masthead mounted VHF antennas
ICOM IC M700 Single Sideband Radio Transceiver with insulated backstay antenna
GME Hornet Wind Instrument with cockpit and nav station display
GME Hecta Depth Sounder with cockpit and nav station display
(2) separate and independent mast head mounted windvanes with separate displays
ACR Aqua Link EPIRB
Sony CDX C480 AM/FM/CD/Stereo with 6 CD changer CDXT62 module (with two cartridges) with speakers in each cabin.
20" Toshiba Flat Panel TV/DVD player on articulating wall mount in salon
C Plath Compass at the helm 6"
Masthead aluminum Selden Keel Stepped Mast and Boom with dual spreaders
Dual Backstays-- (not single with splitter)
Mast modifed for Schaefer boom furling system
Schaeffer In boom mainsail furling system with boom cover NEW 2005
Battened mainsail by Harding Sails in very good condition New 2005
Mainsail furling line New 2016.
Genoa sail on Schaefer 3000 Roller furling unit by Harding Sails in Very Good Condition
Electric Andersen ST winches;
(2) Andersen Electric 68 ST Genoa winches 2 Speed Self Tailing
(1) Andersen Electric 40 ST outhaul winch variable speed Self Tailing. UPGRADE
(2) Lewmar 2 speed ST winches for staysail
(1) Lewmar 2 speed self taling winch for main sail
(5) Lewmar 2 speed self tailing winches for halyards
Sunbrella UV cover New 2011
Storm jib/staysail for inner forestay in Very Good Condition New 2005 on Schaefer 2000 Furling unit
Assymetrical spinnaker with spinnaker sock in Very Good Contition
Boom Brake with lines leading aft for cockpit control
NAVTEC Hydraulic Boom Vang
NAVTEC Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster
Radar Reflector on Spreader
Windex at Masthead
2 separate masthead wind instruments
Electric Andersen ST winches; (2) Genoa winches 2 Speed Self Tailing
(1) outhaul winch variable speed Self Tailing
Lofrans Electric anchor windlass at bow with up and down bow control
CQR Type plough anchor with 100' of New 2016 chain and 100' Rode
Bruce Anchor 65 lbs.
20' Chain and 100' 1/2" nylon rode
Danforth stern anchor 14 lbs with 60 feet nylon rode
50' additional nylon rode
Stainless Steel destroyer type wheel at helm
Manual bilge pump at helm
Fiberglass hull with fin keel, protected rudder on skeg
Teak deck was re-caulked 2010 and is dry below decks.
Antifouling paint applied 2015
Stainless steel side boarding ladder
Masthead Tricolor light with Anchor light switch at Nav station
C Plath Compass at helm on pedestal 6" Reconditioned 2016
Radar and GPS displays at helm
Wind (4), knot and depth displays at helm
Twin autopilot controls at helm (with remote at Nav Station)
Navtec hydraulic controls in cockpit
Engine panel, controls and alarms in cockipt starboard side
Vented locker for twin propane tanks starboard side locker
Large opening settee latches to access engine and mechanical areas plus storage area
Wood varnished cockpit table and cup holders
Cockpit seat cushions
Canvas Bimini on SS Frame
Dodger/spray hood over companionway
Sun Cover tarp
Cockpit shower with H/C Pressure water system
Taylor 2 burner stove, grill and oven LPG/propane system
Vented locker topsides contains two 20 lb tanks LPG
Safety solenoid, sensor and breaker for LPG system
Adler Barbour freezer and refrigerator top and front loading 110 V AC runs on shore power or on generator.
Heavy insulation in refrigerator requires reduced cooling time.
Sink with hot/cold pressure water system
Galley gear included
Excellent storage throughout galley area.
Forward; Amidships with entrance from forward stateroom
Lavac toilet with holding tank and valve for overboard discharge
Integrated shower with shower curtain
Hot/Cold pressure water sink
Aft; To port with entrance from either galley/salon or from private aft stateroom.
Separate shower area, sink with H/C pressure water
Entrance through aft to mechanical room beneath starboard cockipt sail locker.
Access to engine and generator
SWITLICK (6) Six Person cannister life raft cradle mounted on deck-needs certification
ACR Aqualink EPIRB
Jacklines on deck port and starboard
Radar reflector on spreader
(6) Inflatable Life Vests with Harnesses
Assorted Life Jackets
Assorted Fire Extinguishers
Automatic Fire extinguisher system engine room
Fume Detector in Galley New 2005
Numerous spares convey
Raw water pump complete set for Perkins Engine
Service Kit for Perkins raw water pump
Raw water pum complet set for Entec Generator
Service Kit for Entec raw water pump
Extra Furuno Radar/GPS display screen (for helm mount)
Spare lines, life jackets, (2) dinghy pumps, belts hoses and fuel filters
Refurbished engine alternator
Fuel Filters, oil filters, belts, hoses, etc.
Owners personal possessions and tools do not convey.
West Marine RIB Dinghy and 4 HP outboard do not convey but may be negotiated separately.
Po Box 17141
Aboard SV Windswept at Marina Jack Sarasota
Sarasota, FL 34276