Sloop course /croisière, plan Dubois, ligne intemporelle, équipé et très bien entretenu.
Sloop racer cruiser, designed by Dubois, timeless line, well equipped and perfectly maintained.
IJPE : 1183.75 sq ft
I : 65.75 ft
J : 18.50 ft
P : 58.42 ft
E : 19.67 ft
With the Centurion 48S, the naval architect Ed Dubois has designed a superb racer cruiser to seduce lovers of authentic high performance and comfortable yachts. The key features are impressive speed under any wind angle, stability of direction, precision steering with total and permanent control in a functional steering area where most maneuvers can be controlled at a flick of the finger, perfect seaworthiness under any weather, exceptional stiffness, low pitching, and overall comfort below deck (three double cabins, each with private bathroom; light and airy saloon; gourmet galley...). Moreover, the Centurion 48S is built on the basis of the most innovative technology in series produced boats (vacuum formed Airex sandwich and structural integration of all major components). She combines an outstanding quality of construction with uncompromising selection of the best equipment. The Wauquiez Pilot Saloon It was a true pleasure for the designers of Wauquiez to create the Pilot Saloon high performance yachts - and a true challenge as well. The design brief required a breakthrough in traditional yacht design: sheer beauty at high performance, easy handling and secure control, a comfortable interior that exploits space yet is extremely light, together with maximum safety and reliability. The concept breakthrough was achieved via computer assisted tridimensional designing. Most traditional boat designs are based on two dimensional thinking: length and width. Not so for the Wauquiez Pilot Saloon. Aided by the enormous potential which is provided by visualizing the third dimension, revolutionary advantages were achieved. Through a controlled use of height, we raised the floor space in a section of the saloon area and created a high performance yacht with a real panoramic view from the inside. Slightly raising the cockpit floor also created more volume in the comfortable guest quarters. Ed Dubois and Andrew Winch, the master designers, succeeded meanwhile in keeping gravity at its lowest objectives. Moreover, a sleek, racy profile was created for the Pilot Saloon line. Andrew Winch, a specialist in space utilization on board, had a vision to create a living space of conviviality and a virtually unlimited view. The saloon has been placed just behind the immense tinted windshield so that even while seated comfortably on the luxurious saloon sofa, you can fully enjoy the view of the sea. Behind the chart table, a panoramic view accompanies the inside controls of the boat. The floor plan of the saloon offers a split floor level, which allows essential places the full width of the yacht to create a saloon of royal dimension. Moreover, the engine room is placed under the saloon floor, permitting an addition of almost 20 percent living space compared to a traditional layout. The owner and the guests quarters are separated for total privacy. They each have their spacious, luxurious bathrooms with separate showers. The raised deck lines aft provide the standing height and the comfort of volume in the cabins at the backward section of the yacht. The kitchen has a truly dedicated place on board. It has the safe and compact dimensions which are required for using a galley at high seas, yet it has all the assets of a modern kitchen fully equipped to prepare truly gastronomical dishes. Pleasantly enough, persons seated in the saloon remain near for easy communication. The cockpit has an aft position. While navigating, the entire ship can be overseen; also, the spacious cockpit allows a large party of guests to enjoy the magnificent motions of a high performance yacht in action. When it comes to dining "al fresco," the large cockpit table will seat everyone on board. The overall design is dedicated to high performance and maximum control. Ed Dubois is a naval architect with a worldwide reputation; his achievements include superb designs for racing and maxi yachts, as well as our famous line of Centurion racercruisers. Outstanding hull lines are the basis of this superior performance of the Pilot Saloon. The fine entry at the bow contributes to her exhilarating speed, her upwind performance, and her directional stability in choppy seas. The bow section firms to a dynamic volume and greets harmonically and supportively the water masses of every wave after wave. Therefore, the Pilot Saloon has a stable, smooth, and undisturbed forward motion at open seas. The superb dynamic stability, assisted by a flattened bulb keel, allows this craft to benefit from a very powerful rig. Strongly stayed by aftswept spreaders, the magnificent mast deploys a large sail area. Ideal trim and total control of the sails is achieved by means of an innovative sails management system. Twin roll reefing stays combine the advantages of a large genoa for reaching and an efficient self-tacking Solent when carving one's way upwind. Mainsail furling and sophisticated boom control care for a mainsail that always matches changing conditions. Performance under sail is therefore continuously optimized, and the boat can always carry the maximum sail area permitted by the weather. The electrohydraulic assistance offers fingertip control of the whole sail system, especially when sailing shorthanded. Even from the inside steering position, the helmsman can keep full control of the boat. Perfectly sheltered behind the windshield, night watches and late season passages can be fully enjoyed. "Wauquiez is committed to building fast, seaworthy, and safe yachts of durable quality." Over the last decades, the Wauquiez yard has made considerable investments in order to fulfill this mission statement. The value of its yachts reflects their very high technological content, the superior quality of the materials selected for their construction, and a total dedication to perfect design, assembly, and finishing processes. In order to achieve outstanding results in terms of rigidity, sturdiness, durability, and safety, Wauquiez has introduced a totally new concept in yacht building. Taking advantage of the latest technological innovations, all major components of the boat are integrated into one homogeneous and cohesive system that results in absolute hull rigidity. As well, the Wauquiez hull benefits from "Interlink Duralite" construction; this technique consists of integrating a closed-cell polyurethane foam core that is vacuum formed between two skins of GRP. Compared to the traditional monolithic construction, it is twice as light, eight times more rigid, and offers additional advantages in sound and thermal insulation. Further strengthening of the hull structure is achieved by an oversized network of stringers and ribs. Total cohesion of all structural components of the boat is a major asset. Every bulkhead and every piece of furniture are laminated into the hull and to the deck, which is then totally integrated to the hull by molded overlaps with mechanical fastenings. The rig is also integral part of the structure: interconnected chainplates ensure a perfect distribution of constraints and the mast compression is transmitted to the keel. Wauquiez uses Twaron to shield against damages caused by underwater impacts. Developed by Akzo, Twaron is an aramid fiber that offers exceptional resistance to impacts (it is also used in bulletproof jackets). Integrated in the sandwich of the hull, from bow to keel, this extra shield makes the boat virtually "container proof" as proven by a comparative test simulating a 12-knot head-on collision. The only material that remained totally waterproof in this test was the Twaron sandwich. The best assembly must rely on its smallest component. This is why every element of the deck - rigging equipment, the electrical system, and the mechanical system, has been studied in collaboration with the best manufacturers, then carefully adapted and mounted by experienced specialists. Beyond innovative design and sophisticated technology, it is up to talented craftsmen to build a yacht that conveys pride of ownership. The decks are covered by the best teak, cut piece by piece then carefully aligned and sealed. Truly magnificent interior woodwork, in highly polished teak or maple finish, is stunning to look at and silky-soft to touch. Lovers of tradition may prefer the warm teak execution, while the whitened hard maple joinery will delight the modernists as it confers a refined luminosity to the interior. Every unit coming out of the Wauquiez yard proudly shows the signature of the workers who made it, in testimony of their total dedication to quality.
Centurion 48S Specifications - Standard Equipment - Hull in sandwich of vinylester - polyester and Airex foam - Anti-impact Twaron shield at the bow - Anti-osmosis treatment - Lead ballast - Whitlock steering system with self-aligning bearings - Deck, roof and cockpit in Burmese teak - Sparcraft rigging - Lewmar deck gear - Navtec hydraulic controls for boom vang and backstay - Complete anchoring gear with electric windlass - Yanmar 75 hp engine - Electrical systems 220V - 110V - 24V - 12V - 2 Battery chargers and shoreline - Gas stove - 24V electrical refrigerator - Hot water heated by engine or 220V - 110V - Pressurized water system - Halogen lighting - Electrical and manual bilge pumps - Interior woodwork in Burmese teak Centurion 48S Optional Equipment - Fully-battened mainsail with lazyjacks - Genoa furling system with UV band and luff strip - Profurl Elite furling system for genoa - Mast goal posts (2) - 4 Mooring lines and 6 fenders - Shallow draft bulb keel (1.80 m - 5' 11")
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