CENTAUR 26 (WESTERLY)

CENTAUR 26 (WESTERLY) photo CENTAUR 26 (WESTERLY) drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Twin Keel
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
26.00 ft
LWL:
21.33 ft
Beam:
8.42 ft
S.A. (reported):
324.00 ft2
Draft (max):
3.00 ft
Displacement:
6,700 lb
Ballast:
2,800 lb
S.A./Disp.:
14.63
Bal./Disp.:
41.79
Disp./Len.:
308.22
Construction:
FG/balsa cored foredeck
First Built:
1969
Last Built:
1980
# Built:
2444
Builder:
Westerly Marine Ltd. (UK)
Designer:
Laurent Giles

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Volvo
Model:
MD7A
Type:
Diesel
Fuel:
12 gals

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
14.63
Bal./Disp.:
41.79
Disp./Len.:
308.22
Comfort Ratio:
26.66
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.79
S#:
1.50

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
31.00 ft
J:
10.16 ft
P:
29.00 ft
E:
11.50 ft
S.A. Fore:
157.48 ft2
S.A. Main:
166.75 ft2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
324.23 ft2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
14.64
Est. Forestay Len.:
32.62 ft

Accommodations

Water:
17 gals

Notes

The CENTAUR was Westerly's most successful model and, in anything close to this size range, the most popular British production sailboat ever. It's thought that all are bilge/twin keelers and a few were delivered with a ketch rig.
A center cockpit/aft cabin version, the CHIEFTAIN, was introduced in 1972.

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