Wauquiez Centurion 40

58,950 | Brighton Marina United Kingdom


  • Make Wauquiez Centurion
  • Model 40
  • Year 1987
  • LOA 38ft/12m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 7
  • Cabins 3
  • Ancasta Ref 34683
  • Name Por Que


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 - January 2020

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- teak treatment Semco- Feb 2020
Skeg hung rudder
Wheel steering
Aft self-draining cockpit
Teak slats to cockpit seats and sole
Self-draining anchor locker



Lines led aft:
Six lines and jammers in cockpit above saloon: main halyard, mainsheet, second genoa halyard and reefs 1-3
Mainsheet traveller
Genoa sheets and furling line
Genoa sidecar lines

Backstay: as part of masthead rigging and to give further control over the mainsail, there is a stainless steel adjustable backstay with tensioner operated by a winch handle in the cockpit.
There are also port and starboard running backstays leading to the cockpit to tension the spars and mast when the staysail is tensioned and in choppy seas.

Walder Boom Brake (2012) (prevents boom doing fast and sudden jibes - moves slowly from side to side). The Walder boom brake replaced the kicker. The tackle for the kicker is on board and it can be reinstated by a future owner if required.

Genoa on Harken Marv IV (2011) furling forestay
Mainsail fully battened and with slab reefing and lazy-jacks (2006)
Staysail with removable inner forestay and running backstays
Large spinnaker
High aspect jib (Quantum sails), spare jib which works very well with reefed main
Whisker pole is attached to the mast (for attaching to Genoa to extend its reach)
Mainsail covers on mast to match cockpit fabrics

Kemp anodised aluminium mast descends through coach roof and saloon to hull: the increase in length enables more movement via the backstay tensioner.
Kemp anodised aluminium boom.

Stainless Steel RIGGING- replaced 2001

Eight dual-speed self-tailing Lewmar winches: seven at cockpit and one near the mast.
Two x 52 sheet winches
One x 43 halyard winch
Two x 40 spinnaker sheet winches
Three x 30 control line winches
Two winch handles
Fabric winch covers to match cockpit sprayhood etc

Permanently installed Hydrovane wind vane on transom. The Hydrovane will steer the boat across oceans without power consumption. Spare vane cover included


High quality finish with a lot of teak and wood panels in good condition. Very comfortable accommodation.
Eberspacher central heating, installed in 2002, with modern digital timer/programmer behind navigation seat.
Easy operating instructions encapsulated in plastic stored adjacent.

Upholstery new in July 2018 with water and dirt repellent light grey fabric.
Headlining new 2005 and in good condition throughout.
New aft cabin twin-layered memory foam mattress providing excellent support

Fore cabin with twin V berths (1.85 berth length) and infill to make double: lots of space.
Wooden trims to side with storage plus hanging locker and other storage lockers.
Storage below berths.
Large hatch to deck.
Private door to forward heads and additional door to lobby with further lockers and storage.
Lobby has separate door to heads plus modesty curtain enabling the fore cabin door to be left open to give more space for dressing etc.

Aft cabin via door off the galley with large and comfortable double berth (1.95m length), wood paneling, lots of storage and many lockers.
Mains electrical socket and two countertops.
Two windows to cockpit and one to deck.

Saloon with U-shaped dinette and straight settee opposite.
All upholstery in good condition and high quality fabric.
All cushion covers removable and machine washable and with velcro backing to keep them in place.
Large dining table with two drop leaves between the two settees.
U-shaped can be double berth and straight is single berth. (2.15m length berth)

Wood paneling to the sides of the saloon give many lockers, shelves and storage areas as well as a mirrored drinks cabinet. two mains sockets, windows to deck, hatch to deck, strong wooden grab rails, wall-mounted speakers with matching wooden boxing for the radio player, brass clock and barometer on wooden mount.

Below the saloon seating is storage. Approximately 40% is taken up by two water tanks, the water pressure pump system and piping and the electric bilge pump and piping, but the rest is available as storage.
Additional lockers behind the settee seating backs.

Comfortable navigation station with cushions to match saloon, full-size desk with hinged lid, switch panel and other electrical items and navigation items listed below, windows to deck with curtains, two red lights, Sony radio/cassette(connected to saloon wall-mounted speakers).
Fire extinguisher, fire blanket, waterproof torch, inverter are also here.
Shelving to the side with more items such as 12 volt plug multiple adaptors, very bright light, fog horns, European flags and much more.
Key switches for 12 volt domestic electrics.

Galley with wooden shelving between galley and saloon to give more storage.
Gimballed Plastimo gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven (2002).
Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurized hot and cold fresh water mixer tap, fresh cold filtered water tap and foot pumps to give seawater and fresh water.
Large fridge and separate freezer or can be used as cool store and fridge: thermostatic control.
Fridge/freezer can be left on all the time and trickle charge to batteries from solar panel and wind vane mean batteries stay charged.
Lots of storage lockers and shelves in the galley. Window above gas cooker is openable.

Aft heads with separate shower compartment.
Two large storage lockers and shelf above toilet.
Shower with hot and cold mixer, teak lattice floor (easily liftable) with sump below and extractor pump.
Shower curtain and opening in bulkhead between shower compartment and toilet area.
Two windows and small hatch.
Two large robe or towel hooks.

Wet locker off the shower: drains to the sump under the shower floor.

Forward heads with toilet, stainless steel wash basin, teak countertop, hot and cold mixer, two hinged mirror cabinets with lots of storage, windows to deck and small hatch.
Teak lattice floor with sump below to enable washing and spilling of water.
Marine first aid kit in box on bulkhead.
Towel ring and storage.
Diverter valve to enable the toilet to be emptied either into the holding tank or directly discharge into the sea.
The aft heads discharges into the sea.

Large, deep aft cockpit with side seating set safely back from the edges.
Very large port storage locker and medium size starboard side locker.
Large aft storage lockers and aft seating.
Detachable varnished cockpit table.
Detachable varnished mug holder.
Self-draining cockpit with lattice flooring.


Perkins Prima 50:
50hp 4 cylinder diesel engine (2675 hrs)
140 lts Fuel Tank
Located behind the companionway, easy access all around.
Gearbox rebuilt -January 2020.
Water cooled via heat exchanger.
Shaft V-drive to three-bladed 18" propellor.
PSS carbon/stainless seal to drive shaft: maintenance free- New January 2020

Single lever control at helm.

Fuel tank and oil temperature gauges.
Rev counter and warning lights.
Engine professionally serviced in March 2018


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


12v system
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
10 fenders
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

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)
Fire blanket

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

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

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