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Wauquiez Centurion 40


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Fox's Yacht Sales - Head Office

Fox's Marina
Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8SA
United Kingdom

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Make Wauquiez
Model Centurion 40
Year 1988
Condition Used
Price £49,000
Type Sail
Class Sloop
Length 12.1 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fibreglass
Location Ipswich, Suffolk
Tax Status Tax Paid
LOA 12.06 m
Length at Water Line 10.16 m
Beam 4.11 m
Max Draft 1.65 m
Keel Type Fin
Displacement 9500 kg
Ballast 3600 kg
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Beta Marine
Power 38 hp
Drive Type Shaft Drive
Propeller Type 3 Blade
Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Henri Wauquiez
Certification CE-Certification
Fuel Tanks 168 litres
Fresh Water Tanks 680 litres


Designed by Ed Dubois and built by Henri Wauquiez, France in 1988. British Part 1 Registered. EU VAT paid.

Capable offshore cruising yacht, nicely fitted out in rich teak with a modern layout below decks giving 5 berths plus 2 in the saloon. Two heads. New engine fitted 2014/5. Shallow draft lead scheel keel.


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White GRP hull with keel skeg and lead ballasted scheel keel.

Spade rudder with Solimar wheel steering, cable linked.

 Alloy toe rail

White GRP deck, superstructure and self-draining aft cockpit.

Teak laid side decks and coachroof. Teak slatted cockpit seats and sole.

Teak internal joinery.


Beta 38hp freshwater cooled 4 - cylinder diesel engine – New 2014/5 with heat exchanger and wet exhaust. Flexible mounts. 2014/15 ZF reversing reduction gearbox with shaft driven 3 bladed MaxProp feathering propeller Single lever controls. Ignition panel at helm with rev counter, fuel gauge and hour meter. 147 hours since new.


Fuel: 168 litres

Freshwater:   680 litres (believed)

Hotwater tank: 25 litres – heated by engine & 240v immersion

Holding tank: Loose on board unfitted


12 Volt system – 4 x 125ah domestic and 1 x 125ah engine batteries charged by engine alternator with Adverk smart charger or battery charger. 12v lighting throughout. Navigation lights. 24 function 12v distribution board with circuit breakers and battery state indicator plus 240v switches.

2 x Solar panels and Wind generator – no regulator fitted.

240 Volt system – Shore power socket, cable and RCB. 40ah battery charger. 8 UK outlet sockets and immersion heater in calorifier.


  • Mainsail – 2014 by One Sails (P & K) – full battened, Frederiksen cars
  • 140% Furling Genoa – 2006 by Quantum – serviced 2014 by P & K
  •  120% Furling Genoa – Original – little used
  • Spinnaker – small sized
  • Cruising Chute – by North Sails – with snuffer
  • Blue Lazybag mainsail cover – new 2014 with Lazy jacks

Spars & Rigging

Keel stepped masthead sloop rig

Silver alloy double spreader mast & slab reefing boom

Mainsail luff track with Frederiksen cars

Harken roller furling headsail system

Removable inner forestay & tensioner with lazy runners

1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging – replaced 2000

Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster on insulated backstay

Deck stowed spinnaker pole and jockey pole

Quik Vang sprung rod kicker.

Terylene running rigging with controls led cockpit. Spinnaker running gear.

Genoa tracks with twin cars, adjustable mainsheet traveller in cockpit


All winches by Lewmar

2 x 52ST Genoa, 2 x 46ST secondary, 30ST & 40ST halyard, 2 x 30ST for runners, 2 x 43ST on deck at mast.


5 berths plus 2 berths in saloon

Rich teak internal joinery with teak & holly cabin floors

Blue Alcantara upholstery & matching curtains to saloon. Blinds to hatches.

Hot & cold pressurised water to galley & heads compartments.

Water heated from engine or 240v immersion heater.

Eberspacher diesel fired cabin heating – requires new ducting

Blaupunkt stereo radio with CD stacker

Large brass clock & barometer

The yacht comes with a wide selection of domestic equipment

Ventilation by 6 x Tannoy vents, 6 deck hatches, 4 opening ports

Forward cabin with large double V berth and infill.Storage under. Hanging locker and good changing area. Direct access to forward heads.

Forward heads to starboard with access from forward cabin and saloon. Includes Lavac sea toilet, washbasin, shower with drain and good storage. Hanging lockers opposite to port.

Saloon Large comfortable C shaped settee to starboard with pilot berth outboard. Bench settee to port. Large central dining table with folding leaves. Lee cloths to saloon settees. Storage locker outboard and below berths.

Chart tableaft to port, large chart table with navigators seat, chart storage, lockers, switch panel and provision for instruments.

Aft heads Large compartment aft to port with Blakes sea toilet, fold down hand basin, storage and separate shower stall.

Galley aft to port with varnished teak work surface, 1 ½ stainless steel sinks, ENO 2 burner gimballed gas cooker with oven and grill, large cool box with keel cooled 12v refrigeration unit.Enormous storage.

Aft cabin to starboard with large double berth, hanging locker and shelving. Access to engine compartment.

Navigation Equipment

3 x Tacktick MN 100 multifunction displays plus wind display.

Lowrance HDS7M GPS plotter at helm.

Autohelm 7000 autopilot with linear drive (plus spare control head)

Icom M501 Euro DSC VHF radio

Garmin 128 GPS

Icom hand held VHF radio

Hand bearing compass

Windpilot – stern mounted self-steering gear (with additional Autohelm 1000)

Deck Equipment

Low profile coachroof with T shaped aft cockpit

S/s open pulpit, split pushpit, stanchions & guardwires with side & stern gates.

Double roller s/s stemhead fitting,

Lofrans electric anchor windlass with forward and cockpit controls.

Brittany anchor chain & warp.

Draining chain locker.

Bow, stern and spring mooring cleats.

Blue folding sprayhood. Blue bimini, removable side screens to enclose cockpit + mosquito screens.

Cockpit cushions and cockpit table

Teak coachroof grabhandles

Cockpit storage in 1 x deep cave locker, 1 x shallow locker, 2 x aft lazarette lockers and gas lock er for two bottles. 

Mooring warps & fenders. Boathook, winch handle pocket.

S/s rear arch, mounting for solar panel, aerials and bimini support

S/s post at stern for wind generator

Passerelle – folding alloy type

2 x folding bikes

Avon Redstart dinghy

A selection of tools and useful equipment has been left on board.

Safety Equipment

Ex RAF CA 6 man Liferaft – last serviced 2009

Anchors – Bruce 20kg, CQR 20kg, s/s Danforth, Fishermans, Alloy Fortress


1 x manual bilge pump. 1 x Electric bilge pump.

Horseshoe lifebuoy with light. Life sling

Harnesses & assorted safety gear


In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor.  The vendor has provided the information and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed.  Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.

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