Wauquiez Centurion 40s

by BWS Staff

Blue Water Sailing
September 2007


 

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One of the most venerable names in European boat building, Wauquiez has a well earned reputation for crafting elegant, performance cruising boats. The new Centurion 40s continues the company’s tradition.

The hull and deck are infusion moldings that have a high strength to weight ratio. With a high aspect, bulbed fin keel and spade rudder, the sleek hull will be light and easily driven. And with 1,024 square feet of working sail area, the boat has the sail power to really get up and move.

The cockpit is laid out for both comfortable lounging at anchor and sail handling when on the move. With a large destroyer wheel, the helmsman can steer from the windward rail.

The accommodation plan for the new boat offers two double cabins and a single head with a separate, large shower stall. There is a good wet locker in the shower so wet foul weather gear can be stowed away.

The main double cabin aft has a huge athwartships double berth and plenty of storage. The smaller double forward will make a fine guest cabin. The saloon is fairly traditional with a dinette and settee—both are good sea berths—a large U-shaped galley and a good chart table.

The fit and finish of the 40s is handsome and assembled to a very high standard. That said, the 40s has a simple, functional elegance below that will be easy to live with for years. For sailors who demand high quality, performance and ease of handling, the new 40s will be a fine dual-purpose boat.

Specifications: LOA 41’2”; LWL 38’6”; Beam 12’7”; Draft 7’7” (6’1”); Displacement 18,960 lbs.; Sail Area 1,040 sq. ft.

For more information log on to www.wauquiez.com.



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