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Wauquiez Centurion 40

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Length: 39.7ft / 12.1m

Price £44,950 inc Vat

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Boat Details


  • Builder: Henri Wauquiez
  • Designer: Ed Dubois
  • Construction: GRP


  • Length (Feet): 39.7
  • Length (Metres): 12.1
  • Beam: 13' 6"
  • Max Draft: 5' 5"
  • Fuel Capacity: 1 x 168 L (37 Gal)
  • Water Capacity: 1 x 680 L (150 Gal)


  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Make: Beta
  • Engine Model: 38HP 4 Cylinder
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type of Propeller: 3 Blade
  • Total Power: 38


Designed by Ed Dubois and built by Henri Wauquiez, France in 1988.

Aft cockpit fast cruising yacht, nicely fitted out 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.

British Part 1 Registered, EU VAT paid.


White GRP hull with keel skeg and lead ballasted shallow 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.

** Light sanding of teak side decks and coachroof, refitting dowels and re-caulking to anchor locker lid – included in asking price **


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 size
  • Cruising Chute – by North Sails – with snuffer
  • Blue Lazybag mainsail cover – new 2014 with Lazy Jacks


Spars and 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

Quick 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 2ndary, 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 table aft 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 openpulpit, 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 and 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.



Teak sidedecks


Teak cockpit

Bimini top

Fully battened mainsail

Furling genoa


Cockpit cushions




Steering wheel


Lazy bag



Cockpit table

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