|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Ipswich Suffolk UK|
Centaur is a fine and original example of Kim Holman’s classic Stella class.
To be Sold afloat in commission after the completion of her full refit.June 2021
She has enjoyed a careful and considered history of guardianship on both the South and East coasts of UK, where she has been raced, cruised, and loved for more than 50 years.
Most recently she has enjoyed ongoing, meticulous maintenance by her experienced present owner based at Fox’s Marina & Boatyard on the river Orwell in Suffolk.
Over the last 10 years various specialist repair and maintenance work has been carried out to a high standard - including keel bolts, removal and re-bedding of ballast, partial re-fastening, topsides refinishing, epoxy/glass sheathing of decks and a complete professional re-wire.
She has given her current owners much pleasure and many hours enjoying local cruising and some classic racing on the east coast of England.
Despite having been subtly optimised for racing, the vessel retains the most fantastic original charm and provides much satisfaction of ownership and the inevitable ‘Nice Boat’ comments from all who see her!
Works carried out:
New ballast keel bolts machined, galvanised & fitted with over size stainless backing plates 2013
Full re-wire, Full interior re-paint, Hull stripped and spray painted 2013
Deck stripped and epoxied 2014
New Douglas Fir boom 2015
New 316 stainless rudder bearings with replaceable marine grade nylon inserts 2018
|Condition:||Very good and well maintained|
|Vessel type:||single displacement clinker wooden hull|
|Class Society:||Stella Owners Association|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Renault Couach RC8D|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||5 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||9 Knots|
|Length over all:||26'|
|Length of deck:||26'|
|Length at waterline:||20'|
|Hull colour:||Ice Blue|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
Her conventional interior offers comfort for two and can accommodate four, if required.
2 x bespoke stainless steel framed pipe cots are installed in the forepeak.
2 x opposing settee berths in the saloon.
Fresh water pump
Jabsco sea toilet ( in the fore peak)
Origo 2 burner spirit stove on gimbals
Clinker planked hull. Spray painted and wax topsides Ice Blue
Painted marine ply epoxied decks.
Varnished hardwood cabin sides, cockpit, the interior furniture and fittings .
Internal planking a painted finish.
Bilges all painted out
Solid wooden cabin sole boards.
Anchor 7.5kg Lewmar (Bruce type) plough
Chain/warp 8m x 10mm chain spliced to 30m x 14mm 8 plait anchor warp.
Kedge 3kg Delta, short chain & 20m warp
Red ensign and staff
Various loose blocks, sheets/guys
Misc. loose gear, spares, and equipment
Diesel and water jerry cans
Various spares and loose equipment available on request
Inflatable dinghy available on request
Dancover tent/ workshop. available by separate negotiation.
Sylva Bulkhead Steering compass
Lowrance HDS Gen2 Touch Chart Plotter
Sylva S10 DSC VHF Radio
Nexus Sea Data Depth and Speed
Renault Couach RC8D
Single cylinder 8hp diesel coupled to 3:1 reduction/reverse transmission driving 14” 2 blade propeller with 11” pitch.
Seawater-cooled. Wet exhaust.
Electric starter and 28amp alternator
Sails Main sail – Gowen (good) – Parker & Kay (serviceable)
Genoa – Gowen (good) - Radial cut genoa – Gowen (old)
Working Jib - Gowen (good)
Spinnaker – Gowen (good)
Wire luff storm jib (old but serviceable)
Various other sails available on request
Andersen ST18 stainless self-tailing sheet winches and Lewmar 8 halyard winches.
Easymatic Mainsheet system on Lewmar traveller
Z Spars Rod Kicker
Z Spars aluminium spinnaker pole
Coach roof weather covers.
Twin 12V battery system – 70Ah start & 85Ah domestic.
12v electrics running both domestic & sailing systems.
LED mast head tricolour/anchor light and conventional deck level navigation lights
LED interior lighting. Radio & navigation electronics
LED interior lights
Radio and navigation electronics.
S/s/ pushpit, pulpit, stanchions and guard wires.
Bilge pumps: 2 x auto electric Rule 500GPH,
1 manual Whale Gusher cockpit
first aid kit
Grabrails to coach roof
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Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.