The Westerly Centaur was designed in 1968 by Jack Laurent Giles as a more modern and roomier replacement for the existing Westerly 25. She was probably the first mass-production yacht to have had the design tank-tested before a prototype was built, and this, plus Laurent Giles's earlier experience with bilge keel designs, was probably the reason for the Centaur's good performance under sail.
Many can be found in practically every harbour in the country. The reason for their popularity is due to their safe cockpits, wide decks, good performance and spacious accommodation down below.
DILRUBA has been very well maintained over the years and now has a brand new 20HP Beta Marine diesel engine.
DILRUBA has the 'C' layout and is one of the most original Centaurs I have come across. With 4 berths in two cabins, including one double up forward. Heads forward on port side with a sea-toilet and a pull out hand basin. The galley to starboard has a deep stainless steel sink, gas stove with two burners and a grill and ample storage. The saloon has settee's on each side with a fold down table meaning 4/5 can sit around the table easily.
Plastimo Contest Steering Compass
Navico log (speed) & echo sounder (depth)
Simrad RD68 VHF DSC radio
Nasa Navtex (weather)
Beta Marine 20HP (new 2015).
Parkstone Bay Marina