Wauquiez Centurion 32

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by QC3, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. QC3
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    I am curious what others have heard concerning the seagoing capabilities of the Wauquiez Centurion 32. Built circa 1973. Is her design considered a good offshore vessel for her size? Thanks
     
  2. Grant Nelson
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    Can you share some picture, plans, etc. or links to such?
     
  3. QC3
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    Sorry, I don't have any pictures or drawings. I was hoping someone might have some first-hand experience with the vessel. I know they are much more common in Europe (especially France) than in North America so I was hoping someone who has actually sailed one could chime in. They look similar to the Centurion 32 or the S&S 34. Similar vintage and style...Thanks
     
  4. tom28571
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    If I'm not mistaken, it is a Holman & Pye Brit design built by Waquiez in France. It is a fairly small 32 with fine lines. A friend sailed one from NC to Cuba & back a few years ago. Very good sailer. One issue is the cockpit drains which the Brits seem to be able to cock up. They need to be changed to a cross over design or your feet get wet all the time.
     
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  6. david merlot
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    WAUQUIEZ CENTURION 32/ GLADIATOR/PRETORIAN and other

    After 40 years spent into WAUQUIEZ SHIPYARD , I can propose spare parts ( windows , stanchion bases, as original line ) or advices about these ships , built from 1965 to 1996
    regards , david
     
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    Wauquiez Centurion 32 Gladiator Pretorian

    after 40years into the WAUQUIEZ shipyard, I can propose you advices or spare parts ( windows, stanchion bases, in original line ) drawing . Regards,
    David Merlot
     
  8. MarkLowry
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    Wauquiez Parts and Consultation

    David Merlot --

    I am the original owner of a Pretorien and am looking to buy a Centurion 42. I am interested in your previous post about Wauquiez parts and consultation. Please advise on how I can get in touch with you.

    Mark Lowry
     
  9. robert watt
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    i have owned one for 20 years, they are very strong and well built, engine space is tight, betta 28 just fits
     
  10. robert watt
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    David I own a centurian 32 originally called snow goose of rhu, now called solan of lorne built 1973 and still in excellent condition. Can you tell me where i can find a production number on the hull?
     

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