Originally Posted by Igor
I am also looking at Wauquiez Centurion 45 1992 does any one knows if it is solid glass hull I cant get info anywere ?
I own a centurion 45 built in 1993. It is still a solid Glass hull classical construction. I bought her used, in 1999 and sailed more than 25 000 miles with her.
THIS BOAT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I look around for an alternative and could not find anything like it. This is truly impossible to destroy. Roll Over is now almost 20 years old and looks like new!!!
If I sell mine this will be to find the same in 49 version because of family
increase but I would never buy newer boats, Nothing is built like this anymore. Plus the Yacht is incredibly fast, both in small wind
and high winds. We crossed the Atlantic from Saint Martin to Azores
at an average speed of about 7.2 Knots (13 days) in 20-45 knots of wind
at about 60-70 degrees starboard, the last 400 miles motoring at 6 knots, meaning that under sail the boat was just a blast (with a Solent and the main sail between up and 2 reefs)!!!
Also sailing down the portuguese coast down wind, we routinely crossed from one port to the next (about 50 miles)in.... 5 hours! 10 Knots average speed with about 1 knot
. In small wind under assymetric spinaker between 70 and 110 degres with about 9-12 knots of apparent wind I routinely do 7 knots average speed. Many boats are stuck. I think that what makes these boats so fast is a perfect combination of the exact amount of weight (That gives them inertia and stability) and thin water
lines. If you get really good sails
on them as I do and keep the hull very clean, it s a rocket.
Obviusly its hard to get her surfing like new wide bottom boats although you can do it by keeping a lot of sails
but the fastest I ever sailed is 13 knots, which you can easily beat with modern light weight boats. However with these boats your head
gets shaken and everything goes berzerk in a storm and after a few years the boat looks like a wreck.
As you can see I am completely in love with this boat after 12 years of sailing together (probably a longer lasting affair than anything with girls!!!).
If you find one, go for it!!!