|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Plymouth Devon UK|
Freelancer is a very safe and seaworthy boat, ideal for exploring the estuaries and rivers of the Southwest, as well as for more extended blue water sailing. Since 2013, we have enjoyed sailing Freelancer extensively, including many beautiful trips along the South West coast as well as more extended cruises to the Scillies, Channel Islands, Northern Brittany and Southern Ireland. An opportunity to upgrade to a Westerly ketch 33 means that Freelancer is now for sale.
Freelancer is in excellent condition for her age. She has been hauled out for the winter every winter for regular maintenance and cosmetic care.
Full details available on request
|Vessel type:||Westerly Centaur|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Volvo Penta MD2B, rebuilt 2019|
|Length over all:||26'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Twin Keel|
|Displacement:||3039 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||10 Gallons|
Galley: Gas 2-ring stove and grill - new 2016; Gas bottle in cockpit locker with gas drain hole. New regulator 2016. Gas tubing and connections checked by qualified engineer 2016; Original Westerly galley worktop and splashback and sink; Cooler compartment; Storage for crockery. Various cups, bowls, plates, pots, pans available;
The original Westerly water tank is in situ but has not been inspected and all water pipes have been disconnected. Water has been brought fresh on board in containers. 3 containers available.
Forward Cabin and Saloon living space:
Forward cabin has double V berth, with storage lockers below, and side shelves; Saloon Table with bench seating. Table can be lowered to create a double berth; Two aft quarter berths, original lining replaced by carpet tiles for improved insulation; Headlining stripped, coach house roof cleaned, and lining replaced 2018; All cushions (except port quarter berth) recovered 2019; Bulkhead in forward cabin and heads area painted white 2018; Hatches in good working order; Floors painted with nonslip cream deck paint
Heads: Clean and tidy; Jabsco salt-water toilet, securely mounted. New valves 2016; Pull out hand-basin; Storage for toiletries
Freelancer is a very solidly built GRP bilge-keel yacht, with no signs of osmosis.
She is in excellent condition for her age. She has been hauled out for the winter every winter for regular maintenance and cosmetic care. She has been regularly cleaned, polished, and waxed. Her hull holds a good shine. However, there are some spider cracks on the starboard hull which need attention.
The keel joints are in excellent condition. In 2019, the keels were professionally remounted, including fibreglass webbing reinforcement of the hull areas around the keel mounts and new keel bolts and sealant.
Saloon windows were removed and resealed in 2017 and there are no leaks from any of the ports. However, the small ports need to be similarly resealed, and the round glass replaced.
Pushpit, pulpit, stanchions, lifelines and deck cleats all in good condition and securely attached to the deck
Danforth anchor with 36 m of 6mm chain, kedge anchor with 20 m rope
Standard Westerly cockpit winches replaced by 16” stainless steel winches 2018
Teak cockpit floorboard and seating
New tiller 2016 - probably the most beautiful tiller you will ever see on a Centaur😊
All hatches secure and in good working order
Varnished running strake and grab rails all in good condition
Non-slip deck paint, dark blue
Outboard engine mounting attached to transom 2017. In good condition. Raising and lowering allows long shaft outboard auxiliary engine to be mounted if required.
5x sausage fenders
Assorted mooring ropes
3x winch handles
25L spare fuel cannister and funnel
Canvas cover for hatch, 2020
Sprayhood in working order
Cockpit tent, heavy duty
GPS Garmin Echomap DV 2016 – includes interactive charts and tracking (British isles, northern France, Channel Islands), and depth sounder display British Isles and Northern France
Depth sounder fitted 2016
Cruiser wind instruments 2016
Analogue compass, original
iCom VHF radio 2016
Raymarine ST2000 tiller pilot autotiller – new 2016
The original Volvo Penta MD2B 2-cylinder marine diesel 23 HP, sea water cooled, was rebuilt in 2019 and is in good working order and generally in good condition. 70A alternator replaced 2019.
Morse control cables in good condition and securely attached to the main engine.
Fuel: 50 Litres (stainless steel tank to the rear of the engine compartment)
Original 3 blade propeller
Speed: - 4 Knots cruising, 6 Knots max
Engine battery: Dynamic C Silver 86AH CCA 800, new in 2020
House battery: Dynamic C Silver 86AH CCA 800, new in 2020
2 spare batteries, 75 AH, 2016
Nav lights all converted to LED for power consumption 2016
Solar panel - 20W (2016) on coach house roof with trickle charge to engine and house battery
Single spreader sloop with a deck stepped aluminium Proctor mast with wire cable stays.
Mast was removed and checked by a professional rigger during the winter of 2016-2017
New foresail furling gear FANCOR LS100 and forestay foil 2016-17
Standing rigging checked 2016-17
All running rigging replaced as new 2016-17
2x main sails, good condition, sail cover 2019
2x 150% genoa, 1 smaller foresail, all in good condition
Cruising chute (age unknown, blue and white, reasonable condition, new sheets)
Lifebuoy – Yellow, Baltic c/w holder
First aid kit
Flares (out of date)
EchoMax 230 Midi radar reflector mounted on mast 2016
Cockpit bilge pump c/w manual handle
Electric bilge pump in engine compartment activated by switch on control panel
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.