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42' Westsail 1981 42 Center Cockpit Yawl

  • Price: $59,000
  • Model Year: 1981
  • Boat Ref: 6174298
  • Location: Pensacola FL, United States
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Broker Contact

  • Broker Name: Kevin Barber
  • Tel. (850) 982-0983

42' Westsail 1981 42 Center Cockpit Yawl

Legendary and Affordable Blue Water Cruiser

Be sure to watch the walkthough video above!


Westsail has a well deserved reputation for building tough, safe, go anywhere blue water cruisers.  Back when Westsail was producing boats, they offered the option of buying one unfinished.  Many owners during that time customized the layout themselves, and finished them on their own.   Centurion came out of the factory mold in 1977, and was finished out by her original owner and launched in 1981.  

Centurion is a center cockpit yawl, with two staterooms and two heads. Her staysail yawl rig includes a yankee jib, self tending staysail and boom, mainsail, and mizzen.  This highly adaptable rig allows multiple sail configurations to match any condition.   The staysail yawl rig is classic, beautiful, and efficient. 

William Crealock designed the Westsail 42 with one purpose in mind-  safe and comfortable long range cruising. This heavy displacement, full keel cruiser will take you anywhere you can dream of. 

Call me for complete details on this impressive vessel.  


Highlights Include:

  • Perkins 4.236 (85HP) Diesel with only 900 hours
  • Garmin Touch Screen GPS MAP 7608 (NEW 2016!)
  • TackTic Wireless Wind and Depth
  • ST5000 Autopilot
  • McMurdo class B AIS receiver (NEW 2016!)
  • Muir 12V Windlass w/ helm controls
  • Cold Plate refrigeration system
  • Balmar 165A Alternator w. Regulator and Secondary 65A
  • New Yankee Cut Jib (NEW 2016)
  • All New Running Rigging (NEW 2016)
  • Bottom Painted 2015

  • Full SpecsOpen or Close
    • Construction: GRP
    • Length: 42 ft
    • Beam: 13' 0"
    • Displacement: 31500 lbs
    • Min Draft: 5' 7"
    • LOA: 42.75 feet
    • LWL: 33.25 feet
    • Bridge Clearance: 57 feet
    Speed and Distance
    • Single Berth No.: 2
    • Double Berth No.: 1
    • Cabin No.: 2
    • Head No.: 2
    • Number of Engines: 1
    • EngineType: Inboard
    • Engine(s) Make: Perkins
    • Engine Model: 4.236
    • Engine Year: 2001
    • Engine Fuel: Diesel
    • Engine Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
    • Engine Hours: 900
    • Engine Horsepower: 85.0 hp
    • Fuel: 1 x 100 gallons
    • Water: 1 x 385 gallons
    • Holding: 1 x 25 gallons
  • DescriptionsOpen or Close

    Vessel Walkthrough

    Entering from the center cockpit companionway, you enter the main salon.  To starboard is a walk through galley, with a passage leading to the aft stateroom.  To port is a comvertible dinette with seating for 4.  Moving forward there is a 4' settee to port and a 6' settee to starboard.  The starboard settee converts to over and under pilot bunk berths. Moving forward is a head to port, and a forward cabin with a v-berth and filler cushion.  The mast stateroom is accessed through the galley passageway.  Walking aft from the galley there is a chart table and navigation station with plenty of storage.  There is engine access available from the passageway as well.   All the way aft is the master stateroom with separate single bunks to port and starboard.  To starboard is an additional head and a very large sliding door with walk-in engine room access. 

    Accommodations and Heads

    Master Stateroom and Head

    • Two single berth to port and starboard in a v- configuration w/ Filler board
    • Overhead heavy duty hatch
    • Opening bronze port lights
    • Stereo speakers
    • 12V Fans
    • Four deep drawers and hanging locker
    • Vanity with room for a chair
    • Two brass oil lamps
    • Private head with manual toilet
    • Handheld shower wand
    • Slide out sink with hot/cold water
    • Access to engine room 


    Forward Guest Stateroom and Head 

    • Single berth w/filler cushion to make V
    • Teak privacy door
    • Hinged top loading storage
    • Access to chain locker forward
    • Private entrance to forward head compartment
    • Ventilation passageway to salon w/ removable partition
    • Manual/ electric toilet
    • Porcelain sink and tiled counter
    • Shower w/ sump box 
    • 25 Gallon holding tank w/ macerator pump


    The spacious walk through galley is located in the starboard section of the salon.  The galley offers a ton of storage and ample refrigeration capacity.

    • Adler Barbour water cooled cold plate system w/ freezer and spillover refrigeration 
    • Force 10 two burner propane stove/ oven w/ teak cutting board cover
    • Two 10lb propane tanks housed in teak locker on stern
    • Whirlpool microwave oven
    • Double deep stainless steel sink w/ hot and cold pressurized water
    • Foot pump for fresh water
    • A/C outlets
    • 6 gallon stainless water heater 

    Engine and Mechanical

    • Perkins 4-236 Diesel installed NEW in 2001.  85 horsepower with 900 hours on engine. Fuel economy is reported to be 1.4 gph at 1,800 rpm.  
    • Direct drive transmission with traditional stuffing box
    • Shaft brake 
    • Twin 500FG  Racor fuel filters w/ flow control valves
    • Force 10 Propane cabin heater


    • (4) 6V deep cycle batteries for house bank (NEW 2016!)
    • (2) 12V group 31 starting batteries (450 AH total)
    • Twin Alternators,  Delco 65A and Balmar 165A 
    • Balmar Max Charge regulator 
    • Balmar Smartguage battery monitor
    • Xantrex true charge 40 battery charger (NEW 2016!)
    • 2500W Inverter 
    • 12V lighting
    • Numerous 12V Fans
    • 30A shorepower


    • Garmin Touch Screen GPS MAP 7608
    • Autohelm ST5000 autopilot w/ linear drive unit 
    • McMurdo Smartfind M10 Class B AIS
    • TackTick wireless wind system
    • TackTick Depth display
    • Raytheon Radar (non functional)
    • SSB radio (non functional)
    • Uniden VHF Radio
    • ACR Rapidfix 406 EPIRB w/ internal GPS


    • Edison Wheel steering w/ stainless destroyer wheel 
    • Globemaster compass 
    • Binical cover
    • Custom cockpit table mounts on pedestal with wheel removed
    • Teak drop boards
    • Dodger w/ Isenglass panels
    • Sunbrella bimini w/ stainless frame and interconnect to dodger
    • Emergency manual bilge pump

    Hull and Deck

    • 12V Muir windlass w/ controls at cockpit
    • Delta primary anchor w/ 500' chain
    • Danforth secondary anchor w/ 250' rode 
    • Solid fiberglass hull w/ full keel and protected prop and rudder
    • Multiple deck prisims bring in bring natural light below
    • Blue Awlgrip painted topsides
    • Original nonskid deck (could use paint, no soft areas known)
    • Heavy duty bowsprit and boomkin
    • Drop down teak swim ladder
    • Deck mounted teak LPG locker w./ two 10lb tanks
    • Varnished Teak toerails
    • (4) Varnished teak dorade boxes w/ cowls
    • Teak deck box storage on foredeck
    • (2) Heavy teak opening hatches
    • Bronze opening port lights
    • Liferaft mounted on deck (unknown age- needs to be inspected)
    • Externally mounted chain plates 
    • Salt water washdown on foredeck

    Sails and Rigging

    • All running rigging replaced 2016!
    • Mainsail w/ dutchman flaking system and cover
    • Mizzen w/ dutchman flaking system and cover
    • Hank on staysail w/ self tending boom
    • 90% Yankee cut jib on Furlex furler (NEW 2016!)
    • Spare Genoa
    • Teak and stainless boom crutch
    • Mainsail traveler aft of cockpit
    • (2) Barlow 27 self tailing primary winches
    • (2) Barlow winches mounted on coach roof for mainsail handling
    • Barlow winches mounted on masts for halyard
    • Main and Mizzen sheets lead to cockpit

    Brokers Remarks

    This Westsail 42 is a fantastic value and was just delivered to Pensacola from Virginia in 2016.  She handled the 2000 nm trip beautifully.  

    Her engine runs smoothly and quietly, and she is a balanced sailor  The bottom was just painted in 2015, and any blisters found were repaired at that time.   Her blue Awlgrip looks great, exterior wood is in good condition, and her decks are solid.  

    Like most cruisers of this age, she does have a few cosmetic projects that could be accomplished by her next owner.  She could benefit from having her interior teak refinished, her interior upholstery is near the end of it's life, and some areas of headliner are in need of replacing. These are all straightforward projects, and are cosmetic in nature.    

    The boat is ready to leave the dock again today, and would make a fantastic blue water cruiser or live aboard.

    Give me a call on my cell, I would be happy to tell you more about this impressive vessel.  

  • Broker InfoOpen or Close

    Additional Contact Information

    Please Contact:

    Kevin Barber at (850) 982-0983


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