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1986 Wauquiez Centurion 40

US$ 69,950*
Jolly Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda
Interested in this boat? Tel: 888-235-0771
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Fast Bluewater Gem

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Jolly Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 69,950 




1986 Wauquiez Centurion 40


Bluewater performance cruiser, fully equipped for comfortable cruising and certified for any crossing your heart desires.

Built by the highly regarded yard of Henri Wauquiez and designed by Ed Dubois, the Centurion is known for its solid build, fast ocean passage-making and elegant 2 Cabin, 2 head interior.   

This beautifully maintained example has been re-powered and re-rigged.


Mahalo is one of few Centurion 40's originally built with fiberglass decks.  All building materials are of superior quality and all lines are lead aft for short-handed sailing, while her layout easily accommodates a small family or 2 couples.  Her shoal draft Scheel keel will take you to some of the world’s most beautiful anchorages.

She has been lovingly maintained with significant upgrades including new Yanmar engine and Saildrive in 2008, new standing rigging 2011, Corian counters and Ultrasuede upholstery.  A 9’AB Hypalon dinghy was purchased new in 2012, complete new or refurbished electronics in 2011, new anchor chain 2016, new batteries 2016, new windlass motor and remote 2016 etc. etc.

She is fully equipped for world cruising, with SSB, watermaker, solar panels, radar, air conditioning throughout, ST6002 autopilot, as well as standard electronics, and ample storage.  See full specs for more inventory and updates.

Mahalo has proven herself with 2 Atlantic crossings.

Come start your sailing dream in the Caribbean aboard this high quality and reasonably priced yacht.

Surveyed in 2017 

Work and Modifications carried out since Survey Report 03 January 2017

The following work was carried out early July 2018 prior to a voyage to Grenada and back that summer.

Full rigging inspection carried out by Lister Marine. Work carried out by Lister Marine:

  • New backstay fitted
  • New Foresail and Mainsail halyards
  • New spare halyards fitted
  • Various sheaves at base of mast renewed 

 Mainsail sheet renewed

 Stern Swim Ladder modified to provide stowable swim-deck and easy access to dinghy.

 All winches overhauled

 Boat hauled for bottom clean and repainted

 Regular maintenance of engine and sail-drive as per manufacturers recommended routines.

 2 x New seacocks fitted in forward head 2020

 1 x New starter battery fitted 2020 


Work carried out earlier to above

May 2017 Foresail sheets renewed

Foresail repairs by A&F Sails. Minor scuffing on foot repaired and whole sail re-stitched where required.

Regular maintenance of engine and sail-drive as per manufacturers recommended routines.  




Beginning fwd:

Fwd stateroom has queen V-berth with shelves pt. and stbd. and large hatch above, followed by hanging locker to pt. with cupboard below, and en-suite head to stbd. with hatch above. Holding tank and sail storage under v-berth.

Next, fwd of salon are upper and lower cupboards to port with hatch above, and salon entrance to fwd head to stbd.

Salon has 6.’5” headroom with book shelves and wine locker above single berth/settee to pt, and custom built in cupboards above and outboard of stbd. settee which converts to a double bed. Both salon berths are equipped with lee cloths.  Large dining table has 2 leaves which fold stbd. and pt. of keel stepped mast.  2 x 50 gallon SS water tanks below pt/stbd berths, as well as storage and battery compartments.  Large central opening hatch above. 

Aft of salon to pt. is fwd facing chart table with 2 upper shelves and file/manual shelves to pt.  Side opening porthole above chart seat.  Cupboard under chart table.  Batteries under chart seat.

U-shaped galley to stbd. aft of salon, with cupboard under counter, double SS sinks, storage bin, 3 burner stove and oven, and top loading fridge with evaporator freezer.  3 storage cupboards above counter and side opening porthole to stbd. 

Aft stateroom entrance is stbd, aft of galley, with hanging locker, shelf, upper and lower cupboards, and long shelf and cupboards along stbd. side of queen berth.  Aft stateroom has 2 opening hatches, one in ceiling and one above berth.  More storage and fuel tank are below berth.

2nd head is aft of chart seat to pt., with hatch above, followed by separate full shower stall with bench and large hanging locker outboard.  Shower stall also has hatch.

Engine behind companionway has excellent access on 5 sides, from companionway, aft stateroom or aft head. 

Moving above into cockpit, companionway and aft led running rigging are covered by wide custom dodger. Cockpit has very large lazarette to port for storage, watermaker, air conditioner and inverter/charger.  Shallow, ample lazarette is to pt. Teak dining table folds onto pedestal.  2 lazarettes aft in cockpit house autopilot, steering quadrant and more storage.  SS swim ladder and folding davits affixed to transom.  SS guardrail around cockpit supports SS bimini arch and solar panels. 

(All photos taken April 2016 except bottom paint photos 2015

2017 insurance survey available to serious buyers)


First launched in France in 1989, Mahalo sailed the Atlantic and to her first owner living in Maryland on the U.S east coast.  He lightly sailed her until 1998.  Her 2nd owners, from 1998-2011, took her up and down the U.S. coast, to the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean and in 2002 sailed her across the Atlantic, where she spent the next 6 years in the Mediterranean and was expertly refit in Italy in 2008.  As the owner couple was now in their mid-seventies, they decided to ship Mahalo back to Florida in 2009 and swallow the anchor.  Her previous owners purchased her in 2011 and have sailed her seasonally since then in the U.S., Bahamas, and Eastern Caribbean.  

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