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1987 Wauquiez Centurion 42

Seattle, Washington


New price reduction!

"Descanso" is the most Bristol Wauquiez we have ever listed in the last 26 years.  Constantly upgraded by her three owner's she is a rare non teak deck, deep draft 3 cabin, Wauquiez Centurion 42.  Set up for safe single handed sailing this yacht has just returned from Mexico after being based in the NW from new. Please contact Central Listing Agent Michael Locatell CPYB for an appointment to see this outstanding one owner yacht.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Descanso
Make: Wauquiez
Model: Centurion 42
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Wauquiez
Designer: Ed Dubois
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: LHA420121086
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel
Range: 460.31 mi


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 42'2 ft
Waterline Length: 33'2 ft
Beam: 13'4 ft
Max Draft: 7'8 ft
Displacement: 25,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 75 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft
Ballast: 9,536 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 48hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 2002
  • Engine Hours: 1170
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Maximum Speed: 8 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: V
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Michael Locatell CPYB
For more information on our listings contact Michael Locatell at 206.459.0880 cell and text or e-mail
NW Yachtnet


NW Yachtnet Seattle
Lake Union Waterfront Office 1500 Westlake Avenue N., Suite 102
Seattle, Washington, US, 98109

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Three stateroom layout with forward V-berth cabin, mid ship cabin to starboard with upper and lower berths, opposite is the forward head with shower.  In the main salon, on the port side, there is a large navigation station next to the galley, and on the starboard side there is a large settee with up graded table.  Aft stateroom has a large berth to port and a large head and shower to starboard.  All of the yachts 6 berths are equiped with custom inner spring mattresses.

  • Microwave in galley cabinet
  • New 4 burner Force 10 4 burner range and oven 
  • New Iverson Dodger, Bimini and enclosure 2016
  • Keel re-coating 2016
  • New bottom paint 2021
  • Custom Bow roller ( 2011 )
  • Lofrans tigress electric windlass new ( 2009 )
  • 25 Kg Stainless steel Rocna anchor ( 2011 )
  • 300' of 3/8 high test chain new ( 2009 )
  • Removable ladder mountable at starboard life gate
  • Custom folding stainless boarding ladder in port lifeline gate
  • Lewmar winches:
  • 2 @ 65 ST 2 speed electric
  • 2 @ 46 ST 2 speed
  • 2 @ 43 ST 2 speed 
  • 4 @ 40 ST 2 speed
  • Avon 10' dinghy 2016
  • 9.8 Tohatsu outboard 2019
  • Winslow valise 5 person life raft 2019 
Sails & Rigging
  • Selden double spreader mast
  • Selden spinnaker pole stored on mast
  • New Selden boom and gooseneck fitting 2018
  • Pro Furl offshore roller furling
  • Harken bat car system for main sail new 2010
  • Zoom Sales stack pack sail cover for main sail new 2021
  • Navtec back-stay adjuster
  • Lidgard Medium carbon fiber 150% #1, new 2010
  • North 110% Dacron jib 
  • Lidgard Full Batten carbon fiber main Sail, new 2010
  • Lingard ¾ oz spinnaker with snuffer
  • North asymetrical spinnaker 1986
  • Extra sails in storage
  • New standing rigging at mast 2019
  • Bass 120 volt AC shore power & 12 DC panel and circuits
  • Magnum 2800 watt inverter with 125 amp charger
  • Magnum pure sine 1000 watt inverter
  • 5 new AGM 8D 12v Northstar house batteries with 1000 + amp capacity
  • Separate new AGM Group 31 Northstar starter battery 2018
  • Vizio battery monitor system
  • Panasonic 330 watt solar panels with midnight solar controler  2019
  • 200 amp alternator + regulator
  • Spare alternator 
  • Spare Starter motor
  • Xintex CMD4 carbon monoxide detector
  • Rule high bilge water alarm
  • Garmin 942 chart plotter  2019
  • Garmin GMR x18 HD Radar on custom post.  2019
  • B & G sailing system with 3 H-3000 displays at navigation station, 2 H-2000 displays + wind and boat speed analog displays in cockpit.  System shows all the normal sailing information + yacht temperature, water temperature and is equipped with a running history barometer.
  • Simrad autopilot with Simrad control panel at helm + Simrad AP-27 full function, hand held remote unit.
  • Vesper 8000 AIS transponder 
  • Icom IC-M604 VHF radio
  • Icom VHF radio Command Mic III for cockpit and V berth
  • Icom IC-M802 single sideband radio located at Nav station
  • Icom SSB antenna tuner located aft by back-stay
  • Kenwood Bluetooth enabled stereo new 2020
  • Two speaker amplifiers with volume controls for saloon and cockpit
  • Samsung 22" HD LED TV at Nav station
  • Garmin Chart plotter at helm
  • PC at Nav station with display 
  • Wireless keyboard
  • Wireless hand held mouse
  • AIS system interfaced with VHF antenna
  • Network router and wireless system in yacht  
  • Iridium Go with external antenna  2019
  • EPIRB  2019   


Mechanical Equipment & Engine Details
  • The engine was replaced with a Perkins factory remanufacture unit in 2002
  • PYI dripless shaft seal
  • 4 blade bronze feathering Max prop
  • Espar Airtronic 15,000 BTU diesel forced air cabin heater ( new 2009 )
  • Spectra Newport 400 MPC-5000 MKII16 gal per hr water maker with auto back flush option
  • Hot water heater ( New 2008 )
  • Vacu-flush head in aft cabin
  • Master flush electric head for forward cabins
  • Upgraded PVC pluming for heads
  • (2) plastic holding tanks
  • (2) Sealand holding tank pumps with safety interlock to prevent operation unless thru the hull valve is open
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Rule electric bulge pump
  • New inspection cover in fuel tank and diesel just polished 
Structural Upgrades
  • Two custom aluminum athwart-ship support beams were glassed in to the hull in front and behind the keel
  • Extra FRG supports were added at rudder tube
  • Custom rudder stops were added
  • Stainless steel rudder shaft was extended
  • Custom third rudder support bearing ( Harken ) was added at the top of the extended rudder shaft
Additional Information

Upgrades to the yacht by her current owners:

New Adventure Offshore medical kit 2019
New Iridium Go 2019
New ditch kit equipped w/flares, emergency gear 2019
New backup handheld VHF (2) 2019
New speed / water temp transducer 2019
New EPIRB 2019
New smoke detectors in each cabin 2019
New carbon monoxide detectors in each cabin 2019
New standing rigging (except fore and aft rod stays) 2019
New PC for chart table 2019
New chart table monitor 2019
New running backs 2019
Replaced steering, throttle and gear shifting cables 2019
Avon 10' dinghy (2016) w/9.8 tohatsu outboard (new 2019) ~2016
New Vesper 8000 AIS transponder 9/1/2018
New Selden boom 9/1/2018
New Garmin Radome GMR 18 xHD and post 1/1/2019
New Panasonic 330W panels (x2) and Midnite Solar controller 2/1/2019
New Garmin 942 chart plotter 8/1/2019
Third reef sewn into main; reef cringles updated with low friction rings. 6/1/2019
New reef lines (3) 6/1/2019
New stainless bracket for diesel jerry jugs 8/1/2019
New hurst transmission 7/1/2019
New throttle and gear cables installed 8/1/2019
New steering cable/chain installed 8/1/2019
New speed / sea temp transducer 8/1/2019
New NorthStar Group 31 AGM Start/Deep Cycle Battery 12/1/2018
New PSS shaft seal 11/1/2018
New jacklines 2/1/2019
New padeyes in cockpit 6/1/2019
New preventers 6/1/2019
New Winslow valise 5 person Liferaft 7/1/2019
Watermaker: Clark pump rebuild and new membrane. New boost pump manifold. 11/1/2019
New - 4 Caframo cabin fans 12/12/2019
New external antenna for Iridium 12/22/2019
New USB ports (3 in cabin, 1 in cockpit) 1/7/2020
New furling leads to run outside stanchions 2/1/2020
New LED masthead light 2/26/2020
New flares on BBQ propane gas line 3/11/2020
New Kenwood stereo 11/5/2020
Hull waxed 3/2/2021
Hull painted 3/15/2021
New AFT vacuflush acumulator tank (VG4) and switch 4/7/2021
New main stack pack 4/8/2021
New fenders (5) 9/1/2021

Additional Gear
Eartec 2-way intercom headsets
Magma rocker stopper
Spare alternator
ATN mastclimber (never used)
Spare starter motor
Dometic AC fridge/freezer unit
Large sail inventory (See 'Gear Inventory' tab)
Spool of floating line (shore tying)
Beachmaster detachable dinghy wheels
SS Rocna 25 w/300' 3/8 G4 Chain
Fortress FX-23 15lb Stern anchor 43' 3/8 G4 CMP Chain + ~250' three-strand nylon rode
Spectra Newport 400 MPC-5000 MkII Watermaker
Northstar Blue+ Meridian AGM House batteries: 215ah each (x5) = 1,075ah = ~537 usable ah
Freshwater heads (2; 1 electric, 1 manual)
(5) 5 gallon diesel jerry jugs, with canvas covers


Any of owner's personal items left onboard, including any items not listed in the specifications, are not included with the sale of the vessel.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Contact Information

To view this yacht or for more information please contact Central Listing Agent Michael Locatell CPYB at 206-459-0880 cell, or e-mail 

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