11/29/2012

WAUQUIEZ BOATS SNC

2013 Event from Wauquiez Shipyards: Introducing the new Centurion 57

Centurion 57
Centurion 57: a Benchmark

The Centurion 57 marks the return of the mythical “Centurion” lineage onto the luxury yacht market.
Powerful, thoroughbred, as manoeuvrable as a racing yacht yet as comfortable, elegant and luxurious as a super yacht, the Centurion 57 is the quintessence of Wauquiez’ expertise in terms of conception and high end yacht building.

An efficient, comfortable hull
. The hull is powerful and versatile. Designed to endure the harshest sailing conditions, it will face bad weather without fail. In light airs, her downwind design ensures her to react to the slightest breeze. With a strengthening wind, the Centurion 57 will be propelled to impressive speed for a yacht this size while maintaining excellent comfort.
. Equipped with a 2m50 bulb keel, the Centurion is stiff and efficient in all points of sailing. The mast, higher than 23m, is equipped with a 9/10 type rigging without a backstay, with swept spreaders to make the best of the yacht’s potential « performance ».

An efficient deck lay-out
. The very large cockpit has been designed to be multi-purpose: a lot of free space for the crew’s efficient maneuvers and all necessary assistance for single-handed sailing (standard electric winches, lines brought back to the helm under the side decks, self-tacking system on request…).
. The helm position boasts two wheels with two ultra-modern consoles featuring all the electronics at the helmsman’s disposal.
. An opening platform at the transom enables easy access to the tender garage.

No compromise made on deck fittings
. A Sparcraft Performance racing mast, Harken winches and blocks, pre-stressed Dyneema sheets, standard retractable composite bowsprit … Plentiful deck hardware, selected for its very high quality and efficiency, perfectly blends in with the deck’s sleek, uncluttered lines.
. For the engine: The Centurion 57 is powered by a Volvo D3-150cv @3000 RPM (common-rail 4-stroke, 5 cylinders). Belonging to the very latest generation of marine engines, the D3-150 is amazingly quiet and generates very few vibrations.

Lay-outs in the best Wauquiez tradition
. Inside: calm, luxury, comfort… The waxed teak - used on all Wauquiez since 1965- remains the dominant interior feature, while other materials (leather, glass, stainless steel) give the Centurion 57 her strong, modern identity.
. With a lot of space and amazing light thanks to her many large deck hatches and two panoramic portholes onto the sea, the saloon is an elegant and convivial space, at a mooring as well as when sailing..

. The vast forward owner’s cabin boasts a desk, a lot of storage space and its ensuite bathroom with separate shower.

. The two double aft cabins have an independent bathroom and will accommodate guests with all the comfort expected on a large traditional yacht.
. The galley stretches across both sides of the companionway. Fully equipped for a long haul, it features all on board domestic appliances and necessary equipment.
. The forward locker can contain all the sails and other technical equipment. It can be made into a skipper’s cabin with water and toilet (option).

Launch of Hull #01 in june 2013.
Exhibitor Data Sheet