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47' Wauquiez Centurion

  • Name: GAZELLE
  • Make: Wauquiez
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Year: 1989
  • Length: 47'
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single / Diesel
  • Located In: Alameda, CA
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  • Specs

    • Designer: Ed Dubois
      Flag of Registry: United States
      Keel: Other
      Hull Shape: Displacement

  • Dimensions

    • LOA: 47 ft 7 in
      Beam: 14 ft 8 in
      LWL: 38 ft 0 in
      Maximum Draft: 5 ft 10 in
      Displacement: 30000 lbs
      Ballast: 12800 lbs
      Dry Weight: 30000 lbs

  • Engine 1

    • Engine Brand: Perkins
      Engine Model: Prima 60
      Engine Type: Inboard
      Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
      Drive Type: V Drive
      Engine Power: 60 HP

  • Speed

    • Cruising Speed: 7 knots
      Maximum Speed: 8 knots

  • Tanks

    • Fresh Water Tanks: 4 (200 Gallons)
      Fuel Tanks: 1 (90 Gallons)

  • Accomodations

    • Number of single berths: 4
      Number of cabins: 4
      Number of heads: 2
      Seating Capacity: 10


Gazelle, a Wauquiez Centurion, is a proven ocean passage maker ready to go again with little more than you and your provisions. This sloop is in good working order and it's priced right so that you can get going without emptying your wallet; fresh out of the yard with new bottom paint too!

As you enter the cabin from a bridge deck in front of the cockpit the galley is to Port with a great Nav station forward. To Starboard is a large fixed dining table and storage for goodies and a large refrigerator installed at chest level. On either side of the companionway ladder are quarter berth areas, one with a queen berth the other with stacked sea berths. A head connects the two cabins aft of the companionway.

Forward of the main bulkhead is the owners stateroom with a settee to port and a Pullman queen bed to Starboard. All cabins are lined with teak paneling and teak cabinetry which gives Gazelle a very comfortable feeling. 

Forward of the owners stateroom is a large head compartment with a standup shower and forward from there is a sail locker/ workspace with a huge sliding hatch overhead. 

The floorboards are teak and holly laminates, still in good condition. This boat shows it's age gracefully and was built to last. With a series of refits over the past five years there isn't a system that's been neglected. There are heaps of spares for mechanical equipment too. 

The only thing I can see is that there is a water maker in parts with a new membrane that needs to be mounted and plumbed. 

The solar panels and wind generator have kept everything running while at anchor without firing up the diesel.The well maintained teak deck features a no nonsense layout with a safe deep cockpit and well positioned gear. There's a dodger with canvas and hoops for Bimini and plenty of handholds for getting about. With lazyjacks and jiffy reefing, handling the Vectran mainsail is a snap. 

Gazelle is a handsome boat that looks good under sail and at anchor and with her shallow draft you'll be able to get into places only smaller boats can venture into. Come along and write your own story. 

  • Large central cabin includes galley, Nav table, dining table w/ seating for eight people
  • Aft head/shower is accessible from either port or starboard quarter berth cabins
  • Port quarter berth features stacked bunks and a stand up locker 
  • Starboard quarter berth features a wide berth with storage drawers under
  • Forward, owners cabin has a Pullman berth with high-quality IKEA mattress
  • Head forward of owners cabin has stand up shower and large overhead hatch
  • Super reliable Lavac heads with new pumps in both heads
  • Wallas Nautic 30D forced air diesel heater keeps owners cabin and main cabin toasty
  • Ultra Leather upholstery throughout main cabin 2017

  • Propane gimbaled three burner stove with oven
  • Large dorm style Magic Chef refrigerator with a freezer on a dedicated inverter
  • Propane cut off switch
  • Twin deep sinks with gravity or pump-out options
  • Generous storage for both dry and canned provisions
  • Dedicated silverware and plate storage
  • Salt water and Fresh water at sinks
  • White marble countertops
  • Under Counter LED lighting
  • Exhaust fan over stove

  • Large helm wheel for excellent control
  • 9 Harken ST winches all in good working order
  • Lofrans Tigress Windlass with rebuilt motor and seawater wash down in anchor locker
  • Rochna anchor with 300' 3/8" chain
  • Fortress anchor with 300' of combination chain and rode 2018
  • Teak deck re-caulked and finished in 2017 in excellent condition
  • Teak outboard bracket
  • 4 monocrystilline solar panels
  • Airbreeze wind generator
  • Matched set of Flopper Stoppers for those rough anchorages
  • Transom mounted swim platform with boarding ladder/ ramp.
  • Goiot hatches (all glass in good condition)
  • Goiot toerail-
  • Double Lifelines on Stainless stanchions w/ three gates
  • Large mooring horn cleats fore, aft and amidships
  • Party sized Magma BBQ

  • Wauquiez build and engineering means this boat can take on heavy weather
  • Shallow draft Scheel keel
  • Spade rudder on three bearing points
  • Four athwartship bulkheads
  • New thru- hulls throughout  2018
  • Perkins Prima 60 high-rev 2.0 liter diesel rebuilt in 2018
  • Fixed 3 bladed prop

  • Sparcraft tapered three spreader mast
  • Sparcraft Boom with integral three reefs and outhaul
  • Rod rigging replaced in 2018
  • Profurl roller furler rebuilt in 2018
  • Removable Solent Stay with fittings
  • Dacron Jib and Vectran Mainsail from Island Planet built in 2014
  • 2 Spinnakers
  • Solent
  • Mast mounted Spinnaker pole with running hardware
  • All running rigging replaced in 2015 is a mix of high tech and long life cordage
  • LED Masthead Tricolor with Strobe
  • Furuno Radar mounted on forward side of mast
  • New house AGM battery bank
  • Shunted Xantrex battery monitor
  • New Engine Start battery with Blue Seas charge relay
  • Twin high-output alternators configured for AGM
  • True Power sine wave Inverter
  • All lighting either LED or cold fluorescent
  • Garmin N2K suite 2015
  • Garmin ultrasonic wind sensor
  • Garmin offshore autopilot
  • Furuno Radar
  • ICOM 802 SSB w/ AT-140 antenna tuner
  • Standard Horizon VHF w/RAM mic and AIS monitoring
  • Lorance AIS monitor-  wifi system with long range antenna
  • Kenwood Stereo w/ speakers in two cabins and in cockpit
  • Lots of great storage throughout
  • Excellent cabinetry work
  • Owned by an experience singlehanded sailor and a nautical writer


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.