Wauquiez Centurion 40s - Meltemi - $209,000

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Wauquiez Centurion 40s - Meltemi - $209,000

Meltemi is a 2005 Wauquiez Centurion 40s that is now exclusively listed for sale with YOTI Pittwater. 

Launched new in 2005 and built in France, the Wauquiez of this generation were a quality higher end option standing out above the common production brands. The Centurion was for those wanting a brilliant blend of comfort, quality and performance. 

Meltemi is both designed and set up for comfortable quick sailing with the ability to easily and safely complete ocean passages. Most recently, Meltemi was set up to complete in the Melbourne - Osaka two handed race. Sadly some personal issues for the owners meant she did not make the start line. As a result, Meltemi boasts new standing rigging (2017), safety gear which was recently compliant to Cat 1 level, an impressive sail wardrobe (think laminate Kevlar main, new Asymmetric spinnaker and new Code 0), plus largely updated navigation instruments. 

Meltemi is a two cabin layout (both large) with the owners cabin forward. Being a single head 40 footer, the layout allows for additional space in the forward cabin and saloon plus allows for the single head and shower (with shower stall) room to be more generous compared with those 40 foot yachts often struggling to accommodate two heads / bathrooms on board. She features a proper sea-going galley, a real nav station and a very comfortable yet practical saloon table with good length single berths. 

Meltemi has recently completed an extensive East Coast Australia cruise from Melbourne to Cairns and return. The boat is Australian registered and can be sailed out of Australian waters at any time. 

Meltemi is a glamorous, swift, easy to sail 40 foot cruising yacht equally suited to someone casting off on an extended adventure or simply someone seeking a quality higher end option. 

Contact Peter Mactier at YOTI for inspection on Pittwater.


Designer : Beret Racoupeau.
Builder : Wauquiez Yachts France.
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 440 litres in 2 tanks - Rotomolded tank.
Hull Construction Material : GRP - Sandwich with Balsa Core. Vinylester resin for osmosis resistance.
Hull Type : Monohull.
Deck Construction Material : GRP with balsa core with teak overlay.
Length (feet) : 40 ft
Length (m) : 12.20 m
Beam/Width (m) : 3.85 m
Draft (m) : 2.4 m
Keel/Ballast : Fin keel with faired lead bulb.
Displacement : 8,600 kg
Engine Hours : 2340 hours ( Oct '18).
Horse Power (hp) : 55
Number of Batteries : 400 a/ h Lithium (LiFePo4) with Victron Battery Management System. 440 watts solar panels with Victron controllers (all new in 2018) Optima engine battery.
Number of Fuel Tanks : 2
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : Main tank 210 litres - aux tank 180 litres. Main tank stainless steel. Auxiliary heavy duty vinyl bl
Accomodation Notes : Two large double cabins.
Number of Berths : 6 - Two in the main saloon.
Number of Showers : One internal in separate cubicle. One external.
Number of Toilets : One internal electric with macerator and separate holding tank. Electric motor recently replaced.
Galley Notes : All storage spaces fitted with space saving storage tubs. Full inventory of crockery, cutlery etc. Pressure water system.
Stove : 2 burner LPG ENO hob with gas oven.
Refrigeration : Top loading eutectic freezer and front opening fridge (60 litre).
Number of Sinks : Twin Stainless steel sink.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : FM stereo/ CD player with external speakers.
Anchor / Winch : Quick electric chain and rope anchor winch. Fully serviced October 2018.
Bilge Pump : 2 manual and one electric. Complies with Cat 1 offshore regulations.
Deck Gear : Harken sheet tracks and mast track cars for mainsail. Spinlock halyard cutches. 2 x Harken 60 Main winches. 2 x Harken 40 Spinnaker winches. 2 x Harken 40 halyard winches. Port side halyard winch electric.
Mast/Rigging : Sloop rigged. Keel stepped Sparcraft alloy with twin swept back spreaders. Sparcraft alloy boom. Stainless steel wire rigging replaced 2017. Hydraulic backstay serviced 2018. All Running rigging replaced in 2017. Harken Mast base blocks replaced 2016. Carbon fibre Spinnaker Pole. Bowsprit for asymmetrical sails fitted 2017. Bow sprit (stainless steel) and bob stay (both removable) fitted to suit Code Zero headsail and Asymmetric spinnaker (2017).
Sail Inventory : Mains - UK Sailmakers Mainsail (Laminate Kevlar)3 x reef 2012. Genoas - All headsails UK Sailmakers J1 (2012), #2 (2013), #3 (2013). Spinnakers - 2 x Symmetrical (good condition), 1 x Asymmetrical (North Sails 2017), Code Zero headsail - (North Sails 2017) Stormgear - Storm jib and Trysail (2017). Furler - Factor R200 headsail furler. Inner forestay (removable) for staysail or storm jib with Hayfield lever tensioner. Storm jib fits to inner forestay fitted when mast fully rerigged in 2017.
Electrics : LED interior lighting. New LED Navigation lights. 120 a/ h alternator for rapid battery charging. 4 x solar panels giving 440 watts of charging through E power three way battery charger. Victron Battery Management System.
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine ES series sounder/ log. Raymarine ES Series wind instruments. Auto pilot - L & S hydraulic ram linked to Raymarine ES series instruments. Autohelm (L & S) hydraulic ram fully serviced and fluid replaced (2018). Compass in Cockpit. Raymarine i70s external instrument panel x 2 plus P70s pilot controller. AIS system installed in 2016.
Covers : Dodger (new clears), Bimini zip off.
Safety Gear : Previous Category 1 Safety March 2018,
Ground Tackle : 60 kg CQR anchor with 30 metres 13 mm chain.
Watermaker / De-Sal : Rain Man water maker (can be purchased separately).
GPS : Raymarine ES series chart plotter, digital touch screen (new in 2018).
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : VHF Navman 7100, Barrett self-tuning digital HF radio with back stay antennae plus emergency whip aerial.
Remarks : Boat prepared to International offshore Category 0 racing regulations in 2017/ 18 in preparation for the Melbourne to Osaka 2 handed race. Meltemi is ready for ocean racing. Stability index certificate to comply with Cat 1 offshore racing safety regulations. Meltemi has recently completed an extensive East Coast Australia cruise from Melbourne to Cairns and return. The boat is Australian registered and can be sailed out of Australian waters at any time.
Vessel Name : Meltemi SYC
Anti-foul : December 2017 and March 2018.

Engine 1

Engine Make : Model - D2-55.
Engine Hours : 2340
Horse Power : 55
Fuel Type : Diesel.
Steering : Wheel.
Fuel Capacity : 390
Service History : Engine has had major 10 year overhaul. New clutch 2014. Water pump, heat exchanger, exhaust elbow ov
Propeller : 4 blade folding.