Wauquiez Centurion 61S Superb blue water cruiser!

AU $430,000 Negotiable Finance
61' 6" - 18.75m
Family, Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
Denarau, Fiji Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material
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Thorough refit 2015-2017- including mast out- new rig- new generator -engine overhaul - new autopilot - hull paint - water maker etc etc. Superb condition and extensively equipped to continue blue-water cruising in ultimate safety and comfort. Noce Sei is the ultimate passage-maker, averaging 200nm per day. She has been recently re-equipped and has always been maintained in beautiful condition.

Recent Upgrades
New Fisher Panda 8000 Generator - 20 Amps at 240 volt - 6 Amps at 380 volt
New running Rigging
New Rod Rigging - mast out and inspected
All hydraulic rams on Navtec - stripped and new seals
New Windex - LED Tricolour and mast lights
New Autopilot - and computer ( existing one serviced and working spare )
New Watermaker - 200 Litres an hour
New Turbo and exhaust elbow
Complete strip down and rebuild - engine raw and fresh water side.
New Alternators - 100 Amp at 24 Volt
New Sterling Smart Charge Regulator
New water Tanks ( 2 No )
New Hull Paint - works done in shed whilst mast Rigging replaced
New Solar panels and smart Regulator ( 10 Amps at 24 volts )
New Batteries - 500 Amp at 24 Volts - 180 Amp at 12 volts for engine and generator.
New Alcantra Upholstery
New water pumps with spares.
New 3.6 Zodiac Rib with 25 HP Yamaha 2 Stroke
New Epirb and 6 man Cat 1 offshore life raft ( make RFD )

The largest of the Wauquiez range of yachts, the Centurion 61S is built in accordance with the latest technology used for racing yachts with its carbon fiber mast and winged keel, titanium deck gear and carbon fiber deep rudder. Yet this magnificent yacht is also appointed for luxury cruising with teak decks and a lavish interior. Together, those characteristics are achieved effortlessly in a yacht which grace and power are second to none, and which ambition to sail rapidly and in maximum comfort is matched with her strength and state of the art manufacturing visible in every detail. Used by Wauquiez for as a 'showcase model' several boat shows, 'Noce Sei' was commissioned by no other than Loic Peyron and Patrick Tabarly! This magnificent vessel has only had two owners since new and was never chartered or rented. The present owner for the past 17 years kept her in beautiful condition, with an extensive refit taking place in 2015, and continual upgrades and as the need arose over the years, as well as religious maintenance as expected for the proud owner of a yacht of this pedigree.

In the 61S model of the Centurion 59 on which the design is based, Olivier Provost combined the company's established reputation for sound construction, excellent appointment and fine quality finish, but increased performance with intelligent modifications to optimize speed with dramatic results without compromising on the vessel's strength, elegance and comfort. Two feet longer overall that the 59', this boat boasts a hull rigidity factor multiplied by eight, and weight cut by several tonnes thanks to the Wauquiez-mastered GRP/isophaltic polyester construction formed and cured under vacuum over a core of closed-cell PVC foam (AIREX) 25mm thick with internal structure further strengthened by carbon fiber reinforcement and aluminum stiffening frames. Multiple treatments to prevent osmosis were applied to the hull.

The stern lines have been redrawn to provide less turbulence around the stern and a greater waterline when sailing downwind, so increasing speed.

Mast, spinnaker pole and rudder stock are all in carbon fibre / epoxy laminate, vacuum formed and cured, a method of construction involving high tech materials which provides strength for the high-performance conditions and much improved comfort at sea by the marked reduction of rolling and pitching. NAVTEC titanium series hydraulics complex control the backstay, babystays, boom vang and forestay tension. The removable cutter rig provides additional mast stability when needed.

The Centurion 61S is a big yacht, which perfect proportions, trademark leaf shape and beautiful tumble-home. Its elegant 19m lines and soaring sloop rig and integral mast collar adds a sleek to the silhouette. Fitted out for comfortable cruising the deck has a 12mm teak covering of the highest quality, unencumbered decks, and a generously proportioned companionway hatch that will draw the cooling air as well as provide comfortable access.

Inspired by super-yacht designs, the cockpit is split in two parts, with the skipper and crew's located aft, with its large wheel, grinders and electronics, well away from main (center) cockpit or deck living area which is completely clear of sail-handling gear and beautifully appointed with large table and curving settees with upholstered cushions. The area is protected with a collapsible spray dodger and fitted with lights and top quality marine speakers.

The deck layout was designed with performance in mind, with notable contribution from the renowned French ocean racer Loic Peyron for the design, sea-trials and selection of the deck gear. This has resulted in optimized performance together with easy handling plus reliable fittings and gear. Two electric primary winches recently complemented the four oversized secondary winches. Titanium is used for the blocks, Kevlar for the runners - state of the art material used for their strength and shock resistance.

Below deck, the Andrew Winch designed interior is simply luxurious, with its variety of fine woods, Alcantara upholstery and state-of-the-art Hi-Fi system, huge gourmet galley with microwave oven, top quality marine stove and large capacity refrigeration. The comfortable and beautifully woodwork shows the quality of the workmanship in every detail, from curved corners to perfect joinery. Storage is plentiful and intelligently designed for long-term live-aboard. The saloon curved to one side around the beautiful timber table with plush upholstery, which is complemented with two full size lounges on the other side, which can be converted to quarter berths complete with lee-cloths.

The large navigation table is perfectly set-up for keeping on track in comfort, with repeaters for all electronic systems and communication equipment.

The Centurion 61S displays an internal layout blending space, comfort and function. 'Noce Sei' is a Centurion 61S 'Owner's Version', which has a suite aft, with a large double cabin and bathroom alongside, reserved for the owner. The island berth is perfectly elevated to provide ample storage without compromising on the headroom for sitting comfortable in bed. Dedicated cabinets and hanging lockers will ensure that there is room for an ample wardrobe, and there is plenty of natural light from the deck hatches and windows, which can be covered when darkness is preferred. The adjoining bathroom is generously proportioned, and fitted with an electric toilet and separate shower cubicle.

There are six more individual berths for the crew: A forward starboard cabin with upper and lower bunks: a forward port cabin with double berth and a single berth above that can be cleverly retracted, and two convertible berths in the main saloon. There is a guest bathroom with marine toilet and separate shower adjoining to the forward cabins. Two additional crew berths can be made available in the forward locker or wardroom.

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.

AU $430,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Noce Sei
Boat Reference
Launch Year
61' 6" - 18.75m
22,00 t
Keel / Ballast
9T Lead. Wing keel.
Vessel Location
Denarau, Fiji
South Pacific
Ed Dubois
Wauquiez Yachts
Hull Material
Decks Material
Teak over GRP
Volvo Penta TAMD 31B 110HP 3700 Hours (approx. ) Propeller shaft Max Prop 3 X blade bronze propeller Diesel tanks 550L New Turbo and exhaust elbow Complete strip down and rebuild - engine raw and fresh water side. New Alternators - 100 Amp at 24 Volt Engine spare parts (belts, impellers, flyers, rings, anodes, shaft seal.. )
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Shaft drive. Maxprop 3 X blade bronze prop
New Fisher Panda 8000 Generator - 20 Amps at 240 volt - 6 Amps at 380 volt. Generator spare parts (diesel filters, belts, seawater pump, various joints.. )
880L (Stainless steel tank)
Zodiac 3.4m
25HP Yamaha outboard (New 2017)
2 X folding Biminis (centre cockpit and aft cockpit)
Large owner's cabin aft, with central double berth, bathroom with separate shower
Cabin with double berth + Pullman berth at the bow, port-side
Cabin with two single berths at the bow, starboard
Guest's bathroom with separate shower at the bow
Large U saloon at port
Chart table at port
Workshop on the aft port
Hold at bow can be transformed in crew cabin
3 + 1 crew
2 enclosed hot and cold showers indoors plus one in cockpit.
2 (1 X fresh-water electric toilet and 1 X marine manual toilet)
TV Samsung LCD 22 inches.
Stereo Sony CD with 10 stackable CD player, + 4HP in and 4HP out
Air conditioning 24000 BTU 220V / 50/60Hz
Large U shape galley with ample storage and gourmet appliances.
Gas cooker with 3 X burners, oven and grill
Microwave oven
Crockery and cutlery for 6 people
Saucepans, bowls and serving dishes
Frigoboat 150L fridge (2004): 24V
Frigoboat 80L freezer: 24V
Gas cooker with 3 X burners, oven and grill
Watermaker Acuaste 200L /h (370 hours)
Hot Water
Water heater: 80L, on 220V or engine (New 2004)
Ground Tackle
Electric windlass Simpson 2000w with remote control. New motor 2017.
Anchor Plough 45kg with 75m chain
4 mooring lines of 15m each
Safety Gear
Fully equipped to French Offshore Standard.

Miscellaneous equipment:
2 X spare water pumps, toilet macerator, bilge pump, toilet valve, seawater filter for freezer, 20m of seals for portholes, Navtec joints, Harken ball bearings, 3 X SS hose-clamp, various electrical cables, 3 X cockpit cushions for the main cockpit, 5 cushions for the second cockpit (skipper), 25 spare light bulbs, many spare bulbs for electrical panels, 15m shore power cable, 1 X electric extension cord, 2 X 10m water hoses, 1 X electric air pump, 1 X manual air pump, 1 X set bungs, 1 X spare pump for water maker, 1 X leather sheath for steering wheel, canvas covers for steering wheel, and 7 winches,, 2 X orange life buoys, Flares
Bilge Pumps
Three electric bilge pumps, and one manual
Life Raft
Liferaft 6 persons. (New 2017. In service)
Yes. 406.
Life Jackets
Yes. In service
Fire Protection
Yes. In service.
Main circuit 24V
10 X service batteries of 115 Ah, total 1150 Ah (New 2017)
Engine circuit 12V
1 X engine battery 143Ah
3 X alternators: 1 X 12V / 70A and 2 X 24V / 50A
3 X battery chargers 12V / 16A, 24V 100A Victron and 60A Victron, (New 2016)
Genset Panda 220V / 50Hz, 6Kva, Diesel, 700 hours
Circuit 24V / 220V
Inverter 24V / 220V
Electronics / Navigation
Nav system Raymarine Loch / depth / speedo / wind
6 X repeaters in cockpit, one repeaters at chart table
VHF Icom 603 + portable VHF
GPS Furuno + 1 X portable GPS
Raymarine Autopilot
Radar Raymarine C90W 48 miles (New 2010) at chart table, repeaters in cockpit
SSB transceiver Icom MHF 710 with Pactor modem PTC II Pro
Standard C Thrane and Thrane TT 3022D (2004)
1 X Notebook Toshiba with rotating screen, with MAX SEA software, 15 hours of autonomy (New 2015)
Raymarine chart plotter Raymarine C 120W (New 2010) with Navionics charts
PC Dell Windows XP 2000 Pro (2004)
Sail Inventory
Mainsail is 86m2 Dacron Incidence with with lazy jacks and lazy bag.
3 X reefs, can be taken easily from the cockpit, even when sailing downwind.
Genoa 140% 110m2, Dacron Incidence on Harken furler.
Staysail 40m2.
2 X spinnakers medium and light 260m2 and 300m2.
Storm jib 16m2
Mast / Rigging
Carbon mast. Aluminium boom.
Standing rigging is stainless steel rod
2 X electric winches 980ST Harken
4 X manual winches
Mainsail and Genoa halyards in cockpit, can be used with the electric winches.

New running Rigging
New Rod Rigging - mast out and inspected
All hydraulic rams on Navtec - stripped and new seals
New Windex - LED Tricolour and mast lights
Priced to sell fast. Owner are on board and are ready to welcome you on board for a thorough inspection and as much time as you would like to familiarise yourself with this magnificent yacht.

Nautilus Yacht Management
Careel Bay Marina
46 Cowdroy Avenue
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