1973 Wauquiez Centurion 32 - Spartina HAS BEEN SOLD - thanks for all the inquiries

Spartina - wauquiez centurion 32


Spartina's Story - She was built by Wauquiez in France in 1973. As far as I can ascertain - she was purchased new by a gentleman in Florida who sailed her back from Europe. He later sailed her back to Europe again and then again to Florida - so she has 3 transatlantic crossings under her belt.

My brother (Jay) purchased her from this gentleman and sailed her for about 5 years. When the itch came to buy a bigger boat (this is a genetic flaw which runs in my family) I naturally decided that I had to have his boat - and sold my Pearson 30 to purchase this boat. I had her hauled up from Florida to Rhode Island in February 2000.

I've cruised extensively throughout New England - including Nantucket, the Vineyard, Block, etc. She sails very well and can easily handle any conditions you throw at her. Now the itch has come back and I find myself drooling over some 38 - 40 footers. (at this rate by the time i'm 65 I'll be skippering an aircraft carrier)

She has a volvo diesel which I can honestly say - i've never seen an engine that runs better than this one - she idles at very low RPM and easily pushes the boat at 6 kts at 1600 rpm. It's an amazing work horse of an engine and I've religiously changed the oil, fuel and oil filters etc. On occasions when I've needed her - the engine has run for 12 hrs straight without a hiccup (from MV back to East Greenwich - pea soup and no wind!)




  • New ProFurl Roller Furling (2000)
  • New 150 Genoa (2000)
  • New Main (1998)
  • New Forestay, backstay, port and starboard upper stays (2000)
  • New main sheet blocks (fine and coarse trim) (2000)
  • New Halyards (2000)
  • New Rigid Vang (2000


  • New JRC Radar (2000)
  • Garmin GPSMap 130 (2000)
  • Two Plastimo Contest front reading compasses (2000)


  • New Force 10 Stainless stove - 2 burner propane (2002)
  • Alder Barbor Refrigeration (1998)
  • Air Conditioning (1998)
  • Replaced fore and midship hatch lexan (2001)
  • Custom built play pen (for my 2 daughters)


  • Blister repair and prevention - removed all blisters - complete West System repair and barrier coat - (1999)




The interior of the boat is beautiful - everything is built in teak and beautifully finished. The layout is as follows - from bow to stern.

  • Vberth - sleeps two comfortably - with large hatch and door for privacy.\
  • Head - with pressure water, head and shower
  • Main cabin - single berth on port side. Setee on starboard side with table that folds out so that 6 can comfortably dine. Table also slides down and is covered by a cushion to form a queen sized berth. Very comfortable. There is a smaller hatch above the main cabin.
  • Galley - pressure water, refrigeration and propane two burner stove.
  • Nav Station - teak nav table which folds up for chart storage. JRC Radar 1000 ( I installed the radar so that the display is viewable from the cockpit), barometer, clock, and Chartplotter / GPS on swing out arm that is viewable from the cockpit.
  • Quarter Berth - behind the nav station
  • Custom built play pen attachment for the berth in the main cabin - converts the berth to a playpen - built in teak, canvass and netting.

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Interior Pictures - Click on any picture for an enlarged version


Nav Station

Main Cabin

Main Cabin from Companion way

Vee Berth looking aft


Engine compartment

Custom Built Play Pen

Quarter Berth


The cockpit on this boat is extremely dry. I've sailed her in very bumpy conditions and always remain dry. I had the rigging inspected in 2000 and replaced the uppers, fore and backstays. Also all halyards were replaced at that point and i added a rigid vang.

There is a freshwater shower in the cockpit

Ample storage in the cockpit (3 lazarettes plus a locker for the propane).


Exterior Pictures

View From Bow

New Pro-Furl roller furling

Teak Cockpit

Companion way - showing new compasses

Port Side

Starboard Side

Stern View