1973 Wauquiez Centurion 32 - Spartina HAS BEEN SOLD - thanks for all the inquiries
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!)
The interior of the boat is beautiful - everything is built in teak and beautifully finished. The layout is as follows - from bow to stern.
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Interior Pictures - Click on any picture for an enlarged version
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).