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€145,000 tax paid

Huge spec Centurion 40s

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelWauquiez Centurion 40s
DesignerBerret–Racoupeau Yacht Design
Boat NameMoyana Too
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingOlbia, Sardinia, Italy


LOA12.35m (40'0")
LWL11.11m (36'0")
Beam3.85m (12'0")
Draft1.85m (6'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineYanmar 4JH4-E 54hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Michele Antonini
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+39 333 74 89 281

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    Great spec, shoal-draft, ‘owner’s layout’ Berret-Racoupeau designed Wauquiez Centurion 40S aft cockpit cruising yacht. Launched in 2005, never used for charter and boasting a great fast cruising inventory including a recent and almost unused North 3DL sail wardrobe.


    MOYANA TOO is a beautifully presented and very well equipped ‘owner’s layout, shoal-draft example of the Berret-Racoupeau designed Centurion 40s performance aft-cockpit cruising yacht from Wauquiez Yachts. Achieving a perfect balance between superb sailing performance and real comfort, she can be easily sailed single-handed thanks to her powered Andersen winches, and her long mainsheet traveller set just forward of the large-diameter helm wheel.

    Constructed in 2005 and with just three owners since new, MOYANA TOO was purchased by her current French-based owner in 2022 after a 3-year period ashore under professional guardinage care during Covid.

    Her specification highlights include:-
    • Teak laid side decks
    • 1.85m lead-ballast shoal-draft keel option
    • North Sails 3DL Marathon mainsail and genoa
    • North Sails gennaker and storm jib
    • Upgraded Andersen electric winch package with powered secondary and halyard winches
    • 2-cabin, ‘owner’s’ layout with master cabin forward and large double VIP cabins.
    • Aft heads with separate shower cubicle.
    • Teak joinery
    • Yanmar 54hp diesel engine with Saildrive gearbox and 3-bladed MaxProp
    • Removable pole for gennaker
    • Removable inner forestay
    • Harken deck gear plus Frederiksen ball-bearing battencar system for fully-battened mainsail
    • Webasto diesel fired hot air cabin heating system
    • Alcantara upholstery
    • Holding tank
    • Raymarine instrument package with radar/chart plotters at helm and chart table and autopilot with remote control
    • Sprayhood, bimini and sun awning
    • Solar panel
    • Underwater lights at stern

    French registered and EU VAT paid, MOYANA TOO is now offered for sale as her experienced owner (MOYANA TOO is his third Wauquiez) is now considering a change of cruising grounds and type of boat.


    There's a new generation of 40-somethings designed to appeal to other 40-somethings. I refer, of course, to the group of 40-foot cruiser-racers aimed at folks who are not over the hill but have passed the hair-shirt-racer stage of life. The Wauquiez Centurion 40s is a nice example of this type, with attractive, comfortable accommodations ensconced in a fast, handsome hull powered by a big, competitive rig.

    The deck is all business, as a racing boat's deck should be, and the teak-topped seats compliment both security and esthetics. The effective antiskid, long grabrails on the low cabintop, and solid lifeline anchors are valuable on any boat. It was easy to reach about half the length of the boom from the cabintop without tripping on exposed lines; a fiberglass panel covers halyards and reef lines as they run aft. A big roller on the bow and a windlass inside the large foredeck locker will handle anchoring tasks with no sweat.

    I found it easy to enter and leave the cockpit even though seatbacks are high; this is a nice bit of design that many other builders don't get quite right. The cockpit is tapered, so the forward end is narrow enough for bracing feet as the boat heels while the aft end is broad enough for crew activity during racing maneuvers. From a distance the transom appears to be flat, but it opens to reveal a well-designed stern platform with boarding ladder. There's plenty of stowage in the cockpit.

    There are racing features everywhere. The mainsheet is double-ended, the wheel is large and runs in a trough, and winches are placed for efficient access by the crew. I especially appreciated the handy line-tail lockers near the companionway, as the rope spaghetti that can accumulate in the cockpit and cabin is a hazard when the action gets hot.

    A few steps down the companionway ladder take you to an exceptionally pretty saloon, and there's a wet locker in the head to port for your dripping foulies. Tall sailors will appreciate this space, which is open and unobstructed overhead for its entire length and has ample headroom. An attractive combination of padded vinyl, fabric, and wood trim sets off the saloon; our test boat had a lovely muted color scheme.

    The L-shaped galley has a front-opening fridge and separate freezer. The stovetop cover does double duty as a serving tray or extra counter space. The deep double sink is near the centerline, and anchor rings for a stove safety belt are standard. The head compartment is mostly fiberglass and should be easy to clean. There's a large separate shower stall. The nav station is efficient and well organized, with enough table space for a chart book and enough panel space for a plotter or radar display.

    Stowage space is well distributed throughout the boat. Sizable cabinets in the saloon, hanging lockers and cabinets in the forward and aft cabins, and enclosed storage in the galley will contribute greatly to safety under way and convenience at rest, whether racing or cruising. Overhead clearance is good in the aft cabin. The double berth has reading lights, and the layout of this space and of the forward cabin with its V-berth is conventional.

    I sailed one of the first four boats off the production line on a cool, overcast Chesapeake day with 8 to 9 knots of breeze. The boat accelerated easily to just over 6 knots and was quite easy to keep in the groove. The wheel action was a joy, with instant response to pressure but no squirreliness or erratic tracking if the skipper's mind wandered for a moment.

    The boat handles as well under power as under sail, with a one-length turning circle both to port and to starboard.

    Sail Magazine - 2004



    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the yacht is built to CE Boat Category A-ocean.


    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the yacht is built to CE Boat Category A-ocean.

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • GRP and balsa sandwich hull construction, using vacuum-bagged resin-infusion process for an optimum fibre/resin ratio.
    • Use of Bisphenolic resins in top laminate, for higher osmosis resistance.
    • Structural Grid laminated to hull, with additional reinforcements in keel area.
    • Main bulkheads joined to hull and deck and laminated for extra rigidity.
    • White gelcoat finish to topsides.
    • Stainless steel rubbing strake to hull sides.
    • Underwater sections treated with epoxy system – 2016/17

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • GRP, resin & balsa sandwich deck construction
    • Main bulkheads joined to hull and deck and laminated for extra rigidity.
    • Hull to deck joint via polyurethane adhesive and mechanical fastening.
    • White gelcoat finish to superstructure
    • Teak laid deck, cockpit seating and cockpit sole
    • Teak bulwark

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Shoal draft 1.85m fin keel attached to the hull by stainless steel bolts.
    • Lead ballast
    • GRP balanced rudder blade with composite stock and upper & lower needle bearings


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4JH-4E 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine producing 54hp
    • Yanmar SD50 saildrive gearbox – diaphragm replaced 2016/17
    • Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
    • Spinlock removable throttle control at helm

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours – approx. 1,560 as of Spring 2023
    • Date of last engine service: Spring 2023

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • MaxProp 3-bladed feathering propeller
    • TCE 1,600mm diameter stainless steel helm wheel with varnished laminated wood rim on GRP helm pedestal
    • Emergency steering gear


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC start circuit and 230v AC via shorepower

    Battery Banks:
    • 1x 12vDC 90Ah engine start battery - 2021
    • 3x 12vDC 135Ah service batteries joined in parallel to supply 405Ah @ 12vDC - 2021
    • Sterling battery management system - 2019

    · 50Amp 220vAC/12vDC automatic battery charger

    • 12vDC engine-mounted alternator

    • Solar panel above companionway with charge controller - 2022

    Other Electrical:
    • 12vDC sockets
    • 220vAC shore power system with 220vAC ring main and power sockets internally


    Fresh Water:
    • 12vDC freshwater pressure pump with expansion tank, serving all water systems
    • Hot water supplied via engine cooling or via 230vAC immersion heater element from shore power in well-insulated 40 litre hot water tank
    • Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and cockpit shower

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 12vDC electric bilge pimp with manual override at chart table
    • Manual bilge pump in cockpit


    • 220 litres fuel capacity in 1x polyethylene tank.
    • Fuel tank level indicator

    Fresh Water:
    • 400 litres fresh water capacity in 2x polyethylene tanks.
    • Fresh water tank level indicator at chart table

    Holding Tanks:
    • 85 litres polyethylene black water holding tank servicing heads discharging to sea or via deck extraction point.


    In Cockpit:
    • Raymarine ST6001 gyroscopic autopilot with control head at helm
    • Raymarine wireless remote control handset for autopilot
    • Raymarine E80 colour radar/chart plotter with mast-mounted Raymarine Pathfinder 2kw radar scanner
    • Raymarine Raystar GPS receiver
    • Raymarine ST60 graphic multi-repeaters (x2), ST60 wind, ST60 CH wind and ST60 Tridata displays at companionway.
    • Plastimo binnacle compass.

    At Chart Table:
    • Raymarine E120 colour radar/chart plotter display
    • Furuno NX300 Navtex display
    • Clock & barometer

    Communications Equipment:
    • Raymarine Ray 240E VHF with DSC with external speaker
    • Handheld VHF


    • Eno gimballed stove with 2x burners and oven
    • Isotherm 12vDC front loading refrigerator
    • Additional deep top-opening cool box
    • Double s/s sinks with hot & cold pressurised water and manual salt and fresh water pump supplies

    • Jabsco manual marine heads
    • Heads showers with automatic temperature control and 12vDC pump out

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • Webasto Air Top diesel fired hot air cabin heating system – overhauled 2021
    • 12vDC ventilation fans in saloon

    • Pioneer stereo CD/radio with speakers in saloon & waterproof speakers in cockpit

    Interior Lighting:
    • LED interior lighting


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • 2 double berths in two cabins with two further single berths in saloon using port and starboard side settees

    Accommodation Finnish:
    • The joinery is varnished teak (2x coats of UV varnish and 1x coat of protective polyurethane varnish), hand polished with beeswax.
    • Teak floors with holly inlay
    • White vinyl headlinings with teak battening
    • Blinds and mosquito screens throughout for side windows and overhead hatches
    • Red Alcantara upholstery in saloon (upgraded) with cream cloth in accommodation cabins.
    • Grey Corian-style galley and heads counters.

    Description of Accommodation from Forward:

    Forward cabin:-
    • Spacious forward owner's cabin with V-shaped double berth, seat, dressing table three deck hatches and ample storage in lockers, shelves and storage compartments

    • Cosy and bright saloon with U-shaped dinette to starboard and longitudinal sofa to port at the large folding saloon table.

    Navigation Area:-
    • Forward facing chart table and navigator's seat to port.

    • L-shaped galley to starboard aft with Corian counters, gas stove, double sink, front opening fridge and cool box.
    Aft heads:-
    • Spacious heads compartment to port aft with marine toilet, sink and separate shower cabin.

    Starboard Aft Cabin:-
    • Aft cabin to starboard with double berth, locker, shelves and storage compartments.


    • Sparcraft silver anodised aluminium masthead rig with boom and rod vang
    • Keel-stepped mast with two sets of swept-back spreaders
    • 1x19 stainless steel wire standing rigging – 2005 – professionally inspected 2023
    • Navtec hydraulic adjustable split backstay
    • Rod vang with gas ram
    • Facnor genoa furler
    • Removable inner forestay with tensioner
    • Frederiksen slider system for mainsail
    • Gennaker gear with removable bowsprit
    • Harken ball bearing blocks throughout with Wichard halyard turning blocks
    • Extended Harken genoa tracks with ball-bearing, line-adjustable sheeting points
    • Harken mainsheet system with adjustable track forward of helm pedestal
    • Antal rope clutches for halyards at companionway
    • Twin-line reefing system led back to cockpit
    • Main halyard and genoa sheets replaced 2022

    • 2x Andersen 52.2 2-speed self-tailing manual primary winches
    • 2x Andersen 46.2 2-speed self-tailing electric spinnaker winches
    • Andersen 40.2 2-speed self-tailing electric halyard winch at companionway to starboard
    • Andersen 40.2 2-speed self-tailing manual halyard winch at companionway to port

    Sail Wardrobe:
    • North Sails 3DL Marathon fully-battened mainsail with 3-reefs – approx. 54sqm – 2015/16
    • North Sails 3DL Marathon 140% furling genoa with UV protection – approx. 48sqm – 2015/16
    • North Sails Supercote gennaker with snuffer – approx 155sqm
    • North Sails Dacron storm jib set on removable inner forestay – approx. 14sqm

    • Stainless steel pushpit, teak-stepped open pulpit, stanchions and double guardwires
    • Opening gates to port, starboard and at transom
    • Fold-out transom with liferaft stowage in dedicated bin beneath
    • Stainless steel and teak folding boarding ladder
    • Goiot opening hatches throughout
    • Passarelle
    • Gas-struts for all cockpit lockers
    • Teak folding cockpit table
    • Spacious port cockpit locker
    • Additional lockers below helmsman's seats aft and in cockpit to starboard
    • Underwater lights at stern

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Quick 12vDC electric reversing anchor winch with deck buttons and remote control in cockpit - 2019
    • Stainless steel 20kgs Delta anchor with 60 metres of 8mm stainless steel chain stowed in large self-draining anchor locker.
    • 12vDC deckwash pump
    • Fortress kedge anchor
    • Nomen pop-up mooring cleats forward, aft and amidships
    • Fenders and warps

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Beige canvas sprayhood with opening central section and stainless steel frame - 2015
    • Bimini with stainless steel frame
    • Beige canvas stackpack sail cover - 2023
    • Sun awning
    • Cockpit cushions

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Mercury inflatable dinghy – 2015
    • Honda 2.3hp outboard – 2015


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    • Life raft Transocean 4 pers.
    • Horseshoe buoy with light
    • Lifesling
    • McMurdo Smartfind AIS 406Mhz EPIRB
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Distress signal kit

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Olbia, Sardinia

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
    Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
    Email: michele@grabauinternational.com

    Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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