Old Centaur Price list from 1974

Now here is a thing

Steve, from Falmouth, sent me this

1974 price list and brochure


old centaur


The price list is interesting


5.5 K for a Centaur - the same price I just paid for Centaur 2




this is his boat

steves boat

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This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, Sailing around Britain.

8 Responses to “Old Centaur Price list from 1974”

  1. 19 October, 2015 at 3:14 pmJes says:

    Phwaor indeed . I’m sure the perspective exaggerates the length of the bowsprit but nonetheless she is a fine looking boat

  2. 19 October, 2015 at 3:58 pmdylan winter says:

    I often think of the power in terms of tonnes per square inch a bowsprit can deliver

    the opening shot of this horny old classic makes you think



  3. 19 October, 2015 at 6:02 pmDave Barker says:

    I’m fairly certain that’s a Falmouth oyster smack, if so the bowsprit is almost as long as it looks. Is it GRP – one of Gale Heard’s hulls perhaps, or a traditional wooden boat?

  4. 19 October, 2015 at 6:09 pmdylan winter says:

    it is a grp version

    still one heck of a lot of brightwork to keep up to date but at least you know the hull is functionally immortal

    It would be good to film her in action both aboard and from the water

    they do have a classic boat week


  5. 19 October, 2015 at 10:33 pmjohnny green says:


    Not quite the same but what about this for a bow sprit? I wonder how much it would cost to moor it in Torquay harbour….

    Not long now Dylan, when are you planning on heading for Falmouth?

    Excited. J.

  6. 20 October, 2015 at 7:23 pmTony K says:

    According to the BofE inflation calculator, 5500 pounds in 1974 is the equivalent of nearly 52 thousand pounds today.(actually 2014).
    Would anyone pay 52K for a 26 foot yacht today?

  7. 20 October, 2015 at 10:00 pmTony K says:

    Money for old rope.

    2.9 for heating!
    I’m in the wrong business.

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