Two modestly priced sailing cruisers have recently been added to Afloat's boats for sale website. One is for sale privately, the other is for sale through a County Cork broker. According to the advert the 1969 Westerly Centaur has a brand new Beta 25hp engine, shaft and prop. It was surveyed last month, is antifouled and ready to sail at her mooring in Cork Harbour. Described as a 'solid and safe' 26 ft bilge keeler, Masquerade was the ninth Centaur built by Westerly and was constructed under Lloyd's supervision. The certficate of construction as well as all documentation and owner history is available. The boat is for sale at EUR12,500 and is an Ideal family or starter boat. More details here
The other recently added boat for sale is a similarly sized 1987 Yamaha 25. The sailing cruiser is fitted with a Yanmar 8hp engine. It is for sale through broker Hugh Mockler of HM Yachts, a firm who have made strides in marketing yachts for sale through digital media such as afloat.ie, facebook and twitter. Mockler describes the Yamaha as a 'lovely clean boat that comes with its own 4 wheel road trailer and all working electronics'. 'It's a very nice starter boat with club racing potential', he adds. View the boat here.