Centurion 32

This elegant Holman & Pye design from 1969 is now one of the more sought-after cruiser-racers of the period. Her heavy construction and excellent fi nish mean she has lasted well and her good manners, combined with sprightly windward performance, make her a rewarding fast cruiser for both experienced and novice sailors. Built by Henri Wauquiez in France, she has six berths in two cabins in a typical layout of the times – heads amidships, two berths forward, three in the saloon and a quarterberth. Galley and chart table are both acceptable, and she has a lead fin keel. She had two masthead rig options, although the smaller of them was the more popular.

LOA 9.75m (32ft), LWL 7.32m (24ft), beam 3.00m (9ft 10in), draught 1.78m (5ft 10in), Displacement 4,800kg (10,500lb). Price guard: £15,000 to £22,000.