The yachts from Wauquiez Yachts in France are known to be strong and well-built. French yacht designer Barret Racoupeau has succeeded in giving this 40-foot Pilot Saloon a tasteful, well-balanced design and functional layout with large stowage spaces. The Wauquiez 40 Pilot Saloon is subsequently a very comfortable yacht for long distance cruising. They have always been popular yachts as a 40 ft deck saloon yachts are few and far between!
In 2001, the German boat magazine ‘Die Yacht’ ran trial comparisons with four other similar yachts. They concluded Wauquiez 40 PS to be a comfortable and pleasant yacht for a small crew and with surprisingly pleasing sailing performance.
Wauquiez 40 PS, GOSI was launched in 2002 and was first used as a demo-boat by the yard’s representative in Germany. In the spring of 2004, the current owner bought the yacht. Shortly after his purchase, he discovered that the bulkheads, which are laminated to the hull, were not laminated up to the deck. It turned out to be a mistake during manufacturing and the yard took the boat in and laminated the bulkheads to the deck.
Since then, the yacht has been sailed in the Mediterranean, Northern European waters and the Baltic Sea. The owner very deliberately chose this yacht because of its reputation for stability. She was suitable for his sailing plan and provided the space he required. The owner found her easy to sail single handed, with sail setting and reefing from the cockpit.
The yacht has been in the water all year round and taken ashore annually for service and maintenance. In recent years, she has been used only sparingly.
GOSI’s home port is in Kalmar and we can show the yacht by appointment.
Tel: +46 70 169 23 98
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)
0044 (0)1590 679 222
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80
0046 304 694 000