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Old 07-09-2013, 10:04   #16
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Re: Wauquiez Pretorian 35

This boat was at the top of my list and in my price range but I could not find a good one on the East Coast in US. I did fing a Hallbery Rassy 352 and I am very happy with it. I hope you find the one you want, it is a great boat.
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Old 08-09-2013, 15:59   #17
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Re: Wauquiez Pretorian 35

He wants crazy cash for the boat. $89,000 I believe. Link below. There is only one photo here but he sent me 16 others, and they are all as good/clean.

1986 Wauquiez Pretorien sailboat for sale in Maryland

Btw, one guy mentioned a Niagara 35. There is one nearby for $37k

Used 1981 Niagara 35, Norfolk,, Va - 23518 - BoatTrader.com
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Old 08-09-2013, 16:36   #18
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I have a 1981 Wauquiez Gladiteur 33' build quality is outstanding. Sails really well especially in heavy air. Very sea kindly motion. Cuts thru waves instead of pounding. Downwind sails a dream. Have to agree on the tankage and the dodger. I replaced the green engine with a Beta and am really happy with performance under power.

Hal Roth sailed his Pretorian all over the place.
We now own Hal's boat and yes it's been all over the place. It has no sail drive, straight shaft and the traveller was moved onto the coach roof but no dodger (Hal didn't like them). We love the boat and it's built extremely well everywhere you look. Guess that's why Hal picked it for his last boat.
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Re: Wauquiez Pretorian 35

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He wants crazy cash for the boat. $89,000 I believe. Link below. There is only one photo here but he sent me 16 others, and they are all as good/clean.

1986 Wauquiez Pretorien sailboat for sale in Maryland
I guess like most things you get what you pay for. It is funny how the other Wauquiez are amazing values for their size, but the Pretorien is quite pricey for a 35 footer. I guess maybe it is a boat with a cult following.

Also I would like to add that I have nothing but praise for the Pretorien's ability to go upwind. I would say the boat sails to weather as well if not better than most of the moderate draft cruiser/racers I am intimately familiar with.
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Re: Wauquiez Pretorian 35

As I mentioned before the P35 is a wonderful boat but $90,000 is really up there and at that price you have many other choices. I still stand by my opinion of its windward ability. I raced on 2 of these boats, both with good sails and we always got outpointed by similar racer cruisers( ie: C&C's)
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Re: Wauquiez Pretorian 35

Concerning the dodger issue, here's a photo from an ad for a Pretorien, showing a modified traveler location (plus a cute, well-protected horn):

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