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Old 14-05-2008, 03:33   #1
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Wauquiez & Southerly Yachts..

Since I've seen several threads with which one is better or what is your opinion, I thought that I would throw another one in the mix. Does anyone have any real world experience in either owning or using the Wauquiez line of Yachts. They actually only have 2 for now (41 & 47) with the 55 just launched.

I just love the raised saloon and the overall attention to details with the fittings and the overall quality of the yachts themselves.

I'm also tossing around the idea of checking out the Southerly yacht range which again is another raised saloon with a variable Keel option that I also love. Both are excellent in my mind but I would love to get other people's thoughts on these 2 excellent boat makers.
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real world experience in either owning or using the Wauquiez line of Yachts. .
I sailed one about 10 years ago from Portugal to the Canaries and it was fine except for some teething problems of it being Hull #1. Never buy the first boat off the mould! And in production boats people say don't buy one in the first 10.

However the owners of Wauquiez have changed, I believe, and I saw some over the last few years at the Beneteau stand at the Sydney Boat Show and they are, apparently. a much more budget line of boats than the one I was on. Check ownership of the company in reality, as I am sure its either Beneteau or Jeaneau

The 54 I sailed on was fully electric and good fun as a straight cruiser. The raised saloon was terrific, galley good, twin aft cabins too small, forward cabin good, cabin UNDER the raised saloon was inovative and worked. Lazarette was big.

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As Mark said, the company is no longer owned by Henri. The owner of the Wauquiez name is Beneteau. I don't know about the build of the new boats. The old boats were stick built to heavy skantlings, very nice. One of my favorites was the 38 designed by Ted Hood.
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Thanks everyone for your input! Cheers
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