About this Sailboat:
1985 Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII – Blue Water Racer/Cruiser!
This fast shoal draft cruiser has been well maintained, continually upgraded, and offers great sailing performance. Renowned for their superior construction and joinery, yachts built by Henri Wauquiez have long garnered a strong reputation for exceeding the demands of ardent sailors worldwide. The Hood 38, designed by Ted Hood, offers an exceptional opportunity for those seeking a fast, “go anywhere”, shallow draft cruiser built to high custom standards. The improved Mark II offers direct access to the companionway steps from the cockpit and a very spacious layout below. The solid FRP hull, thick gel coat, exceptional tabbing application and finish workmanship are all of premier quality. The tall powerful rig offers great light wind (and upwind) performance yet she is stiff, well balanced, and comfortable in a strong blow. These characteristics are what combine to have highly accomplished Navel Architect Robert Perry tell the owner that the Wauquiez Hood 38 MKII is an exceptionally robust and well built yacht, and is his favourite sailing yacht in this class. After 1987, this successful design went on to be produced in the US as the Little Harbour 38, and the Bristol 38, but the Wauquiez 38 remains the only one to offer the private aft cabin arrangement below.
With many recent upgrades, this particular Wauquiez Hood 38 MK II is clean, offshore ready, and outfitted for extended cruising. There is a full set of tools aboard, and the inventory includes many spare and replacement parts/essentials. Located in the Lesser Antilles Caribbean islands, she is ideally located to start your cruising dreams.
Equipment on Board:
This Wauquiez Hood 38 MK II has seen a very high level of annual maintenance and improvements. She is well equipped for offshore sailing, with a full sail and equipment inventory – too much to list here. She is in turn key condition. Recent improvements include: professional bottom job/antifouling, full professional/certified engine overhaul, new refrigeration, new dinghy davits, new electronics / navigation, new ground tackle, new satellite weather and email, electrical, and much more. For full details and equipment list/ specifications contact seller.