Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 41

by BWS Staff

Blue Water Sailing
September 2007


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French builder Wauquiez has built more than 130 of their original pilot saloon model, the PS 40, and after talking with PS 40 owners and re-evaluating all of the innovations that went into the successful launch of the PS47, they came up with the new PS 41. Pilot Saloon concept is to deliver to owners cruising boats that combine a lot of comfort and accommodations in a package that also sails well and looks stylish. And, unlike some deck saloon designs, the PS 41 had to have an arrangement under the raised deck that allows you to sit in the dinette and see directly out to the watery world around you. No small endeavor in a boat of this size. But they succeeded.

The hull is fairly high sided to accommodate full headroom throughout the boat. This is a powerful hull that will be able to carry working sail in a good breeze. The raised deck is a high curve that melds well visually with the sheer line and frames the side windows with a stylish deck molding. The cockpit has a single wheel and can seat six. The transom folds down aft to form a large swim platform when at anchor.

Down below, the pilot saloon has a dinette to starboard that seats four and the galley and chart table to port. The master cabin is aft and has a huge centerline double berth and a large head. The guest cabin forward has its own head and plenty of storage for a few weeks of cruising.

The interior of the PS 41 is simple, elegant and very bright. The dinette will be the social center of the boat since everyone on board will want to share the view. If you are looking for a high quality liveaboard cruiser that can take you across oceans, the new PS 41 can do the job.

Specifications: LOA 42’3”; LWL 41’0”; Beam 13’3”; Draft 5’7”; Displacement 22,075 lbs.; Sail Area 898 sq. ft.

For more information log on to www.wauquiez.com.

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