WAUQUIEZ PILOT SALON 41 • Wauquiez Yachts has two Pilot Saloon models that are available this year in the U.S., the new Wauquiez PS 41 and the PS 47 that was introduced last year. The PS 41 evolved from the successful PS 40 and incorporates many ergonomic details and refinements gleaned from more the 130 Wauquiez owners.
As the little sister to the PS 47 – Wauquiez’s flagship – the PS 41 has all of the innovations that made the larger boat so successful. The boat’s sweeping lines mark it as a uniquely stylish cruising boat in the Euro style, sporting a blister deckhouse and cat’s-eye portlights.
The ample cockpit is set up for comfortable lounging but is also fully functional and allows a single watchstander to trim the main and headsail, adjust control lines and shorten sail without having to go on deck. The transom platform, as in the 47, folds neatly into the
transom when not in use and can be deployed easily when at anchor. The galley and dinette under the raised pilot saloon offer excellent views either while standing in the galley or seated in the dinette – which is designed to accommodate four adults.
The 41 has two large sleeping cabins, each with its own head. The master cabin aft has a large centerline double berth, a large hanging locker and plenty of locker and drawer space for clothes. The forward cabin has a slightly smaller double berth and plenty of stowage.
Built to the traditionally high standards of Wauquiez, the PS 41 combines excellent sailing qualities with a large and unique living space belowdecks. For a couple who wants to spend a lot of time aboard and will be venturing off with friends or married children, the new design will serve well.