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Wauquiez 38 MKII

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Boat REF# 156642
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.58m (38'0")
Year 1983
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 47hp, Perkins 4-108 (1983)
Lying Gig Harbor, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Ted Hood
Builder Wauquiez
Lying Gig Harbor, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 195.5 ltr (43.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 545.4 ltr (120.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 168.2 ltr (37.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 47hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4-108 (1983)
Engine Hours engine1:   2745
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade Max Folding (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.4 ltr (0.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


LOA 11.58m (38'0")
LWL 9.45m (31'0")
Beam 3.58m (11'9")
Draft Min 1.37m (4'6")
Draft Max 3.25m (10'8")
Airdraft 15.24m (50'0")
Displacement 9,998kg (22,046.0lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1983) with stainless steel standing rigging (1983)


Mainsail North - Slab (1983) Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail North - Furling (1983)
Other sails Staysail (1983)
Storm (unknown year)
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Removable stay for staysail. 1990 asymmetrical spinnaker Neil Pride. Spinnaker pole. Pro-Furl on head sail. All sails are original and in fair condition except spinnaker (1990) in excellent condition, and storm sails in "like new" condition.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Wauquiez-built boats generally have one of the best reputations for build quality among the industry's professional service providers such as surveyors and shipwrights. This Ted Hood design has a swing down centerboard keel that provides over 10 feet of draft for up-wind sailing and swings back up to provide for just over 4 feet of draft for coastal cruising. Bulkheads are well glassed and not just tabbed. Deck hardware is substantial. Mast is keel-stepped. Teak decks are thick and the wide flat deck surfaces provide for safe on deck working spaces. Built by Henri Wauquiez in France the Hood 38 is a very well respected offshore or coastal cruising yacht.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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Entering the cabin from a center-located companionway you step down to a port side galley with aft cabin and en-suite head located directly across on the starboard. Forward to port is the nav station and a settee directly forward. Across to starboard is a convertible U-shape seating area and salon table. Forward is the main head to starboard with access door into the master cabin which is a huge V-berth cabin with lots of storage. Very bright interior has two huge deck hatches with a bright gel-coat headliner. There are well-placed hand grab rails on both sides of the cabin headliner.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Raytheon Pathfinder SL70 radar, Furuno GPS plus Garmin 440S GPS/Chartplotter, Standard Horizon VHF, Autohelm wind, speed and depth.

Deck Gear

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3 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass
3 anchors
(Bruce Main)
70.10m (230'0") of chain
60.96m (200'0") of warp
Teak decks have been very carefully maintained with no sanding and regular cleaning and caulked as needed. Aluminum toe rail. Deck fittings are aluminum, robust in size and purpose. Large hatches for inside lighting with new Lexan on one with new un-installed Lexan for the second one.

Cockpit sheet winches are Lewmar 3 speed and quite large.

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Fire extinguishers and flares are up to date

Broker's Comments

There are many 80s era boats on the market today. We've all had the opportunity to consider how different manufacturers built their boats by observing how well they age. The Ted Hood designed Wauquiez 38 is undoubtedly among the very best in this category. The gel-coat work on these boats was exceptional, the teak joinery below simply elegant, even the interior cabin overhead is gel-coat. Teak decks are thick and deck hardware is robust. The build quality is evident everywhere you look including when opening access hatches and cabinet access doors. I own an American production sailboat of similar vintage and size and have to honestly say that the quality difference between this Hood 38 and the American production boat is remarkable. It is worth mentioning that the V-berth on this model is one of the largest of any other 80s era boat plus both cabins have en-suite heads. This vessel is well capable of taking you around the world, as many have done in Wauquiez 38s. Or with it's PHRF rating of 129 you could do well in class races close to home.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered. Details subject to contract.

This Wauquiez 38 MKII has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Tacoma. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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