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All about Wauquiez brand
Wauquiez: "For all those who sail".
While it may be true that most shipyard founders feel a particular affinity for their products, not all of them are real yachting enthusiasts (far from it in fact), unlike Henri Wauquiez who changed up something about his yachts every year before they went to construction...
Henri Wauquiez ran his family's flourishing tannery and made soles for shoes there, before the advent of synthetic materials caused him to recycle the business into... a shipyard!
The Henri Wauquiez Shipyard was founded in 1965 and one year later the first Elizabethan 32 was delivered, which was nothing less than a licensed production of Henri Wauquiez's own yacht! The Elizabethan 35, the Chance, the Praetorians and the famous Centurions followed, and the brand went from strength to strength.
The "Wauquiez" have three characteristics in their genes stemming from the founder's personality. They are particularly seaworthy boats, they have well-designed living spaces (the very comfortable yet shipshape Amphitrite and Amphora and are a good example of this), they are elegant, (like the remarkable Centurion series, including the Centurion 32, with 380 units being built) and last but not least, they have an excellent finish. Henri Wauquiez was demanding and insisted that the level of finish on his boats rivalled the finish from the oldest English shipyards, which were benchmarks at the time.
Taken over by the Bénéteau shipyards in 1998, this period saw the emergence of the now famous Pilot Saloon, (deck saloon sailboats) including the Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 40 (120 units). Since 2011, the yard has belonged to the Experton Revollier group.
Wauquiez: buy your future boat
From the very first models designed and created to the most recent, boatbuilder has a wide selection of seagoing pleasure craft for you to choose from. The boats of the range be divided into various different categories that continue to become ever more refined with the passing nautical seasons.
How to go about purchasing your new boat
Before acquiring your new boat, take the time to carefully examine what type of amateur sailor you are by considering some simple but useful criteria:
- The total budget for the purchase and maintenance of the boat
- The type of sailing and type of waters: coastal, open seas, mixed?
- Preferred uses: Fishing? Coastal sailing? River cruising? Watersports?
Looking for the perfect boat?
Impressed by the boats from the boatyard but none of the models offer exactly what you want as a seasoned sailor (or one in the making)? No need to panic! Band of Boats is here to help you. Whether you're on the lookout for a sea cruiser, a recreational fishing boat or simply a cabin cruiser, get ready to jump in with both feet and purchase your future new or used boat. We look forward to counting you amongst our community of passionate enthusiasts. Awaken the sailor sleeping inside you and prepare to write the first pages of your very own ship's log.
Ranges and models of WAUQUIEZ