YM travel to Düsseldorf in Germany to visit Boot 16, Europe's largest boat show with a vast selection of new boats, here we look at the Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 48

Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 48

Wauquiez have been producing yachts for 50 years now and the Pilot Saloon is the latest model to hit the water. Forward of the mast her deck is conventional with deep safe toe rails, and nice full-length handrails forward – these also keep in place the foredeck cushions. Aft of the mast it rises to accommodate the large 46cm high coachroof windows. The cockpit is well sheltered behind deep coamings. All winches and lines are set aft with winches low and inboard to areas in front of the two wheels. There’s a fold-down transom and a small tender garage come lazarette accessed from the cockpit or the transom.

Inside the 48 Pilot Saloon takes advantage of those lovely big windows down below by raising the saloon and chart table to offer panoramic views out. The chart table is positioned forward opposite the C-shaped seating in the saloon. Forward is a heads compartments and two guest cabins – one with a pair of Pullman berths, while forward is a V-berth with stowage to port.

Under the cockpit is a vast full beam owners cabin aft with private en suite.

The Yachting Monthly test will be in the April 2016 issue


Who would she suit?

Those who want to cruise long distances in style, safety and comfort.


Price £383,830

LOA 14.77m 48ft 4in

LWL 12.75m 41ft 10in

Cabins Three

Beam 4.61m 15ft 2in

Draught 2.10m 6ft 11in

Displacement 14000kg 30,870lbs

Contact Parkstone Bay Yachts

Tel +44 (0)1202 724917

Website http://parkstonebayyachts.com

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