The fourth and smallest model in the Wauquiez Pilot Saloon series, the new Pilot Saloon 42, is another stunning blue water yacht coming from the French shipyard. The Saloon 42, designed by Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design, is just 13 meters long and is nominated for the Yacht of the Year Award 2019.
High-performance hull Building on an extremely strong and powerful hull, the low structure and vertical bow of the pilot saloon make a maximum length of waterline possible, allowing this modern yacht to achieve high average speeds. In addition, the Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 42 has a strong bow and a chinned hull, which not only provides hydrostatical stability, but also makes the yacht manoeuvrable in strong winds, always keeping a stable course, and increases the comfort below deck due to damped movements.
Two optional keel versions Equipped with a twin rudder system at the stern, the Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 42 is easily controlled and steered on upwind courses. The teak-covered deck is almost completely on one level, and the cockpit, only slightly lower, provides a sheltered space for a relaxed stay on deck. The Pilot Saloon 42 is offered in two keel variants, a long keel (2.15 m draft) and the standard version with a short keel (1.65 m draft). The latter allowing the owners of the yacht to navigate even shallower waters and smaller harbours.
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Large window fronts Thanks to the many skylights in the saloon roof and large window fronts, the design of the Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 42 artfully merges indoor and outdoor areas. The elevated, luxurious saloon area offers an almost 360°-all-round-view of the landscape. The sophisticated interior design of the Pilot Saloon can be ordered either in teak or light oak. The lounge and cooking area midships is bright and inviting, offering all the necessary comfort required for long-distance cruises.
Two layout versions for below decks The Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 42 is available in two layouts. The two-cabin version has an extremely spacious double cabin each in the bow and stern, with large double beds and voluminous bathrooms, including separate shower cubicles. In this layout, the aft cabin serves as the owner's suite. In the three-cabin version, the double cabin in the bow becomes the owner's suite while the aft cabin of the yacht is replaced by two double cabins, each with a large double bed and a shared second bathroom. This version can thus accomodate comfortably for a total of six people on board.
Technical specifications: Length over all: 12.99 m Beam: 4.34 m Draft: 1.65 m / 2.15 m Engine: max. 80 hp