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The Wauquiez Hood 38 was designed by Ted Hood and based on the Bristol 38.8 and Little Harbor 38. The hulls are identical, with a modified full keel/centerboard and spade rudder below the waterline. Above the waterline, the Wauquiez has a more European appearance, with higher freeboard, a lower coachroof and much less wood trim. As an aft cockpit auxiliary Sailing Sloop/Cruise-Race, these “Swans of France” are known to be fast, comfortable and good all-around offshore boats.
“Escape Velocity” is the MKI version of the Hood 38, built in Mouvaux, France. It features teak and holly floors with removable access panels, tubular stainless steel framed dodger for cockpit protection, spacious cockpit with storage lazarettes, and entry through top-down companionway hatch located forward of the sailing cockpit.
New in 2016/17:
This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.
San Carlos Yachts
Marina San Carlos
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Full forward is the anchor chain locker followed by a cabin with V berth and abundant storage. There is a private door leading to the starboard-side head with manual toilet, stainless steel sink and more storage.
Moving aft through a teak door there is a port-side hanging locker, and opposite there is a second door leading to the forward head. As you move further aft you enter the cozy salon with settee to port and dinette to starboard, both with storage below and behind.
Continuing aft is the galley area which is equipped with double stainless steel sinks, a marine propane stove with oven, chest refrigerator and adequate storage and work surfaces. To port you’ll find the nav station, equipped with navigation and communications equipment and the vessel’s main electrical panel.
This is followed by a cabin with starboard-side double berth, small head compartment and stainless steel sink. There is a centerline companionway leading up to the deck. The engine room is below the companionway with adequate insulation and access.