At BOOT Düsseldorf lat week, Wauquiez and Latitude 46 shipyards presented the latest additions to their portfolio, the Pilot Saloon 58 and the Tofinou 10.c.
Since 1965, Wauquiez has been building contemporary ocean going sailing yachts, combining modern technologies with the traditional values of boatbuilding.
The Pilot Saloon 58
Following on from the success of the 48 model launched in September 2015, the 58 model has now been added to the Pilot Saloon range.
A blue water cruiser, the Pilot Saloon 58 is the quintessence of Wauquiez’ expertise in terms of conception and high-end yacht building. The large side windows underlined with a natural teak louver – a trademark of the Pilot Saloon range, introduced by Henri Wauquiez more than twenty years ago – have been extended at the aft to optimize visibility and brightness aboard.
The saloon of the Pilot Saloon 58 is on one single level, while the galley, located to the port, features a number of storage facilities and the interior volumes offer comfortable living spaces. Very large hull portholes bring luminosity, and wide opening portholes allow for cabin ventilation.
According to Olivier Racoupeau from Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design, the architect of the boat, “The Pilot Saloon 58 is the opposite of a pointless boat, she is a sailor boat. Protective, she is really built for sailing including in tough seas.”
The Pilot Saloon 42
The Pilot Saloon 42 is set to be released in 2018. “A contemporary and performing boat, according to Olivier Racoupeau, always respectful of the value and elegance specific to the shipyard.”
The Tofinou 10.c
The legendary Tofinou 7 gave rise to a modern range of classic day boats with more than 420 units having been built. Latitude 46 shipyard has now taken the spirit of its first yacht in the cruise ship range, the Tadorne, to develop a new line of cruising yacht and the Tofinou 10.c is the very first unit in the range.
A length of 10 metres makes it ideal for family life on board for coastal cruises with a liveaboard cabin with headroom height of 1m75; a new feature compared to older versions of the Tofinou and a slightly higher, 3,20m wide freeboard.
Its principal assets include a coloured hull, teak deck, varnished mahogany coaming - the brand’s signature product, top quality fittings in order to be able to navigate alone or with a small crew.
The interior is dominated by a teak-furnished contemporary area containing a double berth, saloon table, proper galley and bathroom. An aft cabin for children, or guests and a comfortable technical area, with water heater, electrical system and battery charger.