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1983 Wauquiez Hood Mark II

US$ 73,000*
Emeryville, CA
Interested in this boat? Tel: 510-601-5010
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Emeryville, CA
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Current Price:
US$ 73,000 

ECSTACY TROIS is a Mark II model of the popular Wauquiez Hood. The preferred Mark II model offers direct access to the companionway from the cockpit and an improved interior layout. She was ordered without teak side and fore decks eliminating extra maintenance of teak decks and the added worry of water intrusion into the deck core. She is a remarkable sailor, her interior is clean and she ready to enjoy.  

Ted Hood, an America's Cup skipper, a sailmaker, yacht designer and builder, created the perfect yacht with the Hood 38.  She is both fast and extremely seaworthy. Ted Hood considered the Hood 38 his best design and for decades his family yacht was a 38 named Robin. The design was so well regarded that three manufacturers (Little Harbor, Bristol and Wauquiez) used the same design to make their own versions of the 38. Of the three versions, Wauquiez is reported to have the best build quality. The Hood 38 design is unique in that it is heavy (23,300 lbs) but fast, even in light winds. Hood decreased the amount of wetted surface on the design allowing these normally contradictory features (heavy and fast in light air) to coexist. About half the weight (11,000 lbs) of the Hood 38 is in the keel which gives it a very impressive capsize ratio of 1.65. It has a motion comfort ratio of 41 making it extremely comfortable at sea. A more comfortable boat allows crew to be well rested (and less seasick) which makes for a safer and more enjoyable offshore passage. With the centerboard down, the draft is almost 11 feet allowing excellent upwind performance but with the centerboard up, the draft becomes 4.5 feet allowing the boat to tuck in close to shore in shallow coves.  Cruising in the delta or anchoring in the Bahamas is not a problem with the Hood 38.

Wauquiez yachts are undoubtedly among the very best 80's era yachts in terms of build quality. The gel-coat work on the Hood 38 is exceptional, the teak joinery below is simply elegant, even the interior cabin overhead is gel-coat. The solid fiberglass hull is all hand laid and very thick. The bulkheads are bonded directly to the hull, not to the headliner or inner molding. The build quality is evident everywhere you look including when opening access hatches and cabinet access doors. The V-berth on this model is one of the largest of any. This vessel is well capable of taking you around the world, as many have done in Wauquiez 38's. With its PHRF rating of 129 you could also do well in class races close to home.


For additional information and viewing of this fine quality yacht please contact listing agent Mark Miner. I am always available on my mobile phone at 415-290-1347 or e-mail me at

Please contact Mark Miner at (415) 290-1347

Interested in this boat? Tel: 510-601-5010

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