Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Modern Day Wauquiez
Visited the Wauquiez yard a long time ago and was impressed then with how neat and clean it all was - even a boat under construction was swept up at the end of the workday and tools put away. Other yards I''ve seen haven''t had such meticulous practices. The Wauquiez Hood 38''s, older, but well-known in the US, continue to command top dollar on the used boat market.
They certainly should compare favorably with many US builders. One concern I would have would be metric replacement parts for miscellany like faucets or pumps, which won''t be as readily available in the US as European engine parts might be.