anyone familiar with these boats?
I chartered a Wauquiez Centurian 41 a few years back and was truly impresssed with the build quality and sea kindliness of the boat. Overall I think a Wauquiez is a better built but slower, heavier boat than a comparable size J-boat. If the Wauquiez you were on was one of the newer Beneteau Wauquiez you might want to take a look at an older pre-Beneteau model. I don''t see any similarities between the two. The new ones definitely seem more like Beneteaus whereas the older ones seemed more comparable to Sabres.