NEW Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 48

POA Available to order
Pre-Purchase Inspection
48' 5" - 14.77m
Vessel Location
Delivery across Australia available
Model Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP / Balsa sandwich hull built with the infusion process

A genuine deck saloon - A perfect blue water cruiser, the Pilot Saloon 48 is the quintessence of Wauquiez' expertise in terms of conception and high-end yacht building. The ''Pilot Saloon'' concept, launched by Henri Wauquiez 20 years ago, continue to attract many sailors looking for a versatile sailing yacht, matching every sailing program and offering comfort, brightness and high performance.

A POWERFUL AND VERSATILE HULL - The powerful, versatile hull has been designed to endure the harshest sailing conditions. Equipped with a 2,10-meter bulb keel and a mast higher than 19,60 meters, the Pilot Saloon 48 is stiff and efficient in all points of sailing.

AN EFFICIENT DECK LAY-OUT - The sleek lines of the roof emphasize the yacht's thoroughbred style. The uncluttered deck offers great visibility forward thanks to the flush deck hatches and the control lines lead aft to the cockpit. The cockpit is practical, safe and comfortable: the helm station is equipped with all necessary assistance for single-handed sailing (oversized winches placed at the helm station, an optional self-tacking track can be integrated). The transom opens up as a bathing platform and enables easy access to the tender garage.

A SALOON WITH PANORAMIC SEA VIEW - True to the genuine ''deck saloon concept'', the saloon is on one single level and offers great panoramic sea views. Located in the gangway to port, the galley enjoys a great number of storage cabinets and all the comfort necessary to long journeys. The waxed teak used on all Wauquiez remains the dominant interior feature, while other materials (leather, stainless steel) give the Pilot Saloon 48 her thoroughly refined and modern style.

COMFORT AND SPACE - The owner's aft cabin is large, with great storage space, its ensuite bathroom features a separate shower. Two guest cabins forward have all the comfort worthy of the greatest yachts. A bathroom is located near the 2 guests cabins. Both bathrooms (the owner's and the guests') are equipped with a white-coloured stone resin vanity top, which underlines the contemporary spirit of the yacht's interior design.

Delivery across Australia available. Prices quoted are base prices sail away ex Sydney fully commissioned and taxes paid*.

*Prices depend on various factors including FX rates, shipping rates and supplier prices, particularly with the impacts of COVID. Accordingly, prices are subject to change and should be considered as estimates only.

Boat Reference
Model Year
48' 5" - 14.77m
14 Tonnes
Vessel Location
Delivery Across Australia Available
New South Wales
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Racoupeau Yacht Design
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP / Balsa sandwich hull built with the infusion process
Single Yanmar 110 HP Diesel Engine
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
SALOON: Single level saloon with panoramic vision either standing or seated, at the dining table or at the chart table.
Large engine room and technical compartment below saloon with hinges and levers on floorboards.
"U" shaped dinette to starboard with cabinetwork dining table.
Bar and numerous lockers under seats and behind backrests.
Settee / Navigator's seat to port with stowage under the seats and behind the backrests.
Chart table with chart stowing space, bookrack, lockers and reading lights.
Panel for navigation electronics in teak with a leather belt.
4 large opening hatches and 8 lateral opening ports.
Large locker to starboard for optional washing machine.
Choice of 2 alternative layouts:
a) Owner's aft cabin (standard version)
Large lit hanging locker to port and storage alongside the hull. Centreline bed (2,05 x 1,60 m). Bed tilts up on gas springs to allow access to storage under. Vanity to starboard with table and mirror. Numerous lockers and storage spaces.
3 large opening ports into the cockpit, 4 fixed hull portholes.
b) 2 guest cabins (option)
Aft cabin to Starboard with double lateral bed, drawers under the bed, hanging locker to port, lockers and storage, 2 cockpit opening portholes and 2 hull fixed portholes.
Double cabin to Port with 2 superimposed berths, hanging locker, lockers, shelves alongside the hull, 1 cockpit opening porthole and 2 hull fixed portholes.
Independent shower with grating and draining electric pump.
LAYOUT: The galley has an " L " shape and is located in a gangway to port of the companionway.

STORAGE: Cutlery drawer, large pots and pans drawer, various lockers and storage spaces, waste bin.
12 V refrigerator (140 l / 37 US Gal. Approx. )
100l icebox (12 V negative temperature option available).
Stainless steel 3 burner gimballed stove with oven.
Ground Tackle
ANCHOR: Delta 25KG anchor
CHAIN: 50 m / 12 mm chain and 50m warp.
SHORE POWER: Shore power outlet with 12 V / 50 Amp. Battery charger.
Sail Inventory
Anodized aluminium Sparcraft Performance (or similar) mast.
3 sets of aft swept spreaders.
Anodized aluminium Sparcraft (or similar) boom with outhaul, 2 automatic and one manual reefs.
Rigid boom vang.
Single strand stainless steel standing rigging: double backstay, main forestay, lower, intermediate and upper shrouds.
Running rigging: Main halyard (Dyneema) and genoa halyard (Vectran), boom topping lift, main and genoa sheet outhaul, 3 reefs and genoa furler adjusting line.
Mast / Rigging
FURLER: Facnor (or similar) genoa furler.
Deck Gear
Harken ball bearing blocks. Spinlock deck stoppers.
2 Andersen 52 ST FS 2-speed primary winches close to steering stations.
2 Andersen 46 STFS 2-speed manoeuvring winches close to steering stations.
Mainsheet led back to manoeuvring winches.
2 Harken genoa tracks with adjustable car.
Turning blocks at mast step and cockpit levels as necessary.
Teak cockpit seats and floor.
Tender garage with tilting aft platform (electric assistance option available).
Removable stainless steel swim ladder.
Liferaft stowage on pushpits.
2 steering positions with dedicated space for electronics, engine control and engine panel on starboard.
1 compass mounted on cockpit table.
Emergency tiller.
1 gear locker under cockpit seat.
1 gas locker under cockpit seat.
Winch handle boxes.
Cold molded teak cockpit table with 2 folding leaves, fitted on stainless steel support.
3 large opening ports for light and ventilation in the aft cabin.
Bulwark with solid teak cover and 6 stainless steel custom fairleads.
6 stainless steel mooring cleats.
Stainless steel fresh water and fuel filler caps.
2-part stainless steel aft pulpit with 2 closing wires, outboard engine support.
Flagstaff bracket on deck.
"Open" type stainless steel bow pulpit.
Double stainless steel lifelines.
Stainless steel stanchion with lateral opening gates.
2 deck lifelines with folding pad eyes.
2 folding pad eyes for life-jacket in the cockpit.
2 stainless steel handrails on cabin top.
Large stained lateral windows in PMMA with teak louver, 8 opening ports.
Panoramic stained PMMA windshield.
8 opening deck hatches, 11 opening portholes, 7 fixed hull portholes.
2 dorade boxes on coachroof and 2 integrated dorades for aft cabin for inside ventilation, stainless steel protection for the 2 front ones.
Sail locker forward, grating and electric bilge pump.
Self-raining anchor locker with hook and sail bag attaching rod, 1500 W windlass with vertical gipsy for 12 mm chain.
Stainless steel protection forward of chain locker.
Stainless steel bow fitting with 2 rollers and Gennaker fixing.
Shore-power outlet with connection cable.
Shore fresh water inlet.

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