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others, she boasts unmistakable sophistication, luxury and craftsmanship. Furthermore, the Optio has been resolutely designed for high performance, given her progressive chine hull and sleek deck; the standard model includes full racing equipment. A joy to the senses!
A work of art While it is extremely important for the craftsmen at Wauquiez to be at the high end of technical and technological developments, this shouldn't come at the cost of comfort and elegance. This is why the interiors are treated with the same care and attention to detail as the rest of the boat along the creation line. No concessions are made on the materials purchased and every creation is treated as a work of art. When most Wauquiez debutantes walk into a boat the first thing that comes to them is the delicate smell of the bees wax. It is purchased from a nearby abbey with hundreds of years of tradition and used for
the wooden elements of the space. This is only one of the many details that are given special care and love. The interior just shows how much pride a Wauquiez craftsman takes in a job well done. Bulkheads and cabinetwork are fitted and varnished with the most precise attention, which make the work as pleasing to the eye as to the touch... Everything is done in the most classic and traditional way of sailing construction, with all pieces assembled manually, for greater precision and aesthetics.
of high-tech and tradition, with the aim to keep ‘surprising’ new and old customers and stay relevant in the elite world of yacht craftsmanship. Never out-dated, never out of fashion, you are invited to join the Wauquiez experience and find out more online (available in French and English). www.wauquiez.com
A winning combination Nominated for the prize of the European Yacht of the Year in the luxury category and close to what could be called ‘the Oscars of watersports’, Wauquiez is in tough competition with the crême de la crême of boat makers, which already says a lot about the standard it has already achieved. Eventually what will always make the luxury brand stand out is its winning combination
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