£395,000 tax paid

Massive spec, UK/EU VAT paid raised saloon cruiser

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelWauquiez Pilot Saloon 48
DesignerBerret – Racoupeau Yacht Design
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingPoole, United Kingdom


EngineYanmar 4JH 4HTE 110hp
Engine Hours1488
Fuel Capacity650l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity615l


Fantastically well-equipped, UK/EU VAT paid example of this modern cutter rigged raised-saloon bluewater cruiser.


With over 50 years of boat building experience Wauquiez is a well established French builder with a reputation for producing high quality yachts with attractive modern styling. The Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 48 was launched in 2016 and proved to be an instant hit with those looking for a capable pilot saloon blue water cruiser.

ANGEL OF ALBA was acquired by her second and current owner in 2020 and imported to the UK; making her one of the few Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 48’s to be deemed as a UK VAT paid vessel (** with the possible option of repatriating her into Europe presale to preserve her original EU VAT paid status ** please contact us to discuss further).

Built for her original owner to his personal specification she is festooned with extras; some of her inventory highlights including:
• Yanmar 4JH 4HTE 110hp marine diesel engine
• Dual engine mounted alternators
• Onan 7KVA, 1500RPM, 230VAC, marine diesel generator
• Dessalator D100 water maker
• Quick bow thruster
• 6x 135Ah domestic batteries
• Independent batteries for engine starting and bow thruster / windlass batteries
• Cristec YPower 230VAC-12VDC / 60 amp battery charger x2
• Mastervolt MassSine 12VDC-230VAC / 2000w invertor
• Dometic Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning/heating system
• Jabsco Electric marine toilets x2 (2021)
• Holding tanks for each heads
• Dual water tanks
• B&G Zeus W12 Plotter/Radar display x2
• B&G Broadband 4G radar scanner
• B&G Triton Depth/Speed/Log/Wind display x5
• B&G Autopilot with I40 Triton control pad x2
• B&G V50 DSC VHF with AIS transceiver
• B&G H50 DSCVHF wireless remote handset
• Fusion Marine CD/DVD player with Bluetooth and NMEA2000 connectivity
• Bose Acoustimass V3 speaker system
• Deck stepped triple spreader cutter rig.
• Roller reefing genoa
• Self-tacking staysail
• Slab reefing mainsail
• Electric primary and secondary winches
• All new canvas work fitted in 2021

Reluctantly offered for sale due to a change in circumstances this exceptionally well-appointed yacht represents a rare opportunity to obtain a turnkey pilot saloon of this quality. The Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 48 ANGEL OF ALBA is available for immediate viewing on her pontoon berth in Poole, Dorset.

** Over 200 photographs available on request **

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.

The powerful, versatile hull has been designed to endure the harshest sailing conditions. Equipped with a 2,35-meter bulb keel and a mast higher than 19,60 meters, the Pilot Saloon 48 is stiff and efficient in all points of sailing.

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..

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.

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.



• Single piece GRP moulded hull
• Balsa sandwich construction
• Infusion moulded hull for optimum resin / fibre ratio
• Bisphenolic resin used in outer layers of laminate to provide osmosis protection
• Single piece composite structure integrating lateral and longitudinal structural members, glassed and bonded to the hull
• Opening transom with tender garage
• Topsides finished in the original white gelcoat with grey boot top and cove lines
• Underwater hull finished in black antifouling, applied spring 2021

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Single piece GRP moulded deck with integrated coachroof superstructure and self-draining cockpit.
• GRP Balsa sandwich construction with reinforcing around high load fittings
• Deck polyurethane bonded and mechanically fastened to hull
• Moulded bulwark running around deck edge with teak capping rail
• Pilothouse windows in PMMA, tinted and bonded to superstructure
• Laid teak panels to finish cockpit sole and seating
• Deck and superstructure moulding finished in original white gelcoat

Keel & Rudder:
• Iron ballast keel – deep 2.35m version
• Fin profile with bulb
• Stainless steel keel bolts to secure keel
• GRP moulded spade rudder
• Composite rudder stock


Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 4JH 4HTE marine diesel engine
• 110hp @ 3,200rpm
• 4 cylinder, turbocharged, intercooler, indirectly cooled.
• Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
• Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine last serviced winter 2020/21
• Generator serviced winter 2020/21
• Engine hours recorded in November 2021 – 1488 approximately
• Cruising speed under engine 7.5kts @ 2,200rpm

Propulsion & Steering:
• Stainless steel propellor shaft
• Volvo Penta type dripless shaft seal (2021)
• Cutlass bearing replaced 2021
• 3 blade bronze feathering propellor
• Dual helm stations in cockpit
• Cable drive steering system
• Emergency tiller

Bow Thruster:
• Quick 117kg, 12VDC
• Tunnel mounted.
• Push button control at starboard helm


Voltage systems:
• 12VDC onboard power system
• 230VAC shore power/generator system
• Single touch screen controlled user interface panel for 12VDC / 230VAC systems, with Bluetooth connectivity for smartphone remote control.

Shore Power:
• Two 16 amp connections
• Two extension leads to connect to shore supply
• Dedicated shore power system for Air Conditioning/heating system with RCD protection.
• Domestic shore power system with RCD protection
• Shore power system status indicator on vessel touchscreen control panel
• Ring main, battery charger, water tank heater

Battery Banks:
• Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 75Ah, lead-acid
• Domestic Battery – 6x 12VDC, 135Ah, gel.
• Generator Battery – 1x 12VDC, 125Ah

• Twin engine driven alternators
• 2x 12vDC, 125amp.

Battery Charger:
• Battery Charger 1 – Cristec YPower automatic charger 230VAC - 12VDC / 60A
• Battery Charger 2 – Cristec YPower automatic charger 230VAC - 12VDC / 60A

• Onan Fusion 7MDKBL
• 7KVA / 1500RPM
• Kubota 3 cylinder, 4-stroke diesel engine
• Approximately 673 recorded running hours

• Mastervolt Mass Sine 12/2000
• 12VDC – 230VAC, 2000W

Battery Monitoring:
• Battery status and voltage gauge on touch screen display for Domestic, Engine and Bow Thruster batteries


Fresh Water:
• Pressurised hot and cold water system with 12VDC pump
• Mixer taps in galley and heads
• Dedicated fixed showers in forward and aft heads
• Filtered drinking water tap in galley
• Cockpit shower
• Shore supply freshwater attachment point

• Insulated tank of approximately 40ltr capacity
• Heated by engine or 230VAC immersion heater

• Dessalator D100 water maker
• 12VDC / 100ltr per hour
• Fills directly into main tank.

Bilge Pumps:
• Manual Bilge Pump – Double action, high capacity pump
• Electric Bilge Pump – Manual and auto switching
• Electric Bilge Pump – Sail locker bilge, automatic switching
• Electric Bilge Pump – Tender garage bilge, automatic switching

• Self Draining gas locker with storage for 2x Camping Gaz 907 gas bottles.
• 12VDC isolation solenoid valve


• Single diesel tank
• Approximate total capacity 650ltr

Fresh Water:
• Twin freshwater tanks.
• Rotomoulded plastic construction.
• Approximate total capacity 615ltr

Black Water:
• Independent tanks for forward and aft heads
• Both tanks of approximately 80ltrs capacity each
• Discharging overboard or via deck suction

Tank Monitoring:
• Digital tank level gauges for water and fuel tanks on touch screen display


On Deck:
• Depth/Speed/Log/Wind – 4x B&G Triton display, full configurable.
• Plotter/Radar – B&G Zeus2 W12 display.
• Radar Scanner – B&G Broadband 4G radar scanner, mast mounted.
• Magnetic Compass – Mounted centrally on cockpit table

Below Deck:
• Plotter/Radar – B&G Zeus2 W12 display.
• Repeater – B&G Triton display, full configurable.

• B&G autopilot system
• B&G Triton I40 control panels at both helm stations
• B&G Quadrant drive

Communications Equipment:
• DSC VHF – B&G V50 DSC VHF with AIS transceiver
• DSC VHF – B&G H50 DSC VHF wireless remote handset


• Galley Stove – Force 10 gas galley range, 3 burner, oven and grill. Gimbal mounted
• Microwave – (2021)
• Fridge/Freezer – Top loading, below worktop, approximately 140ltr
• Fridge – Isotherm front loading fridge with icebox 100ltr
• Washing machine – Brandt 8/4kg washing machine dryer
• Mixer tap
• Filtered drinking water tap

• 2x Jabsco Lite Flush electric marine toilets (2021)
• 2x Sea Smart toilet flushing sanitisers (2021)

Heating and Ventilations:
• Dometic Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning/heating system
• Air handler units with independent thermostatic controls x4
• 2x Dorade box type ventilators
• 8x Opening deck hatches
• 11x Opening portholes

• Recessed LED downlighting throughout interior
• Reading lights in way of each bunk, in saloon and at chart table
• Red low-level courtesy lighting on companionway and internal steps
• LED lights in cockpit arch white or red lighting.
• Engine room lighting

• Fusion MS-AV750 CD/DVD player with Bluetooth and NMEA 2000 connectivity
• Fusion Sport 7.7 marine speakers in cockpit (2021)
• Bose Acoustimass V3 speaker system in saloon
• Philips flatscreen TV on retractable mounting system
• Neptulink 4G onboard WIFI system, installed new 2021


Summary of Accommodation:
• Double cabin forward
• Forward heads to port with shower stall
• Starboard bunk cabin with two single berths
• Pilothouse saloon with nav station
• Linear galley
• Master aft cabin with en-suite heads

Accomodation Finish:
• Interior woodwork of teak veneered plywood with solid/laminated teak trims finished with beeswax
• Soleboard throughout finished in Wenge laminate
• Companionway steps finished with Wenge treads
• Synthetic marble countertops in heads with wash hand basins to match
• Synthetic marble worktop in galley
• GRP moulded headlining with vinyl covered panels to finish
• Double density foam cushions for all mattresses and cushions
• Leather upholstery in saloon
• Lee cloths fitted for all bunks, double bunks fitted with three lee cloths to create single berths for use on passage
• Slatted anti-condensation base for all bunks
• Curtains / blinds for all portlights
• Skyscreen-flyscreens on all opening deck hatches

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
• Accessed from passageway forward from saloon.
• Double cabin with centrally located double bunk forward
• Countertops with top opening storage lockers beneath, outboard port and starboard at aft end if bunk.
• Standing room aft of bunk
• Four storage drawers beneath aft end of bunk.
• Hanging locker outboard to port aft.

Forward Heads:
• Located to port side of passageway forward from saloon
• Shower stall with perspex screen forward and fixed dedicated shower.
• Forward facing electric marine toilet located at aft end
• Synthetic marble countertop outboard with wash hand basin set on top forward.
• Mixer tap for wash hand basin
• Mirror fronted vanity locker above countertop outboard.

Bunk Cabin:
• Located to starboard of passageway forward from saloon.
• Two single bunks outboard.
• Standing room inboard at aft end of bunk
• Hanging locker at forward end of cabin with storage drawer beneath locker and lower bunk

Pilot House Saloon:
• Wrap around U-shaped settee to starboard with folding saloon table.
• Bench settee to port with central armrest to create two single seats
• Countertop forward of starboard settee with drinks cabinet and washer/dryer located beneath
• Countertop outboard of settee with bookshelves and lockers outboard.
• Countertop outboard of port settee with bookshelve and instrumentation lockers outboard
• Storage lockers outboard of settee backs port and starboard and beneath settee bases
• Dedicated wine storage locker with locking bottle racking beneath central section of settee.
• TV set on retractable mounting stowing flush behind aft section of starboard settee.
• Wet hanging locker outboard of companionway steps to starboard.

Nav Station:
• Located at forward end of port saloon settee.
• Arm rest flips to create forward facing navigators seat with backrest at forward end of settee
• Forward facing chart table with storage in table top.
• B&G plotter and repeater mounted on panel forward and above table height.
• VHF and stereo located in locker outboard to port

• L-shaped linear galley running along passageway to aft cabin
• Worktop space forward with top loading fridge freezer located beneath outboard.
• Gimbal mount gas galley stove mounted centrally
• Inset double sink unit aft with mixer tap and filtered drinking water tap
• Front loading fridge unit located below forward section of worktop inboard
• Lockers beneath galley stove and sink.
• Selection of lockers outboard of worktop overhead with inbuilt microwave forward.
• Split level larder locker opposite galley outboard with upper shelved locker, countertop centrally and lockers below

Master Cabin:
• Accessed through galley to port
• Double bunk located centrally aft.
• Bench settee outboard to starboard with countertop aft and writing desk forward
• Countertop outboard to port with storage lockers beneath.
• Hanging locker outboard to port forward.
• En-suite heads to starboard forward.

En-suite Aft Heads:
• Shower stall forward with perspex shower screen and dedicated fixed shower fitting
• Inboard facing electric marine toilet aft of shower stall outboard
• Synthetic marble countertop outboard of heads with inset wash hand basin aft
• Mixer tap for wash hand basin
• Mirror fronted vanity locker above countertop outboard.


• Deck stepped, triple aft swept spreader, masthead, cutter rigged sloop with self-tacking staysail.
• Silver anodised alloy mast and spars
• Stainless steel rod rigging
• LX290 roller reefing system fitted on forestay for genoa
• LX165 roller reefing system fitted on inner forestay for staysail
• Slab reefing mainsail
• Reefs 1 & 2 for mainsail single line, with lines lead aft
• Reef 3 is a manual reef, tack at mast and clew line lead aft to cockpit.
• Rod kicker
• Carbon spinnaker pole
• Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
• Lazyjacks for mainsail stack pack cover.
• Harken ball bearing deck blocks and deck organisers
• Harken genoa tracks
• Spinlock XCS rope clutches
• Mainsail reefing lines all replaced in Dyneema (2021)
• Genoa car tow lines replaced in Dyneema (2021)

• Primary Winches – 2x Andersen 52, electric, two-speed, self-tailing
• Secondary – 2x Andersen 46, electric, two-speed, self-tailing
• Halyard Winches – 1x Andersen 46, two-speed, self-tailing, mounted on mast

• White sails valeted, inspected and serviced by sailmaker winter 2020/21
• Mainsail – DCX laminate. Fully battened, slab reefing. Tri-radial cut.
• Genoa – DCX laminate, roller reefing
• Staysail – DCX laminate, roller reefing
• Gennaker

Canvas Work:
• Mainsail Cover – Stack pack type cover with mast boot. Struan Marine Covers 2021
• Sprayhood - Struan Marine Covers 2021
• Bimini - Struan Marine Covers 2021
• Fitted cockpit cushions – recovered for 2021 season
• Pilothouse window cover – black mesh type sun shade covers

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Bower Anchor – 25kg Delta plough anchor on 12mm chain (75m) / warp (50m) rode
• Kedge Anchor – 15kg anchor with chain (5m) / warp (20m) rode
• Anchor Windlass – Lewmar stainless steel vertical windlass, 1500w with chain gypsy and warping drum. Plugin remote control on foredeck. Remote control station with chain counter in cockpit
• Mooring Warps – Selection
• Fenders - Selection

• Electric opening tender garage in transom
• Inflatable dinghy
• Mariner 3.3hp, 2-stroke outboard
• Telescopic davits mounted in transom

• Stainless steel double bow roller with gennaker tack attachment point
• Stainless steel ‘open’ pulpit rail
• Stainless steel 2-part pushpit with gate central, fitted with closing wires.
• Stainless steel, cap rail mounted stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
• Guard wire gates port and starboard
• Stainless steel deck mounted mooring cleats mounted forward, midships and aft
• Custom stainless steel fairleads let into bulwark
• Sail locker accessed through deck hatch immediately aft of windlass.
• Stainless steel grabrails running along port and starboard sides of coachroof, forward of mast.
• Harken self-tacking staysail track forward of mast.
• Dorade vent boxes outboard of mast port and starboard with stainless steel tubular guards
• Lines lead aft from mast to cockpit viz covered ducts
• Folding pad eyes to secure jackstays to forward and aft
• Stainless steel grab rails running length of pilothouse roof outboard port and starboard
• Alloy ‘targa’ arch over cockpit.
• Bench seating to port and starboard sides of cockpit
• Cold moulded teak cockpit table on stainless steel frame with two folding leaves and storage locker in central section
• Pedestal pods port and starboard aft with wheel steering on both sides and full repetition on instrumentation.
• Primary and secondary winches with rope clutches located immediately forward of helms, port and starboard
• Port and starboard seating units aft of helms
• Teak G&T seats on port and starboard quarters
• Walk-thru transom
• Folding out transom bathing platform with steps to access from cockpit.
• Folding pad eyes in cockpit for securing deck harnesses
• Additional stainless steel grabrails fitted at helm stations port and starboard (2021)
• Removable stainless steel swimming ladder


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
• Masthead tricolour and anchor light
• Steaming light
• Deck floodlight
• LOPO light LED low level running lights

• Liferaft – Zodiac 6 person canister raft, mounted on port pushpit
• Life Link Buoy MOB recovery system
• Horseshoe buoy with light
• MOB drop down recovery ladder

Viewing arrangements

Lying, Poole, S.Coast UK

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Mark Cameron
Tel: Mobile: +44 (0)7988 763254
Email: mark@grabauinternational.com

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