Wauquiez Hood 38 MKI



Located In: San Carlos, Mexico
Year: 1981
Hull Material: Fiberglass


The Wauquiez Hood 38 was designed by Ted Hood and based on the Bristol 38.8 and Little Harbor 38. The hulls are identical, with a modified full keel/centerboard and spade rudder below the waterline. Above the waterline, the Wauquiez has a more European appearance, with higher freeboard, a lower coachroof and much less wood trim. As an aft cockpit auxiliary Sailing Sloop/Cruise-Race, these “Swans of France” are known to be fast, comfortable and good all-around offshore boats.

“Escape Velocity” is the MKI version of the Hood 38, built in Mouvaux, France. It features teak and holly floors with removable access panels, tubular stainless steel framed dodger for cockpit protection, spacious cockpit with storage lazarettes, and entry through top-down companionway hatch located forward of the sailing cockpit.

New in 2016/17:

    • Standing and running rigging
    • All new electrical throughout
    • All new batteries plus auxiliary bank
    • Dodger
    • AIS
    • 4G Broadband B&G Radar
    • Wireless autopilot
    • Hydrovane windvane
    • Solar panels (three)
    • GoFree wi-fi
    • Triton pilot control
    • Triton wind sensor
    • Solar vents
    • B&G Zeus3 chartplotter
    • VHF radio
    • EPIRB
    • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
    • Transducer
    • Annemometer
    • Mast light
    • Radar reflector
    • Refrigerator
    • Head toilet


Full forward is the anchor chain locker followed by a cabin with V berth and abundant storage. There is a private door leading to the starboard-side head with manual toilet, stainless steel sink and more storage.

Moving aft through a teak door there is a port-side hanging locker, and opposite there is a second door leading to the forward head. As you move further aft you enter the cozy salon with settee to port and dinette to starboard, both with storage below and behind.

Continuing aft is the galley area which is equipped with double stainless steel sinks, a marine propane stove with oven, chest refrigerator and adequate storage and work surfaces. To port you’ll find the nav station, equipped with navigation and communications equipment and the vessel’s main electrical panel.

This is followed by a cabin with starboard-side double berth, small head compartment and stainless steel sink. There is a centerline companionway leading up to the deck. The engine room is below the companionway with adequate insulation and access.

This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.

San Carlos Yachts
Marina San Carlos
011 52 (646) 341-2609

Detailed Information


  • LOA:  38.06′
  • LWL:  30.42′
  • LOD:
  • Beam:  11.81′
  • Max Draft:  10.83′ (centerboard down)
  • Min Draft:  4.50′ (centerboard up)
  • Height:
  • Ballast:  11,023 lbs Lead
  • Dry Weight:  23,348 lbs
  • Headroom:
  • Displacement:  23,348 lbs
  • Freeboard:
  • Hull material: Solid hand laid FRP
  • Displacement Type:
  • Keel Type:  Centerboard, Lead/iron

Engine and propulsion

  • Engine Make / Model: Westerbeke 55D (new in 2019)
  • Gal/Hr Cruise:
  • Gal/Hr Max:
  • Range:
  • Fuel Type:  Diesel
  • Primary Engines:  Inboard
  • Cruising Speed:  ~6kts
  • Cruising RPM:
  • Engine year:  2019
  • Total Engine Power:
  • Number of Engines:  x1
  • Propeller Type: 17” 2-blade maxprop (bronze) with dripless stuffing box
  • Horesepower:  44 HP
  • Engine Hours:  approx. 1000
  • Max speed: ~8kts
  • Max RPM:
  • Bow Thruster:
  • Drive Type:
  • Dinghy Outboard:
  • Dinghy:

Tank Capacity

  • Total Number of Fuel Tanks:  x1
  • Total Capacity:  75 gallons
  • Fuel Tank Material:  Aluminum
  • Total Number of Water Tanks:  x2
  • Total Capacity:  90 gallons
  • Water Tank Material:  Stainless Steel
  • Total Number of Holding Tanks:  x1
  • Total Capacity:  25 Gallons
  • Holding Tank Material:  Plastic


  • Stateroom Sleeps:
  • Dinette Sleeps:  2
  • Single/Twin Berths:
  • Double Berths:  x2
  • Cabins:  x2
  • Forepeak Sleeps:  2
  • Bathrooms:  x1
  • Heads:  x2


  • Refrigeration:  dometic
  • Freezer:
  • Microwave:
  • Water System: 12V pump
  • Water Heater: 12V heater
  • Stove:  propane
  • Cooking fuel:  propane (tank located in deck locker with solenoid controlled from
  • Sink:  x2 stainless steel
  • Other:

Covers & Cushions

  • Dodger:  New Sunbrella (2016)
  • Wheel:
  • Cockpit:
  • Bimini:
  • Hatches:
  • Cockpit Cushions:
  • Mainsail:  New Sunbrella (2017)
  • Genoa:
  • Staysail:
  • Bug Screens:
  • Outboard Cover:

Electronic and Navigation Equipment

  • SSB / Tuner / Pactor:
  • Radar:  4G Broadband B&G
  • Radar Alarm:
  • VHF:  Standard Horizon Explorer with AIS and DSC
  • Knotmeter/Log:  Raymarine
  • GPS:  Yes
  • TV / DVD / VCR:
  • Rudder Angle:
  • AIS Receiver:  Vesper Marine
  • AIS Transponder:  Yes
  • Stereo:  Yes
  • Printer / Scanner / Fax:
  • Depth Sounder:  B&G
  • Hailer:
  • Wind Speed / Direction:  B&G
  • Autopilot:  Jeffa direct drive with remote
  • GPS/Plotter:  B&G Zeus Chartplotter with 3G Radar and AIS
  • Compass:  Ritchie binnacle mount
  • Computer:
  • Satellite:  Iridium Go
  • Repeaters:
  • Radar Detector:
  • Clock/Barometer:  Yes

Electrical Systems

  • House Bank 1 / Type / Amp-Hours:  x6 6V
  • House Bank 2 / Type / Amp-Hours:
  • Start Bank / Type / Amp-Hours:  x2 12V
  • Battery Monitor:  Yes
  • Battery Switch:  Yes
  • Invertor:  120V
  • Generator:  Honda (portable)
  • Alternator:  Yes
  • AC Voltages:  120V / 30Amp
  • DC Voltages:
  • Battery Charger:  120V
  • Frequency:
  • Solar Panels:  Yes (x3), with controller
  • Wind Gen:
  • Smart Regulator:

Sails & Rigging

  • Main:  Yes, new in 2009
  • Jib:  Yes
  • Spinnaker:  Yes (not with boat, but can be shipped to new owner from Seattle)
  • Genoa: No
  • Staysail: No
  • Traveler:
  • Roller Furling:  Yes
  • Winches:
  • Preventer/Boom Break:
  • Boom Vang:
  • Mast:  Aluminum, keel-stepped
  • Standing Rigging:  New (2017), S/S wire to bronze turnbuckles to SS chainplates
  • Lines Led Aft:
  • Spinnaker Pole:  Yes
  • Whisker Pole:  Yes
  • Other:   Winches in cockpit x2 Lewmar #48, x1 Lewmar #40, x1 Melssner #18 and wire winch for lifting centerboard

Deck Equipment

  • Anchor #1 / Chain / Line:   Rocna 20 with 250’ of 3/8” chain
  • Anchor #2 / Chain / Line:
  • Windlass: Vetus Tiger (electric)
  • Bow Rollers:  Yes
  • Nav Lights:  Yes, 12V
  • Deck Lights:
  • Spreader Lights:  Yes, 12V
  • Ladder:  Yes (folding)
  • Rails: Stainless steel stanchions, with upper/lower SS wire safety lines
  • Dinghy Davits:  Yes
  • Gates:  Yes
  • Deck Material:  Fiberglass
  • Swim Step:
  • Bow Pulpit:  Stainless Steel
  • Mast Pulpit:
  • Lifelines:
  • Deck Wash:
  • Other:

Mechanical Systems

  • Air Conditioning:
  • Bilge Pump:  x1 12V auto, x1 manual
  • Raw Water Sea Strainer:
  • Bilge Blower:  Yes
  • Fuel Filters:
  • Fuel Shut Off:
  • Lube Oil System:
  • Fresh Water Cooling System:  Yes, and raw water
  • Head Type:
  • Holding Tank:
  • Heater:  120V Diesel
  • Watermaker:
  • Propeller:
  • Extra Propeller:
  • Rope Cutter:
  • Extra Shaft:
  • Full Shaft:
  • Steering:  Pedestal with wheel steering, cables to a radial drive on the stainless steel rudder shaft
  • Bow Thruster:
  • Transmission:
  • Windvane:  Yes (hydravane)
  • Thru-Hulls:  Marine-grade bronze

Safety Equipment

  • Fire Extinguishing:  x4 dry chemical portable
  • Lifejackets:  x2
  • Lifesling:  x1
  • Life Rings:
  • Life-raft:
  • USCG Safety Package:
  • Strobe:  electric
  • EPIRB:  Yes
  • MOB Pole:
  • Jacklines:  x2
  • Harnesses:  x2
  • Float Ring:
  • Flares:  Approved electronic device and expired Pyrotechnic flares
  • Other:  New carbon monoxide/smoke detector and propane alarm (awaiting installation)