"The owners of these proud little yachts must value them highly, as I could find only
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one to be had: Wasque 26 #01 was available from the builder, Chris Hood, of CW
Hood Yachts... I was quite pleased to find that she exceeded my every expectation."
- Don Greenawalt, Owner, Wasque 26 "Quirk"
Wasque 26 "Elan II", featured in the move The Proposal (2009, Touchstone Pictures).
"I've been a fan of Hood's boats ever since I discovered a pretty little picnic-style day cruiser
in the yard where I wintered my sailboat... a dark blue hull with pleasing bass boat lines...
practical, seaworthy and elegant... she was a Wasque 26, built by CW Hood Yachts."
- Betsy Frawley Haggerty, Editor, Offshore
"We are delighted with the great job Chris [Hood] and his crew have done... [The Wasque's]
timeless design and excellent seakeeping abilities have been justly rewarded."
- David Thomson, President, Vineyard Yachts
What exactly is a "Wasque"? And better yet, how in the world do you pronounce it?
It's way-skwee. And, unless you're a descendant of the Algonquin tribe, don't feel bad if you
didn't know that. The word "Wasque" is actually a derivative of the Algonquin word "wannasque",
meaning "the ending". This name was given to a piece of land on the southeast corner of
Martha's Vineyard, where the Algonquin people would spend their summers. Wasque Point is now
a protected property managed by The Trustees of Reservations and open to visitors year round.
In the early 1970s, a group of fishermen were taken by the lines of a little bass boat they spotted
working the waters along the Vineyard shore, and decided to start building the boat on a limited
production basis. With that, Vineyard Yachts was opened for business and, borrowing the name
of what had become a popular fishing spot, the first Wasque 26 was introduced to the boating
public. She quickly gained notoriety for both her gorgeous lines and impressive seaworthiness.
A yachting icon was born.
Though Vineyard Yachts has long sinced closed its doors, the Wasque lineage still lives on. Aside
from advancements in design and engineering, our Wasque 26 Classic is an exact copy of the original.
The same classic lines that first stirred those fishermens' souls remain perfectly intact. For a design
as timeless as a Wasque, "the ending" never seems to be in sight.
Send us an email or give our office a call at 781.631.0192 to learn more about the Wasque 26.