Wasque 26 Classic

Simply beautiful. Superbly engineered. There is nothing quite like the Wasque 26 Classic. Her timeless lines and remarkably smooth ride will captivate your soul. As much a traditional bass boat as she is a modern runabout, the Wasque 26 Classic is well equipped for a variety of pursuits. Be it dayboating with the family or escaping for a secluded weekend adventure, you’ll find this little ‘pocket yacht’ has everything you might need.

What’s in a Name?

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.

Every boat is crafted by hand, one at a time. Her incredibly smooth 6-cylinder Yanmar diesel achieves an easy 20-knot cruise, burning a mere 8 gallons per hour. Careful attention to noise and vibration yields a pleasantly quiet, relaxing environment. Let the Wasque 26 Classic take you away.

Send us an email or give our office a call at 781.631.0192 to learn more about this yacht.


The Wasque 26 “Elan II”, featured in the movie The Proposal (2009, Touchstone Pictures).

“The owners of these proud little yachts must value them highly, as I could find only 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”

“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



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Length overall 26′ 0″
Maximum beam 8′ 6″
Maximum draft 2′ 3″
Displacement 6,000 pounds
Fuel capacity 85 gallons
Water capacity 22 gallons
Holding tank 11 gallons
Sleeps 2 persons
Standard power Yanmar 260hp diesel
Cruise / max speed 20 / 26 knots
Range @ cruise 250 nautical miles


QUALITY • Advanced, uniform vacuum-bagged hull and deck construction
CONSTRUCTION • Divinycell® core reinforced fiberglass laminates
• Blister resistant exterior vinylester resins
• Redundant mechanical/chemical bond between hull and deck
• Fiberglass integral grid system enhances strength, noise reduction
• Solid fiberglass keel provides total grounding protection
• Low maintenance polished gelcoat finish throughout bilges
• Oversized solid fiberglass backing plates for all hardware
EXTERIOR DETAILS • Classic White gelcoat hull finish
• Classic White gelcoat deck finish
• Flag Blue gelcoat boot stripe
• Red Interlux bottom paint (two coats)
• Integral rub rails w/ stainless steel chafe guards
• (2) Integral quarter guards w/ stainless steel chafe guards
• Integral spray deflection rails
• Secure molded nonskid throughout
• Self-bailing cockpit w/ deep side coamings
• (2) Stainless steel cockpit scuppers w/ non-return flappers
• (2) Cockpit side boxes with toe kick clearance
• (4) Deck hatches w/ flush stainless steel turn lock handles
• Easy access engine room cover w/ gas lift assist
• Full width aft settee/hatch w/ gas lift assist
• (2) Classic style PVC engine vent cowlings
• Yacht style stainless steel bow cleat (10″)
• (2) Yacht style stainless steel spring cleats (8″)
• (2) Yacht style stainless steel stern cleats (10″)
• (2) Classic style stainless steel bow chocks
• Stainless steel anchor rode hawse
• (2) Stainless steel fuel deck plates
• Stainless steel fresh water deck plate
• Stainless steel holding tank deck plate
• Stainless steel dashboard grab handle
• Teak windshield w/ tempered glass
• (2) Teak foredeck hand rails
• (2) Teak cabin eyebrows
• Teak toe rails w/ stainless steel chafe guards
• Side/aft toe rail deck drain scuppers
• Concealed garbage bin
INTERIOR DETAILS • Oiled teak interior finish w/ solid teak accents and trim
• Classic White gelcoat overhead finish
• Teak bi-fold companionway door w/ screened vents
• Companionway tinted acrylic overhead hatch w/ teak grab rail
• Companionway door lock hasp w/ key lock
• Aluminum framed tinted acrylic overhead hatch (20″)
• (4) Chromed bronze opening portlights
• Full size V-berth w/ abundant storage beneath
• (2) Sunbrella® Navy Blue berth cushions
• Classic chrome overhead light (white/red)
• (2) Classic chrome bulkhead reading lights
• White Formica® galley countertop
• 12V DC refrigerator w/ finish matched door (2.2 cu ft)
• Stainless steel sink w/ drain cover
• Chrome single lever faucet
• Concealed toilet w/ pumpout and overboard discharge
• (2) Berth outboard storage shelves
• Teak galley organizer shelves
• Classic teak and holly sole
THE DRIVETRAIN • Yanmar common rail 6-cylinder diesel engine (260 hp @ 4000 rpm)
• (4) Yanmar noise/vibration dampening engine mounts
• Responsive hydraulic power steering system
• Soundown noise dampening engine room insulation
• Double-gasketed soundproof engine room cover
• Noise dampening wet exhaust system
• Heavy duty bronze raw water strainer
• Durable, low maintenance bronze shaft seal
• Noncorrosive, zero maintenance polyethylene rudder port
• Aquamet 22 stainless steel propeller shaft
• Low vibration, high efficiency 4-blade propeller
• Custom molded rudder for enhanced maneuverability
ONBOARD SYSTEMS • Yanmar Electronic Vessel Control gauges
• Classic Morse single lever throttle/shifter controls
• Destroyer style 20″ stainless steel wheel
• Powerboat compass w/ backlight (4″ dial)
• 12V DC power outlet @ helm
• (2) Variable speed windshield wipers
• USCG required navigation lighting
• (4) Cockpit courtesy lights (red)
• Integral, easy cleanup engine room drip pan
• Integral fiberglass holding tank (11 gal) with Y valve
• (2) Integral fiberglass fuel tanks (42.5 gal each)
• Manual fuel tank selector manifold
• Racor spin-on external fuel filter
• (2) Stainless steel fuel tank vents
• Pressurized fresh water system
• Removable fresh water bladder tank (26 gal)
• 750 gph automatic bilge pump w/ float switch
• Emergency manual bilge pump
• (4) Marelon® noncorrosive seacocks w/ safety plugs
• (2) Heavy duty, zero maintenance marine batteries (105 Ah each)
• Heavy duty battery selector switch
• Custom DC breaker panel w/ backlighting
• High quality tinned wiring throughout
• All wiring bundled and clearly labeled
• Interior bonded corrosion protection
• High quality marine grade plumbing throughout
• All plumbing connections double clamped
ADDITIONAL • Hand painted name and hail port
OUTFITTING • US yacht ensign w/ teak pole and deck socket
• CW Hood burgee w/ teak pole and deck/rail socket
• USCG emergency/signal kit
• (2) Fire extinguishers w/ mounting brackets
• (6) Adult life jackets w/ storage bag
• (4) Inflatable fenders (8″x20″) w/ tie-off lines
• (4) Nonabrasive mesh fender covers (black)
• (2) Nylon double braid bow/stern lines (5/8″x25′)
• (2) Nylon double braid spring lines (1/2″x15′)
• Danforth style anchor
• Nylon three strand anchor rode (1/2″x150′) w/ chain (1/4″x15′)
• Hull drain point w/ plug
• Owner’s tool kit
• Owner’s manuals
• Manufacturer’s warranty
• Meets USCG, ABYC guidelines
Revised January 2016. Subject to change without notice.



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