Sagitta, Wauquiez Gladiateur #247 (1984)

Sagitta, Wauquiez Gladiateur #247 (1984)

Sagitta was my second boat. Built from 1977 to 1986, the Gladiateur was designed by Holman and Pye as a slightly larger (33 feet) replacement for the Centurion, another successful model sold by Wauquiez in France. It has enjoyed a reputation for being a very sturdy and capable ocean cruiser (technical details and review are available here, in French). Sagitta was outfitted for long-range cruising and travelled to Mexico and the Pacific Northwest with her previous owner.