Wooden Boats—an Italian yard established in 2012 that has built 18 custom tenders for Benetti, Pershing, Sanlorenzo, Baglietto and more—has introduced a day boat of its own, the WB40 Classic.
The WB40 design evolved out of a request from an individual owner with specific criteria.
“He wanted a custom boat with classic lines that was lightweight to improve performance and reduce fuel consumption, required low maintenance and had minimal environmental impact in case of demolition,” Marco Arnaboldi, the founder of Wooden Boats, stated in a press release. “Building in wood and carbon fiber meant we could meet all of his needs.”
The WB40’s hull and deck are made of sandwiched layers of multidirectional mahogany plywood and pre-preg carbon fiber, using the epoxy vacuum method. The hull is a deep-V design, and propulsion is water jets.
On board, there’s space for 14 people. A sun pad is atop the deckhouse, the adjustable table in the cockpit can convert to another sun bed, and a third sunning area is atop the engine compartment aft.
The helm station is raised, to provide visibility for the skipper above all those spaces. Abaft the helm is a meal-prep area with a two-burner cooktop and a refrigerator. A Bimini top can shield this area from the sun. Below is a cabin with a double berth and head.
Top speed is 40 knots, and cruising speed is 36 knots, with twin 420-horsepower Yanmars, according to the builder.
Is a hard top available for the WB40? Yes. Owners also can opt for a carbon-fiber hull with fold-down bulwarks that increase the swim platform’s size.
For more information, visit: woodenboats.it