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Stepping Out in Style: Wooden Boats 40 Classic

The Wooden Boats 40 Classic is from a builder that makes custom tenders for Benetti, Pershing and more.

April 10, 2020
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Wooden Boats 40 Classic
The Wooden Boats 40 Classic is built with mahogany plywood and pre-preg carbon fiber, using the epoxy vacuum method. The hull is a deep-V form. Wooden Boats

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.

Wooden Boats 40 Classic
There are two sun beds onboard the Wooden Boats 40 Classic. This one over the engine compartment, and another one at the bow. Wooden Boats

“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.”

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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.

Wooden Boats 40 Classic
Not the yacht’s plumb bow design and straight sheer line. Wooden Boats

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.

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Top speed is 40 knots, and cruising speed is 36 knots, with twin 420-horsepower Yanmars, according to the builder.

Wooden Boats 40 Classic
Power is two 420 hp Yanmar diesels paired to water jets. Cruising speed: 36 knots. Top speed: 40 knots. Wooden Boats

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

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