Wasque Rides Again


Looking out over a Rhode Island field in 1995, Chris Hood spied the shape of what turned out to be the mold for a Wasque 26 — a sturdy, single-engine fishing boat designed and built on Martha’s Vineyard starting in 1969.

Hood decided it was a boat worth building and paid $100 for the mold. From there, it was a matter of finding out how the original boat was constructed, and then working to update the design.

This video has more on the Wasque:

Designed with comfort in mind, modern Wasque models serve as multiuse dayboats, overnighters and weekenders. You can read more about Hood’s Wasque rescue in Soundings’ August 2017 feature.