This rare opportunity to purchase a Wauquiez Gladiateur "ARAKI OF POOLE", is exclusively for sale with DBY Boat Sales.
I asked the owner of this amazing boat to write some copy and information. He has sent lots of information below. This is a rare opportunity to buy a very capable blue water cruiser that is fully optimised and equipped.
Nothing in this category compares at this price level.
Brief history a note from the vendor:
"I owned this Gladiateur for 4 years, single handedly full-time cruising the Caribbean and the
Pacific. The previous owner bought it in Italy, made some nice upgrades, crossed the Atlantic in
2015, and sailed the Caribbean for a few years until I bought it in Rio Dulce, Guatemala in 2019.
Things that I really like about this boat: it's quite fast for its size, it points really well into the wind,
has a skeg rudder, and the bilge is always dry. One of those good old boats that can take you
anywhere. It comes equipped with everything necessary for full-time cruising and living aboard.
In fall 2020 the boat was hauled out for 2 months. Work was done on the hull, the engine, as
well as some other stuff. The bottom was sandblasted all the way to the fiberglass and properly
treated. There were some bubbles on the bottom, but it turned out that the fiberglass itself was
OK. The moisture meter confirmed everything was within normal parameters. It was then treated
with a special epoxy barrier coat, followed by 5 coats of Interprotect 2000, and two coats of
antifouling - Pettit Trinidad Pro. The same antifouling was put on in Panama in November 2022.
The top blue stripe was also repainted.
The engine got some work done also, including taking the saildrive out and replacing the
Sails - A full inventory of sails (8):
NEW MAINSAIL (Dec 2021, made by Bacon Sails, fully battened, 3 reefs, Premium Offshore
Challenge Fastnet 8.88oz cloth, still in great condition, no patches or repairs). Old mainsail is
kept as a reserve (a bit fragile and patched, but could probably still take you across an ocean, if
150% furling genoa (big and powerful sail), small furling genoa, hank on jib, hank on storm jib,
symmetrical spinnaker, and asymmetrical spinnaker in a sock. The boat has a removable inner
forestay for hank on sails - solent stay.
Volvo Penta MD11C, 23HP
Year Built: 1978, rebuilt in 2008 with 1051 hours since
Fuel Tank: Stainless steel (19 gallons - 72l)
60A alternator (old 60A alternator with new diodes and new voltage regulator as spare)
Blue Sea ACR (automatic charging relay)
Additional Racor 500 fuel filter
Liferaft Revere Offshore Commander 2.0, 4 person (bought Dec 2020, stored inside)
Epirb Ocean Signal (expires FEB 2031)
Fog horn x2 (new, unused)
Fire extinguishers x3
Lifejackets (inflatable with harness) x2, simple PDF x3
Safety harness for kids (new, unused)
First aid kit
Automatic electric bilge pump, Henderson mk5 manual pump in the cockpit
Para-tech Delta drogue (new, unused)
2 separate depthsounders: Eagle 320DF inside, Nasa Clipper in the cockpit
Nasa Clipper Wireless wind system
Autopilots: 2x Raymarine ST2000 tiller-pilot AND South Atlantic windvane
VHF: Standard Horizon GX2100 with AIS receiver & handheld Standard Horizon HX870 (2021,
LED navigational lights (bow, stern), LED anchor light
Handheld compass x2
Cockpit compass x2
Batteries, inverters, solar
House: 2x 125Ah G31 Victron Super Cycle AGM (July 2022)
Engine: LTH (Feb 2022)
Solar: Perlight 350W with Victron MPPT 30A controller
Extra solar: 2 x 80W with Victron MPPT 15A controller to put out when at anchor (otherwise
stored in lazarette) or Rockpals 100W foldable panel that can be used while on the way.
3 inverters: Victron 2000W 220V (this one runs the induction cooktop), Victron 250W 110V
(perfect for charging electronics), Waeco SinePower MSI412 200W 220V. There's also a
multivoltage Victron Phoenix charger (30A), Victron battery monitor and Victron temperature
Note: VictronConnect PIN for all Victron bluetooth devices is 619161
This boat has an induction cooktop run by 2000W inverter. It is gimballed. There is also an
identical new spare cooktop (still in a box).
The fridge Danfoss BD35F
Pots, pans, pressure cooker, cutlery, knives, plates… everything needed for a fully functional
Manual toilet, 1 sink, portable camping shower, full length mirror on sliding doors
Anchor: 15kg Rocna & 50m 8mm G4 galvanized chain (the chain was bought new in April 2023
in Nuku Hiva)
Fortress FX16 as secondary anchor
18kg Fisherman anchor
3x 50m 18mm 3-strand nylon rode that can be used in conjunction with the chain
Lofrans Panther electric windlass with bow and cockpit handheld remotes
Fresh Water Tanks: 2x 120l Vetus bladder tanks
Johnson WPS 2.9 water pump
Boat hook x2 (1 simple, 1 extendable)
7 winches (4 in the cockpit, 3 at the mast)
Dinghy and outboard
Both the dinghy and the outboard were bought new in Dec 2021.
Mercury 220 Air Deck Hypalon dinghy
Suzuki 2.5 4-stroke outboard
2x double action air pump, 1x foot pump
The dinghy can be easily and quickly deflated and stored in the lazarette. There's plenty of
Extras galore - so pls ask for full list!
So be quick with this one. An amazing and complete package that is fully capable of heading off again for that dream adventure.
For sale with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater Office in Newport. Please call +61 2 9999 3311 for an inspection. For additional high-resolution photos and detailed inventory, please email email@example.com.