The electric inboard sail drive from Mastervolt for the CW Hood 32 is now a reality! Powered by two Lithium batteries, all you have to do is turn the key and you’re on your way. The control panel and throttle are aft in the cockpit for easyaccess. Installation is a simple two bolt attachment and has a folding propeller for decreased drag.

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Electric Sail Drive Run Times
Speed Run Time
6.2 MPH 1 HR
5 MPH 1.75 HRS
4.3 MPH 2.75 HRS
3.1 MPH 6.5 HRS
1.5 MPH 9.75 HRS

Speed and times will vary depending on equipment, number of passengers, tide, sea state, wind, and bottom condition.

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CW Hood 32For CW Hood Yachts, it was the year of the daysailer. Both Sailing World and Sail Magazine named the CW Hood 32 2011 Daysailer of the Year. In July, the molds for the boat were completed, changing the building process from the time- and labor-intensive one-off construction to the far more efficient “production boat” style of building. In November, Netherlands-based company Classic Daysailer was announced as the new European dealer for the CW Hood 32. At the time of writing, 4 of the daysailers are in production in our Marblehead shop.Wasque detail

This is not to say that daysailing is the only thing happening in Marblehead. The service yard has been working non-stop with refits, repairs, winterizing and the added excitement of hurricaine haul-outs for Irene. This year we welcomed designer Dave Robison, mechanic Will Parker, woodworker Chris Callahan, detailer Amy Hyam, controller Ian McGregor and boatyard dog Shep to our team. We launched an all-new website in May which is continuing to grow. Hull #44 of our downeast cruiser the Wasque 26 was launched in August and design for a new Wasque – probably 29 feet – is on the drawing boards with more cockpit and berth space than its 26’ counterpart and a new means of diesel propulsion. Just in time for the Newport International Boat Show in September, Katama 30 hull #25 was launched. Other boat shows attended included Chicago, Rockland, and Portland Maine.Katama 30

New Boat Launched Just in Time

September 23, 2011

Just days before we had to move in for the Newport Boat Show, hull number 25 of our newest Katama 30 has been launched in Marblehead. We took her out for a spin – check out the photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been an exciting week at CW Hood Yachts! Hull number 44 in our Wasque 26 line has just been completed, launched, and delivered to her new owners in New Jersey! Here she is upon arrival:

Wasque 26 Wayland

Ready for her maiden voyage!

Wasque 26 Wayland at the Dock

Just-launched Wasque 26 Wayland

 

July 20, 2011: Molds for the CW Hood 32 arrive in Marblehead!

Hood 32 Sails the Harbor

January 8, 2010

We have turned some heads in the past few days as our new cw Hood 32 has set sail in and around Marblehead. She is sleek, fast and beautiful as she graces the winter waters.  Our friends over at Atlantis WeatherGear and well-known marine photographer Billy Black have supported us with gear and incredible photos.  If you haven’t taken a look at this “turn your head” performance daysailer yet, you can see her on flickr.

Come see her in person January 28-31 at the Strictly Sail Chicago Show or the Boston Boat Show February 14-22.