Sailing Catamarans

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For new visitors to this site

Please check this blog for our cruising stories in our own boats, which is also available using the link to the left. And my  Facebook page, or use the link on the heading menu, where I now post quick comments and news snippets. Details of new boat launchings are now generally put in the individual design pages for the boat in question.

As you will discover, this website is now very large and it may take you time to find what you are looking for. But please persevere and in particular please read the FAQ's and Forum pages as you will probably find the answers to any questions you may have there.

The Year Reviews are also worth reading as they contain details of boat launchings and all the still relevant "Latest News" reports for that year, while there is also lots of good stuff in the Articles and Boat Tests pages.

Other sites may claim to be the most informative multihull site, but I think once you've read through this one you will agree that this one gives you the most information about the design and sailing of multihulls.

If you are new to catamarans and want a general introduction then I suggest that you read THIS ARTICLE first.

There are now over 130 YouTube videos scattered around this site. If you want to save time you can see a list of them all if you search YouTube for or visit my Woods Designs Sailing Catamarans youtube channel

If you plan to buy, or indeed, have bought, download plans then you should also check the Plan Updates page in case there are any for your boat.

If you still have questions then please email us and we will try and help. Please note, I do not read PMs on Facebook or elsewhere very often. However I read emails daily and try to reply within a few hours, so regular emails are the best way to contact me

When I am not in the UK office Mary Theobald is the person to contact. She has a great background in multihulls as she has been helping to run the brokerage side of the Multihull Centre ( for many years and currently owns a 33ft catamaran.

Finally: Normally we use Paypal as our payment gateway, but we do still take sterling cheques. If you wish to send one, please make the cheque payable to Woods Designs, not Richard Woods, thank you. If you want to pay me using other means, eg Western Union or by direct bank transfer, then please email me for details of how to pay.

Many of you ask me for contact details of other builders. I'm sure you can understand why I am reluctant to give out customer's email addresses to strangers. So can you please use one of the forums and ask there for other builders to contact you direct. After all, that's one of the reasons for setting up the forums in the first place!

We really like the photos you send us of your boats either in build or sailing. Please keep them coming in, but when you email them please send them as JPEG's and send them at 72dpi resolution with a maximum width of 450 pixels. That size will fit neatly on the screen and saves both you and us email download times!! Thank you.

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