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Pre-owned boats

Due to popular request we now offer this page for those who want to buy and sell their multihull. This web site is seen by thousands of people every month who are specifically interested in sailing catamarans, so it makes sense to advertise here and reach serious potential buyers.

A quote from someone who listed their boat with me: "He paid the price I was asking which I'm pleased about. I only had the boat advertised on your site and was getting an average of about one email a week. I orginally thought it could take 2years to sell, what with the economic climate and all. Also it is an unusual boat but it does attract a lot of attention."

The cost to advertise your Woods Design is £50 (or approx $75) and the advert will run until sold. Or the cost is £75 ($100) if it is a non Woods Design boat. Boats wanted and gear for sale/wanted adverts can be put on my Forum pages. These adverts are free.

After purchasing an advert please email us with full details of your boat, including up to 4 photos.  Please note, you should send advert as plain text and photos as small separate jpegs. Doc and rtf files will not be accepted as they take too long to reformat. Thank you.

Midnight Hour Mira/Banshee


'Midnight Hour' has 3 double cabins plus a single berth.  The added main saloon, seats 8
This boat has been privately owned for the last twenty years. During this time, she has cruised to the Azores (twice) Northern Spain four times, and spent 15 summers ranging up and down the French Biscay Coast. (Under the original builder, she completed an Atlantic 'circuit')

Extremely well equipped for cruising including 2.8m Zodiac dinghy, 3.3 hp Mariner 2 stroke outboard, 2 anchors, fenders etc.

2 x bulkhead steering compasses. JRC 1000 Radar, NASA Clipper Sounder. 2 x vhf radios. Garmin 128 GPS unit (linked to AIS, DSC VHF Radio and NASA Repeater in cockpit), NASA Clipper Duet (repeater in cockpit), NASA Navtex Pro plus unit, Library of books, charts,
Autohelm 1000 Autopilot.2 x 40w solar panels.

Aluminium spars (original), SS Rigging replaced 2007,  2 halyard winches, single diamond rig with inner, (storm jib) and outer (furling 105% genoa) forestay, shrouds and masthead aft backstays

Genoa furling, main halyard, kicking strap, topping lift and 6 reefing lines all lead aft to cockpit. Mainsail, genoa and storm jib

Jabsco Toilet shower tray to electric pump. Electrolux 3-way refridgerator. Sureflo 4 burner and grill Hob. Separate Flavel oven. Gas alarm. 45 gallon rubber flexible water tank under berth, 3 x 85 AH leisure batteries 1 x 105 AH deep cycle battery. Benco charcoal burner

GBP39950 Boat is moored in Millbrook, UK. Contact Roger Collins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more details please use this link


Strider Club Coco


Coco de Mer was built by Palamos in 1989.  As the club version of the Strider she has stub keels instead of dagger-boards, her draft of less than 2ft making her ideal for shoal water or drying mooring.  Solid bridge-deck aft of mast.  Forward trampoline renewed 2009 with further netting trampolines to bow and stern.
Larger jib than the standard Club (standard jib available) on Rotostay furler with sheets led to central winch on bridge-deck.  Asymmetric spinnaker.
Berths for 4 in 2 cabins.  Porta-Potti toilet.  Two burner alcohol stove.  Cockpit tent.
Yamaha 4hp outboard.
Contact: Jerry Garner
Phone: 01255 87051001255 870510
Mobile: 07771 71848007771 718480
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Construction: GRP hulls and deck plus open bridge deck aft of mast.  Forward trampoline.  Hatches lift and slide to provide access to cabins direct from bridge deck.  Stub keels have sacrificial hardwood shoe for protection.
Engine: Yamaha 4hp 2-stroke with reverse gear.  Serviced annually.  Fuel mixture 1:100.  80 amp/hr 12 volt battery charged by outboard.
Accommodation: Two single berths in each hull with bunk cushions.  Porta-Potti in starboard hull.  Origo 2 burner alcohol stove in port hull can be moved to bridge deck when moored.  Over-boom cockpit tent encloses bridge deck and hatches when moored.  LED cabin lights.

Equipment: Fixed radar reflector on mast.  New tricolour masthead light.  15lb Manson Supreme anchor with chain and 40m warp.  Mooring warps plus 7 fenders.  Helmsman’s seat cushions.  10 litre water container with tap.  2x5 litre petrol cans.  Ensign and staff.
Sails and Spars: Mainsail with single deep reef.  Genoa on Rotostay furler.  Asymmetric spinnaker.  Spare mainsail in good condition, with 2 reefs.  Small jib (standard Strider Club size).  Central Lewmar sheet winch.

Navigation Equipment: Raymarine ST40 depth/log.  2 steering compasses.  Garmin GPS72 with cockpit mounting bracket and connection to 12 volt battery.  New Icom M411 VHF radio.
Safety Equipment: Lifebuoy with long floating line.  Fixed boarding ladder.  Fire-blanket.


SOLD FROM THIS ADVERT! Strider "The Allotment"

STRIDER 24' - professionally built by Palamos 1989
The Allotment is a standard Strider 24 professionally built in glass-fibre by Palamos in 1989. Striders are such fine boats: I've tried to summarise why I love the Allotment below:
  • Wonderful for day sailing - great fun, fast (16 knots recorded on a reach in a flattish sea, but typically 7-11 knots in comfortable airs), and she points quite high with her daggerboards and bigger rig giving enhanced performance over the Club
  • Easily capable of hopping smartly across to mainland Europe, she sails softly and comfortably on rougher water
  • Offering four berths - with the ability to sleep in the cuddy too or the forward trampolines too
  • I've never before had a boat that doesn't let in any water at all - but this one doesn't!
  • Extensively refitted at cost of £6K in 2013 with renewed standing rigging, running rigging, trampolines and many enhancements.
  • Plywood decking aft of the mast with a professionally designed and manufactured removable canvas cuddy (2013) - makes the boat so much more comfortable when it's nippy!
  • Tohatsu 6HP Sail pro extra long shaft (2013)
  • Genoa and mainsail in serviceable condition, Jib is good and spinnaker and storm jib little used
  • GPS self steering mechanism and furling foresail making single handed sailing easy
  • The internal accommodation in the hulls has been refinished with soft internal lining
  • Effective solar panel keeps battery well charged
  • Normal coastal sailing equipment - compass, handheld radio, anchor - chain - warp, fenders etc, but she's not equipped for long voyages; that's not what I have used her for
  • Galvanised trailer - takes the boat as removed from water for yard use, or folded down for comfortable long journeys behind even a small car
  • Moored in Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne (at same cost as monohull), access to sea 24/7 via locks, and berth available if required
Price: £6,800. I don't want to waste anyone's time so I should say I'm willing to haggle lightly but not to entertain low offers. Please do call me on 07830 146884 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Obviously I have many more photos.

Bob Harper
07830 146884


Brand new Saturn for sale due to Ill Health - now SOLD!

Sold from this advert!
"Seabean” is a Richard Woods designed Saturn o.a.l. 29ft o.a.b. 18.5ft.  4000#empty weight,the boat was built to designers specification and is in new condition, recently launched, Nov. 2014, see pictures of the launch on flickr photoalbum on the Saturn design page.
Seabean has accommodations for up to 6 , there are 2 bunks in each hull and the centercabin table drops to make a comfortable double bunk.

The boat features safe and comfortable walkways all around and has a large comfortable cockpit.

The mainsail is fully battened 300 sq.ft., genoa is 145 sq.ft. hanked to forestay with a jibbag and a 600 sq.ft. triradial spinnaker,it has a large cockpit awning and ATN  super comfortable bownets.
All deck hardware ,vangs, blocks, tracks,are Lewmar, Garhauer, Harken, Colligo, lewmar winches and Spinlock and Antal rope clutches.Standing rigging 1x19 s.s. headstay,7mm Dynex Dux synthetic shrouds with Colligo deadeyes.
For ground tackle there is a 22#Delta and a 15#FX-23 Fortress anchors with various lengths of chain and anchor lines, there are various lengths of docklines, mooring lines, fenders.
Engine is a 2014 9.8hp long shaft electric start Tohatsu with 6amp alternator, a 4 blade prop, racor fuelfilter and 6.5 gallon fueltank,
a marine deep cycle battery, 12 voltDC electric system, all circuits to switches on controlpanel, all interior lights and nav. lights are LED, there is a Ritchie bulkhead mount compass, GPS, and handheldVHF .
This catamaran is for sale by the builder, my asking price is negotiable at USD$ 34.900,for more information,details, construction pics. Lying Punta Gorda, Florida, USA please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Professionally Built Duo

Our Skoota was beautifully built by Josh Turner of Wheelhouse Woodworks. He agreed to help me build a Duo in the 2 day Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge, which is part of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in September.

We used okoume plywood, clear douglas fir timber and epoxy, so the Duo is as good as it can be, despite the two day build time. However although it is epoxy coated inside and out it is not faired and painted. It is the standard rowing version. However it is possible to fit a sailing rig and even to make it a nesting boat.

I know it is a fantastic boat.  We used 6 different woods, sapele gunwales, maple rowlock blocks, cedar stem, clear sitka spruce framing and dark wood for trim details. However I already have a Duo!

So I am selling the one we built. It is available now for USD1200

I feel that is a very good deal, especially if you compare it to similar 10ft rowing boats sold as kits, whereas the Duo will be structurally complete.

So if you ares interested in buying it, please contact me.


Straycat 1

Straycat 1, is a 37 foot custom Flica built for cruising with strip cedar hulls and epoxy. She was built over a 15 year period in Atlantic Canada and was launched in 2005.  Straycat 1 is very well equipped for cruising. We sailed south from northern New Brunswick July 2013.  We have spent our winter in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.  We are presently sailing North back to the Chesapeake Bay.

Straycat 1 has a full enclosure for the cooler days and also a custom stainless arch with a davit for the dinghy and a 300 watt solar panel.  The sail plan is larger than a standard Flica and a bit smaller than a Banshee.

The boat is equipped with all the necessary navigation equipment that is needed to make her easy to sail and to be comfortable while living aboard.  The interior is custom with mahogany trim. All of the Flicas were designed to have a berth in the aft port hull however this Flica has a large shower and a head.

A complete list of equipment and a detailed description of the boat are available along with a recent survey.  We would possibly consider delivering the boat anywhere in the great lakes or on the east coast.

USD150,000 For more details or information please contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Strider 24 in Wales SOLD from this advert

‘Torri Tonnau’ Torri Tonnau (Welsh for Cutting Waves) was built by the owner over a 4 year period. She was built to Richard Woods plans and specifications. She was finally surveyed and launched in July 1991.

TT has brought me many happy hours sailing, with trips across the Irish Sea to Isle of Man, Ireland and Southern Scotland. A couple of years ago a cuddy was built and bolted to the deck so it can be removed if it is not needed. Again this was built to Richard’s specifications. It has been great when heaving to for a sheltered meal or non-claustrophobic sleeping.

TT is presently moored at Rhyl in North Wales. She is modestly equipped as the concept was more of a camping style boat mostly used for daysailing. The port hull has single bunks fore and aft, both with foam mattresses. The starboard hull has a porta potti forward and hangers for life jackets etc. At the stern is space for storage boxes to keep cooking equipment, food etc. In the middle of the starboard hull is a demountable table suitable for navigating or cooking.

The central cuddy is large enough to sleep 2 and has most of the foam seating to cover that area. It is very comfortable and I wish I’d built it years ago. There is also a battery box and a VHF radio. There are 2 anchors in forward lockers. The standing rigging was all renewed in 2011.

She has a 5hp Tohatsu long shaft new in 2008 and in very good condition. There is an adequate amount rope and fenders for cruising. Torri Tonnau is in good condition but as with all wooden boats she requires some painting. There is a demountable trailer that can be used for launching or recovering the boat for winter storage.

I am selling her because I am not using her very much now and it is such a waste of a lovely sailing boat. She has been sailed this season and is ready to sail away. Price is £3900 but for a quick sale offers would be considered, especially if it meant a saving of winter storage.

If you are interested in making an offer or learning more email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


SOLD from this advert Strider Club East Coast UK

For sale: the best boat I have ever sailed in 20 years. Palamos built, Richard Woods designed Strider Club catamaran. The Club has the solid deck and Low Aspect Keels so no dagger boards to worry about. Easy for creek crawling and offshore sailing. Safe, roomy, stable, strong boat. Very reluctant sale.

Fully battened main. More than one fore sail. Nav lights. Windex and repeater. Some photos are old and equipment may have changed. Based on River Blackwater Essex. Was delivered from Chichester for less than £300 by pro skipper. Hit a Force 8 and he said it was a STRONG  boat.

Four stroke Mariner 4hp in good condition – gives 6 knots under engine alone.

Lazy jacks Running backstays; never used, but useful as additional rigging safety. Additional forward netting beam. More ‘windows’ than many other, so nice a light below. Clean boat.

Videos at:

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This video shows an owner called Syd, 80 years of age, single handing the lovely boat some years ago (Syds cat):

Starting price £7k – open to offers – quick sale req’d.

Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 02081234396


Wizard Bombay Duck 2

SOLD from this advert! Wizard 22 foot catamaran.

Completed and launched in 2012.

2012 Tohatsu Sail Pro 6 hp outboard extra long shaft with charging alternator. Calvert mainsail and roller jib both new in 2012. Harken furling drum. Also has removable bowsprit with endless loop roller for light air screecher sail on wire luff included.

GPS, Depth sounder, handheld VHF radio, LED navigation lights all around, LED cabin lights, One marine battery with switch, fuse and distribution panel and switches for all circuits.

Center cabin table drops down to form double bed for a couple. Also sleeps three more in single berths in hulls. 11 gallon water tank with Whale flipper pump and small sink. Marine head with 11 gallon holding tank and pump out.

Safety equipment: flares, horn, fire extinguisher, docklines, fenders.

Includes heavy duty custom built trailer with double axles and surge brakes. 14" wheels. 2 inch ball. Boat folds up onto trailer for transport and storage.

"Bombay Duck II" is a very easy to sail, responsive, and comfortable catamaran. I am the builder of this boat. I am selling due to change in life plans.

For a walk around video of this boat click on link

For more details please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Banshee 35

"Duende" Built by Palamos in the UK in 1989, completed and launched by the original owner around 1992. We purchased her in 1995 and have regularly updated and maintained her in excellent condition.

Between 1998 to 2011 she has been our home bringing us safely from the UK to New Zealand via many small islands including Australia!

Exceptionally well equipped for blue water offshore sailing. Includes secure, sheltered pile mooring in Whangarei Town Basin Marina, New Zealand until July 2012 (renewable at very competitive rates).

A unique opportunity to purchase this affordable fast cruiser/racer in the Southern Hemisphere...the tropical islands of Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu just a weeks sail away. Or avoid those northern winter blues and spend next Christmas "down-under".

Full specifications and inventory from... This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Price GBP 68,500



Moored in Penzance, Cornwall UK for this season. Construction - Professionally built at Foss Quay, Millbrook, 1997 in Western Red Cedar. Strip/Epoxy hulls with Marine Ply decks and superstructure, all coated in epoxy and glass fibre as per Woods Designs. LAR keels. Unsinkable. Anti-osmosis treatment - epoxy construction!! - plus Copper Coat 10 year anti-foul 2006.

Engine - Brand new Yamaha 9.9hp (June 2011) extra long shaft steerable with the tillers or wheel, charging 25 amp hour starter battery. 3 x 5gall tanks in cockpit locker.

Rig - Z-Spars with twin-grooved furling gear. Bomb-proof rig with caps, intermediate and lower shrouds and diamonds - all renewed 2008. Sails - Fully battened mainsail (Westaway 2006) plus original Dick Batt sail (1997), re-furbished 2006, as spare. Twin headsails (Batt/Osen). Full size genneker (Batt) with sock, set from bowsprit or bow turning blocks.

Electronics - Aero4gen charging 3 x 96amp hour domestic batteries. 240v 500w inverter (2007). Northstar Explorer 710 DSC VHF radio (2008), Nasa Target dual frequency Navtex, Raymarine RL70C Pathfinder Plus colour radar/ plotter with overlay and MARPA (upgraded 2008), using C charts electronic charts. Lowrance X25B fishfinder/depth (2008). Nasa Target wind and speed instrumentation. Navico 5000 wheel auto-pilot.

Galley - Fresh water hand pump to sink (filtered). Rose LPG oven and grill plus 4 burner hob and s/s sink, all with flame failure. 3 way top-loader 'fridge with 'Fridge Mate' control. Fire blanket. Sheriff gas detector with dual sensors in galley & heads.

Saloon - 'Fridge and heater controls. 3 band radio/CD player. 2 heater outlets. 2 opening forward hatches. Removable table transferable to the cockpit for al fresco dining or to form king-size berth. Offshore flare pack and 2 fire extinguishers.

Heads - Jabsco toilet (2008). Wet locker housing Carver P4 lpg heater supplying warm air to saloon and quarter berths. Rinnai lpg hot water heater supplying hot water via pressure system to basin and shower. Whale electric Bilge/shower pump. Gas sensor.

2 Quarter berths - 6' 2" doubles + opening hatches. 150litres fresh water beneath. Side tables, courtesy light over, 12v and heater outlets. Net and canvass wardrobe storage.

Navigation station in Port hull with ½ size Admiralty chart desk. Barometer and chronometer. Raymarine colour radar/plotter screen (also visible from helm) AIS engine and Seame active radar (2008), DSC fixed VHF radio with remote fist mike.

Full standing headroom in quarterberths, nav. station, galley, heads and cockpit tent.

Ground tackle - 10kg Bruce on 5m chain and 50m' 18mm anchorplait warp. Aluminium Danforth-type (from Richard Woods' original Sagitta) on 5m chain and 30m 18mm anchorplait warp.

Cockpit - 2 Lewmar 30 main winches plus 2 Lewmar 15 Spinnaker winches. Wind, speed and depth instrumentation. S/s wheel alongside Yamaha engine controls. Steering is detachable to enable tiller steering from either port or starboard seats when sailing. 2 x Navico compasses. Life ring, auto-inflate danbuoy and throw bag. All lines led back to cockpit for reefing without leaving the safety of the cockpit. Full-width pram hood connectable to full cockpit tent to extend living space for dry winter warmth or summer bimini shade. 6 cockpit drains. 5 lockers with fenders, warps and spinnaker lines. Manual bilge pump. 3 Propane gas bottles with regulator.

Ancillary. - Zodiac 2.6m inflatable with Suzuki 2.2 outboard (2007).

Spring 2008 re-fit included :- All standing rigging and guardwires (plastic covered) renewed. New main halyard and topping lift. New trampolines. New stackpack and lazyjacks. New hardwood keel shoes. New fishfinder/depthsounder and transducer. New cockpit and deck paint. Addition of AIS engine with dedicated aerial and SOB Max software, fixed DSC VHF radio, Seame active radar, Echomax passive reflector and 4 mast steps atop mast. Complete gas installation check and verification.

Spring 2011 maintenance included refurbishment of Batt jib with new UV strip. New sun vent cabin air extractor. Re-polish of hulls.

Low and sleek, the Woods' Sagitta is classified as a Cruiser/Racer - however, Miriam is fitted out for cruising, but is still capable of consistent beam reaching at >10 knots (max achieved 14 knots) under genneker. She returned from cruising the coasts of NW Spain and the French Atlantic coast in 2008 and has since been maintained and sailed in Mounts Bay and Isles of Scilly.

Richard says "This is a very well maintained boat that was beautifully built (many people thought it was a fibreglass production boat)"

Contact: Jeremy Gilbert Phone number +44 (0)1736 797172

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