"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".
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Price GBP 68,500
"Catalyst" Woods Designed Eclipse
Eclipse "Catalyst" launched 2002. Substantially built by the four owners for cruising. Returned from the Mediterranean 2011.
Currently afloat Plymouth after refit which included reconditioning engine,rebedding windows, and repaint.
Catalyst enjoys a layout designed to provide privacy and comfort. Cockpit Tiller steering and autopilot Lockers give access to Beta 28 HP diesel with hydraulic drive to twin Gori folding propellors which gives excellent manoeuvrability Navman instruments Halyard and sheet winches Lobby Wet locker and navigation station GPS VHF Navtex Switch panel and domestic batteries Space for laptop
Saloon Seating for 6/7 (occasional berths for 2) drop leaf table radio/cd player stowage 2x 200L fresh water tanks Calorifier for hot water Sterling shore power/battery charger
Std Hull Single cabin forward Galley with oven separate hob twin sinks stowage for food utensils etc Double cabin aft Port Hull Single cabin forward with shower off Separate toilet with sea toilet basin and holding tank Hanging locker Double cabin aft
Forward deck lockers for anchor chain etc and gas bottles
Mainsail with slab reefing/lazyjacks Furling genoa Storm jib Spinnaker by Kemp Main and Genoa valeted 2011 sail cover new 2012 4 man Liferaft Parachute sea anchor Drogue Danbouy Lifebouy 3M Rib on stern davits 6HP outboard
£70,000 Contact Nigel Email
FOR SALE MIRIAM - WOODS SAGITTA CATAMARAN BUILT 1997 £49,950
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 malfunctionATbtinternet.com. Phone number +44 (0)1736 797172
38' Woods Transit Performance Cruising Catamaran
June 2010: Opportunity to acquire this nearly complete professionally built cat at less than cost to date. This Richard Woods' design offers very spacious cruising accommodation along with the performance and easy sailing characteristics that you can expect from Woods' designs. Performance features include daggerboards, kick-up rudders and twin helms.
Year: 2009 (new) Current Price: 365,000 USD
Located in Virginia, USA, the boat is now basically complete, but disappointed owner unable to keep her.
Builder: Lombardi Yachts
Engines: Nanni Diesel 21 HP Hours: less than 50 Shaft drive Tankage Fuel: 2 tanks 68 US gallons
Water: 72 US gallons Holding (2): 35 liters
Accommodation: Two aft staterooms with queen-sized berths One double berth cabin forward Settee seats six Two heads: Port side full head w/stand-up shower 2nd – mid-ship guest on starboard side Lavac manual heads
Galley down in port hull 3-burner LP stove 3.9 ft3 hi eff 12v refrigerator Double stainless steel sink with fresh & salt water taps
Navigation Equipment Raymarine ST-80 Chartplotter Raymarine Autohelm Raymarine 55 VHF radio Raymarine 2kw radar
Sails & Rigging 47 sq metres (506 sq ft) mainsail 28.6 sq metres (308 sq ft) genoa Stack pack Harken roller furling
Winches: Harken 44 (2), Harken 40 (4) Lewmar 1000 electric windlass
Twin helm positions (cable/sheave steering) Kick-up rudders
6-gallon electric and engine coolant water heater 2500 watt Inverter 145 watts of solar panels (3) 3-blade feathering props (Kiwiprop)
Contact Tom Garetson at tg_53511 AT hotmail.com
Strider Club in USA SOLD from this advert!!!
1988 Club Strider Catamaran - 24 foot length, 14 foot beam.
Built by Palamos Boatbuild, GRP solid deck with aftermarket safety rails and removable chairs at the stern
Low aspect ratio keels Hulls with lockable hatches opening inboard
New front trampoline in 2010 Roller furling jib with new roller furler in 2010 New standing & running rigging and Windex in 2011
Epoxy barrier coat on hulls, no major repairs
Original sails Main sail cover Lazy jacks for main sail 1987 8 hp Evinrude Yachttwin motor - good condition
Located in Minneapolis/St. Paul area Original owner This boat has been fresh water sailing only and sailed from a protected marina. The design is intended for cruising and comfortably fits 6 or more, with great stability.
Custom Slide-On aluminum trailer with new tires included
Asking $11,500 USD including trailer, price negotiable
Contact: Gerry Bren,
Strider 25 (a Mk 11 Strider Club) SOLD from this advert!!!!
2008 Strider 25 for sale with asymmetric spinnaker. Hardly used, kept out of the water most of the last 3 years. In beautiful condition as it's only been sailed a handful of times. It's a 2008 boat where as most Striders are 1985-89, it has the big rig and the grp deck (like the Club) which makes it much nicer to sail or stay on than the original Strider.
Hulls beautiful condition, mast rigging/running rigging all very very good condition sails in very very good condition, large asymmetric like new recently antifouled. Ready to go sailing!
£14 000 ONO Lying Millbrook, Cornwall, UK Contact Richard Clarke Email:
The original GWAHIR SOLD from this advert!!!
LOA 7.47m (24'6") LWL 6.85m (22'5") Beam 4.5m (14'7") Draft 0.3m/1.6m (1'/ 5'6") Richard Woods designed and built as an out and out racer to the Micro Multihull class rules c.1982 Accommodation: sitting headroom for 2 persons, 2-4 berths (VERY narrow).
Construction: double diagonal bilges (resorcinol as adhesive) sheet ply and stringers elsewhere believed epoxy adhesives. Z spar aluminium mast and boom, s/s rigging,2 speed halyard winches and self tailing sheet winches. Sails: McNamara white terylene fully battened mainsail and sail cover, white terylene genoa with blue sacrificial edge on Plastimo roller furler, Dolphin spinnaker and snuffer, and a blue drifter.
Engine 4 hp Marina short shaft two stroke outboard. (old and tatty ?amalgamation of 2-3 obs) Electrics: 12 volt lead acid battery , isolator switch and fuses.
Equipment CQR anchor 7 meters chain and a quantity of warp. Various fenders and warps etc. Navigation: Nasa log and depth, steering compass and hand bearing compass.
Galvanised four wheel trailer (with expanding cradles to allow launching and recovery fully rigged and reduction of width after removal of beams for road transport) winch, mast support and spare wheel. Lying on road trailer at Virginia Water (Near Heathrow, 3 miles from Junction 13 M25)
Sango SOLD from this advert!!!
Professionally built 1997 in cedar ply epoxy. Fitted out for fast cruising and can easily be sailed single handed with all controls led back to the cockpit.
Extentively repainted in 2009 with new windows and new mainsheet traveller. Also fully battened main with some extra roach and Ruttgerson batten cars and 2 jibs (one smaller) all by Hyde 2009. The boat has a bowsprit for an assymetric spinnaker with snuffer by Hyde 2010 and a screacher with Karver KF1 furler by Dolphin 2008.
Trailer professionaly built, galvanised but never been immersed 2008.
Raymarine ST40 log, echosounder, wind monitor and ST100+ autopilot all intergrated with Furuno GPS and Raymarine ST6000R remote control. All LED lighting in cuddy and hulls as well as nav lights. Rutland 503 wind generator.
Yamaha 8hp 2stroke with custom well cover which doubles as seat, picnic table etc. Custom awning which can be seen in the Yearly Review 2007. The boat also gets a mention in Oct 2010. There is a launching trolley and all the usual stuff, anchor , cooker, sink, water tank, fenders, battery, bilge pumps etc.
This boat has been maintained to a high standard, is fast, comfortable and a huge amount of fun to sail. Located SE Scotland UK
Tucanu SOLD from this advert!!!
Sept 2010: A beautifully built Merlin in strip cedar and epoxy. Launched 1992 and sailed all over British Columbia. Refitted in 2007 with: New 6hp extra long shaft Tohatsu engine (Includes battery charger). New removable cuddy. New deep mastbeam and new aluminium crossbeams and bowsprit. New carbon racing mainsail and genoa, fitted on new Harken furler. Asymmetric spinnaker. Older dacron screecher on Harken furling gear. New Harken winch, mainsheet track. 6:1 Harken mainsheet. Plus cruising dacron mainsail and genoa (shown below). Launching trollies and flat bed trailer. Available complete or as raceboat only or cruising boat only. Hence price negotiable starting around USD/CAN16,000, but only while the exchange rate is favourable. Located on Saturna Island, BC Canada but easily transported elsewhere.
Strider Club SOLD from this advert!!!
Sept 2010: “Coco de Mer” is a Woods Strider Club catamaran, built in GRP by Palamos Boatbuild, launched in 1989. As the Club version she has a GRP deck tray, low aspect ratio keels (rather than dagger boards), hatches which open inboard, and a smaller rig than the racing version.
Forward trampoline was renewed in 2009, and forward and aft netting trampolines added. Formerly “Catalyst” she was treated for osmosis and epoxied several years ago and has a larger furling jib than the standard club, mounted on a Rotostay system, with sheets led aft to a central winch.
There are 2 single berths in each hull, with full bunk cushions. Cockpit tent provides extra shelter or double berth at anchor. Portapotti heads in starboard hull.
LOA 24 ft, 7.3m, Beam 14.1ft, 4.3m, Draft 1.8ft, 4.3m; Sail area 274 sq ft 25 sq m;
Dolphin mainsail 1997 and genoa on Rotostay 1999, spare main, spare jib to fit furler, all overhauled 2009/2010 ; Yamaha 4 hp longshaft O/B serviced spring 2010; 12 V battery charged from engine (disconnected); CQR anchor with chain and warps: fenders and warps: lifering: radar reflector; Boarding ladder 2 x Plastimo compasses; Raymarine log/speed 2005; Raymarine depth 2005; Tricolour masthead lights; Garmin GPS 72; Navico Tillerpilot (not fitted).
Lying afloat West Mersea, Essex, UK. Offered at £7500.