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Our Skoota was beautifully built by Josh Turner of Wheelhouse Woodworks. He has agreed to help me build a Duo in the 2 day Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge, which is part of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival this September.
We will be using okoume plywood, clear douglas fir timber and epoxy, so the Duo will be as good as it can be, despite the two day build time. However although it will be epoxy coated inside and out it will not be faired and painted. It will be the standard rowing version. However it is possible to later fit a sailing rig and even to make it a nesting boat.
So I know it will be a fantastic boat. However I already have a Duo!
So I plan to sell the one we will be building in September. The price will be USD1200 after it is built, however if someone wants to buy it right now the price will be USD1000. Obviously the money is refundable if the boat is not in fact built.
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 anyone is interested in that proposal please contact me.
Our prototype Strike 18 is for sale. We only used it twice last year, and it is unlikely that we will sail it this year. Too many boats, not enough time
You can see lots of videos of the boat sailing on my Youtube channel eg here
Built using okoume plywood and epoxy. Outriggers are Morelli/Melvin 18sqm grp hulls cutdown to 16ft. Daggerboards are grp.
Mainsail is a square top dacron sail from a Trac 16, one set of reef points. Spars are cut down from a Tornado. Genoa is almost new, fitted on a Plastimo 406 reefing gear, so is reefable. Screecher is also almost new, fitted on a removable bowsprit and with an endless furler. Cockpit tent
Asking USD/CAN6000 or offer, currently ashore under cover on Saturna Island, BC, Canada. But easy to transport to the USA. Note, we are only in BC until the end of August, if not sold before then it will not be available until we return in April 2015
Please email in the first instance to
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.
USD195,000 For more details or information please contact:
‘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:
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.
SOLD from this advert! Wizard 22 foot catamaran. USD19,500
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 more details please contact
"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...
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 Danbuoy Lifebuoy 3M Rib on stern davits 6HP outboard
£43,000ONO 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
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: