Copyright 2017 - Woods Designs, Foss Quay, Millbrook, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1EN, UK
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Off Les Sables, heading for Belle Isle - plenty of room for a dinghy on the trampoline

I’ve just returned from 3 months coastal hoping from Falmouth to Bordeaux and back in “The Allotment”. The return journey was my first solo 100 mile crossing of the channel.


She was great fun and handled a range of weathers. She was easy to steer in harbour and easy to manage when I was sailing single-handed. Her draught is an enormous benefit, giving easy access to harbours, rivers and nature reserves, which other boats could not use. 


Afloat till the end of October for potential buyers to experience the joy of sailing this “classic” Woods Strider.

Unbelievably still afloat in such little water (25cm draft) - Bonne Anse, Gironde


At 24’ not too big to be tucked in at the end of a pontoon in a busy marina.

With the twin dagger boards up, she has very little water resistance, which obviously is ideal for downwind sailing but also means she is very economic with fuel. 1L per hour at a steady 5 - 6kn. 

If you are into small cat sailing, you won’t be disappointed. She’s a goer, responds well, is easy to handle solo and offers a surprising amount of storage and accommodation.

Previous owner looked after her well and gave me £6000 worth of 2013 receipts to prove it. I have also lavished £££ on her (see below), so you won’t need to do the same for a few years.

The Allotment is a “standard” Strider 24 professionally built in glass-fibre by Palamos in 1989.

• SPEED Previous owner, “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 twin dagger boards and bigger rig giving enhanced performance over the Club.” We’ve only reached 12kn in Falmouth but she is certainly capable of more. Maybe more importantly for me, has been the ability to reach port, without using the engine, in light airs!

• Amazingly seaworthy for a small catamaran. We negotiated 3m overlapping swells from 2 different directions when leaving the Gironde.. and, later the same day, surfed 2m swells approaching La Rochelle.


Travelling West around Isle d'Oleron – easily handling 2m swell on the beam



• Four single berths – 2 in each hull. We use the aft 2 for storage and the bunks’ mattresses in the cuddy for a double. In the warmer weather, we also sleep on the trampolines and in the fiberglass cockpit tray.

• If there’s water in the bilges, you’ve spilt your tea. Otherwise, she’s dry as a bone.

• Previous owner renewed standing rigging, running rigging, trampolines in 2013.


Just before Channel Crossing: Falmouth - Roscoff


• Previous owner added 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!” I replaced one half of the ply deck in 2015. The other half is in good condition. However, the original aft-of-mast trampoline will come with the boat, if you want to reduce weight for racing etc.

• Tohatsu 6HP Sail Pro extra-long shaft (new August 2017) with alternator (we don’t use the power from the alternator, as the PV is more than adequate) and new (2017) external fuel tank.

• Sails serviced 2016. Elastic batten pockets replaced in main.

• Raymarine self-steering makes singlehanded sailing a doddle, while you shelter in the cuddy, or stand in the companion way of either hull.

• The internal accommodation in the hulls is finished with soft carpet lining.

• Twin solar panels (2016) easily provide power for: self-steering, mobile phone charging; LED nav lights (2017) and LED domestic lights (2017).

• Bimini. Removable poles bolt into tubes attached to the end of the aft beam. Using these plus the mast and shrouds, a large lightweight Bimini can be erected. Ideal for sun or rain shade.


Les Glenans - bimini a great asset - can be rigged below boom in stronger winds or for better rain protection


  • 80% of external wood (rubbing streak, useful long handrails and companionway features) replaced 2016.
80% of wood work replaced by carpenter 2016 – rain just after an oiling


• Rewired 2016.

• Starboard hull: Fitted Chart table; “built-in” Porta Potty; shelved and strapped domestic battery; cupboards.

• Port hull: hinged fitted table; removable fitted cooking surface; cupboards.

• Portholes all replaced 2016

• Kick-up rudders (serviced and sections replaced 2016 & 2017)

• Interiors re-painted. Bilges GRP’d 2016

• Canvas Cuddy redesigned and kicking strap added (2017)


Crossing Audierne Bay - 22 mile spinnaker run



Mainsail, mainsail cover (new 2015), furling genoa (new sheets 2017) and spinnaker

Anchor with 50m chain and plaited anchor warp

Fenders, mooring ropes, mooring bridle and boat hook (2016)

Raymarine 1000 self-steering – fluxgate compass replaced August 2017

Combined LED Tricolour and Anchor Masthead lights (new 2017)

(Also new 2017) 22mm Main Rail, Train and Jamming Cleat Ends

Tohatsu 6hp, Sail Pro, power prop with ready to use wired alternator (August 2017)

Twin PV solar power panels (2016) on raised backing panel.

Set of spare mainsail battens

Mast beam replaced 2017

3 Self Holding Barlow Winches, 2 winch handles

3 Jack Stays: port, starboard, cockpit (new 2017)

2 Silva compasses (one of them new 2017)

Anchor ball sign

Horse shoe lifebuoy


Plastimo tubular radar reflector (2017)



Trailer collapses to a few cm wider than a standard car (see below)


There is also a bespoke Galvanised Trailer available - no extra charge. 

The whole boat is loaded onto the expanded trailer.

The boat can be floated onto or off the trailer but would need thorough fresh water washing after use!

Once the decks and beams have been dismantled, the hull cradles slide towards the centre of the trailer.

Decks and beams then stand on edge between the hulls.

The trailer requires both axles replacing. I have the parts but not yet replaced them. 

Estimated weight 1.5T including all gear, trailer and personal effects for sailing. So, 2L+ car needed to pull the boat and gear.


Currently in Devoran, Falmouth Estuary, Cornwall (Till end of October).


Price: £10,000. 


Many more photos available.


David Gard

078 1234 3354

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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 2015.

Engine - New (June 2011)  Yamaha 9.9hp extra-long shaft high thrust steerable with the tillers or wheel, charging 25 amp hour starter battery. 3 x 12 litre fuel 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 (Solo 2015/Osen). 82 sq metre Spinnaker (Solo 2015), set from bowsprit or bow turning blocks.

Electronics - Aero4gen charging 3 x 80amp hour domestic batteries. 240v 500w inverter (2007). Icom DSC VHF radio (2011), 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. Raymarine X5 wheel auto-pilot (2014).

Galley - Fresh water electric pump to sink. 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. 2 fire extinguishers.

Heads - Jabsco toilet (2008) with new twist & lock pump 2016. Wet locker housing Carver P4 lpg heater supplying warm air to saloon and quarter berths (not used for many years so needs a service). 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 quarter berths, nav. station, galley, heads and cockpit tent.

Ground tackle - 12kg CQR on 10m 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. 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). Four person life raft (in bag) next service due Sept 2018.

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 fishfinder/depthsounder and transducer. Addition of AIS engine with dedicated aerial and SOB Max software, Seame active radar, Echomax passive reflector and 4 mast steps atop mast. Complete gas installation check and verification.

Spring 2014 maintenance included new hardwood sacrificial keel shoes.
Spring 2017 maintenance included new trampolines. Repaint of cockpit floor and seats. New marine ply wash boards. New Teleflex extreme outboard control cables. New Dyneema reefing lines. New wind transducer, new speed/log paddle wheel. New galley water pump. New bearings in Aero4gen.

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 spinnaker. 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.

Contact: Jeremy Gilbert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Phone number +44 (0)7711-980586 (mob).

Woods Banshee for sale
DASHER of Millbrook, Plymouth, UK

Dasher is a cruiser-racer catamaran designed by Richard & Lillian Woods.
Built by Palamos, Hulls and deck moulded in 1989. Number 14 one of the last to be built. Construction GRP with foam sandwich above waterline knuckle.
Intended as a fast blue water cruising yacht she has the capability to do well in races and has completed two round Britain and Ireland races.
Great for fast cruising or racing Dasher has ‘acres’ of deck space (open trampoline foredeck) and is probably the most attractive small catamaran with good living accommodation around.
She has a low coachroof profile reducing windage with a doghouse raised area leading into the enormous saloon lounge area.
The lounge and dedicated navigational area have ample sitting headroom and there is full standing head room in hulls. Plenty of stowage and hanging lockers inside.
Shallow draught and kick-up rudders (with stainless steel shafts) enable access to shallow anchorages; whilst substantial centreboards maintain good sailing performance to windward.
Tiller cross-bar steering with telescopic extension gives a very light positive response to helm.
Dasher has been carefully maintained and regularly hauled out for the winter and under water sections and bilges have been epoxied.

Length Overall LOA 10.65m (35’)
Beam 6.25m (20.5’)
Draft Minimum 0.45m (1.5’)
Draft Maximum 1.7m (5.6’) with centreboards down

2 very large queen size doubles forward
2 double bunks in own cabins aft.
Large galley in starboard hull with fresh and salt water taps, double stainless steel sinks, gas hob and grill, pumped water system for hot and cold taps, Rinnai gas hot water heater,
In port hull are Blakes Lavac heads, basin, hot and cold water and shower head.

Rig & Sails
In 2009 completely new Eurospar mast and riging
Kemp dacron slab reefed fully battened mainsail-38sq.m
Kemp roller reefing for genoa-28sq.m.
Huge Sanders sails gennaker new in 2011 from masthead-90+sq.m.
Dolphin masthead spinnaker.
Dolphin 3/4 spinnaker.
Dolphin storm jib,

Powered by  Yamaha 9.9hp high thrust outboard, (long shaft) 4 stroke petrol cruises quietly at 5knots using 2.2 litres per hour.
The remote start throttle box is accessible in the cockpit. 2 large cockpit bench lockers.
2 fuel tanks (capacity 30 litres and 20 litres)

Other Features
Deck storage includes 2 large anchor lockers, 2 x forward fender sail lockers and 2 aft lockers.
Large winches enable sailline handling from the cockpit, safety lines to the mast. External boarding ladder fitted on stern starboard hull.
2 x 200 litre water tanks fitted under berths.
Gas/electric refrigerator, Trumatic gas-fired warm air heater.
Stern gantry carrying Aero4gen wind generator,GPS and Navtex antennae.
2 cockpit compasses.
Raytheon ST60 Log, Echosounder, Windspeed & direction.
Nautech 2000 Autohelm.
Garmin 128 GPS.
Active-Echo radar signal enhancer.
2 x 55 watt solar panels
2 x 70 amp house/start batteries.
Spade 100 alloy anchor, chain and warp.
Fortress anchor, chain and warp.

Suzuki 2.5 tender 4stroke outboard motor.
Bombard AX3 inflatable tender.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of these fast and spacious cruiser racers.

Lying Millbrook, Cornwall, UK. Price GBP62,000 Please contact Terry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Strike 18 folding trimaran in new condition,launched 2016.
Construction with 1088 okoume and meranti marine plywood and fiberglass and epoxy  throughout,and features a daggerboard,the boat was built according to plan.
I used a Prindle catamaran in excellent condition for the amas,crossbeams,rig,mainsail and jib,rudder, safety nets etc.

The trimaran comes with a Yamaha 2.5hp 4 stroke and a trailer,
Located in Punta Gorda S.W.florida
Asking price $ 5900.00 contact Hans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(Note from Richard - although I haven't seen this boat I have been on board Hans' previous boat (a Saturn). Beautifully built, so I am sure this is just as good!)

Sagitta - Scrumpy for sale, £45000 SW England
Photo shows  Scrumpy leaving Guadaloupe
Proven resilient, fast and simple ocean-crossing boat. Solar panels, rain catching system and huge amount of storage in the cockpit allows for extended periods in remote places in comfort. A dry and comfortable boat at sea with an excellent galley and a big enough oven to cook a very large tuna (sliced up and spread out on two shelves). Compost toilet and no through hulls. Detailed history of repairs, adaptations and voyages in the blog - Journey on a Woods Sagitta catamaran ( Slightly more concise details available at Scrumpy for sale (
(I'll be sorry to sell the boat, but needs must. It's provided some good times and unforgettable adventures. I had an excellent week leaving the Azores for the UK - such light wind the whole time that I could hear whales breathing from quite a long distance, and many seemed to take an interest in the boat - most sperm whales but also minkes. Many close encounters! I could do with more of that.)
Contact John This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.07897 654956 (UK)
Sailing at 11 knots in the Turks and Caicos
anchored with the famous swimming pigs in the Bahamas
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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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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)

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

Price £20,000

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01752 822348