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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.

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.


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


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, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Ph. 1-651-454-6782


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


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)

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