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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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Obviously I have many more photos.

Bob Harper
07830 146884

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

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

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

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

SOLD from this advert!!! Strider Club YETA Price £7950 ono - Strider Club with enlarged rig.

Made famous in "A Day Sail to Russia" and is Richards old boat.

Built 1989. New fully battened main and jib on Harken furler in 2002 by Dolphin Sails. New spinnaker 2003 by HK sails. Mast replaced and re-rigged in 2002. New trampoline in 2004. Main traveller system and jib Barber haulers and spinnaker sheets. Including CQR anchor with chain, various ropes and fenders & boom tent.

Bought from this site in 2005, we have completed 3 Round the Island races and cruised locally in and around Poole Harbour and up to the Solent.

We have re-itted the boat with the following: New 6HP Suzuki 4 stroke outboard with alternator; new battery; new switch panel; new instruments: wind speed & direction, speed/log and depth; new Lowrance colour chart plotter with GPS and charts covering northern Europe; new nav lights; new sea toilet; new radar reflector; new vhf aerial; new stainless steel platform connecting front beam to bridle; additional cleats. The skegs have been epoxied.

Now offered for sale to make way for a larger cruising boat.

This has been an excellent starter boat, it is fast (we have seen 12 knots plus on a two sail reach) it is safe and easy to sail. Ideal dayboat and weekender during the summer.

SOLD from this advert!!! VIXEN Strider catamaran

Built by Palamos in 1988 Vixen is a standard Strider, that is to say she has daggerboards and a narrow deck (not up to the mast like the Club Strider.) There are also running backstays. She has had Bowmar hatches fitted to the coachroofs making the hulls much lighter inside.

Since 2000 when I bought the boat she has had new sails (the headsail is only 2years old) new standing rigging, new tramps, new rudders and a new 4hp Mercury four stroke outboard. There are two GPS one built in and working with the digital VHF. The other hand held GPS has fittings on the cabin so that it can be moved to whichever side the helmsman is sitting. Vixen was raced seriously in her earlier life, I have been gradually developing her as a cruising boat.

The price includes an excellent purpose built road trailer which has had new springs and brakes fitted and is ready to tow anywhere. The boat can be delivered anywhere in the UK within reason.

SOLD from this advert!!! Strider Catamaran with larger rig

I have to sell the boat on health grounds and dearth of crew. I bought the hulls from Palamos Boatbuild in 1989 then fitted them out as a Turbo and launched 1990. The sails are from the Gwahir "Rush Rush" and are still serviceable for cruising. There is a 4 horse Yamaha in excellent condition. New Z spar cruising mast fitted 1996. Net & trampoline need replacing.

The boat has never been raced but cruised, gently and comfortably, in the Irish Sea, Howth, IoM, Barmouth, and round the coast of Anglesey. The boat is tidy and presently laid up at Gallows Point, North Wales . My mooring License is paid up for the year.

SOLD from this advert!!! STRIDER 24FT MICRO MULTIHULL CATAMARAN Lying Lymington, UK. Several suits of sails; furling headsail; masthead spinnaker. Sail no. 63. Outboard motor 4hp. Anchor and chain; warps; fenders. Compass. Road trailer. £7,500 ono. (Note from Richard - this boat was the second Strider owned by probably the most experienced Strider sailor in the world. Thus I suspect it is very well sorted and maintained)

SOLD from this advert!!! 'Sagitta' SCINTILLA

StripCedar/Glass/Epoxy construction with large beaching keels and daggerboards. Built to standard Sagitta lay out with full headroom in each hull, 2 good size double cabins, huge galley, heads with holding tank, separate nav area. Full VDO instrumentation, Wheelpilot, usual cruising inventory and high quality deck fittings. Can be steered by wheel or tiller and is set up for easy short handed sailing. Yamaha 9.9 outboard that is steerable giving good manouverability. This is a fast, seaworthy and easily sailed cruising cat with excellent windward performance. Kept at Foss Quay, Millbrook.