- the ultimate trailable boat
The WIZARD is a revolutionary design that offers 5 - 6 berths in 3 cabins, standing headroom, easy trailing, stability AND performance. The lifting hatch combined with the 'pop-bottom' gives standing headroom in the bridgedeck. The latter is raised when sailing. For the first time in a trailable catamaran there is a genuine double bunk.
It is roomy. In its 22' length there are 5 berths in 3 cabins for privacy (3 singles in the hulls and one double on the bridge deck), a separate toilet compartment. Galley and a dinette seating 5. There is standing headroom in the galley using a "pop bottom" in the bridge deck. For an interior drawing see Sango which has a similar layout.
It is fast, the computer predicts speeds of 10 knots under power (with a 15hp outboard) and 16-18 knots under sail (with the racing rig). Practice confirms this, see the youtube video of a Wizard sailing in S California, below.
Yet it is maneuverable and easy to sail single-handed. It has shallow draft and is beachable.
See the photos and material list link below for photos of the system
operation - (unfolding and launching the boat including stepping the mast)
- had taken 20 minutes of easy work."
David Hunter writes: "I finally organized some photos, (see below) these show the boat at 45 to 55 hours build time all is going well. While I'd rather be sailing than boat building I must say its very exciting to see it coming to life before me. Thanks for all your wonderful back up email support, I hope not to ask to many tiresome questions."
You can see a youtube video of Ralph's boat here (15.3 knots fastest speed!)
and another one here (taken using a video camera attached to a kite - brilliant!)
and sailing fast, no spray no fuss, here
You can see more photos, material list etc here
I have drawn removable hull cabins for the Wizard and Sango. A sketch is below.
The cabins are removed for trailing and fit one inside the other on the cockpit. The new cabins give more light and ventilation and increase headroom to 1.5m (5ft). Although designed for the hard chine version they can also be fitted to the original strip plank boat. You can see basic drawings HERE.
I am sure once you have got this far with building your boat this will be enough for you.
Note: If requested hard chine plywood hull plans will be sent as an email of pdf drawings free of charge when you buy full building plans
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