Copyright 2020 - Woods Designs, Foss Quay, Millbrook, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1EN, UK
  • home built Flica 37

  • plywood Romany 34

  • lightweight 14ft Zeta mainhull

  • Strike 15 trimaran at speed

  • 28ft Skoota in British Columbia

  • 10ft 2 sheet ply Duo dinghy

  • 24ft Strider sailing fast

  • 36ft Mirage open deck catamaran

 

When the owner of this Mirage showed me his boat he warned me that he hadn't been on board for some months. But even he was surprised at the mess that seagulls had made of the decks. This Mirage has a central wheel, tiller steering is an option.

cockpit seating all round and a solid bimini shows its designed for warm sailing conditions.

The central catwalk makes it much easier to anchor and do any necessary sailing handling

 

The central deck galley area is a nice touch, mounted on the front of the wheel pedestal.

A detail of the bimini supports. these have to be strong enough to allow people to get on the roof, to take wave impacts , yet must not interfere with access to the hulls, genoa sheets and generally working the boat.

Even in S Florida the plastic roll up windscreens are a good idea!

The deck space is huge, ideal for those who don't just sail, they read, play games

or just enjoy themselves

The aft deck has room for a dinghy, or children (who are not being sick, we were sailing in shallow water and they are watching the bottom go past)

Tired of that they all retreat below, plenty of room for four kids in an aft bunk, or even two adults.

 

 

The forward bunk is almost as wide

Headroom is generous throughout

 

Although the hull is not as wide at gunwale level as a Mira it is wider low down. And still has room for a good galley and comfortable eating area

A separate heads compartment with lots of room to fit a shower