Copyright 2022 - Woods Designs, 16 King St, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 2AT UK
  • production Strider 24

  • 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

NOTE: Also see the Wizard photos as the cuddy is similar. The interior of a Dutch built Sango with owner added mini bulkhead between galley and seating area


(Photo is of a Wizard) The table drops down to form a comfortable double bunk with good sitting headroom over the whole bunk

Interior if a hull showing the storage space lockers the wing offers. Note the offset daggerboard case (to right) so that it does not interfere withe the accommodation

The cockpit is comfortably  large for 4 adults. Note: the pop bottom control lines under the companionway hatch (shown in its raised position)

The tree forward storage/anchor lockers.


One of the major features on both Sango and Wizard is the "Pop Bottom" Many boats have a "Pop Top" but we believe this is the first time that a boat has a lowering floor.

When sailing the bottom is raised so is essentially flush with the rest of the bridgedeck. When at anchor the bottom can be lowered to form a nacelle. The bottom is then only a few inches above the water so it cannot be sailed in this position. However, when used in conjunction with the raised hatch it does mean that there is full standing headroom in the cuddy when moored.

The "pop bottom" in the up position

The "pop bottom" partly lowered. Adjust height as necessary to give headroom in the cuddy - but only when anchored! The photo shows the control lines used to raise the floor and also to lock it in the down position

the lifting hatch in the lowered, sailing position. It will slide forward for cuddy access

The cuddy hatch in the raised position - allowing standing headroom in the cuddy. Note cloth sidescreens


A deep tabernacle helps when raising the mast. The mast foot hinges into the slot in the front of the cuddy giving even more support. In fact the mast will stay up without shrouds attached (not when sailing!)

This photo shows the aft beam pivot bolt and the aft trailer chocks. These prevent the aft trailer support from slipping off the boat. (Pop bottom in down position is just visible. We now recommend using webbing straps as hinges as they allow for a greater movement)