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

 

The Romany saloon seats 4 comfortably. The table will drop down to form a double bunk if required, but the port seat is long enough to be a sea berth. There is plenty of storage space in front of the mast beam and under the saloon seats as they are raised above the bridgedeck base

The galley has room for cooker and oven, plus a fridge and double sink. There is standing headroom throughout the boat

The instruments swing out in use, but kept inside out of the weather and away from prying eyes/fingers when in port

An aft double bunk with sitting headroom and lots of storage under. Potentially room for an inboard engine

The forward bunk also has sitting headroom and is slightly wider than the aft bunk

The under-walkway lockers are complimented by canvas storage bags

The chart table is a bit redundant these days, but holds lots of charts and books under the lifting lid. These days its more likely to be used as an "office desk". Note wet/hanging locker to the right.

A comfortably sized heads/shower compartment. Holding tank is forward of the bulkhead (no forward bunk, this space was used for bulky storage instead.)

 

 

The cockpit is large and comfortable, with simple "park bench" style seats. Steering can be either tiller or wheel. The central 9.9hp outboard is in the aft lockers, together with battery and fuel tanks

 

The aft platform is a great place to store a dinghy (a Crayfish in this case) or you can use davits

The walkways forward make sail handling safe and easy. The side opening hatches have washboards so it is easy to get down into the hulls - unlike boats that only offer deckhatch access

Halyard bags everywhere make it all a tidy and thus safe boat. Winch on the cabin side is for the roller-reefing, the halyards and reefing lines are led aft. It is easy for one person to singlehand and trim the sails (see the video). But crew do not get in the helms way when they are winching as they stand in the walkway. The winches are at a convenient working height