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strip cedar
foam sandwich

LENGTH O.A.7.5m 24ft 6in
LENGTH W.L.6.85m 22ft 6in
BEAM O.A. 5m 16ft 5in
DISPL (empty) 0.4T 900lbs
DISPL (loaded) 0.75T 1700lbs
HEADROOM 1.2m 4ft
DRAFT 0.2 - 1.05m 8in - 3ft 6in
SAIL AREA 31.4 sq m 340sqft


Like the Gwahir, the Wizzer has the accent firmly on performance and thus is ideal for those who want to race. The two designs are only suitable for experienced sailors who like to sail fast!

Both boats have been optimised for winds under 20 knots, ie for "normal" sailing conditions.


The accommodation is comfortable on the Wizzer as it has more freeboard and a longer cabin than Gwahir or even Sango.

The Wizzer hull shape is a development of the Sango and it features rounded gunwales and strip plank or foam sandwich hulls.

Wizzer's rig features a small jib (but not self tacking) and large mainsail. This has proven to be the best solution over a wide range of wind speeds. The rig on Gwahir is better suited for lighter winds. A masthead screecher can be fitted , as can a square top mainsail.


Wizzer rigged ready to sail














The first Wizzer was built in Finland and when exhibited at the Helsinki boat show it won the prize for "most innovative" boat.

More information about this design can be obtained by purchasing a Study Plan or Partial Plan set, see the "Then Buy A Design" link on the top menu