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strip plank hulls, ply cuddy foam sandwich hulls, cuddy
(optional) hard chine plywood hulls

plywood cuddy

LENGTH O.A. 7.7m 25ft2in
LENGTH W.L. 7.65m 25ft
BEAM OA 4.5m 14ft 8in
DISPL (empty) 0.9T 2000lbs
DISPL (loaded)1.4T 3100lbs
HEADROOM 1.2 - 1.85m 4ft - 6ft
DRAFT 0.3 - 1.2m 12in - 4ft
SAIL AREA 32.4sqm 350sqft

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. 

Sango was designed as a larger version of Wizard. The extra length implies more speed, more seakindliness and more load carrying ability. The down side is that its a bigger load to trail and the mast is longer and heavier so harder to hoist.

The cuddy is very similar to Wizard, but a bit longer, so the galley area is larger. The cross section (see drawing on the Wizard page) is similar to Wizard.

Wings on the hull sides add to the stowage space in the hulls. The cockpit is longer than Wizard's making it more comfortable for a crowd.

A flat panel (plywood) dory hull version, see above and photo below is also available for those who prefer simple building over ultimate performance. Hull shape is almost identical to the original. Pink lines are hard chine plywood version, curved lines are strip plank or foam sandwich version.

To help you compare different, yet similar, designs here are the cross sections for Sango, Eagle, Saturn and Salish 28

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

There is a bulge in the hull topsides of the round bilge hull version. This increases interior room and buoyancy which helps reduce pitching and nose diving problems

Sango is legally trailable behind most large cars. Assembly is quick and simple, as on Wizard.

Owner Comments:

The Australian owner of the Sango seen sailing fast, above, wrote:

"It is a little quicker than a Farrier 9a, at least the ones in Adelaide. Best speed so far 22.6 knots. I have a photo of it on the gps. Did fly a hull on purpose, all very controlled, all in all its a great little seaboat."

More on Building a Sango HERE

Hard Chine Hull Photos  HERE

More on Sailling a Sango HERE

Interior and Deck Photos of Sango HERE

Trailering a Sango HERE

Sango Owners reports HERE

Sango Materials List HERE

More information about this design can be obtained by purchasing a Study Plan