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sail plan and cross section


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Our Wizard on launch day, above, 1993 and another British built Wizard, below, in Norway 2018


strip cedar hulls - ply cuddy and cockpit
foam sandwich hulls, cuddy
Flat panel ply hull version available, see Sango page for a typical cross section

LENGTH O.A. 6.7m 22ft
LENGTH W.L. 6.6m 21ft8in
BEAM OA 3.95m
DISPL (empty) 0.8T 1800lbs
DISPL (loaded) 1.3T 2900lbs
HEADROOM 1.2m (hulls) 1.85m (max Cabin) 4ft - 6ft
DRAFT 0.2m - 1.1m 8in - 3ft6in
SAIL AREA 25.8 sq m280sqft

The WIZARD is a revolutionary design that offers 5 - 6 berths in 3 cabins, standing headroom, easy trailing, stability AND performance. The lifting hatch combined with the 'pop-bottom' gives standing headroom in the bridgedeck. The latter is raised when sailing. For the first time in a trailable catamaran there is a genuine double bunk. 

It is legally trailable world-wide behind a family car. One person can assemble and rig it in under an hour ready for launching with no heavy lifting (e.g. the mast is raised using the trailer winch).

The Wizard is roomy. In its 22' length there are 5 berths in 3 cabins for privacy (3 singles in the hulls and one double on the bridge deck), a separate toilet compartment. Galley and a dinette seating 5. There is standing headroom in the galley using a "pop bottom" in the bridge deck. For an interior drawing see Sango which has a similar layout.

It is fast, the computer predicts speeds of 10 knots under power (with a 15hp outboard) and 16-18 knots under sail (with the racing rig). These prediction have been well proven many times in practice. Yet it remains maneuverable and easy to sail single-handed. It has shallow draft and is beachable.

An open deck, no cuddy version is also available, see below 

I raced a sistership in S California, see the Review of 2011 for more details

A Scottish owner wrote: "I have just lifted out after my seventh season of sailing. It was one of my best because I retired 2 years ago and just dawdled about Skye, Scotland. I was stopped in the street in Portree by the skipper of a 32 mono who asked me how fast I was going when I passed him going across Broadford Bay. He was horrified to hear that I was doing almost ten knots, haha. Also in Skye, a man came up to me and offered to buy Cornalari on the spot!! I am delighted with the Wizard, thank you."

Other Comments

"The whole operation - (unfolding and launching the boat including stepping the mast) - had taken 20 minutes of easy work."
"Extremely good maneuverability under power"
"She was close winded, well balanced. I found her an extremely easy boat to sail"
"She's spacious and has the feel of a larger craft"
All from a Practical Boat Owner test 1994

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. 

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

Building Photos of Wizard HERE

Hard Chine Hull Photos  HERE

Sailling Photos of Wizard HERE

Interior Photos of Wizard HERE

Trailering a Wizard HERE

Wizard Owners Reports HERE

Wizard Videos HERE

Wizard Press Release HERE

Wizard Materials List HERE

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