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  • home built Flica 37

  • 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

Mira lines drawing




sheet ply or grp flat panel deep V hulls

or strip plank round bilge hulls

LENGTH O.A.10.65m 35ft
LENGTH W.L. 9.45m 31ft
BEAM OA 6.1m 20ft
DISPL (empty) 2.5T 5600lbs
DISPL (loaded) 4.2T 10000lbs
HEADROOM 1.95m 6ft4in
DRAFT 0.7m 2ft8in
SAIL AREA 48 sq m 520sqft (a bigger rig is available)

Many home built MIRAs have made successful ocean crossings. The Mira below was the first Woods Design to sail round the world

The MIRA is a pure cruising catamaran with sufficient loading capacity and liveaboard space to be able to sail anywhere in the world. MIRA is fast enough to average 175 - 200 miles a day when trade wind sailing

Experienced monohull sailor Rob Ward (2 Atlantic crossings, 20,000 miles in monohulls) wrote in his log during an Atlantic gale in his Mira "I'd rather be in a cat in a gale than a similar sized monohull. Cruising cats are designed with safety factors that would amaze a monohull sailor". See the Articles pages for more


Boats without bridge deck accommodation are often thought of as dark coffin-like tunnels, but the photo above of a MIRA saloon shows that this does not have to be the case! The MIRA saloon is 8' wide including the wing area.

Here is a short Youtube clip, taken from the Multihull Sailors Have More Fun! video, see the Video page for more details. It shows the round bilge version, but the deep V boat is very similar.

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