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janus lines drawing



Janus sailing with 6 adults on board

Dory shaped ply hulls and decks

LENGTH O.A.6.65m 22ft
LENGTH W.L.6.0m 20ft
BEAM O.A 3.9m 13ft
DISPL (empty) 0.4T 1000lbs
DISPL (to WL) 0.8T 1800lbs
HEADROOM 1.22m 4ft
DRAFT 0.25 - 0.8m 10in - 2ft8in
SAIL AREA 20.9sq m 230sqft

Don't be deceived by Janus' simple dory shaped hulls (which make it a very easy boat to build). It has a lot of internal room for its length and a surprisingly good performance.

Trailering and assembly are easy as the flat bottomed hulls remain upright unsupported.

Janus is the best choice for the less experienced builder or sailor and for those who prefer simplicity

"After we'd reach the bridge we were broad reaching and went very fast indeed. We realised that Richard Woods designs great boats. For what is more fun than leaving with two monohulls of the same size and a few miles further on all you can see are a couple of dots behind?" Mark Offringa - Holland

More on Building a Janus HERE

More on Sailling a Janus HERE

Videos of Janus HERE

Deck and Interior Photos of Janus HERE

Janus owners reports HERE

Janus Materials List HERE

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