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Living in Florida, I chose to build the open deck version of the Strike 18.

As advertised, this boat is light and nimble, making it a joy for single handed sailing. The boat has seen three sailing seasons only on fresh water. With low aspect ratio keels, sailing where dagger boards fear to go is not a problem, as well as easy beaching.

The boat has plenty of room for you and a few of your friends. An extra storage compartment was built into the rear of the main hull.

The outriggers are Quattro 16 amas built for this boat. The entire boat was built new using Okoume marine plywood, Douglas fir solid framing. All plywood surfaces covered with 7 oz. Fibre Glast fiberglass and epoxy.

The spars and rigging were designed and built by US Spars. The sails, supplied by UK Sailmakers have standard rigging. The main sail 150 S.F., the jib 50 S.F.

The boat includes a Suzuki 2.5 H.P. four stroke outboard motor. The boat is trailered on a Magic Tilt aluminum trailer.

The boat is located in Tallahassee, Florida.

Asking price $15,000 O.B.O.

John Clark
1 (850)510-0069
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Swing Cat is a performance cruising catamaran with a bridgedeck. It is a Richard Woods Eclipse design measuring  9.9m in length and 5.9m on the beam.  It is built of solid wood and marine plywood and sheathed in biaxial glass fibre cloth impregnated with West-system epoxy resin.  The performance aspect of the boat comes from having daggerboards (rather than low aspect ratio keels), outboard motors for auxiliary power (rather than two inboard engines) and laminated tri-radial sails including a drifter (on a bowsprit) and a spinnaker.


Swing Cat has beaching keels and kick-up rudders so is happy drying out in tidal creeks.  Its wind generator and 6 solar panels charge 500Ah of battery storage which provides electrical energy via 12V DC and 240V AC distribution.  One can live off the grid with a high level of creature comforts while remaining connected to the shore via computers and mobile phones (if desired!). 

When on shore power in a marina, full use can be made of a microwave, toaster, electric kettle and electric heating.

The interior accommodation consists of a double cabin in the stern of each hull and single cabins in the bow of each hull, giving sleeping accommodation for 6.  The bridgedeck cabin provides comfortable seating around a large table and access to both hulls.  A cockpit awning, together with cockpit cushions, provide further shady seating in the cockpit as well as shelter from any shower.  The trampoline forward of the bridgedeck, between the hulls, is a favourite place for sunbathing, watching the sun go down, or for watching dolphins on passage.

The hulls and cabins are fully lined and insulated ensuring a cool interior on hot days and a cosy interior on cool days.  When at anchor on cold evenings a wood burning stove is available.  

Swing Cat is designed to have minimal impact on the environment.  The sources of renewable energy means there is no need to have a fossil fuel generator.  There is an electric motor for the tender.  

There is no discharge of sewerage from the boat and no conventional holding tank.  An ecological toilet ensures the separation of liquids from solids with both being captured, and disposed of, separately.  The absence of urine in the solids tank, together with the use of mechanical ventilation, ensures that using the heads is a pleasant experience!  

Swing Cat also has a grey water tank for cruising in environmentally sensitive areas. This tank retains washing-up and shower water until it is OK to discharge it – for example when dried out on a beach, grey water can be discharged only when the tide is in and the boat is afloat.

With forward-looking sonar, broadband radar, AIS Tx & Rx, VHF radio, Echomax radar reflector, electronic chart plotter, full size chart table and safety equipment, including lightning protection, Swing Cat is fully equipped for creek crawling or bluewater sailing.

Swing Cat was built by its owner starting in 2011 and was launched in 2016.  The website documenting the build and its sea trials can be found at .  The reason for the sale is that the owner and his family no longer have as much time for sailing as they did previously.

Price; GBP75000

Location: Multihull Centre, Millbrook, Cornwall, UK

Contact details:

John Saunders This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mob: 07563 807869

Sadly the time has come to put my beloved woods Strider Club up for sale. It’s been a great summer boat for me but I’m looking for something new now.

Got full paperwork from previous owner and receipts for all added kit. A lot of money has been put into this boat, so get yourself a steal.

Has had a survey in late 2022. Email me for paperwork

Sails: Mainsail full battened, Jib furling, Screecher furling, Spinnaker

6hp Yamaha engine, will be serviced before sale.

Tent awning that goes under the boom and provides a dry area/ out the sun

4 berths with mattresses. Liquid gas cooker, Cutlery, Plates and bowls, Saucepan

Tactiks, VHF, Batteries x2, Solar panels, Nav lights, Auto helm

Msg for more details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. GBP9000 Ono


Strider 25R - Sirius

Fantastic fun and capable catamaran. This is the extended version of original Woods Strider. It’s hull is based on the Club version with a solid cockpit floor and inward facing hatches to the hulls as well as having the LAR keels but has a much larger rig.

Sirius has the extended sloping transoms with scoop, forward cross beam and retractable asymmetric spinnaker pole.

The majority of the Striders were built in the 80’s but Sirius was a professional build in 2007. As you can see from the photos she’s in great condition and you will struggle to find a tidier example.
We have used her for 3 years as a family boat with enough accommodation for 4 of us to stay onboard for short trips and week holidays.

The accommodation is surprisingly good and there’s space for 4 adults to sleep although little space for much else. We have added a fully enclosed cockpit tent which makes the most of the solid cockpit floor giving much more living space.

She’s well set up for short handed sailing. I’ve added a couple of smaller asymmetric spinnakers which are very easy to handle even single handed. Good turn of speed. We’ve had 13kts out of her in flat water and 18kts breeze. She gets to 7-10kts very easily.

Each hull has a single forward and single ft berth all very long around 2.5m with comfortable vinyl covered cushions.
She is minimalist inside, so we added a fully enclosed boom tent. This greatly improves living space whilst maintaining access forward and aft. There is space for a portable toilet under the panel in the aft end of each hull if needed. The hulls have storage under the berths in each hull

GRP cockpit tray makes sailing much drier and more comfortable than the original Striders.
Hulls are epoxy coated and regularly antifouled.
Trampolines replaced 2021.

NASA Tricolour LED masthead light
75Ah battery. Solar panel. USB sockets in hull
CQR anchor with chain and rope rode. New fortress FX7 anchor with chain and rope rode.
Garmin plotter 298
4 Flat fenders, 1 tube fender and 2 inflatable fenders
Cockpit tent (2022) Boat hook
Tiller extension. Tiller pilot autohelm

Z-Spars single spreader mast
Fully battened mainsail (SailStyle) new battens and fittings 2020. 2 reefs
Furling SailStyle jib on furler with recent UV strip
Large asymmetric SailStyle spinnaker (Sets on bow sprit)
Ex 49er asymmetric spinnaker
Ex Nacra 17 asymmetric spinnaker (very easy to handle on own with sheets run inboard).
Boom new in 2019
Harken carb ball bearing track and traveller system 2020. Fitted to rear beam and runs full width negating the need for a vang.
Bow sprit supported by dyneema stays. Retractable.
New standing rigging 2021. Recently replaced forward trampoline.
2 Meissner winches and 3 Lewmar clutches. Meissner winch handle.

Tohatsu 6HP long shaft. New in 2021. Only 8hrs run time.
Stored inside hull for security - not heavy. Lies on flat fenders in the dry cabin.
External and internal fuel tanks. Internal not used.
Very economical yet pushes Sirius along at around 6kts.

£12999 ono

Located Exmouth, Devon, UK
For more info / photos / viewing. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. British Sailing Team coach 07793 497649


Woods Strider 24 Palamos Built GRP approx 1985



Unfortunately, due to Bi Lateral hip replacement I need to sell my Strider. I have had extensive work
carried out on the gelcoat fixtures, fittings, sails…see list below:

Palamos manufactured sail No 63 (Formally Solent Swift)
10M Z265 Z spars mast brand new, only stepped to be rigged. (Can fit cuddy below boom if required)

Boom original spec ,New running rigging supplied by Z spars, New standing rigging including running
back stays

New Main sail square top (Advantage sails), New Genoa (Advantage sails), New Genoa Roller
furling, New Gennaker / screecher (Advantage sails) (Sails have never been bent on and are new in sail
bag, sails measurement by Advantage sails)

Hulls Gelcoat, Dagger boards and Rudders in protective tailored bags all fully refurbished by AW Sailboats,

New Bow rollers x2, Silic One antifouling, New decals and stripes, New hatch doors, New bolts in chainplates, Windows removed and reseated. New rubber rubbing strake

Refit photos here

Boat requirements to finish. New trampoline or fit hard deck, install Genoa sheeting system once sails
are bent on, cosmetic paint interior, Outboard motor 4hp.

Trailer (ex-caravan galvanized chassis Hobie converted) and boat can be fully rigged on trailer and launched.

I have spared no expense in bringing my boat to as near new condition as I could. My aim was not to sell
her but to use her for a very long time. Unfortunately, my plans have been changed.

Boat is located on her trailer in Liverpool, UK. Viewing or Survey welcome.

GBP 7000 David Law This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

RW says "If you want a Strider then this is the one to buy!"

Wanted - Strike 16

I am looking to purchase a Strike 16. I would prefer a professional build but would consider anything that is sound. I would prefer a complete trimaran with a trailer if possible. Please send details to Tony Bertram email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Miriam is moored in Penzance, Cornwall, UK for this season. Construction - Professionally built at Foss Quay, Millbrook, 1997 in Western Red Cedar Strip/Epoxy hulls with Marine Ply decks and superstructure, all coated in epoxy and glass fibre as per Woods Designs. LAR keels. Unsinkable. Anti-osmosis treatment - epoxy construction - plus Copper Coat 10-year anti-foul 2015.


 Yamaha 9.9hp extra-long shaft high thrust (June 2011). Steerable with the tillers or wheel, charging 25 amp hour starter battery. 3 x 12 litre fuel tanks in cockpit locker.


Z-Spars with twin-grooved furling gear. Bomb-proof rig with caps, intermediate and lower shrouds and diamonds plus front beam whisker stays- all renewed April 2021. Sails - Fully battened mainsail (Westaway 2006) plus original Dick Batt sail (1997), re-furbished in 2006, as spare. Jib headsail (Solo 2015). 82 sq metre Spinnaker (Solo 2015) and 45sq metre spinnaker, set from bowsprit or bow turning blocks.


Solar panels charging 3 x 80amp hour domestic batteries. DSC VHF radio (2011).

Chartplotter. AIS. Autohelm connected to wheel drive unit for self-steering.

Wind, speed, depth units with display.


Fresh water electric pump to sink fed from 60 litre rigid tank under starboard quarter berth. New LPG oven and grill plus 4 burner hob and s/s sink, all with flame failure. 12v front load fridge (2021). Fire blanket. Sheriff gas detector with sensor. LED lighting.


Two opening forward hatches. Removable table transferable to the cockpit for al fresco dining or to form king-size berth. 2 fire extinguishers. LED lights above table.


Jabsco toilet (2008) with new twist & lock pump 2016. Wet locker housing Carver P4 lpg heater supplying warm air to saloon and quarter berths (not used for many years so needs servicing).

Fresh water pump for basin fed from 60 litre rigid water tank beneath port quarter berth.


Two quarter berths. 6ft 2in doubles with shelf unit in each plus netting for clothes etc. Side tables, LED lighting, USB phone charging outlets.

Navigation Desk

Port side ½ size Admiralty chart desk. Barometer and chronometer. Full standing headroom in quarter berths, nav. station, galley, heads and cockpit tent.

Ground tackle

12kg CQR on 10m chain and 50m' 18mm anchorplait warp. Aluminium Danforth-type (from Richard Woods' original Sagitta) on 5m chain and 30m 18mm anchorplait warp.


2 Lewmar 30 main winches plus 2 Lewmar 15 Spinnaker winches. Wind, speed and depth instrumentation. S/s wheel alongside Yamaha engine controls. Steering is detachable to enable tiller steering from either port or starboard seats when sailing. 2 x Navico compasses. Life ring. All lines led back to cockpit for reefing without leaving the safety of the cockpit. Full-width pram hood connectable to full cockpit tent to extend living space for dry winter warmth or summer bimini shade. 6 cockpit drains. 5 lockers with fenders, warps and spinnaker lines. Manual bilge pump. 3 Propane gas bottles with regulator. The cockpit tent has not been used for 12 years.


Zodiac 2.6m inflatable with Yamaha 2.5 4-stroke outboard (2012). Four person life raft (in bag) service due 2021.

Low and sleek, the Woods' Sagitta is classified as a Cruiser/Racer, however, Miriam is fitted out for cruising, but is still capable of consistent beam reaching at >10 knots (max achieved 14 knots) under spinnaker. She returned from cruising the coasts of NW Spain and the French Atlantic coast in 2008 and has since been maintained and sailed in Mounts Bay and the Isles of Scilly.

Price: Reduced to £39,000

Contact: Jeremy Gilbert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(at)


Woods Elf 26 for sale.

 Recent re-rig including forestay and furler
Garmin 750 Chartplotter 
Hob / Grill
90ah Battery
Yamaha 9.9 HT (7 years old)
Main and jib, age unknown, but good condition. North G2 Asymmetric Spi
Jabsco Marine Toilet 
Recent tramp
Stowe instruments, recent transducers. 
Lewmar anchor and kedge chain and rope.
Good Boat; sailed extensively in the Channel Islands.
Reason for sale - time for a bigger boat! 
Viewing in Jersey CI
Offers around  £18k
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Strike 20 Trimaran



2015 built, French registered on 08/12/2015, category C with 4 crew, used from April 2016 mostly on fresh water

Pictures :


Speed to windward 11/12 kt , 15/16 kt downwind as attested by video records (Camera with GPS Garmin VIRB X :

Construction :

Mainhull Okoume marine ply/Oregon pine/glass/époxy, hull exterior, cockpit and decks sheathed with glass / epoxy.

Aluminum 6061 T6 anodised swinging beams , 100 x 3 mm sections .

Vectran waterstays covered with polyurethane. (4 x 6mm each)

Outriggers and daggerboard from Nacra 5.80, F18 central rudder.

Custom Bainbridge trampolines .

9,60 m rotating mast from Hobie Cat 21, 150 x 80 mm section . Carbon boom and tang.

Sails :

Tri-radial mainsail 19,5 m² , two reefs (2016, Tri-lam PXT 15/20, 1/10 purchase mainsheet Harken blocks on 2 m Harken track) , 8 m² jib (2016, tri-radial PXT 15, Harken furler) made by VB Sails.

18,5 m² Gennaker from Forward Sailing on Ronstan furler, 30 m² Spi 2019.

Equipment :

Foblight mooring warp



Trailering :

Road trailer ROCCA, rolling weight 650 kg, registered new 12/2016

Trailering possible by swinging beams and outriggers above mainhull (high center of gravity)

or lying outriggers on berths alongside the mainhull, only beams swung (lower c.g.)

Price as described above 12500 Euros

Available on 08/12/2020. Boat is lying in Sanguinet, 40460 France. Contact Patrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile phone number is 0033683191075

Optional :

Suzuki 2,5 CV 4 strokes long shaft 2016 (mostly fresh water use). 700 Euros

F18 Marstroem Rudders on outriggers, carbon heads + coupling tubes,700 Euros

GPS Velocitek speed Puck and Tacktik fluxgate compass 200 Euros

Havcat 27 light weight cruising / racing catamaran, APATAKI designed by Lars Oudrup (Denmark). Sail number D24M

2019 update
FULL NEW COPPERCOAT antifouling applied (four coats)
Most exterior surfaces repainted, undercoat plus two top coats 
Battery Monitor fitted
new 120 watt solar panel system 
Afloat Ionian sea for summer
REDUCED PRICE 19,250 GBP or OFFER for early sale - you can sail her this summer from mid July.

8.3m x 4.5m x 0.5m (dagger boards up). Lifting rudders.

Built 1980 Number 23 of production Series of 25 boats in Denmark. Solid GRP layup beneath the waterline, foam sandwich GRP elsewhere. Anti-fouling is a copper system.
She had a full interior refit in 1995/96 including new floors, cupboards, light fittings, wiring, plumbing and deck cleats. New polycarbonate sliding main hatches and new marine ply washboards were fitted for 1999 season. The boat has been continuously maintained and improved by present owner.

The boat is equipped with large daggerboards enabling good upwind ability. The 1996 ones were professionally rebuilt in 2015. Rudders and housings, and front crossbeam have all been upgraded, ie. Replaced with stronger Mycat 28 units in consultation with Lars Oudrup the designer.

Owned by a friend since 1989, and present owner since 2000. Previous owner sailed the boat from Kiel to Swansea, stopping at Ramsgate Harbour to pay UK VAT.

In 2001 present owner sailed her to Spain, wintered afloat for two winters in Mar Menor, Murcia, then ashore at Almerimar Marina. In 2004 she was sailed to Balearic Islands, Sardinia and on to Malta where she has wintered ashore each year until June 2017. For winter 2017/2018 she was in the very sheltered Porto Turistico Marina di Ragusa, Sicily and cruised Ionian Islands of Greece in summer 2018. She is now ashore at Preveza, Greece.

Open air living is the feature of this design with large T shaped cockpit, to which can be added the wooden folding dining table (stored against hull side in navigation area) when not sailing. Below large double berth on bridge deck is accessible from each hull. Starboard side has sitting / dining area and galley plus quarter berth (currently used for fridge and storage).

Port hull has navigation room with large chart table and electrics control panel Also a storage place for an outboard motor for dinghy (there is no motor), heads / toilet with sink and vanity unit., sail locker and stowage, plus quarter berth.  Standing headroom in the hulls. Galley has two burner SMEV stove and grill. Galley was professionally rebuilt in 1995/96 including stainless steel sink with hand pumped water tap, and storage cupboards and spaces. New galley floor (2017). Each hull has a flexible water tank.

Fully battened main, 1998 Ratsey sets well, Jeckells genoa, 2004 (UV protection strip replaced 2018) – good condition, No.1 (very good condition), inner staysail, spinnaker. Approximate sizes main 18 sq m, genoa 23 sq m, jib 15 sq m, staysail 10 sq m.

Sailspar genoa continuous line roller reefing system – 1996
Standing rigging was replaced in 2005.
MOTOR - NEW 2018 YAMAHA HIGH THRUST 9.9 hp longshaft, electric start, tiller steering / controls kit, alternator (cost about 3700 euros).
New 2.5 m RIB (2016)
2 x 105 amp hour leisure batteries (2017). Charging by two solar panels. Isolator switch allows one, other or both to charge and be used. One panel is fixed, one can be angled to the sun.
New Garmin Chart plotter / gps (2016), new Lowrance VHF radio (2016)
Autohelm, Davits, various equipment. Full cockpit sun awning can be erected when not sailing.
Present owner added 4 opening Lewmar ports (opening to cockpit) and Lewmar catamaran escape hatch in bridgedeck.
Improved Interior includes replacement of most headlining with higher insulation material.  Much other work was done in winter 2017/18
New genoa sheets 2017. New mainsheet track control rope 2018
New spinnaker guy – 2018
Main anchor Bruce with chain and warp.
2nd anchor 10 kg Hall with 15m chain and warp (new 2018)
New 50 km distress flare pack 2017, valid 4 years.
Two new mattresses for quarter berths (2016) - 207 cm x 87 cm (max).
Waeco 35 litre portable fridge, mains and 12v. (2017)
Ashore Greece from September 2018 – ready for Mediterranean / Adriatic sailing.
Asking Price 23,500 euros VAT Paid

Email for more details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
+356 79913726 – David
For comparison of value please note that another Havcat 27 from 1979 (sail number D25M) was offered for sale at 30,000 euros, lying Denmark with broker Evecom and featured as June 2018 boat of the month. She was soon sold.

Sold from this advert!
"Seabean” is a Richard Woods designed Saturn o.a.l. 29ft o.a.b. 18.5ft.  4000#empty weight,the boat was built to designers specification and is in new condition, recently launched, Nov. 2014, see pictures of the launch on flickr photoalbum on the Saturn design page.
Seabean has accommodations for up to 6 , there are 2 bunks in each hull and the centercabin table drops to make a comfortable double bunk.

The boat features safe and comfortable walkways all around and has a large comfortable cockpit.

The mainsail is fully battened 300 sq.ft., genoa is 145 sq.ft. hanked to forestay with a jibbag and a 600 sq.ft. triradial spinnaker,it has a large cockpit awning and ATN  super comfortable bownets.
All deck hardware ,vangs, blocks, tracks,are Lewmar, Garhauer, Harken, Colligo, lewmar winches and Spinlock and Antal rope clutches.Standing rigging 1x19 s.s. headstay,7mm Dynex Dux synthetic shrouds with Colligo deadeyes.
For ground tackle there is a 22#Delta and a 15#FX-23 Fortress anchors with various lengths of chain and anchor lines, there are various lengths of docklines, mooring lines, fenders.
Engine is a 2014 9.8hp long shaft electric start Tohatsu with 6amp alternator, a 4 blade prop, racor fuelfilter and 6.5 gallon fueltank,
a marine deep cycle battery, 12 voltDC electric system, all circuits to switches on controlpanel, all interior lights and nav. lights are LED, there is a Ritchie bulkhead mount compass, GPS, and handheldVHF .
This catamaran is for sale by the builder, my asking price is negotiable at USD$ 34.900,for more information,details, construction pics. Lying Punta Gorda, Florida, USA please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.