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List of Designs

This range of under 7m (22ft) rowing and sailing dinghies and small catamarans and trimarans complement the larger catamarans designed by Woods Designs.

All the boats are designed for home building using simple techniques in plywood and epoxy. The designs vary from the Crayfish yacht tender through the sea going rowing boats Bee and Linnet to the beach catamarans Pixe, Quattro 14 and Quattro 16, not forgetting the 14' high performance singlehander racing dinghy Stealth. Plus the Strike trimaran series at 15, 16, and 18 ft. And finally there is the small powercat, the Skoota 20

All are well proven designs and have been home built by the designer. Richard Woods, chief designer at Woods Designs has been dinghy sailing for over 50 years. In that time he has sailed most dinghies and won four national and one European championships, the latest being the first Blaze singlehander nationals.

People are justifiably concerned about the quality of plans and the service provided by their chosen designer. Possibly the most influential home boatbuilding magazine worldwide is Wooden Boat Magazine. They chose Woods Designs when they decided to add a couple of beach cats to their list of stock plans. They have been selling plans for the QUATTRO 16 and PIXIE since the late 1980's, and have since sold hundreds of sets of plans.

One of the main reasons for choosing Woods Designs is clear from their initial review of the PIXIE when they wrote: "Another reason for the ease of construction is found in the plans themselves, which are not merely mechanical drawings, but a fully rendered guide to the building and rigging of this boat, with detailed specifications for rigging and fittings. The plans are so clear as to resemble drawings for a "how-to" magazine article, or assembly instruction for a kit-in-a-box. They are a great visual aid for a vessel that is, in fact, being made by hand"

Building your own boat is not only intensely satisfying, but it is also a great way of saving money, plus you end up with a boat that has been made to your exact requirements.

CRAYFISH 8' (2.4m) yacht tender (NOTE: Only available as a Download plan)
BEE 16' (5m) seaworthy rowing/sailing boat (NOTE: Only available as a Download plan)
LINNET 16' (5m) seaworthy rowing/sailing boat (NOTE: Only available as a Download plan)
STEALTH 14' (4.2m) high performance racing singlehanded dinghy (NOTE: Only available as paper plans)
PIXIE 14' (4.2m) fun beach catamaran (NOTE: Plans available as either a Download plan or as paper plans)
QUATTRO 14 14' (4.2m) single trapeze beach catamaran (NOTE: Plans available as either a Download plan or as paper plans)
QUATTRO 16 16' (5m) twin trapeze beach catamaran (NOTE: Plans available as either a Download plan or as paper plans)
STRIKE 15 15ft folding racing trimaran for one or two crew (NOTE: Only available as a Download plan)
STRIKE 16 Simple 16ft trimaran trailable dayboat that uses a 14ft beach cat for rig and outriggers (NOTE: Only available as a Download plan)
STRIKE 18 Simple 18ft trimaran trailable dayboat that uses a 14ft beach cat for rig and outriggers and has a cabin option (NOTE: Only available as a Download plan)
ACORN 21 2 berth dory hulled trailable sailing catamaran that uses a big beach cat rig (NOTE: Only available as a Download plan)
SKOOTA 20 Trailable power catamaran with small cuddy cabin (NOTE: Only available as a Download plan)
JANUS 22 4 berth dory hulled trailable sailing catamaran (NOTE: Plans available as either a Download plan or as paper plans)

WOODS DESIGNS Foss Quay, Millbrook, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1EN UK