Janus is a 4 berth trailable sailing catamaran built in sheet plywood. However, 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. It is a safe, seaworthy boat, several have made English Channel and North Sea crossings (over 100 miles non stop).
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.
An owners comment:
“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?”
We also have a number of other trailable sailing catamarans from 20 - 25ft, see www.sailingcatamarans.com for more details.
Richard Woods of Woods Designs
Foss Quay, Millbrook, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL101EN, UK