Eclipse by Woods Designs

9.9m performance cruiser

Length overall32' 6"9.9 m
Waterline length31'9.45 m
Beam19' 4"5.9 m
Draft5' 7"1.7 m
Draft (cb up)1' 8"0.5 m
Headroom6' 7"2 m
Weight5511 lbs2500 kg
Displacement8157 lbs3700 kg
Sail area614 sq. ft.57.00 m2
Engine power9.9
Hull construction Strip planking, Foam sandwich



We built the prototype ECLIPSE for our own use and it exceeded all expectations. It has proven a race winner (winner of 2002 Round The Island race) and a safe comfortable ocean cruiser. Eclipse left the UK in late 2002 and then sailed over 15,000 miles to the Caribbean, N America and beyond. Check the Boat Tests and the Article pages for more, much more.

Load carrying is sufficient for ocean cruising for a couple, while the performance is astonishing for a cruising boat. So far a top speed of 21 knots, while its capable of 8.5 knots to windward tacking through less than 90 degrees.

It has proven to point higher than monohull race boats 20' longer. In the UK's Round the Island race we beat some of the top Mumm30's to windward in 20 knots apparent wind. In earlier races we comfortably beat boats like a J92 to windward.

ECLIPSE features standing headroom throughout and all round visibility from the saloon. Seven people can sit comfortably in the saloon, while the galley is large with 1.6 sqm of work surfaces, a separate hob and large eye level oven and grill.

The aft cabins have large dressing areas and wide double bunks with sitting headroom. The heads compartment is over 1.5m long with shower and large vanity unit.

Options include daggerboards or low aspect ratio (LAR) keels and tiller or wheel steering. Engines can be a 9.9hp 4 stroke outboard or twin diesels (LAR version only)

The pronounced knuckle and high bridgedeck clearance means bridgedeck slamming is a thing of the past.


Interior layout
Interior layout

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