Romany by Woods Designs

10.5m cruiser with central cuddy

Length overall34'10.4 m
Waterline length32' 6"9.9 m
Beam20' 4"6.2 m
Draft2' 11"0.9 m
Headroom6' 3"1.9 m
Weight5511 lbs2500 kg
Displacement8818 lbs4000 kg
Sail area595 sq. ft.55.30 m2
Hull construction Plywood, Strip planking
See also GypsyVardo



This is a larger version of the Gypsy and is a 34' offshore cruiser. It has essentially the same cuddy as Gypsy as that has proven a comfortable size for a couple and occasional guests. The hulls though are much larger and contain genuine double berths and a large shower area. In fact we found that in practice the forward bunks are also wide enough to be used as doubles (despite what the drawings show)

Loading capacity is much increased and there is sufficient displacement to carry the stores needed for a long voyage. Seakindliness and speed are also improved when compared to Gypsy. However the Romany has a chined hull rather than dory shaped. This more nearly approximates to a round bilge hull and leads to a more comfortable motion. A round bilge hull is also available - the cuddy, cockpit and hull interior are the same regardless of the hull shape

In May 2008 we bought a home built Romany to replace our Eclipse and we used it to sail in the Bahamas. So the Romany featured significantly on the year reviews of 2008 - 2010.

We sold Romany in 2010. It then left on yet another Bahamas cruise (Romany's 4th visit to the Bahamas in 6 years!)


Interior layout
Interior layout

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Gypsy Gypsy by Woods Designs
Budget Offshore Cruiser with central cuddy
8.5 m
17' 9"
5.4 m
409 sq. ft.
38.00 m2
Vardo Vardo by Woods Designs
10.4m performance cruiser
10.4 m
6.1 m
595 sq. ft.
55.30 m2

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