Saturn by Woods Designs

8.8m hard chine performance cruiser with central cuddy

Length overall28' 10"8.8 m
Waterline length27' 5"8.35 m
Beam18' 4"5.6 m
Draft (cb up)1' 5"0.42 m
Headroom5' 1"1.56 m
Weight3968 lbs1800 kg
Displacement5291 lbs2400 kg
Sail area449 sq. ft.41.70 m2
Main area291 sq. ft.27.00 m2
Genoa area158 sq. ft.14.70 m2
Engine power8-10
Hull construction Plywood
See also SurfsongGypsy



In concept the 29ft SATURN is an updated Surfsong, or a fast Gypsy. It is suitable for those who want to coastal cruise or occasionally race. It is not intended for long term ocean sailing as it has limited load carrying and overloading would spoil its performance.

To speed construction the hulls are chined flat panel and the decks are all single curvature. Construction is plywood on frames, epoxy glass sheathed. Saturn can be built in sections for final completion by the water.


Interior layout
Interior layout
Deck plan
Deck plan
Body lines
Body lines

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Surfsong by Woods Designs
8.3m deep V cruiser
27' 7"
8.4 m
16' 9"
5.1 m
377 sq. ft.
35.00 m2
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

Catamarans about same size as Saturn

8.3m deep V cruiser

LOA: 27' 7"/8.4 m   compare
Gypsy   Gypsy
Budget Offshore Cruiser with central cuddy

LOA: 28'/8.5 m   compare
Waller 880   Waller 880
29 ft cedar strip / glass bridgedeck catamaran

LOA: 29' 2"/8.88 m   compare
9m trailable coastal cruiser/racer

LOA: 29' 6"/9 m   compare

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