Skua by Woods Designs

9m trailable coastal cruiser/racer

Length overall29' 6"9 m
Waterline length27' 3"8.3 m
Beam18' 4"5.6 m
Draft4' 3"1.3 m
Draft (cb up)1' 1"0.32 m
Headroom5' 3"1.6 m
Weight2425 lbs1100 kg
Displacement3307 lbs1500 kg
Sail area441 sq. ft.41.00 m2
Hull construction Cold moulded, Strip planking
See also StriderShadow



The SKUA is the largest boat that can be sensibly demounted and towed behind a car.

With round bilge hulls, dagger-boards, kick-up semi-balanced rudders and a performance rig, Skua was designed for those who want a larger version of the micromultihulls like Strider. Basically still a 4 berth, the hulls are larger enough to have 'snug doubles' if required. With a greater loading capacity and off shore capability than a micro, Skua can also be considered the minimum size for the longer coastal races.

Note: A new version of Skua with increased freeboard/headroom and a longer cabin is available.

Long cabin version
Long cabin version

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Strider Strider by Woods Designs
The "Classic" trailable catamaran
7.3 m
4.3 m
269 sq. ft.
25.00 m2
Shadow Shadow by Woods Designs
A detuned Strider with LAR keels
7.3 m
4.3 m
202 sq. ft.
18.80 m2

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