Vardo by Woods Designs

10.4m performance cruiser

Length overall34'10.4 m
Waterline length32' 6"9.9 m
Beam20'6.1 m
Draft2' 11"0.9 m
Headroom6' 3"1.9 m
Weight6614 lbs3000 kg
Displacement10582 lbs4800 kg
Sail area595 sq. ft.55.30 m2
Hull construction Plywood
See also RomanyFlica 34



The Vardo, a 34ft cruiser, something between a Romany and Flica. Many people (like myself) don't need the space of a Flica and want better performance. Which is why I like the Romany design. But many less fanatical sailors want an "inside toilet" and basically more comfort.

So this design is a cross between the two boats. The hulls are essentially enlarged Saturn hulls, but with a bit more freeboard. The bridgedeck cabin is Romany styled and a minimum size to get a saloon and space to access the hulls. (a quick note re the name. A Vardo is the Romanii gypsy name for the horse drawn caravan they live in).

Several interior layouts are feasible, providing the main bulkheads are not moved.


Interior layout
Interior layout

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Romany Romany by Woods Designs
10.5m cruiser with central cuddy
10.4 m
20' 4"
6.2 m
595 sq. ft.
55.30 m2
Flica 34 by Woods Designs
10.4m family ocean cruiser
10.4 m
18' 4"
5.6 m
592 sq. ft.
55.00 m2
2 x 9-18

Catamarans about same size as Vardo

Romany   Romany
10.5m cruiser with central cuddy

LOA: 34'/10.4 m   compare
  Flica 34
10.4m family ocean cruiser

LOA: 34'/10.4 m   compare
10.65m deep V hull open deck ocean cruiser

LOA: 35'/10.65 m   compare
10.65m performance cruiser

LOA: 35'/10.65 m   compare

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