Windsong by Woods Designs

9m deep V hull ocean cruiser

Length overall30'9.15 m
Waterline length26' 7"8.1 m
Beam17' 9"5.4 m
Draft4' 11"1.5 m
Draft (cb up)1' 8"0.5 m
Headroom5' 11"1.8 m
Weight3968 lbs1800 kg
Displacement5071 lbs2300 kg
Sail area377 sq. ft.35.00 m2
Hull construction Plywood, Fiberglass, Foam sandwich
See also Surfsong



WINDSONG is based on Cockleshell Hero, the first Woods design that we built in 1979. We lived on it for 5 years and sailed it to Norway and the Baltic. After we sold it it was cruised to W Africa and is now in the Azores.

With its open deck layout and deep V hulls it is a simple boat to build. The "wings" on the inner hull sides double as cockpit seats and add large lockers on the inside which also give a great illusion of space.

It is about the smallest sensible boat for ocean cruising - several have made Atlantic crossings. Both fractional and masthead rigs are available. There is a centreboard in one hull (under the saloon seat) to help prevent leeway and speed tacking.


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

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