Woods Eclipse Catamaran


Carefully built, great cruising catamaran.

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  • General +

    Eclipse 99 designed by Richard Woods
    Built 1999-2003 Totnes England SSR 106640
    Loa 9.8m Beam 5.9m Draft 1.0m (fixed keels)
    Headroom Hulls 2.0m Saloon 1.85m (centre)
  • Construction +

    Canoe Body to knuckle Edge glued strip cedar encased in glass cloth and epoxy resin
    Topsides/Deck/Coachroof Glass cloth and epoxy resin over marine ply

  • Exterior +

    Stern cockpit with linked twin tillers
    Autopilot Repeat instruments Steering compass Speakers for VHF and Radio/CD player Connection for shore power
    Goalpost davits for dinghy Bracket for outboard stowage
    Halyard/sheet winches and stoppers mounted on coach roof (Coach roof designed as rain water catchment area}
    Spinnaker winches mounted on cockpit coamings
    Seat lockers give access to engine mounted athwartships
    Seat lockers for outboard fuel tank,warps, boathook etc
    Underfloor storage for kedge anchor (has been used for diving tanks)
    Cockpit cushions Boom hung covers for sun shade
    Stepped sterns one with swimming ladder

    Forward self draining deck lockers Port Anchor chain/rope warps fenders
    Stbd Ventilated for gas bottles x 3 Spinnaker

  • Lobby +

    Hanging locker/stowage for liferaft to port
    Navigation area with main switch panel/instruments
    and space for laptop to strd (Navigation on screen linked to GPS etc)
    Domestic batteries x 2 Underseat storage

  • Saloon +

    Sliding door to Bridgedeck saloon with escape hatch in floor
    Forward opening hatch and roof hatches x 2
    Table with folding leaves and upholstered seating for 7/8
    (Occasional bunks for 2)
    2 x 100L fresh water tanks/water pump
    Underseat and behind seat storage for tools/lifejackets/bosuns store/ documents/food/wine etc Bookshelf and set of drawers
    Radio/CD player with twin speakers
    Free standing fridge
    Access to calorifier Shore power socket and Sterling battery charger and immersion heater

  • Starboard Hull +

    Steps down to galley area with ventilation hatch
    Gas oven/grill
    Gas 4 burner hob /grill replaced 2012
    Twin sinks with hand pump for fresh water and tap for pressurised hot water
    Sea water pump
    Storage for crockery/cutlery/pans etc
    Storage cupboards and drawers for food Vegetable rack
    Space for waste bag
    Access to rear of main switch panel

    Door to forward single cabin with lobby area, under bunk storage and
    stowage shelf Access to log and depth sounder fittings
    Hatch to foredeck

    Door to aft double cabin with lobby area, under bunk storage and
    stowage shelf Access to hydraulic drive leg
    Hatch to aft deck and ventilation hatch

  • Port Hull +

    Steps down to lobby with hanging locker and secondary switch panel Door to toilet/basin compartment with ventilation hatch
    Door to aft cabin as per strd hull
    Hot and cold taps Lavac sea toilet with holding tank and deck pump outlet
    Walkway from saloon to forward single cabin as Strd (no door)
    Access to shower compartment

  • Inventory +

    Beta Marine 28HP diesel driving hydraulic pump
    (Spare hydraulic port available)
    Twin hydraulic drives with Gori folding propellors
    200L fuel Calorifier for hot water
    Starter battery x 1 Domestic battteries X 2
    Engine removed and overhauled 2012

    Aluminum mast and boom Eurospars 2002
    Forestay renewed and A frame re-bedded 2013
    Lower shrouds renewed 2011/12
    Mast rewired and running rigging replaced 2012/13
    Radar reflector Lightning conductor/groundplate

    Fully battened mainsail slab reefing Lazyjacks
    Roller reefing genoa Storm jib Spinnaker
    All by Kemp 2002 Main and Genoa valeted 2012
    Sailcover new 2012
    Fenders warps etc
    Delta anchor with chain and rope Fisherman anchor
    Parachute sea anchor Drogue
    Bilge pump
    4 Man Liferaft

    3M aluminum hull RIB in stern davits with 6HP Evinrude outboard

    Autopilot Windspeed/log/depth
    GPS VHF Navtex Steering compasses x 2
    Hand bearing Compass Fire extinguishers

  • Note from owner +

    The Eclipse 99 was developed by Richard Woods from his earlier Sagitta design.
    The extra length gave the opportunity to provide accommodation better suited to spending long periods aboard.
    His designs all feature wide beam and high bridge deck clearance The trampoline forward keeps weight away from the bow
    Catalyst was built to provide comfortable and safe cruising and the layout, construction, and engine installation all reflect this aim. This has resulted in a boat which is heavier than the design anticipated and therefore cannot be considered a ‘racing’ catamaran.
    Catalyst has sailed from England to Gibraltar, to Sardinia via Majorca, to Italy and Greece as far as Kos, and back.

    The twin propellers give excellent manoeuvrability enabling the boat to be turned almost in her own length. Engine controls are mounted on the coach roof to give maximum visibility

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