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Old 09-11-2012, 03:10 AM   #1
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Default Woods Banshee for Sale

Duende is a cruiser-racer catamaran designed by Richard & Lillian Woods.
Built by Palamos, Hulls and deck moulded in 1988/89, launched in 1993,and fit out completed in 1994 by first owner. Construction GRP with foam sandwich above waterline knuckle.
Intended as a fast blue water cruising yacht she has the capability to do well in races such as round Britain and Azores and back, Duende won a few trophies around the Channel Islands before we went cruising, see the links below for more race information and Yachting Monthlysí boat test.
Great for fast cruising or racing Duende has Ďacresí of deck space (open trampoline foredeck) and is probably the most attractive small catamaran with good living accommodation around. She has a low coachroof profile reducing windage with a large sliding hatch opening into the enormous saloon/lounge area. The lounge and dedicated navigational area have ample sitting headroom and there is full standing head room in hulls. Plenty of stowage and hanging lockers inside.
Shallow draught and kick-up rudders (with stainless steel shafts) enable access to shallow anchorages; whilst substantial centreboards maintain good sailing performance to windward. Tiller cross-bar steering with telescopic extension. Handles well under outboard engine power
UK part 1 (Blue book) registered in the port of Guernsey but imported into NZ in 2004. (No duty or GST to pay)
Length Overall LOA 10.65m (35í)
Beam 6.25m (20.5í)
Draft Minimum 0.45m (1.5í)
Draft Maximum 1.7m (5.6í) with centreboards down
2 very large queen size doubles forward
2 double bunks in own cabins aft.
Large galley in starboard hull with fresh and salt water taps, double stainless steel sinks, good size workbench, well insulated isotherm ASU fridge, Force 10 3 burner cooker with oven (New 2007)
Good size heads, pressurised shower and manual shower tray pump in port hull. Heads diverter valve to large capacity holding tank can be emptied overboard or by shore facility.
Rig & Sails
Eurospars (Z-spars) fractional rig. No backstays allow large mainsail roach.
Slab reefed fully battened mainsail-38sq.m (new 2008, Calibre sails).
New 2010 Harken Batcar mainsail track system
Profurl roller reefing for genoa-28sq.m.
Huge new gennaker with sock set from masthead-90+sq.m.
Storm sail, spare genoa and trusty old spinnaker, great for dead down wind.
Powered by
Yamaha 9.9hp high thrust outboard, (long shaft) 4 stroke petrol (2004)
The remote start/throttle box is accessible in the cockpit. 2 large cockpit bench lockers.
2 fuel tanks (capacity 24 Gallons, low fuel consumption approx Ĺ Gallon per hour @ approx 5kts) and Batteries 2 x 6volt x 220amp (2008) charged by steerable 2 x 80 watt solar panels/outboard also 50Amp Xantrec battery charger (2008) for shore power or 1kw generator.
Other Features
Deck storage includes 2 large anchor lockers, 2 x forward fender/fishing rod lockers and 2 x large aft lockers for lines and cooking gas/spares
Large winches enable sail/line handling from the cockpit, safety lines to the mast. Spinlock blocks at mast and for rudder lines. External boarding ladder fitted on stern starboard hull.
2 x 100 litre water tanks fitted under berths (200L capacity) and water maker
Fully equipped for blue water cruising including Drogue, para-anchor and much more.
Raymarine ST60+ wind/speed/depth instruments
Raymarine RLC70 colour Radar/Plotter, ST40 Tiller Pilot with spare drive
Furuno GPS
New Standard Marine VHF with DSC and AIS
Icom 706 amateur HF radio with Pactor 3 modem
Tender: Caribe Lightweight L8 RIB + 5hp Yamaha 2 stroke
This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of these fast and spacious cruiser racers. As the present owners (since 1995), we have fitted out and maintained Duende to a high standard. Duende has looked after us for many thousands of nautical miles. We made an Atlantic crossing in comfort with crew of two in 1998, best days run 260nm, peak speed 18kts. Our Pacific crossing to New Zealand in 2003 was followed by extensive refurbishing. We have cruised extensively throughout the pacific islands and Australia since.
Duende has had a minor refit this year: new antifouling and a professional rig check(Oct 2011).


Our email: info@mrblueskies.co.nz
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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he Saltysam
this banshee still for sale? tell me where you hang out
and the price for this woods design?

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Old 08-23-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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Default Re woods banshee for sale

Hi laforge,

Yes my banshee is still for sail and is located in new Zealand.
I am asking 120,000 nz$ (approx 60,000 gbpounds).
Spring is arriving here so why not escape your northern winter.

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