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Price Reduced!! $98,000 (USD)

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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S/V Ceilydh is a Mexico based 1987 Woods Meander for sale by owner
Design was upgraded by addition of cabin

We're proud to offer Ceilydh, a well-equipped and affordably priced 40 foot cruising catamaran. She's in great condition and is ready to help you to fulfil your sailing dreams.

After a successful 8 year, 31 country circumnavigation our growing teenage daughter is ready to finish high school on land. This means our Woods Meander 40 is on the market and we're eager to find her a good home.

Designed by Naval Architect Richard Woods, and built in Canada in 1987, the hull and deck are made with Klegecell PVC foam core and laminated with biaxial stitched/mat fiberglass. The vessel was extensively refitted and had a diesel engine and bridgedeck cabin and cockpit constructed from vacuum bagged Corecell foam core, triaxial stitched fiberglass, and epoxy resin added in 2008.

High load areas like chainplates, the mast support beam, deck stiffeners are locally reinforced with carbon fiber. The bridgedeck cabin and galley furniture is all carbon fiber with Nomex honeycomb core.

She has three doubles and one single bunk. The starboard hull has a large galley with ample counter space and huge amounts of storage. In the port hull there is a large head with shower, a workbench and a desk with generous shelving. The saloon includes seating for eight, a large chart table and a roomy hanging locker.

Ceilydh is a comfortable home at anchor and at sea. Her hull design means the motion is gentle in a variety of sea conditions; while her cabin layout offers amazing visibility and excellent ventilation. Large front and side windows make it possible to see everything that's occurring outside boat, while eight opening hatches keep the air flowing.

The galley down was designed for easy accessibility (and great meals). It's eight feet long and has plenty of counter space. This means two people can cook at the same time and any mess is left out of sight during meal times. Four bunks, each with ample storage, means Ceilydh is roomy enough for a family or for visiting guests. The cockpit has an awning, seating for six and a freshwater shower. The foredeck doubles as a lounge space and has a trap-door swim ladder for easy ocean access.

Maintained by a mechanical engineer and naval architect--the mechanical and electrical systems were carefully designed and installed. The boat is well maintained, thoughtfully equipped and is ready for immediate cruising. Currently located in Mexico we'd like to sell her as an offshore purchase in Mexico. We're also willing to discuss a delivery to US west coast ports. Should you fly to Mexico and buy the boat, we'll defray the cost of travel up to $1000 USD, by deducting your expenses from the final purchase price.

We also want you to start off with confidence and will provide up to three days of handover/instruction at the time of purchase.

This is an exceptional opportunity for sailors who are looking for an affordable performance cruising catamaran.
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Builder: Custom Built
Designer: Richard Woods
Year Built: 1987
Length Overall: 40’-0” (12.2m)
LWL: 36’-0” (11.0m)
Beam: 23’-0” (7.0m)
Draft: Boards up: 3’-3” (1.0m) (fully loaded)
Boards down: 6’-2” (1.9m)
Displacement: 12,000 lbs (5 450 kg)
Mast height: 56' (17.0m)
Headroom 6'6" (throughout)
Cabins 4
Heads 1
Engines: Single Yanmar Diesel 3GM30F - 27 HP in Port Hull
Auxiliary maneuvering engine starboard: Tohatsu 6 HP extra long shaft Sailpro, remote throttle and gearshift
Propeller PYI dripless shaft seal to 3 blade Autostream feathering propeller
Tankage Fuel: 27 US gallons + 36 gallons in jerry jugs
Water: 104 US gallons
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Boat Inventory


  • Main engine port:  Yanmar 3GM30F - 27 HP
  • Auxiliary maneuvering engine starboard: Tohatsu 6 HP extra long shaft Sailpro, remote throttle and gearshift
  • Straight s.s. 1-1/4" shaft with Isoflex flexible coupling
  • PYI dripless shaft seal
  • 3 blade Autostream feathering propeller
  • Fuel Filter: Racor 500 FG
  • 12V electric fuel priming/backup lift pump
  • Engine room lights & ventilation blower

Sails and Rigging:

  • Mainsail, Island Planet Sails, High Modulus Dimension Polyant 9 oz Dacron, crosscut, two reefs at typical 1.5 and 3 reef points. Full length upper battens, extra long lower battens.320 square feet (30 m2)
  • Genoa, Quantum, 9 oz. Hydranet tri-radial roller furling, foam luff, New suncover 2016 with Goretex tenara thread. 530 square feet (49 m2)
  • Staysail: Storch 8 oz Dacron, cross cut, roller furling. New suncover 2015. 200 square feet (18.6 m2)
  • Spinnaker: 1.5 oz nylon, triradial, 1200 square feet (96 m2). ATN spinnaker snuffer
  • Stack pack type mainsail cover with lazy jacks
  • Primary winches:  2 x #46 Andersen self tailing
  • Staysail sheet: 2 x #28 Andersen self tailing
  • Main halyard: 1 x Barient #22 self tailing
  • Genoa/spinnaker Halyard: 1 x Barient #22 self tailing
  • Furlers (genoa & staysail) Harken Mk III
  • Mainsheet:  4 / 8:1 tackle
  • Harken “Big Boat” Traveller 12’ long, 4:1 tackle
  • Carbon fiber genoa whisker pole
  • Dyneema cored main and genoa halyard
  • Spinlock, Lewmar rope clutches
  • 2 x double handle 10” winch handles
  • 2 x single handle 10” winch handles
  • Aluminum mast and boom
  • Folding mast steps at masthead
  • All stainless steel 1x19 rigging wires replaced 2009
  • Dynex dux (spectra) 3/8” inboard lower shrouds (2015)
  • 30” high stanchions with ¼” Dyneema lifelines

Accomodation Stbd Hull:

  • Bow locker (fenders etc)
  • -watertight bulkhead-
  • Sail locker (huge locker for ropes, spare parts, spinnaker, spare anchors)
  • -watertight bulkhead-
  • Owners double berth


  • 3 burner Force 10 stove with broiler, thermostatic controlled oven,
  • Double s.s. deep sink, with salt water tap,
  • 12V Nova Kool Fridge/Freezer, 6” insulation
  • large numbers of lockers, cabinets, storage bins
  • opening portlight
  • Aft double berth
  • -watertight bulkhead-
  • Stern locker

Main bridgedeck cabin:

  • L shaped settee, with Ultrasuede upholstery
  • Dining table
  • Chart table/desk and navigation area with office chair
  • Wet locker

Accomodation Port Hull:

  • Bow locker
  • -watertight bulkhead-
  • Extra wide single berth
  • Head
  • Sink/Shower compartment
  • Workbench
  • Separate desk with swing out chair for children school area, bookcase
  • Aft double berth
  • -watertight bulkhead-
  • Stern locker


  • Head: Jabsco manual toilet
  • Separate shower area with electric sump pump
  • 12 gallon polyethylene holding tank, gravity discharge
  • 2 x 18 lb fibreglass propane tanks
  • propane gas on-demand hot water heater
  • 12V pressure water pump
  • Whale fresh water foot pump
  • Whale salt water foot pump
  • 2 x 12V bilge pumps (each hull).
  • Manual 25 GPM portable bilge pump with extra long suction hose for lockers
  • Spectra 400 gal/day 12V watermaker

Anchoring & Mooring:

  • 1 x 45 lb (21 kg) Manson Boss anchor with 155’ x 5/16” G40 chain (47m x 8mm) spliced to 150’ x 5/8” (46m x 16mm) 3 strand rope
  • 1 x A130 33 lb (16 kg) aluminum Spade anchor, 33’ x ¼” G40 chain (10m x 6mm), 300’ x ½” double braid anchor rode
  • 21 lb (9.5 kg) Fortress FX-37 aluminum stern anchor
  • 200’ x 1” tubular nylon webbing stern tie rope
  • Quick Crystal 1000 Watt electric windlass with rope capstan, remote control at helm and remote control on extension lead
  • 8 x 10” mooring cleats
  • Harken hi-load padeyes at bow for anchor bridle or parachute sea anchor
  • 6 large fenders (1 inflatable type)
  • Assorted nylon dock lines


  • Sigmar diesel gravity fed heater with 6 gallon day tank
  • Kuuma BBQ with 10 lb fibreglass propane tank
  • 2 x folding camping chairs for beach, foredeck etc.
  • Cockpit shower
  • Solar shower
  • 6 x 12V fans
  • 2 x Dorade vents
  • Dinghy hoisting tackle with ratchet blocks
  • Fibreglass/carbon fiber stern arch for solar panels/dinghy stowage


  • AB RIB hull / re-tubed by Wildcat Inflatables South Africa (2016)
  • 15 HP Yamaha 2 stroke outboard
  • Dinghy chaps (cover)
  • Large diameter inflatable folding dinghy wheels
  • 3 lb Danforth anchor, 100’ x ¼” anchor rode
  • 15’ s.s. locking cable.
  • Spare outboard propeller


  • 4 x Trojan T-105 golf cart batteries, 450 A.hour (new in 2016)
  • 340 Cold cranking Amps Engine starting battery (new 2016)
  • 550 watts solar panels on stern arch
  • Blue Sky 25 Amp MPPT solar controller
  • Victron 10 Amp PWM solar controller
  • 1000 Watt Heart Interface 120V inverter, 4 x 120V outlets
  • Battery Isolation switches + high load fuse
  • Dedicated windlass and inverter high load circuit breakers
  • Masthead LED tricolour light
  • LED cabin lights throughout boat
  • Red LED night lighting
  • 12V outlets for USB chargin

Electronics & Navigation:

  • VHF Standard Horizon GX2100 with integrated AIS receiver
  • JRC 1500 16 mile LCD radar. Composite fibreglass/carbon mast mount
  • Autopilots:
  • Raymarine SX-5 (same as Evo-200) internal autopilot with 2 tiller rams, integrated rate gyro compass
  • Autohelm 3000 wheel type autopilot
  • Humminbird Fishfinder type depth sounder
  • Garmin 72 GPS (with USB output to PC for chart plotting)
  • Garmin 45 GPS (backup)
  • Stainless steel foil ground plane for SSB/ham radio
  • Insulated shroud antenna for SSB
  • Iridium GO satphone/email communicator
  • Ritchie Global Balance magnetic compass
  • CD player with aux input for iPod etc.
  • 2 internal cabin speakers
  • 2 external waterproof speakers

Safety Gear:

  • 406 MHz GME EPIRB with integrated GPS
  • 406 MHz ACR EPIRB (expired battery)
  • Lifesling type MOB recovery sling
  • 8’ tall Danbouy
  • Lifebuoy with whistle, drogue, light
  • 6 foam PFDs
  • 4 dry chemical fire extinguishers
  • 1 x 10 lb CO2 fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarm

Spare Parts:

  • many …many ...too numerous to list
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