Flika 37

After the success of their Bansheecruiser-racer

catamaran, Richard and Lilian Woods took the

basic hull shape and reworked it for cruising

purposes. Fixed keels, detuned rig and a

much larger deck saloon were the chief

changes and she was launched as the

Flika 35. Acouple of years later she was

reworked as the Flika 37 with extended

transoms,a larger cockpit and better quality interior. She is a serious

offshore cruising cat with good

all round performance. The

accommodation, which was heavily

customised to suit owners, can deliver up to eleven berths though

eight is a more reasonable number. The galley is huge and there is

a comfortable heads. Some dimensions, particularly doorways, are

tight and the boom is dangerously low. The boats were built down

to a weight but are generally regarded as tough.

LOA 37ft (11.2m) LWL 33ft Sin (1 0.2m) beam 19ft 4in (5.9m)

draught 3ft (O.9m) displacement 8,950 Ib (4,OOOkg)

Price guide: £40,000 – £50,000 YMTest Report January 1989.