Bayfield 25


L.O.A.: 25' 0" (7.62 m)
L.W.L.: 19' 8" (5.99 m)
Beam: 8' 0" (2.45 m)
Draft: 2' 11" (0.89 m)

Displacement: 3500 lbs. (1590 kg.)
Ballast: 1300 lbs. (591 kg.)
Sail area: 240 sq. ft. (22.32 m²)

Motor: 7.5 hp diesel.
Headroom: 6' 0" (1.82 m)
Berths: 4
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 252

Price range: $11,000 to $15,000

    The Bayfield 25 fits many people's definition of a true pocket cruising sailboat. It has a miniature bowsprit and shoal draft full-keel, and it comes complete with a diesel engine and very livable interior with standing headroom. Not bad for a boat whose length is more like 24 feet, if you don't count the bowsprit. This boat does, however, have a small cockpit. Another drawback is that it takes a fair amount of wind to get these boat moving at a good clip. Many cruising sailboats sacrifice some performance in favour of comfort and livability, and these tend to be more noticeable on smaller designs. On the other hand, Bayfield sailors will be out enjoying strong winds when many other boats will be heading back to port. Note that the early versions of this boat were marketed as the Bayfield 23. These earlier models do not have full standing headroom and may not come with a diesel engine.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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