Kirby 25


L.O.A.: 25' 2" (7.68 m)
L.W.L.: 20' 9" (6.33 m)
Beam: 8' 9" (2.67 m)
Draft: 4' 2" (1.27 m)

Displacement: 3150 lbs. (1429 kg.)
Ballast: 1150 lbs. (522 kg.)
Sail area: 290 sq. ft. (26.94 m²)

Motor: outboard.
Headroom: sitting
Berths: 4
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 171

Price range: $9,000 to $11,000

    The Kirby 25 was built by Mirage Yachts and designed by Bruce Kirby. Although it has a small cabin and basic interior accommodation to sleep 4 people, the Kirby 25 has to be considered an out and out high performance racing boat. In fact, it has running backstays, which have to be released and tensioned after every tack. Many people regard the Kirby 25 as the Canadian version of the very popular J/24. And for good reason. The design of the Kirby 25 is directly related to the J/24. Mirage Yachts thought it had worked out an agreement to build the J/24 in Canada, but the deal went sour. As a result, Mirage Yacht commissioned Bruce Kirby to design a racing boat in the same size range as the J/24 which became the Kirby 25.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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