A boat with several names and several builders

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

22' 11" 23' 4" 20' 0" 1' 11"/5' 6 32' 6"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 37%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Stuart Windley

Lockley-Newport Boats

1978-1984?

portable

10 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 4,000 lbs.

The Gloucester 23, also known as the Lockley Newport 23 and as the Classic 23, was built at one time by Gloucester Yachts, and later by Lockley-Newport Boats in Gloucester, VA, and still later at Classic Yachts in Chanute, KS. Like her sisters, the Gloucester 16 (page 33) and the Gloucester 19 (page 34), her molds were passed from one business entity to another, and construction was perhaps understandably what one might call "variable." Best features:

There isn't much to get excited about with this boat, in our opinion. True, it's a matter of taste, but we feel that she is a plain Jane in a crowded field with many more attractive boats vying for attention—including her comps listed below. Sorry, but we can't conjure up any significant "best features" for her. Worst features: Her so-so construction and lack of amenities below top the list of things we feel work against her.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head-

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Santana Wavelength 24 (23)

22' 7"

9' 0"

4' 6"

2,500

1,100 25.0

133

162

6.0

9.6

400

4

4' 3"

Santana 23

22' 7"

8' 10"

0' 10"

2,600

1,130 24.0

132

171

6.1

10.2

427

4

4' 4"

San Juan 23

22' 7"

8' 0"

1' 1"

2,700

960 19.0

169

234

5.9

12.5

393

5

5' 0"

Gloucester 23/LN 23

22' 11"

8' 0"

1' 11"

2,700

1,000 19.4

151

270

6.0

12.4

411

4

5' 0"

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