Canadian PHRF speedster from Ron Holland

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

25' 4" 26' 3" 22' 6" 4' 6" 39' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 30%

Designer: Builder:

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

Ron Holland

Bombardier Ltd., Canada

1980-1983

portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 4,900 lbs.

This fractional rig speedster with a PHRF handicap of 168 seems to be at least roughly in the same league as her comps, namely the Evelyn 25 (much lighter, considerably higher B/D ratio, and close to the same SA/D ratio, but should she be 21 seconds per mile faster than the Bombardier?); the Capri 25 (also lighter, but with a shorter waterline length, a shallower keel, and 3 seconds per mile slower on the PHRF scale); and the Olson 25 (a little lighter and beamier, but with a PHRF rating 9 seconds lower). Something like 163 Bombardier hulls were built. She sleeps five: two in a V-berth forward, two in a convertible dinette to port (with galley to starboard) and a quarter berth aft to starboard. Best features: She is quick and agile, and with her Ron Holland pedigree, she is apt to make the average around-the-buoys racer happy, while still serving the typical young sailing family as an overnight cruiser. Worst features: Her iron keel and thin hull may need more than the usual amount of maintenance to keep in first-class condition.

Ron Holland Sailboat

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Evelyn 25

24' 11"

8' 10"

4' 5"

2,600

1,100

24.8

117

147

6.2

9.8

422

4

4' 6"

Capri 25

24' 7"

9' 2"

4' 2"

2,785

900

22.3

177

171

5.9

10.7

414

4

4' 6"

Olson 25

23' 7"

9' 0"

4' 6"

2,900

1,300

23.2

135

159

6.2

10.7

428

4

4' 8"

Bombardier 7.6 (25)

25' 4"

8' 6"

4' 6"

3,300

985

24.4

129

168

6.4

12.5

375

5

4' 6"

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