A finkeeler faster than the Westerly Centaur

Cruising Sailboat Plans

25' 1" 25' 1" 21' 10" 4' 3" 35' 0"

inboard 6 to 16 hp 43%

John A. Butler Westerly Marine 1969-1976 237 sq. ft. 10 gal. 20 gal.

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

25' 1" 25' 1" 21' 10" 4' 3" 35' 0"

inboard 6 to 16 hp 43%

Designer: Builder:

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

John A. Butler Westerly Marine 1969-1976 237 sq. ft. 10 gal. 20 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 7,500 lbs.

The English-built Westerly Tiger is a stretched version of the 22-foot Laurent Giles-designed Westerly Cirrus. Her appearance is typical of small but heavily-built Westerly sailboats, except for the absence of the bow knuckle seen, for instance, on 26-foot Westerly Centaurs. With a single, deeper fin keel, the Tiger is faster and performs better than the bilge-keeled Centaur, which was introduced in the same year as the Tiger (1969), and was considerably more popular than the Tiger despite her performance shortcomings. The Tiger was phased out in 1976, replaced by the Westerly Pembroke, a fin-keeled version of the Centaur. Best features: Among her comps, the Tiger has the second-to-heaviest displacement, the most ballast, and a D/L ratio of 226, putting her in the heavy displacement category. Consequently, for sailors looking for good sailing characteristics in heavy weather and chop, this boat (and the Kaiser 25) are probably marginally better than their comps. Worst features: With an SA/D of 12.5, the boat is under rigged for light air versus her comps.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Beneteau First 26 (25)

25' 5"

9' 2"

2' 9"

4,484

1,455

16.6

177

192

6.4

16.0

584

4

4' 3"

Ericson 25 Mk II

25' 5"

9' 3"

3' 11"

5,000

2,000

17.8

214

213

6.3

17.3

622

5

6' 1"

Kaiser 25

25' 4"

7' 10"

3' 7"

5,000

2,250

15.5

367

273

5.7

24.3

468

4

6' 2"

Westerly Tiger 25

25' 1"

8' 9"

4' 3"

5,264

2,240

12.5

226

225

6.3

19.7

447

5

5' 3"

Beachcomber 25

25' 4"

8' 0"

1' 3"

5,300

1,400

14.5

188

NA

6.5

20.8

510

5

5' 10"

Yankee 26 (25)

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