French design with an unusual cabin plan

Dufour Yacht Cad Drawing

LOD:

24' 7"

Designer:

Philippe Briand

LOA:

25' 9"

Builder:

Jeanneau

LWL:

21' 8"

Years produced:

1983-1989

Min./max. draft:

2' 7"/5' 11"

Sail area:

241 sq. ft.

Bridge clearance:

34' 6"

Fuel tankage:

5 gal.

Power:

outboard or inboard 6 to 8 hp

Water tankage:

5 gal.

B/D ratio:

49%

Approx. trailering wgt.:

5,600 lbs.

The Jeanneau Eolia 25 was available either as a fin keeler (fixed draft 4' 9", shown here) or as a keel-centerboarder (draft 2' 7" board up, or 5' 11" board down). Although an outboard was an option, a high percentage of the boats sold have a raw-water-cooled Yanmar 1GM10 diesel of 7.5 hp. Either choice should power the Eolia 25 at hull speed. Best features: We think the layout is quite clever, with a double berth aft under the cockpit, an enclosed stand-up head in the highest location in the cabin, a modest-sized but practical nav station, and a U-shaped dining area seating up to 7 or 8 souls for that relaxing after-the-race beverage. The table slides down on the mast compression strut to form the center portion of a double berth. The arrangement below makes the cabin seem quite airy and pleasant, despite a too-small forward hatch and no opening ports. Worst features: We can't imagine why this boat has a PHRF rating 30 to 40 seconds a mile higher than her comps. We don't think she deserves such harsh treatment.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head-

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Jeanneau Eolia 25

24' 7"

9' 2"

2' 7"

3,750

1,830

21.4

165

243

6.2

13.4

568

4

5' 8"

Dufour 1800 (25)

25' 1"

8' 10"

4' 3"

3,969

1,654

16.1

166

213

6.3

14.3

536

4

5' 6"

Kelt 7.60 (25)

24' 11"

9' 5"

4' 3"

4,189

1,765

17.5

157

204

6.4

13.7

577

4

5' 7"

Elite 25 (24)

24' 0"

8' 10"

2' 3"

4,300

1,742

15.2

193

201

6.2

15.9

527

4

6' 0"

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