A longer roomier taller Ericson

Sailboat Layout

25' 5" 25' 5" 21' 10" 3' 11"/4' 11" 40' 6"

diesel or OMC 7 to 15 hp 40%

Bruce King Ericson Yachts 1978-1984 325 sq. ft. 15 gal. 18 gal.

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

25' 5" 25' 5" 21' 10" 3' 11"/4' 11" 40' 6"

diesel or OMC 7 to 15 hp 40%

Designer: Builder:

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

Bruce King Ericson Yachts 1978-1984 325 sq. ft. 15 gal. 18 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 7,100 lbs.

Besides changing from a centerboarder to a fin keeler, the Mk II or 25+ version of the Ericson 25 adds a little length and beam, plus five feet of mast height and 23 percent of sail area to the Mk I (page 341). At the same time, displacement is reduced by 400 pounds and ballast is reduced by 500 pounds. No wonder that average PHRF on the Mk II is reduced from 234 on the Mk I to a mere 213. The layout below on the Mk II is roughly the same as on the Mk I, except a starboard-side quarterberth has been added and the galley components have been shifted around a bit. Power options included a transom-hung outboard, a diesel inboard (71/2 hp), or an OMC Saildrive (10 hp.). Keel options include either shoal draft (almost four feet) or deep draft (almost five feet). Best features: Fit and finish are good, as on the Mk I. With her wide beam, tall cabin, and relatively long waterline, the Mk II wins the elbow room prize with a Space Index of a whopping 622; only three other boats in this guide have a bigger Space Index. Worst features: As with the Ericson Mk I, we found no significant negative features.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Beneteau First 26 (25)

25' 5"

9' 2"

2' 9"

4,814

1,455

Ericson 25 Mk II

25' 5"

9' 3"

3' 11"

5,000

2,000

Kaiser 25

25' 4"

7' 10"

3' 7"

5,000

2,250

Westerly Tiger 25

25' 1"

8' 9"

4' 3"

5,264

2,240

Beachcomber 25

25' 4"

8' 0"

7' 3"

5,300

1,400

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

16.6

177

192

6.4

16.0

584

4

4' 3"

17.8

214

213

6.3

17.3

622

5

6' 1"

15.5

367

273

5.7

24.3

468

4

6' 2"

12.5

226

225

6.3

19.7

447

5

5' 3"

14.5

188

NA

6.5

20.8

510

5

5' 10"

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