Could oblivious crew fall into the keel cavity

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

24' 8" 24' 8" 20' 1" 2' 4" 32' 0"

outboard 6 to 8 hp 35%

Designer: Builder:

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

Shad Turner Lancer Yachts 1974-1985 248 sq. ft. portable 15 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 5,400 lbs.

The Lancer 25 has some features not commonly found in boats of this size, for example: berths for four with two quarter berths and two settee berths, all 6' 4" long, plus an optional mini-double V-berth forward over the head area— "mini" because the berth is only 6' 0" long; a standard bed ashore measures 6' 8". Also, the port side counter doubles as a nav work station when the stove is flipped to a counter-side-up position. Good standing headroom is achieved below, but only in part of the cabin (for details see below). Best features: The outstanding parameter of the Lancer versus her comps is her headroom, 5' 10", which is gained by lowering part of the cabin sole down into the extra-wide keel cavity (18" at its widest). The remainder of the cabin sole, including the portion on which you would rest your feet while sitting on either settee berth, looks to be about 18 inches higher. Worst features: We have not seen this boat close up, but wonder if absent-minded or oblivious crew might not be in danger of falling into the keel cavity when arising from a settee. Also, the Lancer's 2' 4" keel is not deep enough to permit efficient sailing to windward.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Lancer 25

24' 8"

8' 0"

2' 4"

3,400

1,200

Freedom 25 (24)

24' 4"

8' 6"

4' 5"

3,500

1,025

Catalina 250

25' 0"

8' 6"

1' 8"

3,600

1,200

Hunter 25 Mk III

24' 6"

8' 5"

2' 0"

3,700

1,309

Santana 25

24' 7"

7' 10"

2' 7"

4,050

1,750

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

17.5

187

264

6.0

15.2

560

4 to 6

5' 10"

18.0

195

186

6.0

14.3

432

4

4' 10"

18.3

167

225

6.2

14.3

395

4

4' 3"

17.1

153

225

6.3

14.4

484

4

5' 4"

16.5

244

222

5.9

18.6

396

4

5' 2"

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