Custombuilt cruiser for offshore use

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

25' 0" 29' 8" 20' 10" 3' 8" 34' 0"

outboard or inboard 10 to 20 hp 32%

Designer: Builder:

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

Eliot Spaulding Eastsail Yachts 1982-present 400 sq. ft. varies varies

Approx. trailering wgt.: 10,600 lbs.

The builders, Eastsail Yachts of Bow, New Hampshire, advertise this as a "rugged, trailerable, pocket cruiser of traditional lines carrying a full keel and full headroom, designed for the long voyage," that is, extended offshore cruising. That puts her squarely in the same oceangoing category with two of her comps, the Vertue and the Fisher. The Eastsail is what amounts to a custom boat, with the owner specifying rig, interior design, wood trim (teak, mahogany, or plain white paneling with minimal hardwood trim), number of berths, tankage, motor power (small inboard diesel or a four-stroke outboard mounted under the lazarette hatch), traditional bronze or modern stainless steel hardware, and so on. An "All Weather" model (see inset in sailplan) raises the boom a bit to sneak a doghouse underneath it, adding a little to the masthead bridge clearance and 300 pounds to the displacement, but changing little else. Best features: If you're not quite ready to do a circumnavigation, but want to sail, say, regularly from Maine to Florida and back, this may be a better choice than the more purpose-built Vertue or Fisher. Worst features: The cabin house appears to be high enough to obstruct a clear view from the helmsman's position when seated.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

New Moon 25

25' 0"

8' 6"

3' 8"

6,800

2,300

Eastsail 25

25' 0"

8' 6"

3' 8"

7,200

2,300

Vertue 25

25' 3"

7' 10"

4' 5"

9,220

4,400

Fisher 25

25' 3"

9' 4"

3' 9"

10,000

4,500

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

15.8

336

NA

6.1

27.3

532

4

6' 0"

17.2

355

NA

6.1

27.2

532

5

6' 0"

14.2

414

NA

6.2

40.1

542

4

6' 2"

7.2

482

NA

6.1

35.2

567

5

6' 0"

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