I mentioned this before, but wanted to point it out for those that didn’t read that far down… Tom Lathrop has a new version of his Bluejacket design out… it’s a 25.5′ with a convertible dinette. I think the cabin lines on this one are nicer…
Mr. Lathrop had a list of design goals:
- Light enough and small enough to be easily trailerable with a family vehicle.
- Capable of economic cruising at 12 to 14 mph with a top speed of at least 50% higher.
- Seaworthy in coastal and inshore waters.
- Economical in and out of the water.
- Sitting headroom over the berths in the sleepingÂ cabin and standing headroom in the pilothouse.
- Classic lines.
- Comfortable for cruising with a crew of two for a week or more.
- A private head with standing headroom.
Â Length over all = 25 feet 9 inches = 309 inches including stem
Length of hull = 25 feet 6 inches = 306 inches
Beam = 96 inches (hull), 98 inches (incl. rubrails)
Beam, waterline (max) = 78 inches (hull), 80 inches ( incl. splashrail)
Beam, waterline (transom) = 70 inches (hull), 72 inches (incl. splashrail)
Headroom (over bunks) = 36 inches
Headroom (forecabin) = 52 1/2 inches
Headroom (pilothouse) = 76 inches
Weight, dry w/o engine = 2000 lb
Displacement, cruising w/engine, fuel, water, 2 crew & stores = 2550lbs to 3000 lbs Positive floatation = >1600 lb (foam)
Power = 60hp to 70hp outboard
Freeboard, forward = 48 inches
Freeboard, aft = 34 inches
Speed, max = 24mph (60hp)
Speed, cruising = 11 to 18 mph