25ft of fun

We look at the high performance Pro25 sportsboat from Judel/Vrolijk
Just when you thought the bubble had burst in the sportsboat market, so Dutch company Promarine have introduced what looks like being one of the hottest boats around. The company say that their Judel/Vrolijk designed Pro25 is "designed for only one purpose: one design sailing at high speeds". The boat has an epoxy hull and deck, while the mast, boom, keel foil and rudder are all in carbon fibre. Some features of this boat are: Epoxy hull and deck, Carbon mast and boom, carbon keel and rudder. Downwind sail area is impressively large at 111sqm using a symetrical masthead spinnaker like a Mumm30. The boat has no coachroof, with the mast stepped on the cockpit floor. The boat comes complete with full Harken Carbo deck gear. The first boat is now sailing and the company have sold six just from the plans alone. They are also looking for a British distributor. Vital statistics: LOA 7.80m Beam: 2.70m Draft: 2.00m Displ. 760kg Upwind sail area: 41m2 Downwind 111m2 Price: 35.900 euros ex. vat Contact: Promarine, Netherlands Tel. +31 255-526811 Fax.+31 255-526844