Popular Cruiser Yachts Under 30 Feet Long Overall

Welcome to this ever-growing gallery of some of the most popular production cruiser yachts under 30 feet (9.1m) long overall.

Small cruising boats like these are ideal for pottering along the coast but, properly equipped and in the right hands of course, are capable of impressive offshore passages. 

If you'd like to submit a suitable image of a cruising yacht (yours perhaps?), please click here to send your pic. It doesn't have to be within this boat length category; if it isn't we'll move it to the appropriate one. And don't worry about the bullet point stuff either - we'll do all that too.

Many of the cruiser yachts in this category would be ideal for the single-handed Jester Challenge - in fact many have done just that, and those that have are marked with an asterisk*.

It's not at all surprising that almost all of the Jester Challenge cruiser yachts sport a windvane self-steering system...

Varne 27

A Varne 27 sailboat under sailA masthead-rigged Varne 27 making good progress under full sail in kight conditions.
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel & skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 27' 9" / 8.5m
  • Waterline Length:~ 21' 0" / 6.4m
  • Beam:~ 9' 0" / 2.74m
  • Draft:~ 4' 3" / 1.3m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 6,200lb / 2,812kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.4
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 299
  • Designer:~ Duncan Stuart
  • Builder:~ Varne Marine Ltd (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1974
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ 70
  • Owners Association:~ Varne Owners Association

Many thanks to Phil Eccleston for submitting this photograph of his yacht.


Nordica 20*

'Godot', a Nordica 20 sailboatThe diminutive 'Godot' at the Tamar River Sailing Club (Plymouth UK) after having successfully completed the 2016 Jester Azores Challenge
  • Hull Type:~ Long keel
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 19' 6" / 5.9m
  • Waterline Length:~ 16' 6" / 5.0m
  • Beam:~ 7' 8" / 2.34m
  • Draft:~ 3' 0" / 0.9m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 2,500lb / 1,134kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.2
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 248
  • Designer:~ Malta-Muller
  • Builder:~ Nordica Yachts (Canada)
  • Year First Built:~ 1975
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ ?


Ericson 28.5

An Ericson 28.5 cruising yacht under sailAn Ericson 28.5 cruiser yacht under sail
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 28' 6" / 8.7m
  • Waterline Length:~ 24' 2" / 7.4m
  • Beam:~ 10' 6" / 3.20m
  • Draft:~ 5' 0" / 1.5m
  • Rig Type:~ Fractional Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 7,500lb / 3,402kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17.7
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 237
  • Designer:~ Bruce King
  • Builder:~ Ericson Yachts (USA)
  • Year First Built:~ 1980
  • Year Last Built:~ 1984
  • Number Built:~ 90
  • Owners Association:~  EricsonYachts.org


Young 88

A Young 88 Cruiser/Racer sailboatThe Young 88 Cruiser/Racer is a multipurpose sailboat with speed and agility for racing, and space and comfort for cruising
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 29' 4" / 8.94m
  • Waterline Length:~ 26' 4" / 8.02m
  • Beam:~ 10' 10" / 3.30m
  • Draft:~ 5' 9" / 1.75m
  • Rig Type:~ Fractional Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 5,843lb / 2,650kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 19.0
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 143
  • Designer:~ Jim Young
  • Builder:~ Jim Young Marine Ltd (NZ)
  • Year First Built:~ 1981
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ 158
  • Owners Association:~ Young 88 Owners Association (New Zealand)


Macwester 27

A twin-keeeled Macwester 27 sailboatA Macwester 27 Sailboat, demonstrating how bilge keels can make perfect sense!
  • Hull Type:~ Twin keel (bilge keels) with skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 26' 11" / 8.22m
  • Waterline Length:~ 23' 0" / 7.0m
  • Beam:~ 9' 2" / 2.80m
  • Draft:~ 4' 11" / 1.50m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 7,385lb / 3,350kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 13.9
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 271
  • Designer:~ CSJ (Jim) Roy
  • Builder:~ Macwester Marine Co. Ltd. (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1972
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:Macwester Owners Association

There are loads more pics of sub-30 foot cruiser yachts further down this page, but just in case you'd like to see some different size ranges...


Sadler 29

A Sadler 29 sailboat'Zelda', a Sadler 29 Cruiser Yacht Ghosts Along in Light Airs
  • Hull Type:~ Fin with transom-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 28' 5" / 8.66m
  • Waterline Length:~ 22' 10" / 6.96m
  • Beam:~ 9' 6" / 2.90m
  • Draft:~ 4' 11" / 1.50m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 8,200lb / 3,720kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.68
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 308
  • Designer:~ David Sadler
  • Builder:~ Sadler Yachts (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1981
  • Year Last Built:~ 1988
  • Number Built:~ 400
  • Owners Association:Sadler & Starlight Owners Association


Hurley 24*

Sailboat 'Pyxi', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Pyxi', a Hurley 24
  • Hull Type:~ Fin with skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 23' 9" / 7.24m
  • Waterline Length:~ 17' 6" / 5.33m
  • Beam:~ 7' 5" / 2.26m
  • Draft:~ 4' 1" / 1.24m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 5,096lb / 2,312kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 424
  • Designer:~ Ian Anderson
  • Builder:~ Hurley Marine Ltd (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1972
  • Year Last Built:~ 1974
  • Number Built:~ 200
  • Owners Association:Hurley Owners Association


Westerly Centaur

A Westerly CentaurA Bilge-Keeled Westerly Centaur
  • Hull Type:~ Bilge keels and spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 26' 0" / 7.92m
  • Waterline Length:~ 21' 4" / 6.5m
  • Beam:~ 8' 5" / 2.57m
  • Draft:~ 3' 0" / 0.91m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 6,700lb / 3,039kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.63
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 308
  • Designer:~ Laurent Giles
  • Builder:~ Westerly Marine Ltd (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1969
  • Year Last Built:~ 198
  • Number Built:~ 2,444
  • Owners Association:Westerly Owners Association


Albin Vega 27*

Sailboat 'Lizzie-G', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Lizzie G', an Albin Vega
  • Hull Type:~ Long fin keel
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 27' 1" / 8.25m
  • Waterline Length:~ 23' 0" / 7.01m
  • Beam:~ 8' 1" / 2.46m
  • Draft:~ 3' 8" / 1.12m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop
  • Displacement:~ 5,070lb / 2,300kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.09
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 186
  • Designer:~ Per Brohall
  • Builder:~ Albin Marine AB (Sweden)
  • Year First Built:~ 1965
  • Year Last Built:~ 1979
  • Number Built:~ 3,450
  • Owners Association:~ The Vega Association of Great Britain

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Cutlass 27*

Sailboat 'Prime Suspect', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Prime Suspect', a Cutlass 27
  • Hull Type:~ Long keel
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 27' 0" / 8.23m
  • Waterline Length:~ 20' 0" / 6.10m
  • Beam:~ 7' 8" / 2.34m
  • Draft:~ 4' 6" / 1.37m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop
  • Displacement:~ 6,496lb / 2,947kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 13.37
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 363
  • Designer:~ Eric White & Alan Hill
  • Builder:~ Marine Construction (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1967
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ 170
  • Owners Association:~ ?


Frances 26*

Sailboat 'Bluegrass', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Bluegrass', a Frances 26
  • Hull Type:~ Long keel, canoe stern
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 26' 0" / 7.92m
  • Waterline Length:~ 21' 3" / 6.48m
  • Beam:~ 8' 0" / 2.44m
  • Draft:~ 3' 10" / 1.17m
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter
  • Displacement:~ 6,800lb / 3,084kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.1
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 316
  • Designer:~ Chuck Paine
  • Builder:~ Morris Yachts (US)
  • Year First Built:~ 1975
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ 200+
  • Owners Association:~ Frances 26 Owners

See also the Victoria 26 below...



Victoria 26*

Sailboat 'Shebeca', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge for small sailboats'Shebeca', a Victoria 26
  • Hull Type:~ Long keel, canoe stern
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 26' 0" / 7.92m
  • Waterline Length:~ 21' 3" / 6.48m
  • Beam:~ 8' 0" / 2.44m
  • Draft:~ 3' 10" / 1.17m
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter
  • Displacement:~ 6,800lb / 3,084kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.1
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 316
  • Designer:~ Chuck Paine
  • Builder:~ Victoria Marine (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1975
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ 200+
  • Owners Association:~ The Victoria Shadow Association

Essentially the same boat as the Frances 26, but built in the UK by Victoria Marine and renamed the Victoria 26.



Gib'Sea 76*

Sailboat 'Gribou', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Gribou', A Gib'Sea 76 Sailboat
  • Hull Type:~ Fin with transom-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 26' 11" / 8.20m
  • Waterline Length:~ 21' 8" / 6.60m
  • Beam:~ 9' 2" / 2.80m
  • Draft:~ 4' 11" / 1.50m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 4,300lb / 1,950kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ ?
  • Designer:~ Groupe Graal
  • Builder:~ Gibert Marine (France)
  • Year First Built:~ 1984
  • Year Last Built:~ 1990
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ The Gib'Sea Association


Hurley 22*

Sailboat 'Duet', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Duet', a Hurley 22
  • Hull Type:~ Fin with spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 22' 0" / 6.71m
  • Waterline Length:~ 17' 0" / 5.18m
  • Beam:~ 7' 5" / 2.26m
  • Draft:~ 3' 9" / 1.14m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 4,000lb / 1,814kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.3
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 363
  • Designer:~ Ian Anderson
  • Builder:~ Hurley Marine Ltd (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1966
  • Year Last Built:~ 1975
  • Number Built:~ 1200
  • Owners Association:~ Hurley Owners Association


Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 26*

Sailboat 'Jocasta', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Jocasta', a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 26
  • Hull Type:~ Bulb Fin with spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 24' 6" / 7.47m
  • Waterline Length:~ 22' 2" / 6.76m
  • Beam:~ 9' 8" / 2.95m
  • Draft:~ 5' 6" / 1.68m
  • Rig Type:~ Fractional Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 5,024lb / 2,279kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.9
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 206
  • Designer:~ Phillipe Briand
  • Builder:~ Jeanneau (France)
  • Year First Built:~ 2003
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Jeanneau Owners Network


Dufour 29*

Sailboat 'The Sarah James', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'The Sarah James', Dufour 29
  • Hull Type:~ Fin with skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 29' 4" / 8.94m
  • Waterline Length:~ 25' 1" / 7.64m
  • Beam:~ 9' 8" / 2.95m
  • Draft:~ 5' 3" / 1.60m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 7,250lb / 3,289kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.6
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 205
  • Designer:~ Michael Dufour
  • Builder:~ Dufour (France)
  • Year First Built:~ 1975
  • Year Last Built:~ 1984
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Dufour Owners Association


Trapper 501*

Sailboat 'Dolphin of Fowey, an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Dolphin of Fowey', a Trapper 501
  • Hull Type:~ Fin with spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 27' 4" / 8.33m
  • Waterline Length:~ 22' 2" / 6.76m
  • Beam:~ 9' 2" / 2.80m
  • Draft:~ 4' 3" / 1.30m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 5,180lb / 2,350kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 18.4
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 212
  • Designer:~ Rob Ball (Camper & Nicholson)
  • Builder:~ Trapper Yachts Ltd (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1977
  • Year Last Built:~ 1987
  • Number Built:~ 600
  • Owners Association:~ Trapper Owners Association


Albin Ballad*

Sailboat 'Sixpence', and Albin Ballad'Sixpence', an Albin Ballad
  • Hull Type:~ Fin with skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 29' 11" / 9.12m
  • Waterline Length:~ 22' 7" / 6.88m
  • Beam:~ 9' 8" / 2.95m
  • Draft:~ 5' 1" / 1.55m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 7,276lb / 3,300kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.0
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 282
  • Designer:~ Rolf Magnusson
  • Builder:~ Albin Marine (Sweden)
  • Year First Built:~ 1971
  • Year Last Built:~ 1982
  • Number Built:~ 1500
  • Owners Association:~ UK Ballad Association


Jouet Regent 27*

Sailboat 'Gwezer', a Jouet Regent'Gwezer', a Jouet Regent 27
  • Hull Type:~ Fin with spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 27' 5" / 8.4m
  • Waterline Length:~ 21' 6" / 6.6m
  • Beam:~ 8' 2" / 2.5m
  • Draft:~ 4' 6" / 1.4m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 7,055lb / 3,200kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.5
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 317
  • Designer:~ P Jouet
  • Builder:~ Jouet (France)
  • Year First Built:~ 1966
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ ?


Royal Cape One Design*

Sailboat 'Foxy Lady', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Foxy Lady', a Royal Cape One Design from South Africa
  • Hull Type:~ Fin with spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ Plywood
  • Length Overall:~ 29' 9" / 9.1m
  • Waterline Length:~ 27' 10" / 8.5m
  • Beam:~ 7' 0" / 2.13m
  • Draft:~ 5' 2" / 1.6m
  • Rig Type:~ Fractional Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 4,020lb / 1,823kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 22.4
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 83
  • Designer:~ E G van de Stadt
  • Builder:~ in South Africa?
  • Year First Built:~ 1961
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ ?


Sabre 27*

Sailboat 'Spirit of Venus', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Spirit of Venus', a Sabre 27
  • Hull Type:~ Fin and skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 27' 0" / 8.2m
  • Waterline Length:~ 22' 2" / 6.8m
  • Beam:~ 9' 0" / 2.7m
  • Draft:~ 4' 6" / 1.4m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 6,800lb / 3,084kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.3
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 279
  • Designer:~ Alan Hill
  • Builder:~ Marine Construction Ltd (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1969
  • Year Last Built:~ 1979
  • Number Built:~ 400
  • Owners Association:~ Sabre 27 Owners' Association


Westerly 22*

Sailboat 'Belgean', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Belgean', a Westerly 22
  • Hull Type:~ Bilge keel and skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 22' 3" / 6.8m
  • Waterline Length:~ 18' 4" / 5.6m
  • Beam:~ 7' 6" / 2.3m
  • Draft:~ 2' 3" / 0.7m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 4,150lb / 1,429kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.95
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 228
  • Designer:~ Denis Rayner
  • Builder:~ Westerly Marine Ltd (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1963
  • Year Last Built:~ 1967
  • Number Built:~ 332
  • Owners Association:~ Westerly Owners Association


Sadler 25*

Sailboat 'Jalina', an entrant in the 2015 Jester Challenge'Jalina', a Sadler 25
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel and transom-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 24' 4" / 7.4m
  • Waterline Length:~ 19' 2" / 5.8m
  • Beam:~ 8' 9" / 2.7m
  • Draft:~ 4' 8" / 1.4m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 4,000lb / 1,814kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.87
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 253
  • Designer:~ David Sadler
  • Builder:~ Sadler Yachts Ltd (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1974
  • Year Last Built:~ 1981
  • Number Built:~ 200+
  • Owners Association:Sadler & Starlight Owners Association

A modified version - the Sadler 25 Mk 3 - was produced in 1979 with a taller mast and consequential increase in sail area. As a result the sail area/displacement ratio increased to 16.87 resulting in an increase in performance, particularly in light airs.



Columbia 29 Mk1

A columbia 29 Mk1 sailboat'Pythagoras', a Columbia 29 Masthead Sloop
  • Hull Type:~ Long keel
  • Hull Material:~  GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 28' 6" / 8.69m
  • Waterline Length:~ 22' 6" / 6.86m
  • Beam:~ 8' 0" / 2.44m
  • Draft:~ 4' 0" / 1.22m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 7,400lb / 3,357kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.4
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 290
  • Designer:~ Sparkman & Stephens
  • Builder:~ Columbia Yachts (USA)
  • Year First Built:~ 1961
  • Year Last Built:~ 1965
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Columbia Yacht Owners Association


Contessa 28

Contessa 38 sailboatA Contessa 28
  • Hull Type:~ fin keel with spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 27' 8" / 8.43m
  • Waterline Length:~ 22' 0" / 6.71m
  • Beam:~ 9' 5" / 2.87m
  • Draft:~ 4' 10" / 1.47m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop
  • Displacement:~ 6,970lb / 3,162kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.87
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 292
  • Designer:~ Doug Peterson
  • Builder:~ Jeremy Rogers
  • Year First Built:~ 1977
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ ?

Vancouver 27 and 28

The differences between the two is that the 28 has a semi-balanced rudder, a slightly lengthened stern and marginally higher topsides.

A Vancouver 274 moored on the River Yealm at Newton Ferrers in Devon, UKA Vancouver 27, moored on the River Yealm in Devon, England
The Vancover 27A Vancouver 28 at moored off Nevis, West Indies
  • Hull Type:~ Long keel with transom-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 27' 0" / 8.2m
  • Waterline Length:~ 22' 11" / 7.0m
  • Beam:~ 8' 8" / 2.6m
  • Draft:~ 4' 4" / 1.3m
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter
  • Displacement:~ 8,960lb / 4,064kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.18
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 332
  • Designer:~ Robert Harris
  • Builder:~ Pheon Yachts Ltd (UK), Northshore Yachts Ltd (UK) and Philbrook's Boatyard (Canada)
  • Year First Built:~ 1973
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ More than 250
  • Owners Association:~ Vancouver Yachts Association


Twister 28

A Twister 28 sailboatThe Kim Holman designed 'Twister 28'
  • Hull Type:~ Long keel with transom-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 28' 3" / 8.6m
  • Waterline Length:~ 21' 6" / 6.6m
  • Beam:~ 8' 1" / 2.5m
  • Draft:~ 5' 0" / 1.5m
  • Rig Type:~ masthead sloop
  • Displacement:~ 9,968lb / 4,521kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 12.1
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 448
  • Designer:~ Kim Holman
  • Builder:~ Uphams (UK) and Tyler (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1964
  • Year Last Built:~ 1983
  • Number Built:~ 200
  • Owners Association:~ Twister Class Association


Bristol 24

A Bristol 24 sailboatBristol 24
  • Hull Type:~ Long Keel
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 24' 6" / 7.5m
  • Waterline Length:~ 18' 1" / 5.5m
  • Beam:~ 8' 0" / 2.4m
  • Draft:~ 3' 5" / 1.0m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 5,920lb / 2,685kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.27
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 447
  • Designer:~ Paul Coble
  • Builder:~ Bristol Yachts inc (US)
  • Year First Built:~ 1969
  • Year Last Built:~ 1972
  • Number Built:~ 800
  • Owners Association:~ Bristol Owners Association

The Bristol 25 was produced in two versions; a 'standard' version with two berths in the saloon, and a 'dinette' version with a quarterberth.



Northern 29

A Northern 29 cruising sailboat'Migrant', a Northern 29 Sailboat
  • Hull Type:~ Fin & Skeg
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 29' 0" / 8.8m
  • Waterline Length:~ 21' 3" / 6.5m
  • Beam:~ 9' 0" / 2.7m
  • Draft:~ 4' 6" / 1.4m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 7,250lb / 3,289kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.54*
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 337*
  • Designer:~ Sparkman & Stephens
  • Builder:~ Northern Yacht Ltd (Canada)
  • Year First Built:~ 1972
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Not known

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