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Watkins 25
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5 2627 Sat January 27, 2007
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100% of reviewers $25,000.00 9.0












Description: Watkins 25
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat September 27, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Very roomy for its size. 6 foot headroom, sleeps 5, 4 very comfortably. Excellent weekend boat for beginners. Handles heavy weather nicely for its size.
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Review Date: Fri April 3, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Very solid boat. Plenty of stability. Shoal keel is nice for lake sailing. Interior finish, very nice. Plenty of head room.
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Review Date: Fri April 3, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Very solid boat. Plenty of stability. Shoal keel is nice for lake sailing. Interior finish, very nice. Plenty of head room.
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Review Date: Thu September 30, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is my first Sailboat (I've crossed over from Power), I have sailed with friends before in smaller and larger boats. The Watkins 25 is very easy to handle. I sail most of the time on my own (Wife sleeping below), As a first timer I must be making many mistakes, but the boat has not complained yet (It's forgiving). I feel it's an excellent first timer boat it handles well in rough and flat water, and it's easy to set up. For a relatively small boat, my wife and I find the interior comfortable and it looks good too, much nicer then other boats in it's class and size. The head is a bit tight, but not uncomfortable. I would recommend this boat to anyone looking to get in to weekend sailing.
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Review Date: Sat January 27, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $25,000.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Solid construction, roomy, 5' 11' headroom, capsize factor 1.9
Cons:

Solid capable cruiser. We purchased our 1987 W25 new from the boat show. We included most of the options and upgrades. All original systems are still functioning, bilge pump, pressure water pump, lifelines, AC/DC electrical systems etc. Empty we kept up with boats like Catalina 25s in informal races. She is very roomy for a 25' and since adding 3600 lbs of cruising gear she still sails well but we don't race. There are 16 lockers for stowing gear and provisions. She has ridden smoothly over 6'-8' waves off the Cape Romano Shoals FL in summer squalls and 55 mph winds. We've taken her 25mi off shore several times comfortably. I lived aboard during the week for almost 2 years when business took me to cities near her berth. V-berth is comfortable for two adults (5'8" and 5'5" Port setee double berth option is comfortable but requires removing companionway ladder. There is 5'11' headroom. Galley is functional with 2 burner stove, no oven, sink and 2cuft ice box. Six opening ports, forward hatch and companionway hatch open the boat for good air circulation. shower in head is cramped but functional. We have done many week-long trips some with 2 adults and 2 children comfortably. We plan to do 6 month trip to Bahamas next year. Shoal keel is 2'6" and can withstand hard grounding (don't ask). The W25 was produced from 1984 to 1990 and approximately 350 were produced. Current NADA is $12,000 to $14,000 for 1987.
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