Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Norwalk, CT
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Hughes 25 info:
Done a little research on these boats. (none of this is certain) The Hughes 25 is an update of the Hughes 24 which, in turn, is very similar to the Nutmeg 24, designed by William Shaw (of Pearson fame) The modifications to the 24 included a different deck and coach roof, a fixed keel and spade rudder. (the 24 had a centerboard). Yet, if you look at the hull drawing, it's easy to see the resemblance. In all brochures I've seen, the design credit is given to Howard Hughes.
The 25 proved to be far more popular than the earlier versions.
US Steel, at one point, purchased the assets of Hughes Boatworks. They changed the name of many models to Northstar. (though not to this model apparently??). Later, Hughes bought it all back.
I'd rather not post a link to my own site because I don't want sailnet, or anyone else to get mad a me. I've been in contact with owners of all 3 versions. So if anyone has any questions they can contact me using a pm.
Norwalk, CT USA
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