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Catalina/Boomaroo 25

Still researching for an upgrade to the Hartley.. At this stage it's either (a) a 25-26' trailerable we can winter on the hard, moor in summer or (b) a 28'-something keelboat we can park in a marina berth someplace and fork out $$$.

Does anyone know anything of the pedigree of the Boomeroo 25?? The swing keel seems to hang off the bottom someplace - but that can't be right...

BOOMEROO 25 boat details - BoatPoint Australia

I've read that they were designed by one Frank Butler at Catalina Yachts, but can find nothing much else on the web (there's plenty on the 22, but nothing on the 25). I've also been looking at the Sunbird 25 (tubby, but capable). Anything else I should be looking at??

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Hi Hartley,

I don't recognize some of those designs, I guess since they're more popular Down Under?

Without knowing your price range, one boat in that size range that I think may be worth a look is the Beneteau First 285. One of my sisters and her husband have one, as does another friend. They seem to be very capable racer-cruisers, and can be had here in the states for U.S.$20-30K. Hopefully some of them trickled into Australia during the late-'80s-early-'90s.


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The C 22 and 25 aand a few other Cats were sold and made in the 60's and 70's in Europe as a jaguar!?!?! and another name or two elsewhere. The reality is, look at a C25 and see if it is not the same boat, design etc, but made down under in this case. I'll look at the book later when I get a chance that says what these other boats are and when built etc.

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Thanks, John - I'll keep a lookout for the Bene 285. Beneteau has had a huge following over here, so I'd be surprised if a few didn't make it here..

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The C 22 and 25 aand a few other Cats were sold and made in the 60's and 70's in Europe as a jaguar!?!?! and another name or two elsewhere. The reality is, look at a C25 and see if it is not the same boat, design etc, but made down under in this case. I'll look at the book later when I get a chance that says what these other boats are and when built etc.

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The C250 is a completely different animal and the C25-Capri-thingy website is crap, but I think you might be right...

So.. are C25's any good?? The swing-keel version that is... the keel looks really flimsy.

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Sheel keel

Sounds like a Cal 25 sheel keel, 6 versions of the 25 made in 78.
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Sunbird 25
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Sounds like a Cal 25 sheel keel, 6 versions of the 25 made in 78.
If you're talking about the same Cal 25 as on Cal25 Sailboat Class Association - then, no, it's not a Cal 25.. not even close.

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Lidgard 26
Sunbird 25
Spyder 24
Lidgard 26

Spyder 24

Hmmm.. these are the only two examples of these boats I can find, and being fully-imported with no Class Association here is probably not a positive.

Maybe they're not very popular here in Oz? Anyone here own one??

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Sorry I meant Cat 25 not Cal. Draft 5 max 2 min.Lwl 22.17,displacement 4150. Sound about right?
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Hartley, you ever look at the Mac 26? It sure seems to fit your requirements
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