William Hand raised deck Cruisers for the 21st Century

Half Hull model of 25 foot william hand raised deck cruiserThis lovely raised deck 25 foot cruiser was designed by William Hand in the 1920s. It is part of a series of boats that he designed that ranged from the smallest Zenith (above) all the way to Eclipse at 40 feet. All of them featured a raised deck that produces a roomy and strong hull and good looking boat. It is the quintessential classic cruiser look.

Specification:
25′ Length overall
25′ Waterline length
7′ 9″ Beam
2’8″ Draught
Berths 2 or 4
2o hp Diesel shaft drive

E-mail Tiernan at Roeboats for more details or call +353 (0)28 38973

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You can easily imagine yourself enjoying an exhilarating trip across the bay to a friends cocktail party. This boat is no slouch, the lightly but strongly built hull, slips through the water at a tidy clip and is powered by a miserly 20hp inboard diesel. You shouldn’t think that these boats are just for zipping around the harbour, in their day Hand designed motor boats of this size and smaller have completed quite long cruises. One of these famously was from Long Island to Nova Scotia and long and demanding journey for any boat.

Plan of Zenith 25 foot wooden cruiser for sale by Roeboats ballydehob, 60,000 euroDown below there are all that is needed for you and a companion to cruise in comfort from bay to bay, with two berths, a galley and toilet. The boat as designed featured a canvas awning over the self draining cockpit but for a little more comfort in these northern climes a simple cabin can be built to keep you and your crew dry and cosy on those inclement days and keep the sun off on those glorious summer days that make you drop everything to get out in your boat.

Half hull model of william hand 25 foot raised deck cruiserIf you would like your own custom built Zenith, a fine sea boat that will give you many years of pleasure and relaxation contact Tiernan Roe at +353 (0)28 38973 or email roeboats@ymail.com. The price for you to sail away in total luxury is less than you would pay for a similar mass produced ugly plastic boat that will no doubt gobble as much fuel in a day as Zenith might use in a week.

28, 34 and 40 foot versions also available contact Tiernan for more info.

Raised deck cruiser 25 foot william hand half hull model

Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, t:+353 (0)28 38973 m: +353 (0)86 158 69 37 e:roeboats@ymail.com

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