1987 Watkins Sloop New Bedford, MA
Posted on May 13, 2018 / 294
Price : $13,900
Listing Type : SailSloop
Builder | Manufacturer : Watkins
Condition : Used
Year : 1987
Length : 25ft
Model : Sloop
Engine Make : Yanmar
Engine Model : 1GM10
Engine/s Year : 1987
Total Power : 9hp
LOA : 25'
Beam : 8.17
Max Draft : 2.5
Displacement : 1900
Fuel Capacity : 15
Water Capacity : 50
Holding Tank Capacity : 50
1987 Watkins Sloop
1987 Watkins Sloop

The Watkins 25 is a sloop rigged, shallow draft pocket cruiser that is a great little boat for gunkholing along the coast or off to the islands. With a draft of 2’6, mast height of 32’9″ and headroom of 5’11”  in her unbelievably roomy interior, she is both comfortable and sea-kindly enough to take you anywhere. Powered by a 9HP Yanmar Diesel, loaded with extras and new electronics(2013) in the water and ready for sea trial.

Two double berths, single berth, enclosed marine head with a holding tank, shower, six opening ports, one opening hatch, curtains
Two burner alcohol stove, ice chest, sink
Depth meter, knot meter, Windex, compass, New Standard VHF, New Fusion stereo, New Raymarine Plotter, two internal speakers
Dockside power, power cord, 12V system, AC/DC switch panel, two batteries, cabin lights, anchor light, steaming lights, AC outlet in cabin
Mainsail with two reef points, 120% furling genoa, gennaker, spinnaker gear, whisker pole, four winches
Stern rail, double lifelines, anchor roller, swim ladder, wheel steering, cockpit cushions, cockpit table, cockpit drink holders, mosquito netting
Manufacture’s Notes

CRUISE-ABILITY was Watkin’s tag line on all of their advertisements.  The following bulleted section is copied from the general company brochure published about 1987.

  • One-piece solid hand-laid hull with internal ballast fiberglassed in place.
  • Hull interior gelcoated
  • No external iron or steel to rust
  • Examine other’s keel-to-hull joint.  You may see gaps, fillers, rust, cracks. Ours assures fairness.
  • Hull and deck inner liners with access to deck hardware.
  • Stronger, quieter, cooler in summer, and warmer in winter, no condensation.
  • Pre-cut inspection holes for tightening deck hardware.
  • Check our competition to see if they offer our easy access to deck hardware fasteners—or if you can get there at all.
  • Exterior hull-to-deck joint chemically bonded and bolted with stainless bolts every five inches.  No sheet metal screws or pop rivets.  IT’S THE STRONGEST, MOST SECURE HULL-TO-DECK JOINT ON THE MARKET.
  • Access without removing interior pieces or damaging them.
  • Ask to see the hull-to-deck fasteners on any boat you are considering.
  • Stanchions are through-bolted to hull-to-deck joint for strength and accessibility.
  • Mast and boom are oversized, anodized.
  • Internal halyards.
  • Chainplates structurally backed and bolted.
  • All sizing is to heavy offshore standards.
  • High displacement/length ration for solid and comfortable sailing even under extreme conditions.
  • High ballast/displacement ration (25’ -39%), (30’- 43%), (33’ – 49%) for stiff and comfortable sailing.
  • Interiors are big, roomy and beautifully appointed with teak.
  • Exceptional headroom (25’ – 5’11”), (30’ – 6’3”), (33’ – 6’5”).
  • Huge, well finished storage spaces.
  • Aluminum opening ports with screens and aluminum hatches give the main salon an open, bright and airy feeling.
  • No “closed-in” feeling, as in some boats.
  • Yanmar Diesel engines, Isomat spars, Edson steering, Barient winches and Bomar ports and hatches are the best in the industry, and are used on all Watkins yachts.
  • Compare, boat for boat, dollar for dollar, and you’ll join the thousands of trouble-free, worry-free, Watkins Owners.


Boat construction and philosophy

Hull:  All Watkins boats have solid hulls, with no cores.  Decks after 1980 are cored with plywood blocks in a mosaic like pattern with spaces left between the blocks and the space filled with resin to stop moister intrusion from spreading.  Early boats have balsa cored decks which occasionally do have deck problems due to moisture rotting the balsa causing delaminating.  All the boats are heavy built with strength being more important than weight savings.  The fiber glass lay up schedule called for  woven glass on both inner and outer layers for strength.  The center of the hull is glass mat.   Sadly most new production boats no longer use this excellent method due to cost.

Deck Joint:  Boats put in production beginning in 1980 (W36, W32,W25,W29,W33,W30) all have a special deck joint invented by Watkins’s internal design team.  The joint is made using an outward turning hull flange with an aluminum toe rail through bolted to both deck and hull.  This is the strongest hull joint ever developed.  It is not prone to leak due to the bolts being exterior to the hull.  This design has since been copied by Hunter and other companies.

Keel:  All models are shallow draft with internal ballast except the W36 which has a lead bolt on keel.  This means that the keel is molded of fiberglass as a hollow integral part of the hull mold and filled afterwards with ballast.  Early models have a lead pre-form inse

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Contact Information

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