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
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.
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
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