Extremely well priced and allowing for some normal TLC, this Freshwater inboard Volvo saildrive 1981 Cal 25 Mk II has been well maintained and until recent years was sailed virtually every 2 weeks every month since this owner purchased the boat back in 1994. Never raced by this couple, they have probably enjoyed their Cal 25 Mk II as much as anyone this dealership has ever know.
Somewhat reworked in 2008 including new Imron painted stripes, the boat still is quite attractive. You will marvel increased footing with the wide side decks and tall toe rail. Add to that, you will love the inboard shrouds that make moving forward an unencumbered passage. The cockpit is unusually deep and comfortable - - at least equal to any 27 ever seen. Then there is the beautifully balanced helm that is almost a hallmark of the Lapworth designs. What a joy to tiller! The tiller is so well balanced that a 60 lb person can easily handle the boat in a 25 mph blowing day. Again, what a joy.
Seemingly more of a 27 than a 25, the generous 9' beam along with the 44% ballast ratio you have one stiff 25'er, again more 27 foot than 25 foot. The V berth is suitable for 2 "big" people and the teak interior is in keeping with the quality that Cal was famous for. Cushions are quite attractive.
Now located @ Rooke Sails' yard in Memphis come take a look and get sailing NOW - - in style - - never wishing you had bought something else. Rooke Sails sold this boat back when we were CAL dealers in the 1980's. Please take a look at the photos and you will sense of a very decent boat.. She is a classic and highly desirable, now and in the future.
IT'S YOUR MOVE !!
Contact: Chris Rooke, Rooke Sails, Inc., 1744 Prescott So., Memphis, Tn., @ I-240 & US 78
Brokers for Yachts 8 to 50' we are always looking for quality listing. Full yard services available with virtually any installations handled with our talented staff. A Cal Dealer starting back in 1977 and a Beneteau Dealer since 1982, we specialize in sail repair of all types in house and offer complete custom canvas works including biminis, etc. Air Ride transport equipment, including an 85' Sky Hook sign crane rigging is a snap. Insurance work and refurbishing work capable. Let us know if we can be of help.Celebrating our 45th year in the sailing business!!
Please contact Chris Rooke at 901 744-8500
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA 25' 3"
LWL 22' 0"
BEAM 9' 0"
DRAFT 4' 6"
DISPLACEMENT 4,500 LBS
BALLAST 2,000 LBS
MAST HEAD RIG
SAIL AREA 314 SQ FT
Sails / Canvas and other Gear
North 150% Dacron Headsail with Sunbrella UV
Headsail on Hood rollerfurling line drive system
Sailcover in Sunbrella with lazy jacks
Tiller cover - Sunbrella
Cabin top handrail covers - Sunbrella
Stainless Steel Bimini sailable with mainsail hoisted - Sunbrella covering runs from sternrail to 2 " behind mainsheet lines in cockpit, good coverage
Padded lifeline cushions on upper and lower lifelines in cockpit area
Halyards internal and led back to cockpit to sheet stoppers and winches on both sides
Inboard genoa track for proper sheeting
Sizeable 2 speed winches for Primaries located in reach of skipper for easy singlehanding
Mainsheet traveler conveniently located in front of cockpit
Deck & Cockpit Design Features
Wide walkways for secure footing
TALL toerail not seen on most 25's or 27's for excellent footing
Anchor Locker built into forepeak of deck
Double rail Bow pulpit
Double rail Stern pulpit
Double Life lines with gates both port and starboard
Thru hull rudder, not an ugly transom hung rudder thus the boat is quite attractive
No outboard on transom due to inboard saildrive, thus again attractive stern
Built-in transom ladder that when up closes the stern railing and when lowered makes it easy to egress from cockpit or to get back into the cockpit without scaling the top of the sternrail
Deep 4 step Ladder that is
Deep cockpit with comfort written all over it
Seat backs have dihedrial half way up that fits the small of the back comfortably
Tiller originates not from the floor, but from the top of a molding in the far aft of the cockpit that keeps the tiller from engaging the knees and opens up more room for friends while sailing
Mainsheet located in front of cockpit, correctly located while sailing and easy to control and then easily moved to port or starboard to make entry into the interior of the boat unencumbered
Two long hand rails cabin top mounted for secure movement
Flattering cabin top profile thus boat has classic look
Attractive Molded forward hatch
Proper Sea Hood for sliding hatch
With the exception of a 2 foot longer cockpit, the Cal 25 Mk II IS the Cal 27 Mk III that followed the Cal 25 Mk II - - - Point is that this 25 is virtually a 27.
Interior layout, Accommodations, and Items included
5'10" headroom with a bit more under the sliding hatch, maybe 6' there
Thick comfortable cushions, noticeably thicker than most any 30'er you will see
Beautiful Teak Bulkheads and trim throughout
Seat back on both port and starboard settees hinges 180 degrees upward to dramatically increase the shoulder room of these berths when used as such
Very Long rear quarter berth on starboard side - - can bring your 6'8" crew member
Curtains for main cabin
Teak sliding door to close off head or V-berth from main cabin, classy design and functional
Huge V berth, big enough for two good size adults
Head area to starboard of the main bulkhead and a vanity with sink to the immediate opposite side (port)
Storage under vanity sink
Lovely teak doors through out
2 interior handrails on cabin headliner for extra ease of movement while aboard
Shelves behind back rest on settees
Stainless steel sink
Hand operated fresh water system
Wood Grain type Formica counter tops, looks classy and very functional
Deep Ice box
Storage outboard of sink
Storage under sink area
Spiffy Teak doors with nifty hidden finger latches
Over Galley lights
110 volt dual outlet next to galley for appliances
Sliding galley extension over starboard quarter berth with 2 burner alcohol stove
Electronics, Electrical & instrumentation
VHF with mast head antenna
12 volt system with braker panel including Volt meter
2 deep cycle batteries
Cabin lights more than adequate
120 volt system with breaker and outlets in main cabin/galley and V berth
30 amp shorepower cord
The Saildrive foot eliminates the need for a propeller shaft & strut bearing and worry about shaft alignment
Inboad power delivers power in rough water where an outboard can have cavitation of the propeller eliminating thrust every other wave - - in rough water. With the foot and propeller being deep under the hull there is ALWAYS good power delivered.
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.