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|Model||Buzzards Bay 25|
|Class||Antique and Classic|
|Offered By||Rockport Marine Brokerage|
Defiant (formerly Posh, Pride) is one of a number of cold-molded Buzzards Bay 25’s built by the Brooklin Boatyard during the late 90’s to Nat Herreshoff’ beautiful, innovative 1914 design. Much like their plank on frame forbearers, these modern Buzzard’s Bay 25s offer everything you could want from a daysailer: beautiful lines, a spacious, comfortable cockpit, an impressive turn of speed and engaging sailing experience. They differ in so far as they offer a maintenance regimen and conveniences a lot of potential boat owners will be more comfortable with.
Defiant was built in 1996, received a significant refit at Brooklin Boatyard in 2016 and has been exceptionally well-maintained since. Her Torquedo electric pod-propulsion is quiet, handy, unobtrusive to the interior and doesn’t require trips to the dock for fuel. Defiant has a beautiful raw teak cockpit, a clean, painted hull interior and simple cuddy for sail storage and shelter. On deck her hardware is a practical mix of modern and period correct and her sails, standing and running rigging all recently replaced. Defiant received new topsides paint and three coats of varnish last winter and is currently in storage.
Available for purchase spring 2023.
The Buzzard’s Bay 25 Design:
The Buzzard’s Bay 25 is a one-design class drawn by Nat Herreshoff 1914 for the Beverly Yacht Club to suit the prevailing conditions in their new location in Marion on Buzzard’s Bay. The new design would have to be shoal draft, able to sail in both light airs and in the strong sea breeze and wind-over-tide chop frequently found there. They were hybrid centerboard/ballast keel sloops sporting more beam, shorter overhangs and higher aspect rigs than his earlier designs. The resulting hull is stunning and said to be one of the designer’s favorites from his extensive body of work. Its beauty, simplicity and versatility make it a perfect candidate for a contemporary build of a classic design.
Rigging and Sails:
|Drive Type||Pod Drive|
|Propeller Type||2 Blade|
|Length on Deck||9.75m|
|Length at Waterline||7.62m|
|Fresh Water Tank||()|