Hughes 25

1968
Designer
Howard Hughes
Builder
Hughes Boat Works
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
25 1 / 7.7 m
Waterline Length
18 11 / 5.8 m
Beam
7 6 / 2.3 m
Draft
3 2 / 1 m
Displacement
3,500 lbs / 1,588 kg
Ballast
1,600 lbs / 726 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
270 ft2 / 25.1 m2
Total Sail Area
269.5 ft2 / 25 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
138.3 ft2 / 12.9 m2
P
27 7 / 8.4 m
E
10 0 / 3.1 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
131.2 ft2 / 12.2 m2
I
31 5 / 9.6 m
J
8 4 / 2.5 m
Forestay Length
32 6 / 9.9 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.84 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.74
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
45.71
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
227.8
moderate
Comfort Ratio
17.6
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
1.98
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

It is thought that this boat derived from the NUTMEG 24, designed by William Shaw (1964). Despite the reverse transom, fin keel with spade rudder, the basic hull shape seems strikingly similar. At about this time, Hughes Boatworks acquired the tooling from Tanzer Industries, the original builder of NUTMEG 24. Little notice has been made of this since the NUTMEG/HUGHES 24 were not built in great numbers. The HUGHES 25, on the other hand, proved to be a very popular model. (Thanks to Jack Gutter for additional info. on this yacht, as well as the owner of the boat in the photo who wished to remain anonymous.)


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