Designed by Tony Castro
Springtied is a good example of this fast cruiser and has benefitted from many upgrades under our ownership.
Year of Manufacture 1988
7.77 Mtrs(25’ 6”) L.O.A.
2.80 Mtrs (9’) Beam
0.9Mtr (3’) Draft.
Keel Configuration: Fin with a Wing
The Keel was removed in 2010, keel bolts checked, keel flange epoxied and re-seated
Main cabin is of an open plan design which incorporates the galley and Navigation station.
There are also 4 berths (2 in V berth Forward & 2 settee berths). There are an additional 2 berths in the separate rear cabin. Which has a small hanging locker.
There is Standing headroom in the main cabin aft of the compression post.
The table is mounted on the compression post and is removable. It can also be raised/lowered or swung round 180 deg. to give more room.
There is a Separate Heads to Stbd, with an ITT/Jabsco manual sea toilet. And a wash basin c/w hand operated water pump & hanging locker
The Galley is to Port with a Plastimo 2 burner hob & grill on gimbles(New 2007) The Gas Bottle is located in a bespoke Gas bottle storage which is self draining to overboard. This is located within the main Cockpit Locker. A local gas isolating valve is mounted near to the hob. There is a battery operated Carbon Monoxide alarm in the main Cabin.
The Galley has a Sink with a manual water pump. The plastic fresh water tank is located in a locker under the sink.
There is basic insulated cool box in the counter top and storage cupboards under sink and cooker .
The Navigation Station is to Starboard with its own seat and small chart table with storage.
All upholstery is original but in good clean condition.
Cap Shrouds, Lowers and Forestay new 2017
Running rigging replaced as needed, Genoa Sheets New 2021
Plastimo Roller Reefing system
Stack pack Lazyjack system on boom
Barton Boom Strut
Main, Hyde Triradial, double taffeta Mylar DC44 New 2012 but lightly used.
Genoa, Hyde Triradial, double taffeta Mylar DC44 c/w UV strip. New 2012 but lightly used.
Spinnaker, Triradial (New 2018) used 3 times.
Cruising Chute, (age unknown. But in good condition)
Jib North (age unknown).which we sometimes use rather than sailing with the genoa reefed(rolled).
No.4 Jib (age unknown).
Antal 16 self tailing Primary sheet Winch’s (Serviced 2020)
Antal 8 Halyard Winch’s on Coach roof (New 2020)
Spinlock XAS Clutch’s and PXR jammers (New 2020)
Harken Mainsheet track mounted on bridge deck.
Folding and removable cockpit sprayhood c/w windows
Cockpit dodgers with draining pockets for jib sheets etc
All Skin fittings and sea cocks have been replaced with TruDesign glass-reinforced nylon composite models
Delta Anchor in a bow locker with chain & Warp
Dock lines & Fenders in the Cockpit locker along with Spinnaker Sheets etc.
Telescopic Boat hook
Horseshoe life buoy c/w Danbuoy and automatic strobe light mounted on the Port pushpit
Throwing line in bag.
Pad for stowing small outboard mounted on the Stbd. pushpit
Winch handle pockets on bulkhead and third on transom
Halyard pockets in companionway
Ensign & staff with socket on transom.
2 Batteries: Engine start battery 80AH Domestic 80AH with BEP split charging relay
NASA LED tricolour and all round white (anchor) at masthead.
LED Bi-colour Steaming light on pulpit and LED white steaming light on mast with foredeck floodlight.
All internal lights are LED. Except mini fluorescent above galley.
Standard Horizon GX1500E DSC VHF at Nav station (New 2009) with a second remote fully functional handset in cockpit & switchable waterproof speaker in cockpit.
Garmin GPS 128 at Nav Station (connected to DSC VHF)
Brass clock & Barometer at Nav Station
Garmin GPS Chart Plotter mounted on cockpit bulkhead
Comar AIS receiver connected to Chart plotter
Nasa Clipper Wind
Nasa Clipper Duet (depth & Log)
Plastimo Contest Compass.
Navico Tiller pilot 5000
Engine. Yanmar 1GM10.
Engine is serviced and winterised at the end of every season.
Engine start panel on companionway side, Engine pull to stop in corner of companionway top step
Spinlock ATCU Throttle and gear control with removable handle in cockpit.
Engine starts easily on the button, and runs well.
Complete overhaul in 2005 including re-bore, new main & big end bearings etc. all work carried out by a qualified diesel engineer. Further Cylinder head overhaul in 2017.
The Yanmar Exhaust Elbow prone to failure has been replaced with a stainless steel one of my own design that prevents water ever entering the engine in the event of perforation.
The Prop shaft has a packed gland type seal with remote grease system.
The propellor is a 2 blade Flexofold folding prop and was new in 2011 and is in very good condition
A new prop shaft was fitted at the same time. It is protected with an anode mounted behind the prop and a further one halfway up the stainless steel shaft. The cutlass bearing was replaced in 2020.
2 off 2KG ABC powder fire extinguishers one in aft cabin adjacent to galley, one in main cabin area.
Shore Power with twin 13A socket adjacent to nav station with RCD Protection. The Shore power connection is in the Cockpit locker and the lead is stored in a settee locker
Springtied is laid up ashore on her own bespoke cradle every year from November to March.
The mast is removed and stored undercover in a building.
The Bespoke Yard/launching cradle is available by separate negotiation. The Cradle is designed to be dismantled for storage or transport.
We have owned Springtied since 2004 and over the years we have maintained & upgraded her to enhance our use of her.
She is a great boat to sail. Very responsive. Points well but bear away and she really gets going.
The twin rudders provide plenty of grip even when heeling.
There is lots of room down below, more than most 25 footers.
She has the usual minor dinks and scrapes that you’d expect of a boat of her age.
Despite being 33 years old she still has the look of a modern yacht due to Tony Castro’s innovative design.
Springtied is currently lying in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Read more