Friday, October 29, 2010

Tomahawk 25

An unusual Junk-rigged Tomahawk 25. These yachts are normally rigged as Bermudan sloops.

The Tomahawk 25 designed by Alan Hill and moulded by Marcon was first launched in 1970. Eric White, the founder of Marine Construction described her as ‘The People’s Boat’, and as such she was generally cheaper than her rivals. When she was shown at the 1971 Earls Court Boat Show, only one was sold, perhaps because she was perceived as being too radical, with her fin keel and skeg-hung rudder. This reticence on the part of yachtsmen unfamiliar with the advantages of GRP production over traditionally built wooden boats soon faded when her performance and practical characteristics became clear. Then a twin keel version with encapsulated keels was produced in tandem with the fin keel boat which widened the appeal, to the extent that marginally more of the former were built according to demand.

In addition to completed yachts, this five berth cruiser with a semi-open accommodation plan was available for professionals or amateurs to equip and finish according to their budgets. Altogether about 290 boats were built over a period of 10 years. Alan Hill was pleased with his Tomahawk 25 which he cruised with his family and won Burnham Week. An active Owners’ Association offers a quarterly bulletin, a members’ forum, a brokerage section on their website, and rallies.


LOA 7.7m 25ft 4in

LWL 6.1m 20ft 0in

Beam 2.6m 8ft 6in

Draft (fin keel) 1.4m 4ft 8in

Draft (twin keel) 0.9m 3ft 0in

Displacement 2,300kg 5,066lb

Ballast 1,000kg 2,200lb

Ballast ratio 43%

Sail Area 12.7sq.m 137sq.ft

No 1 Jib 13.9sq.m 150sq.ft

No 2 Jib 6.9sq.m 75sq.ft

No 1 Genoa 21.3sq.m 230sq.ft

No 2 Genoa 16.7sq.m 180sq.ft


Tomahawk 25 Details

Tomahawk Owners Association

Good Photos of a Tomahawk 25 –Sold

Tomahawk 25 for Sale £6,500

Tomahawk 25 for Sale £7,995

Tomahawk 25 for Sale £10,290

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