You can build this 25' sloop with a single cabin aft cockpit or with a fore and aft cabin and a center cockpit. The design is available for either plywood (GLEN-L 25) or fiberglass (GLEN-L 25FG) construction. Each is an entirely separate set of plans, although the rig is the same in all cases.
The "25" is easily towed and launched because the centerboard retracts into the hull. The combination centerboard/ballast keel provides positive stability at all sailing angles, plus the ability to enter shoal waters. Handling of the simple masthead sloop rig is an easy job, as all sheets lead to the cockpit.
These popular designs have successfully cruised from the Pacific coast to Hawaii, quite an accomplishment for a boat of its size. One first-time builder entered into competition sailing with exceptional results. His trophies include one for winning first in class in the difficult and prestigious Newport, California to Ensenada, Mexico race.
The GLEN-L 25 is the plywood version, available in two cabin styles: the dual cabin DUET and the single cabin SOLO. The hull features semi-round sides and bottom, with a hard chine much less apparent than the typical plywood boat. The roundness of the hull makes it easier to drive, provides easier motion for comfort, and gives better general sailing characteristics.
The DUET features dual cabin privacy and comfortable midship cockpit. The aft cabin features two berths plus private enclosed toilet room. The forward cabin has a combination dinette/berth area. The galley is complete with standing headroom when the hatch is up.
The SOLO features a self-bailing aft cockpit. The spacious cabin has a roomy, enclosed, toilet room plus a 7' long galley area. The dinette seats four and converts to a double berth, while two can sleep in the vee berth forward. Also included is a real hanging locker and lots of storage space.
The GLEN-L 25FG is the "one-off" fiberglass version, available in two cabin configurations: the SINGLE cabin model with aft cockpit and the TWIN cabin model with aft cabin and midship cockpit. Specifically detailed for one-off fiberglass construction using fiberglass planking or PVC sandwich core. Options are given for building with two different keel configurations. One is the centerboard/ballast keel type for easy launching. The other, a fixed ballast type keel for the ultimate in stability and performance.
The SINGLE cabin features a self-bailing cockpit with plenty of room for fair weather sleeping for two. The roomy cabin offers individual berthing for five with complete accommodations for family cruising. For dining, a table hinges down in position at the settee, but is out of the way at other times.
The TWIN cabin, with self-bailing cockpit midship, provides a private aft cabin for two with head. The complete galley has standing headroom when the hatch is raised. There's storage area under all berths and a large hanging locker.
- Length overall:
- Length waterline:
- Draft (board up):
- Draft (board down):
- Freeboard forward:
- Freeboard aft:
- Displacement (at D.W.L.):
- 3500 lbs.
- Hull weight (approx.):
- 1600 lbs.
- Water capacity:
- 10 gals.
- Height (board up to cabin top):
- Cabin headroom (fwd):
- Cabin headroom (aft):
- Sail area:
Main - 127.5 sq. ft.
Jib - 117.5 sq. ft.
Genoa - 167 sq. ft.
Total - 245/294.5 sq. ft.
- Hull type:
- Combination centerboard/ballast keel for stability and ease of trailering. Hull form of semi-round bottom and sides, with soft chine between. Developed for 3/8" sheet plywood planking.
- Sail type:
- Masthead sloop
- Outboard motor to 10 hp on transom bracket.
- Designed for use with Glen-L 3800 boat trailer plans.