Evolution 25

This is the cruising version of the Julian Everitt-designed Evolution 26

quarter-tonner, from the early 1980s. With her hydraulically operated, 800lb

(364kg) lifting keel and powerful fractional rig, she has plenty of performance

and handles like a big dinghy. The Evolution 25’s coachroof is higher than

her racing sister’s and the accommodation is more spacious and better fitted

out. She can sleep

five, has a separate

heads compartment

and a practical galley

area. She draws just

a foot (31cm) with

the keel up, so she

is a flexible coastal

and estuary cruiser.

Build quality was

not brilliant and

many were home

completed, so the

arrangements

below decks and

the quality of

fit-out will vary.

LoA 7.9m (25ft 9in)

LWL
6.8m (22ft 4in)

beam 2.8m (9ft 4in)

Draught 0.3m to 1.5m

(1ft to 5ft) Displacement

1,632kg (4,500lb)