Hobie Magic 25

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The Hobie Magic 25 is a trailable, strict one-design monohull sportsboat that was manufactured by the Hobie Cat Company (USA), Bashford Boatbuilder (Australia) and Lidgard Boatbuilder (New Zealand) for racing and day sailing in the late 1990s.[1]

Structure[edit]

The Hobie Magic 25 is currently out of production with about 75 boats in total being built, with the majority produced by Bashford Boatbuilder in Nowra, Australia.

Design[edit]

Designed for Hobie by Australian designer Iain Murray and Associates.

The Magic 25 has a fractional rig.[1] It utilizes a full carbon rig, triple trapeze, gennaker, retractable bowsprit, aluminium fin keel with a torpedo bulb, hydraulic mast ram and a powerful sail plan.

Construction[edit]

Construction is mid-tech, employing vinylester and polyester resin over an E-glass and quadraxial lay-up, with 15mm Divincell foam core and carbon reinforcement.

The mast was manufactured using pre-impregnated carbon fibre in a one piece mould. The bowsprit and tiller were also carbon fibre.

The Spinnaker is 48.4 sqm.[1]

Specifications[edit]

LOA 7.46m (24' 9")
LWL 7.265m (23' 10")
Beam 2.31m (7' 7")
Draft: 1.675m (5”6”)
Displacement: 845 kg (1860 lb)
Balast: 390 kg (858 lb)
Sail area 36m² (388 ft²)
Racing Crew 4

Class Associations[edit]

The Magic 25 has strong class racing and associations in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hobie Magic 25". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 

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