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]


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.


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 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]


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.


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


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