1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 For Sale

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Stock #132177 -
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1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 - #1
1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 - #1
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1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 - #2
1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 - #1
1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 - #2

Boat Details

Year:
1997
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Creative Marine
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
Skimmer 25
Length (LOA):
25' 4"
Beam:
8' 2"
Min. Draft:
15"
Max. Draft:
46"
Trailer:
1997 Performance Tandem axle
Stock #:
132177
Location:
Bay Shore, New York
Status:
Available
Reason for Selling:
Bought a house recently
Sailboat Details
Genoa:
Headsail:
Lazy Jacks:
Main Sail:
Reefing Mainsail:
Mast:
Aluminum
"The Skimmer 25 is easily towed to distant lakes and coastal areas. Fast and shallow draft, easy to sail, all controls lead to cockpit."

Designed by Reuel Parker for the express purpose of meandering among the quiet places, the diminutive Skimmer certainly stood out in a marina full of more familiar looking boats.

With her sweeping sheer line, low freeboard, chine hull and wide flare, she whisks you back to an age when there ...more

1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 - #1
1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 - #1
1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 - #1
1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 - #2
1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 - #1
1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 - #2

1997 Creative Marine Skimmer 25 Sloop Sailboat in Bay Shore, New York

Stock #132177

Although located in Canada, due to Canadian regulations, this boat is not available for sale to potential buyers in Canada.

Designed by Reuel Parker for the express purpose of meandering among the quiet places, the diminutive Skimmer certainly stood out in a marina full of more familiar looking boats.

With her sweeping sheer line, low freeboard, chine hull and wide flare, she whisks you back to an age when there was no confusion between sailboats and weekend cottages.

The design philosophy of the Skimmer is to be easily trailered to far off lakes and coastal areas where it can be quickly launched at any boat ramp. Weighing in at just 3,000 pounds, it won't require a semi to tow the Skimmer, and the hard chine sharpie hull makes launches and retrievals smooth.

A narrow 8'2", beam and low clearance with a board-up draft of just 16 inches means you won't need any special permits either. And while you're pounding the pavement to distant cruising grounds, the Skimmer doubles as a Spartan roadside camper.

On deck, the Skimmer is simplicity in itself. Throat and peak halyards, controlling the low aspect, 225 square foot gaff-headed main-sail, are led aft. The 100 square foot jib is club-footed, making it self-tacking.

There are no winches on the standard boat and, although you can specify them, you really don't need winches.

While there are refreshingly few fittings aboard, those that are there are of high quality.

The opening portlights are bronze and the steel tabernacle is stout and oversized.

The side decks are narrow and stanchions and lifelines are optional. It takes a while to feel comfortable maneuvering on deck. But practically speaking, once the mast is hoisted, other than shortening sail, everything is controlled from the cockpit. And with an optional roller furling headsail and a single line jiffy-reefing main sail, all sail controls can be handled from the cockpit. "It's even possible," Peabody insisted, "to partially lower the mast with the sails up, to sneak under a bridge for example, and then pop it back up."

The Skimmer 25 is easily towed to distant lakes and coastal areas. A weight of only 3,000 pounds ensures that the narrow boat won't require a semi to take it down the road.

The interior is tight, to say the least, but you're not buying a Skimmer for the accommodations. Although there is plenty of overall length, there just isn't the volume to work with.

With the large main companionway hatch open, there is standing headroom where you need it most, at the galley and navigation station. However, throughout the rest of the boat, there is only sitting headroom.

As you step below, the galley is to starboard. There is a single stainless steel sink and space for a small stove. There is also a good-sized, top-loading icebox.

Opposite to port is a drop-down counter for a chart table and extra galley counter space.

A Porta-Potti, of which the only good thing is that it meets the Coast Guard sanitation requirements, fits beneath this counter area.

A centerline table, with dual foldouts, fronts two six-foot settees. While it would be difficult to find room for long term provisions, there is plenty of storage space for the short coastal voyages the Skimmer was designed for.

The V-berth is a spacious double with a large hatch overhead. It is separated from the saloon by a partial bulkhead.

Information On Condition

This great looking and great sailing bay boat is in very good condition.

- Gaff rigged centerboard with self-tacking jib
- Electric onboard motor with 6 AGM batteries new last year and new battery charger
- Fast and shallow draft, easy to sail, all controls lead to cockpit
- Sleeps 4
- Porta-potty and pump sink down below with standing head room when hatch is fully open
- Canvas dodger
- Tandem axle trailer
- Tabernacle mast makes trailering simple and fast

Handrails & Toe Rails Failing

Approximate boat location: Bay Shore, New York

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Basic Details
Year:
1997
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Creative Marine
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
Skimmer 25
Length (LOA):
25' 4"
Hours:
--
Stock #:
132177
Location:
Bay Shore, New York
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1997
Brand:
Custom
Model:
Elco
Size:
5 hp
Fuel Type:
Electric
Cruising Speed:
6 mph
Maximum Speed:
7 mph
Drive Make:
Elco
Drive Model:
Belt Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
25' 4"
Beam:
8' 2"
Min. Draft:
15"
Max. Draft:
46"
Weight:
1,000 lbs
Water Capacity:
15 gals
Displacement:
3,000 gals
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Compass:
Deck Features
Anchor:
Bimini:
Camper Canvas W/screens:
Cooler:
Fenders:
Mooring Lines:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Bilge Pump:
Bright Cockpit Lighting:
Fire Extinguisher:
Grab Rails:
Life Jackets:
ElectricalElec. Components
Battery Charger:
Battery Perko Switch:
Circuit Breaker Panel:
Cockpit Lighting:
Deck Lighting:
Engine Kill Switch:
Ship Power Hook Up:
Shore Power Cord:
Batteries:
6 AGM Batteries New Last Year
Sails
Genoa:
Headsail:
Lazy Jacks:
Main Sail:
Reefing Mainsail:
Rigging
Mast:
Aluminum
Trailer IncludedIncl.
Included:
Yes
Year:
1997
Make:
Performance
Model:
Tandem axle
Material:
Galvanized
# Axles:
2
# Brakes:
2
Brake Type:
Hydraulic
Breakaway Hitch:
No
Our company makes no claim of road worthiness of trailer. If not maintained adequately, it may not be fit for travel. We recommend a thorough inspection prior to purchase.
Accommodations & Passengers
# Cabins:
1
Sleep. Capacity:
4
# Berths:
3
Sink:
Dinette:
Ice Box:
Porta-potty:
Head:
Port A Potty
Pressurized Water System:
Foot Pump
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Reuel Parker
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Exterior Color:
White Blue
Keel Type:
Enter Board
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