The Bayfield 25 fits many people's definition of a true pocket cruising sailboat. It has a miniature bowsprit and shoal draft full-keel, and it comes complete with a diesel engine and very livable interior with standing headroom. It may takes a fair amount of wind to get these boat moving at a good speed. Many cruising sailboats sacrifice some performance in favour of comfort and livability, and these tend to be more noticeable on smaller designs. On the other hand, Bayfield sailors will be out enjoying strong winds when many other boats will be heading back to port.
Let's the owner talk about his boat:
This boat is a terrific choice for the sailer who want a strong cruiser with the capability to go around the reefs.? She’s well able to go offsore with her windvane and radar detector. She’s stable and forgiving, fully capable of ocean sailing in rough water,This boat sails very well and could accomodated 4 persons but is idealy suitable for a cruising couple. There is a lot of storage for the size of the boat. More, she has a 6' headroom. The Bayfield sailboats are well none for the quality of their construction. She’s ready to sail in the wonderfull ground of west Caribbean.
We had improved her each year, for example the Yanmar 1GM was rebuilt a month a go, and we have new cushions since four month. In fact, since 10 years we owned this vessel, we replace the rigging, the sails, the electric system, the electronic and made an engine access hatch.