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Carabelli 257

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Boat REF# 117625
This boat has been sold
Length 7.82m (25'8")
Year 2007
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 9hp, Yanmar (2007)
Lying Cardiff


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Extra Details

Designer Horacio Carabelli
Builder Skipper Yachts
Lying Cardiff
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Engine 1 x diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Yanmar (2007)
Engine Hours engine1:   20
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 2 blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.5 ltr (0.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots


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Length 7.82m (25'8")
LWL 7.16m (23'6")
Beam 2.80m (9'2")
Draft Min 0.72m (2'4")
Draft Max 1.65m (5'5")
Displacement 1,699kg (3,746.3lbs)
Headroom 1.68m (5'6")
Storage On marina


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Sloop rigged Eurospar Aluminium spars (2007) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2007)


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Reefing mainsail - Slab (2007)
Headsail - Hank On (2007)
Other sails Genoa (2007)
Spinnaker (2007)
Jib (2007)
Spinnaker gear tick

The halyard winches double as sheet winches.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Pressurised water system tick


1 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick

Tic Tac

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
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2 halyard winches
1 anchors
(Four prong folding)
1.52m (5'0") of chain
6.10m (20'0") of rode

Safety Equipment

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2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Splitting the atom and quantum physics are difficult to achieve and in the world of yacht design, building a boat with the capability to exceed speeds of 20 knots , offer good accommodation for the family and also to be towed by the family car and then stored on the drive are equally as remarkable.
The Carabelli 257 ticks all the boxes, however be warned this boat will not appeal to the traditional baggy wrinkle sailor.
She will perform competitively against other sports boats but has the benefit of a comfortable interior with an inboard engine and a toilet. If you wish to release your inheritance early, take the mother in law or your granny for a 20 knot downhill blast. You will probably pick up some silverware at the regatta whilst doing so. She performs equally well in light airs, being responsive and easy to handle.
On sunny days the family will appreciate the accommodation and with the keel lifted she can sit on the beach allowing the children to build sandcastles.
Except for making you look younger I don’t know what else you could ask from a boat but this one could make you FEEL younger.
This particular vessel is the company demonstrator and has had very little use. She offers very good value for money.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Carabelli 257 has been personally photographed and viewed by Keith on 07968 375172 of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.