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Medusa 25

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Boat REF# 3742
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 7.50m (24'7")
Year 1972
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 8hp, Volvo MD1 (1972)
Lying West Wales


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Extra Details

Designer Maurice Griffiths
Builder F I Glass Developments LTD for Carl Zieger Yacht A
Lying West Wales


Engine 1 x Diesel 8hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD1 (1972)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.5 ltr (0.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

The engine operates using a dynostart. Has been seen running and appears to be a sound and reliable little unit.


LOA 7.50m (24'7")
LWL 5.80m (19'0")
Beam 2.40m (7'10")
Draft Min 0.80m (2'7")
Draft Max 0.80m (2'7")
Displacement 2,100kg (4,630.5lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Sparlight Aluminium spars (1972) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail Ratseys - Roller boom (2003)
Headsail - Hank on (unknown year)
Other sails Storm Jib (unknown year)
Jib (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Paint finish

Heavy duty hand laid hull and deck with encapsulated lead bilge keels. Although the hull has been painted, the quality of finish is superb and she looks really smart.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Manual water system tick

All windows and rubbers are new and recently fitted. She is light and bright. New headlinings and many new interior fittings make the interior pleasant and attractive. May benefit from new upholstery, but there is nothing wrong with the original vinyl currently on board. She is very roomy for 25', with full standing headroom and a separate heads compartment.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

VHF tick
Echo sounder tick

She is in need of new electronics. The wiring and new switch panel are there ready to be connected to.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick

2 halyard winches
1 sheet winches
1 anchors
50.00m (164'1") of chain
4hp outboard (unknown year)
Pulpit, pushpit, guard wires and stanchions are all new, made from 316 stainless.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

The gas arrangement may not pass survey as the bottle is not sealed and vented, easily resolved, but worth noting.

Broker's Comments

A classic shoal draft yacht from the board of the famous designer Maurice Griffiths, who was also the founding editor of Yachting Monthly. At the time, Medusa's were described as safe, comfortable, easy to handle and cheap to maintain. This example has had a thorough refit by a marine steel fabrication specialist, and there are many unique examples of his work incorporated in the restoration. His approach to deck safety sets a standard that production builders would do well to copy, though I suspect that the costs would prove prohibitive.
Her roomy four berth cabin is light and airy with completely new windows and seals, and she boasts a large galley and separate heads compartment.
This Medusa appears to be a very sound coastal cruiser, well thought out in a "nuts and bolts" sort of way. I would consider her to be an ideal first yacht in which to "learn the ropes", or to introduce family and friends to the joys of sailing. Furthermore, she benefits from a frugal inboard diesel engine which will get you home when wind and tide conspire against you.
See "more photos" to view 42 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Mike de Graaf and Alan Coy of Boatshed Wales.
Note: Offers on the asking price will be considered.

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.

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