Bénéteau 25 / Platu 25

Bénéteau 25, also known as the Platu 25 is a sport keelboat now produced by Bénéteau. The first copies were released in 1992 by McDell Marine, in New Zealand. The affiliation with the Mumm 30 (Farr 30) star right in the face, it is indeed the same architect Bruce Farr, who designed these two boats.

Lightweight with small angle of entrance, she is fast in all conditions but demanding for the crew. Unlike the Mumm 30 construction is simple, no epoxy but polyester, no lead in the keel and no carbon for the spars. Originally designed for IMS, One-design class Platu 25 is very active and has been recognized by ISAF in 2006.

See the Bénéteau 25 / Platu 25's specifications on

Main Features

McDell Marine
ModelBénéteau 25 / Platu 25
Sailboat typeSport keelboat
Trailerable monohull
DesignerBruce Farr
Building years (first/last)1992 / Still in production
PredecessorFirst Class 8
CE regulationC-6 / D-6
ConstructionFiberglass/polyester, monolithic hull, balsa sandwich deck
Appendage typeFin with bulb
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle under hull rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all24.6 ft
Hull length24.5 ft
Waterline length22.1 ft
Beam over all8.6 ft
Draft5.2 ft
Mast height39.9 ft
Light displacement2601 lbs
Ballast1118 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop (7/8)
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Number of rows of spreader2
Spreader anglePushing
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea349 ft²
Downwind sailarea775 ft²
Mainsail area215 ft²
Genoa area133 ft²
Spinnaker area560 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

31.5 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

12.0 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

29.9 ft

JFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)

8.5 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

30.3 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

9.0 ft

SPLSpinnaker pole lenght

10.8 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

31.2 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

18.5 ft


Ballast ratio43.0 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement295.6 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement656.8 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)22.0

Auxiliary engine

Power max (optional)7 hp
Transmission typeOutboard


Number of berth2

Based on specification2008

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