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MG Spring 25

Brief details

Builder

MG Yachts (Marine Glass), mouldings by Northshore

A surprisingly big-feeling 25-footer, with a double berth aft cabin tucked in under the cockpit, and an light, open, saloon, the MG Spring 25 is a popular small family cruiser. Her wing keel and twin rudders give her shallow draught and excellent performance. She has six berths in total, although like any yacht of this size would be fairly crowded with six actually aboard.

LOA

25' 6"

Sail area

330 sq ft

LWL

22' 9"

Rig

fractional sloop

Beam

9' 0"

Cabins

2

Draught

3' 0"

Berths

4 + 2

Displacement

4,500 lbs

Engine

Yanmar 1GM10 diesel

Ballast

1,550 lbs

BHP

10

Keel type

Shallow iron wing keel with twin spade rudders

MG Spring 25

MG Yachts started life as primarily a builder of racing boats, but sold a number of fairly high performance cruiser-racers through the 1980s, mostly designed by Tony Castro.

Tony Castro designed "Spring Of Tarrant", the prototype of the wing-keeled, twin-rudder Spring 25 in 1987/88, and the boat was used in the UK TV series "Howards Way". The Spring 25 then went into production in the UK, Brazil and Australia, the UK boats being marketed by MG Yachts. About 150 were built in the UK.

They are, like all Castro designs, fast boats, and have a lot going for them as a small family cruiser, particularly for those moving up from dinghy sailing, who might find more traditional small cruisers sluggish. 'Yachting Monthly' has describe the performance as "sparkling". More details from owners are here on a class website

MG Spring 25
MG Spring 25

The saloon has a raised berth platform forward, with a U-shaped settee around the saloon table. Aft is a galley to port, and small chart table with seat to starboard., The aft cabin and heads are closed off with doors either side of the companionway

MG Spring 25
MG Spring 25

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The interior is simply yet neatly finished, with extensive use of interior GRP mouldings. The vertical 'backrest' seen in the photo here hinges up, with two supports, to extend the length of the forward berth platform by about a foot, and also fractionally increases the length of the lower settee berths. Saloon headroom is about 5' 10".

The galley has a moulded-in sink and drainer, icebox, and space for a gimbaled cooker (the cooker fitted here being a two-burner alcohol stove, though there is aspace for a two-burner and oven cooker)

 

The aft cabin is a good size for such a small yacht

The usual engine in MG Spring 25s is a 9 hp Yanmar 1GM diesel, driving a fixed two-bladed prop via a sternshaft on a P-bracket

Below: the twin rudders are connected to the tiller-head at the top of the transom by an internal tie-bar linkage (the tiller itself is removed in these photos). The design was intended to allow the boat to dry out level on its wing keel, with the aft end stabilised by the twin rudders (several Beneteau models have similar twin rudders for the same purpose).

MG Spring 25

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