Holland Yachts. Your thoughts?

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  1. djaus
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    djaus Salted Nut!

    Hi, I'm Dirk (from down under)

    So my sister is thinking about buying this 25ft Holland in Western Australia.

    She & her partner have been sailing with friends around Bunbury W.A for about a year, & they have yachty friends that should steer them in the right direction, regarding sound advice & a worthy purchase.

    So share your thoughts if you please on the Holland design. Any & all info would be helpful so I can pass the info on.
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    It's a good boat, though typical of the first generation IOR's from the 70's. If it wasn't raced hard, she should be workable. Get a survey before purchase and don't trust anyone else's survey, except the one you contract to have performed, regardless of what they might have to say.
     
  3. whitepointer23

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    All that talk about being the best she's ever had. The luv you longtime. you mean its all lies.
     
  4. PAR
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    No Brendan, just that it's a typical early IOR racer hull form, with their weird measurement quirks, that forced odd hull shapes. They sail fine, though some designs can be twitchy down wind, I don't know about this specific design's manners though. As a cruiser, she's going to be wanting for storage space and capacity, but if they don't take a lot of gear/guests, they'll be fine.
     
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    pogo ingenious dilletante

  6. CT249
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    /\ Pretty close, but the Aussie Holland 25 is a slight modification of the Kiwi 24; the Aussie boat has a few inches more beam and a slightly reshaped transom and rudder. I don't think there is a single "real" Kiwi 24/Eygthene in Australia so I don't know how they compare in performance, but they are very very similar in shape.
     
  7. PAR
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    I talked with an Australian buddy who's familiar with these Holland designs and he suggests they are less temperamental than other IOR's of the era.
     
  8. ALL AT SEA
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    Spent many years crewing a Holland 25, and sometimes skippering. Tough little boats, loads of deck space due to their generous beam, and good headroom for a 25 footer. They go great upwind, even into a full blown gale provided you have the right sail set. also good running square under kite, though avoiding the death roles takes a strady hand. Great little boat in my humble oppinion.
     
  9. djaus
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    djaus Salted Nut!

    Ok, thanks guys.
    I value the opinions on this forum.

    Ultimately you can't tell my sis' anything, she makes her own way through life. I know she's going to read this too, so hi Narelle !!!

    Apparently the boat looks good, I've told her that having a survey done would serve her well, although she does have good people around her, those she sails with etc, & one guy that knows the yachts history... I think.
    I'm on the other side of AUS, so I can only work with what little info I'm getting.

    Time will tell.
     

  10. bpw
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    bpw Senior Member

    A survey will almost always pay for itself in a cheaper purchase, and one will be needed for insurance anyways so get it now.
     
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