NEW MOON 25
OUR CONCEPT WAS TO PROVIDE A TRADITIONAL LOOKING VESSEL THAT IS SEA-KINDLY, SAFE, STURDY AND SIMPLE. A BOAT WITH GOOD SAILING QUALITIES OF RELATIVELY SHALLOW DRAFT WITH A FULL KEEL AND HEADROOM FOR EASY DAY-SAILING OR COMFORTABLE CRUISING. ONE THAT CAN BE CUSTOM DESIGNED AND BUILT WITH THE OWNERS DESIRES IN MIND.
THE OWNER SPECIFIES THE RIG, INTERIOR DESIGN, WOOD TO BE USED, TYPE OF HEAD, NUMBER OF BERTHS, WATER TANKAGE, ETC., DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF SAILING THAT IS PLANNED TO BE DONE.
THE NEW MOON 25 COMPLIMENTS EASTSAIL’S WORLD CRUISING CUTTER, PROVIDING A DESIGN TO MEET A WIDE ARRAY OF NEEDS.
|LOA||Beam||Draft||Lead Ballast||Sail Area||Headroom||Auxiliary|
|25′||8’6″||3’8″||2,300 lb.||360 sq. ft.||6’+||10 HP Gas Outboard|
The New moon was the second boat we designed. It was created by a number of people who loved the boat, but did not want to pay “that much” for a 25’ boat.
At shows, as they sat in the cockpit, people would ask if we could build a semi-custom one that cost $10,000 to $20,000 less. Price is usually an issue. After a few years of hearing this, we set out to come up with another model. For the sake of trying to identify it, we called it the Coastal Cruiser, although it was coming from the same molds and design as our one and only “flagship!”
The interior was simplified by not having all the fiberglass covered by teak, and with fewer drawers and cabinetry. It was painted white with cherry trim, which gave the traditional Herreshoff style a brighter look. In lieu of all the teak wood, the cabin sole of teak planking became the typical yacht sole. The design of the interior was whatever met their needs from two to four berths, a larger head or navigation area or whatever!
The basic hull went to all fiberglass in lieu of the cored hull, but the cored deck piece stayed the same. The trunk cabin sides were replaced with more fiberglass in lieu of cored. All these changes reduced the cost by $15,000 and offered a new look to what now became a two-line boat company. Below is a sample of the interior look for the New Moon with some exterior shots. We hoped this would answer those questions of “What can you do to reduce the price and still have a very rugged, traditional semi-custom boat built for me?”