Mark Cameron Yachts

Fisher 25




Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelFisher 25
NameKariba Star
DesignerDavid Freeman
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP with traditional full encapsulated keel
Keel TypeFull keel


EngineBeta Marine BD1005 28hp
Engine Hours1075
Fuel Capacity150l


Drinking Water Capacity150l


Instantly recognisable the Fisher 25 has become something of a design icon in the world of motor sailors. With the very traditional working boat like profile, low sweeping sheer line and reverse rake windscreen the Fisher 25 has all the design details for which the range of British built ketch rigged motor sailors have become famous.
Offering an open cockpit aft with tiller steering and a fully enclosed wheelhouse helm position for when weather is less favourable she is ideally suited for cruising in Scottish waters. The accommodation space on the little Fisher is cleverly used to maximise the available internal volume and creates a living space which is practical for use with a full crew aboard. Offered with a comprehensive inventory viewing is strongly recommended. Wintering ashore, North Argyll.

'To date 255 of these stout little ships have been built Perfect for a couple wanting an easily handled, take-anything cruiser, her bluff bows contain a spacious, two-berth cabin. The saloon is roomy with a generous galley to starboard and a dinette opposite. A Quarter berth provides either a sea berth or guest accommodation. The wheelhouse has good headroom and contains the navigation station. The cockpit is also a reasonable size but visibility forward is restricted. In light conditions and to windward, the rig provides stability but little more. But off the wind in Force 4 she potters along happily. Engines of around 27hp were fitted.'
Yachting Monthly, April 2009 'Fisher 25'

The traditional profile of the Fisher deck and wheelhouse mouldings have become iconic since the ranges introduction. The Fisher 25 has all the trade mark details which create the Fisher look, raised forward sections with sweeping sheer line, reverse rake windscreen and aft cockpit.
Traditionally built single piece solid GRP moulded hull.
Plywood bulkheads laminated into hull.
Full length traditional keel with encapsulated iron ballast.
Full depth, keel skeg hung rudder.
Topsides finished in blue gelcoat.
Moulded rubbing strake with hardwood capping.
Traditional hardwood imitation bulwarks.
Traditionally built single piece GRP moulded, deck, cockpit and superstructure.
Moulding finished in white gelcoat.
Moulded bulwarks.
Teak capping rail.
Treadmaster panels to finish deck and cockpit.

The masthead ketch rig provides the boat with a useful sail plan for sailing or motor sailing with the mizzen sail particularly useful when motoring in confused seas. With the large tabernacle fitted for the main mast it is possible to raise and lower the main mast without the need for a crane or derrick, ideal for the canals.
Masthead ketch rig.
Mast and spars of gold anodised aluminium.
All standing rigging of stainless steel wire with swaged end terminals.
Colnebrooke roller reefing gear for genoa.
Mast steps on main mast to the mast head.
Substantial stainless steel tabernacle for main mast.
Main & Genoa halyard and Genoa sheets replaced 2016

Genoa - Roller reefing. (circa 2010)
Mainsail - Slab reefing. (circa 2010)
Mizzen - Slab reefing. (circa 2010)
Storm Jib - Hank-on. As new, never used.

Main Anchor - CQR plough anchor with 30m, 6mm chain rode.
Anchor Windlass - Manual
Fenders - Selection
Mooring Warps - Selection. All new 2017

The deck moulding is finished in the original white gel coat with grey non-slip treadmaster panels creating a firm and safe surface under foot.
The elevated foredeck benefits from having had a small bowsprit fitted to project the bow roller forward of the stemhead, improving anchor handling. A manual windlass is mounted on the foredeck with a substantial central cleat mounted immediately aft.
A small moulded break water at the aft end of the foredeck prevents water running the length of the coachroof in heavy weather. The coachroof extends aft to the wheelhouse windscreen at the same level as the foredeck.
Outboard the side decks drop down below the sheer line with substantial gunwales providing security for crew moving around the boat and sweep aft to the cockpit.
A self-draining cockpit at the aft end provides a well sheltered and protected area for the crew with a bench seat running the full width at the aft end. A removable tiller provides an outside helm position when required. A large locker beneath the bench seat contains the gas locker and provides storage for all deck gear as well as providing excellent access to the steering gear.

Depth - Autohelm ST 40
Log - NASA Clipper Log
Wind - Smiths analogue displays with speed, direction and close hauled direction.
VHF - Silva S10 DSCVHF. Two antennas fitted, masthead and wheelhouse top.
Plotter - Furuno GP1600 GMap with G-Map cartography.
Radar - Furuno 1622 radar with mast mounted 2kw radome scanner.
Autopilot - Navico HP5000 autopilot with wheel belt drive.
Compass - at helm

Freshwater System - Pressurised hot and cold water system with faucets in galley and heads. Hot water provide via engine fed calorifier. Single freshwater tank of 150ltr capacity.
Heating - Eberspacher D1LC diesel fired, blown air system. (1994)
Galley Stove - 2 burner, oven and grill.
Fridge - Front loading type, 240V or gas powered. (gas not connected)
Heads - Manual marine toilet. (2016)

For a boat of only 25' in length the little Fisher offers a great living space below decks with a separate forepeak and heads compartment, dedicated engine space and standing head room in the saloon and wheelhouse. Large portlights in the coachroof super structure allow plenty of light into the saloon.
Description of accommodation from forward:
Forepeak -Two well proportioned single berths in a traditional V-berth layout, well elevated above the sole level. Ample storage provided in bin lockers beneath each bunk. A large foredeck hatch and portlights provide plenty of light into the cabin.
Heads -Immediately aft of the forepeak to port is the dedicated heads compartment with manual sea toilet, sink and small vanity unit. Opposite the heads is a hanging locker which has been fitted with a shelve to accommodate the fridge.
Saloon -Of a good size with an open plan layout, L-shaped settee to port. Fore and aft running galley on starboard. Short bench seat at forward end of the quarter berth aft of the galley. Full length saloon table which folds and stows vertically on the aft bulkhead. Table can also be used to extend the port bunk and create a double.This table design provides plenty of space for a full crew to dine while maximising living space when stowed. A sliding shelf over the quarter bunk extends towards the centre line creating a chart table when required.
Galley -Appointed with all the required fittings to cater for a full crew. Gas cooker with 2 burners, oven and grill and stainless steel sink. An infill section over the sink creates additional worktop space when required. Storage provided beneath the worktop and outboard.
Wheelhouse - Compact wheel house contains all the ships instrumentation and provides a commanding helm position with a skylight providing full view of the mainsail. The helm and associated controls are to port with a folding bench seat allowing the skipper to sit when required. A small bench seat to starboard provides crew seating. A large locker under the port side deck contains the battery box, autopilot drive and has plenty of room for additional storage.

The engine is located within a dedicated engine space beneath the wheelhouse sole. The sole of the wheelhouse lifts in three sections providing excellent access around both side of the engine and to the gearbox and sterngear.
Beta Marine Diesel BD1005. 28hp @ 3600RPM. Fitted 2005. 1075 hours recorded.
3 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled direct injection diesel engine.
55Ah alternator.
TMC mechanical gearbox.
Stainless steel prop shaft (2005)
Fixed 3 blade bronze prop (2005)
Rope cutter (2005)
Selection of spares
New Steering cable fitted (2016)
Engine cooling, heads and galley seacocks replaced (2016)
Single 150ltr capacity fuel tank with gauge fitted. (Sender new 2016)

Ships Batteries
Engine - 1 x 12v lead acid (2015 - Isolator replaced at same time)
Domestic - 2 x 12v lead acid.

Manual Bilge Pump.
Auto Bilge Pump - Manual & Auto switching. (2018)
Gas Alarm - Canary system.
Shore Power - RCD protected, hard wired system. Ring main, immersion heater, fridge and ring main.
Battery Charger - 12v, 30amp.
Beaching Legs

In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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