The Hustler 25.5
First designed in 1971 by Don Pye the H25.5 is a small yacht with beautiful lines and high free boards. The Hustler 25.5 was originally available for sale in the UK from the now defunct Island Yacht sales based on Mersea Island, Essex.

The first Hustler 25.5 called UFO was commissioned and built by Landamores for Richard Mathews (The founder of Oyster Marine). Without doubt the H25.5 for her size is fast, very powerful and a very solid sea boat with a 40% ballast ratio and therefore very stiff by modern standards.

At present the author does not have a clear total number of Hustler 25.5’s built. But it is believed there were approximately 140 built, the HOA is looking to verify this number.

Hustler 25.5 specification

Designer:Holman & Pye
Builder:Landamores UK
Length Over All (LOA):25.49' / 7.77m
Length Water Line (LWL):21.26' / 6.48m
Beam:8.69' / 2.65m
Draft:4.82' / 1.47m
Sail Area:283 ft2 / 26.29 m2
Rig Type:Masthead Sloop
Displacement:5262 lbs./ 2387 kgs
Ballast:2601 lbs. / 1180 kgs
Keel Type:Fin
Price Guide:Depending on condition £5000-£14000

Boat Reviews

There have been a number of reviews of the Hustler 25.5 these are available to buy online from the Yachting and Boating World website. The reviews are:

Hustler 25.5 – Practical Boat Owner August 1981
Hustler 25.5 – Practical Boat Owner November 1985
25-25ft Group test – Performance cruisers for £9-12,000 – Yachting Monthly July 1995
Holman & Pye Classics A history Part 2 – Practical Boat Owner July 2009