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Basic specs., sailing characteristics.

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?

The capsize screening value for Platu 25 is 2.42, indicating that this boat would not be accepted to participate in ocean races.

What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?

The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 6.3 knots. The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster. The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Platu 25 is about 117 kg/cm, alternatively 656 lbs/inch. Meaning: if you load 117 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 656 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

What is Motion Comfort Ratio (MCR)?

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Beneteau Platu25

Beneteau Platu25 – Guaranteed Excitement

Beneteau Platu25 does not belong to the cruiser class but is absolutely worth our attention. It is designed by the renowned Farr Yacht Design studio as one design club racer, a sailboat suitable for daily sailing , teaching and racing . The interior of Platu25 is not equipped with beds, galley and toilets but functions as a  storage for sails and other sailing equipment, so a longer stay on board would not be possible unless you are ‘comfort free’ kind of person. Therefore, forget long-legged cruises and focus on an  exciting daily or weekend sailing .

The yacht is perfect for crews of five , where every single crew member has to be fully focused on what to do, where to sit and how to move on the deck. When perfectly trimmed, Platu25 is a really fast beast, but just a slight lack of attention will turn her into just a floating object, just like a buoy. The deck layout and gear arrangement are designed to be ‘at hand’ and one can intuitively handle the sails. That is why Platu25 is equally suitable for experienced competitors as well as for rookies .

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Shallow hull with a long waterline and light displacement along with fine bow sections and powerful stern sections are well combined and balanced for remarkable speeds and maneuverability . The sails set includes a double swept-spreader , fractional rig with a short overlapping headsail and large mainsail along with a spinnaker set on the ‘over-length’ pole, resulting in a strong and reliable high performance rig . Such combination of sails allows effective adjustment under varying wind conditions.

Sailing first timers and rookies will definitely learn basic sailing lessons very well aboard Platu25 because every single move of the body, every inch of pulled or eased sheet and even the slightest wind change will be reflected on the movement of the yacht. Intermediate sailors who have already spent some time under sails (of a cruiser) will improve their sailing senses, while experienced sailors will get an extra opportunity to measure the skills of their competitors when sailing Platu25.

Beneteau Platu25

Moreover, Platu25 One Design is recognized as a global sailing class so it is possible to achieve even professional career by sailing this exceptional yacht. Last but not least, the class such as Platu25 refers to current growing trend not only as a private project but also within charter industry. Allow yourself some exciting moments and charter one for a weekend and explore the excitement of sailing smaller yachts instead of cruisers.

I wish you a calm sea, a fair wind and a strong mast!

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2079 Beneteau (Farr) Platu 25

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Seller's Description

Radical Departure IV has been well cared for, maintained, upgraded, and is race ready. She is a successful PHRF C-Class boat with extensive winning race results inside the harbor, outside on buoys, and in point-to-point races. Easy to sail, ready to win. Crew of 3 to 6 depending on conditions. All sails in usable to great condition. One of only a few in the United States. Set up for both Symmetric and Asymmetric spinnakers. Always dry sailed. $19,995.00

Contact Christian: (949)-698-2079 email protected

Ullman Purchased Sail Inventory:

02/27/2013 Harbor Blaster Jib

04/12/2013 Fiber Path Lt. AP Jib

05/19/2015 Aramid Fiber Path Lt. AP Jib

03/04/2020 105% Fiber Path Plus J1 Jib

09/10/2021 Fiber Path Race Jib

02/27/2013 Code 0 Spin (Grey)

05/20/2013 Code A2 Asymmetric Spin (White)

07/30/2014 Code 2S Symmetric Spin (White)

07/30/2014 Black Fiber Path Main

09/06/2016 Fiber Path Main with TFT

09/10/2021 Fiber Path Race Main

Misc. Sail Inventory:

2017 Quantum A2 Asymmetric 0.5oz Max Runner (White)

2012 North Asymmetric 0.5oz Max Runner (White)

2000 North Asymmetric Deep Runner (Pink/Blue)

1997 Halsey Lidgard Class Symmetric Spin (White)

1995 Sobstad Asymmetric Reacher (Red/White)

2000 Quantum Dacron Main

1997 Halsey Lidgard Heavy Jib

1997 Halsey Lidgard Light Jib

Dual-Axel trailer with molded bunks and storage box (needs some TLC)

3.5ft Aluminum Bowsprit

Class Aluminum Spin-pole

Epoxy bottom wet sanded regularly with 1500-2000 grit

Rudder and Keel painted white, regularly wet sanded with 1500-2000 grit

Spinlock Tiller Extension

Rebuilt 5HP Mercury Two-Stroke outboard

Tylaska Snap Shackles on Spin/Jib halyards & Tack line

Extensive running rigging upgrades throughout (Nearly all upgraded lines are spectra)

Stanchions upgraded/machined for second row of life lines

Spectra lifelines

Newer hiking padding

Carbon backstay flicker and spectra backstay

Navigation lights

Boom Tent (cover)

Rig and Sails

Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

Also built in New Zealand as the PLATU by McDell Marine.

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Yacht charter in Faro · Beneteau — Platu 25 (1998)

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Sailboat beneteau platu 25 7.5m.

This Beneteau Platu 25 is located in the beautiful city of Faro in the south of Portugal. Built in 1998, this boat has a 7.5 m length and can accommodate 4 people comfortably. When perfectly trimmed, Platu25 is a really fast boat suitable for any kind of sailing trip This is a very ideal kind of boat for sailing as its highly manoeuvrable boat known for its fast response and great speed. Faro, the Southernmost city of Portugal, known for its amazing weather, rustic alleys and numerous bars, blessed with a rich cultural and natural heritage. The Algarve region is known for its amazing beaches and great for exploring with your boats. The cost of a day rental (8 hours) is 480 euros with 15 Euro/ Hr per person. Included costs: Fuel Not included: Food, beverages Do not hesitate to make any inquiry or reservation through the Click & Boat platform!

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Great moment with Paulo! Tons of tips to perfect my sailing skills. Gorgeous area. Recommended!

We had a very nice sailing trip from Faro to Ilha da Culatra, including an excellent lunch on the island. Paulo was a very relaxed skipper, allowing us to actively sail while providing sailing and trim tips. Conclusion: We had a great day with a family of 4 in the Ria Formosa.

Paulo was great host, we had a great time around Faro and the Ria Formosa. The setting is really beautiful and Paulo is very knowledgeable of the area. He kindly accommodated our timing constraints and provided great communication throughout the process of booking. The boat is fast properly equipped, providing a great sailing experience. Recommend to anyone visiting Faro!

Paulo was an awesome host! He was so informative of the area and knew all the best places to take us! He had great suggestions and knew when we just wanted to listen to the waves hit it boat in peace! Overall, awesome experience and would definitely sail with him again when we are back in Portugal!

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PLATU 25 TUNING GUIDE

Introduction.

The purpose of this Platu 25 tuning guide is to give our clients in the Platu 25 class some guidelines on how to get the most out of their North Sails.

Follow the guidelines, but always experiment and try finding your own trim. The weight of the crew, the balance of the boat, the stiffness of the mast together with specific local wind and sea conditions all have influence on the fastest and final trim.

The North Sails TB-2 Main and LM-4 Jib are “state of the art” sails which did very well throughout the 1999 season. The main is quite powerful and needs some “prebend” (i.e. mastbend in non sailing conditions) in rig set-up. The pre-bend should be something like 50 mm. The best way to check this is tie the main halyard at the gooseneck, pull the halyard very tight and check the distance between the halyard and the back of the mast. This should be 50mm or close to that.

The uppershrouds must be very tight and as tight as possible in hvy. air conditions in order to tension the headstay. In lighter air you should slacken the upper shrouds at least 3 360 degree turns in order to get some headstay sag to make the front of the LM-4 jib as full as possible. In heavy air you should use the GH-2 jib (which is a bit smaller and Flatter as the LM-4 and better in a breeze).

The lowershrouds should be adjusted according to the pre-bend as described before. The mast should not bend more as 130-150 mm’s. Check the intermediates (shroud from the lower spreader to the upper spreader) in all settings (tight and less tight) so the mast is straight up untill the hounds (this is where the forestay comes into the mast). Some sideways mastbend must be accepted, because this cannot be influenced by any adjustment.

Mainsail Trim

Never pull the backstay. Sheeting the mainsheet does all you need to flatten the mainsail sufficiently. Adjust the foot of the sail (along the boom) enough the reduce the helm (pressure). Never pull the mainsail very flat on the boom, specially not when the waves are choppy and short. The boat needs enough “drive” to power through the waves, since it is very short and starts “hobby-horsing” i.e. bow up&down quite easy. Traveller should be played all the time in every gust, so the boat is feathered and not heeling, because that is really slow. If the traveller is not enough, ease the mainsheet a bit to keep the boat on its feet.

The cunningham should be used with care, never pull too much, it moves the draft (deepest point of the main) too far forward. Pull enough to remove some wrinkles, BUT NOT ALL WRINKLES !! Try to accelerate, and NOT to heel!! The boats are very sensitive, and must be sailed with a lot of concentration and dedication, specially from the mainsail trimmer.

Keep the crew on the rail ALL the time. Use 400 Kgs of crew weight which is allowed since 1999.

First thing you have to do is make marks at the upper spreader. Make a mark every 5 cmtrs. from the outboard end going towards the mast.

The last mark should be at 25 cmtrs. NEVER sheet the sail harder as to this last (most inboard) mark, so this mark should be a bit fatter or another colour, so it’s easy to see through the window in the main. The lead (trackposition of the jib) should be very close to the most forward end of this track. This makes the jib look a bit crazy, but believe me, that’s fast. The barberhauler MUST be pulled INBOARD all the time. In smooth water (no waves) up to 10 cmtrs. In waves no more as 5 cmtrs. Look at your boatspeed, and work the jib barberhauler, just as you must do with the mainsail traveller. More wind -> outboard, less wind ->inboard.

The best way to do this is lead the barberhauler across the boat. This means the barberhauler from starboard is led to the port cleat, and vice versa. That way you can adjust the barberhauler without leaving the rail, remember, the crew must hike HARD!

Length of Headstay

In light air you should use the longest headstay possible in order to create more weather helm. Remember to adjust the shrouds as described above. In heavy air go 1 hole shorter on the adjuster, and again, adjust the shrouds.

Tips & Tricks

Put a device on the bow of the boat which prevents the spinnaker sheet from falling in the water. You will drive over the spinnaker sheet, and that’s slow, and difficult to get back on the boat as long as the boat moves forward. Put a sailbatten on the top of the mast to prevent the mainsail leech from hooking behind the backstay. This is nasty, especially gybing in light air, which must be done frequently.

Crew weight & position

Move forward with 3 crew in light air, at least around the mast. This must be done with less boatspeed as 3 knots. Above 3 knots move backwards, but not a lot. Above 6 knots the crew can be in “normal” position. Wind angles downwind (Spinnaker)

The Platu 25 is very sensitive to apparent wind speed. Smaller wind angles make the boat go a lot faster. My experience is to keep the wind angles as small as 95 to 100 degrees in light air.

Look at the boat speed, and check the win dspeed at all times. More wind, steer deeper (more downwind), less wind, steer higher (closer to the wind). Keep concentrated downwind, you can gain a lot of distance, but you can also loose a lot of distance.

Check the truewind angle. If neccesary gybe as soon as the wind shifts in your favour i.e. the app. windangle is getting greater. Talk with the crew trimming the spinnaker, let him decide if there is “pressure” or “less pressure”. He feels most, having the sheet in his hands. Running in more breeze “work” the boat. Point the bow of the boat down the waves at all possible times and “rock” the boat, i.e. pull hard on the mainsheet and pull hard on both spinnakersheets. Your crew must be very tired after this leg. If not, they did not “work” enough!

Good luck on the water!

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  1. PLATU 25

    A boat with a BN of 1.6 or greater is a boat that will be reefed often in offshore cruising. Derek Harvey, "Multihulls for Cruising and Racing", International Marine, Camden, Maine, 1991, states that a BN of 1 is generally accepted as the dividing line between so-called slow and fast multihulls.

  2. Platu 25

    The Platu 25 (formerly Beneteau 25) is a sailing boat designed by Farr Yacht Design led by Bruce Farr with the first boat being built by McDell Marine in New Zealand in the early 1990s. It became a class recognised by the International Sailing Federation in November 2006. History

  3. Platu 25

    Platu 25 is a 24′ 8″ / 7.5 m monohull sailboat designed by Bruce Farr and built by McDell Marine starting in 1996. ... The higher a boat's D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. ...

  4. Platu 25 (Bénéteau

    Sailboat specifications. Last update: 24th February 2020. The Platu 25 is a 24'6" (7.48m) one design sailboat designed by Farr Yacht Design (United States). She was built since 1992 (and now discontinued) by Bénéteau (France) and McDell Marine (New Zealand). The Platu 25 has also been marketed as Bénéteau 25.

  5. Platu 25

    The Platu 25 is a 24.7ft fractional sloop designed by Bruce Farr and built in fiberglass by McDell Marine (NZ) since 1996. The Platu 25 is a light sailboat which is a very high performer. It is very stable / stiff and has a low righting capability if capsized. It is best suited as a racing boat.

  6. Beneteau 25 platu

    The Beneteau 25 platu is a 24.58ft fractional sloop designed by Bruce Farr and built in fiberglass by Beneteau since 1997. The Beneteau 25 platu is a light sailboat which is a very high performer. It is very stable / stiff and has a low righting capability if capsized. It is best suited as a racing boat.

  7. Platu 25 : STW003776 : the SailingTheWeb sailboat datasheet

    The Platu 25 produced by the builder Beneteau and designed by Bruce Farr, is a cabin cruiser for regatta, rigged Sloop. Technical data. data sheet code. STW003776. model name. Platu 25. builder name. Beneteau. France; designer name. Bruce Farr. boat type. cabin cruiser. purpose. regatta. equipment. Sloop. hull material. fiberglass. production ...

  8. Platu 25

    The Platu 25, a sailing boat designed by Farr Yacht Design and built by McDell Marine in New Zealand in the early 1990s, is recognized by the International Sailing Federation. It's a dynamic class, suitable for competitive racing. The boat has a crew of four with a maximum weight of 400kg, a displacement of 1,240 kg, and features a keelboat ...

  9. Platu 25 class

    Second leg: 9-10 October 2021. Third and fourth rounds in November and December. Posted on 28 Sep 2021 Platu 25 Worlds at Curonian Lagoon, Lithuania. The event finally took place in novel, challenging waters. Posted on 30 Aug 2021 Platu25 Europeans is open for entries. Odessa to host, on the Black Sea in October.

  10. World Sailing

    The Platu 25 is a one-design keelboat that offers exciting and competitive sailing for crews of five. Learn more about the class, its rules and events on the official World Sailing website.

  11. Review of Platu 25

    The Platu 25 aka Beneteau 25 (One-Design) is a small sailboat designed by the maritime architect Bruce Farr in the mid nineties. The Platu 25 is built by the New Zealander yard McDell Marine . Here we would have liked to show you nice photos of the Platu 25. If you have a photo you would like to share: Upload Image.

  12. Beneteau Platu25

    Beneteau Platu25 does not belong to the cruiser class but is absolutely worth our attention. It is designed by the renowned Farr Yacht Design studio as one design club racer, a sailboat suitable for daily sailing, teaching and racing.The interior of Platu25 is not equipped with beds, galley and toilets but functions as a storage for sails and other sailing equipment, so a longer stay on board ...

  13. PDF Platu 25

    Platu 25 saw its first outing on SOL in 2013, when French SOLer FR_cirrus selected it as our yacht for the circumnavigation of the extraordinary flooded impact crater of Lac Manicouagan in northern Canada. Since then, the Platu has become an official international ISAF keelboat class and been raced on SOL once or twice most every year, as per the

  14. Beneteau/ Platu 25

    Beneteau/ Platu 25. November 30, 1999 by Sail1Design Editor Leave a Comment. With over 200 boats sold in North America, the Farr designed First 36.7 has become the fastest growing One-Design Class in North America. A graceful balance between quality, performance and value it is no wonder so many sailors proudly sail her and smile. Whether you ...

  15. PLATU 25 TUNING GUIDE

    The Platu 25 is very sensitive to apparent wind speed. Smaller wind angles make the boat go a lot faster. My experience is to keep the wind angles as small as 95 to 100 degrees in light air. Look at the boat speed, and check the win dspeed at all times. More wind, steer deeper (more downwind), less wind, steer higher (closer to the wind).

  16. Beneteau 25 Platu

    Beneteau 25 Platu is a 24′ 6″ / 7.5 m monohull sailboat designed by Bruce Farr and built by Beneteau starting in 1997. ... The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more. Formula. D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³ D: Displacement of the boat in pounds. LWL: Waterline ...

  17. 2021 Platu 25 World Championship

    The 2021 Platu 25 World Championships were held from 22 to 28 August 2021 in Nida, Lithuania. This was the first sailing world championships approved by World Sailing held in Lithuania. Medal ... Tadas Žižys (boat Pandora) protested against Ivan Kolobov (boat La Moreneta). Protest dismissed.

  18. Platu 25

    The Platu 25 is a 24.7ft fractional sloop designed by Bruce Farr and built in fiberglass by McDell Marine (NZ) since 1996. The Platu 25 is a light sailboat which is a very high performer. It is very stable / stiff and has a low righting capability if capsized. It is best suited as a racing boat. This boat has a good score and ranks in the top ...

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    Easy to sail, ready to win. Crew of 3 to 6 depending on conditions. All sails in usable to great condition. One of only a few in the United States. Set up for both Symmetric and Asymmetric spinnakers. Always dry sailed. $19,995.00. Contact Christian: (949)-698-2079 email protected.

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    This Beneteau Platu 25 is located in the beautiful city of Faro in the south of Portugal. Built in 1998, this boat has a 7.5 m length and can accommodate 4 people comfortably. When perfectly trimmed, Platu25 is a really fast boat suitable for any kind of sailing trip This is a very ideal kind of boat for sailing as its highly manoeuvrable boat ...

  21. PLATU 25 TUNING GUIDE

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