32′ Buzzard’s Bay 25 - ID: 44702


LOA 32' 3"
LWL 25' 4"
Beam 8' 9"
Draft Max 6' 0"
Draft Min. 3' 0"
Displacement 7,386 lbs
3,350 kg
Ballast 3,000 lbs
1,361 kg

32′ Buzzard’s Bay 25


Defiant (formerly Posh, Pride) is one of a number of cold-molded Buzzards Bay 25’s built by the Brooklin Boatyard during the late 90’s to Nat Herreshoff’ beautiful, innovative 1914 design.  Much like their plank on frame forbearers, these modern Buzzard’s Bay 25s offer everything you could want from a daysailer: beautiful lines, a spacious, comfortable cockpit, an impressive turn of speed and engaging sailing experience.   They differ in so far as they offer a maintenance regimen and conveniences a lot of potential boat owners will be more comfortable with.

Defiant was built in 1996, received a significant refit at Brooklin Boatyard in 2016 and has been exceptionally well-maintained since.  Her Torquedo electric pod-propulsion is quiet, handy, unobtrusive to the interior and doesn’t require trips to the dock for fuel.  Defiant has a beautiful raw teak cockpit, a clean, painted hull interior and simple cuddy for sail storage and shelter.  On deck her hardware is a practical mix of modern and period correct and her sails, standing and running rigging all recently replaced.  Defiant received new topsides paint and three coats of varnish last winter and is currently in storage.

Available for purchase spring 2023.

The Buzzard’s Bay 25 Design:

The Buzzard’s Bay 25 is a one-design class drawn by Nat Herreshoff 1914 for the Beverly Yacht Club to suit the prevailing conditions in their new location in Marion on Buzzard’s Bay.  The new design would have to be shoal draft, able to sail in both light airs and in the strong sea breeze and wind-over-tide chop frequently found there.  They were hybrid centerboard/ballast keel sloops sporting more beam, shorter overhangs and higher aspect rigs than his earlier designs.  The resulting hull is stunning and said to be one of the designer’s favorites from his extensive body of work.  Its beauty, simplicity and versatility make it a perfect candidate for a contemporary build of a classic design.


Hull Construction:


  • All layers laminated with West systems Epoxy
  • Inner layer: ¾” White cedar strip planking
  • Middle and Outer : 1/8” bi-axial meranti verneers
  • Marine Plywood deck sheathed in epoxy-saturated Dynel cloth
  • Laminated deck beams and centerline timbers
  • Varnished Mahogany trim


Rigging and Sails:

  • Elvstrom Sails main and self-tacking jib in 2021
  • North Sails main and self-tacking Jib in 2017
  • Pope Sails Asymeteric Spinnaker in 2019
  • Laminated Sitka Spruce spars – Mast, Main boom and Jib boom
  • Keel stepped mast with a bronze collar at cabin house
  • Bronze gooseneck, turnbuckles, and spar hardware, mast and deck cleats
  • 1/4” stainless 7×19 shrouds and headstay replaced in 2017
  • 3/16” stainless 7×19 running backstays with dynema purchases
  • All new running rigging replaced in 2017-2019
  • Lewmar 60 series Airblocks


  • Torquedo Sail Pod – mounted Stb’d side
  • 13×9 folding 2 blade bronze prop


  • Two Torquedo Li-Ion batteries under cockpit seats
  • House battery at mast step for lights, bilge pumps and 12v phone chargers, panel in cockpit
  • Battery charger and 110v charger plug-in in cockpit
  • Solar Panel
  • 12v Rule 900 GPH bilge pump

Additional Inventory:

  • Manual gusher bilge pump plumbed through centerboard trunk
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • Canvas sail cover
  • 18lb Danfourth anchor and nylon rode
  • PFDs
  • Boathook


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