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A handsome and versatile Down-east style powerboat designed and built by New England Craftsmen. Jamie Lowell, a 6TH generation designer of Maine Lobster boats, designed the Gurnet Point 25.
Above the waterline, the Gurnet Point has a moderate flare forward, slight tumblehome aft and the beauty of an uninterrupted sheer of a traditional Maine lobster boat. Below the water, the Gurnet Point 25 has a semi-built down-east style hull that is stable, fast and efficient.
The bilge and chine are very tight, which minimizes rolling, creating remarkable stability. The bow has a sharp deep forefoot, which decreases resistance to water flows and eliminates porpoising. The long full keel, with faired deadwood around the stern bearing, provide a long straight run, protects the running gear and minimizes resistance, allowing for a fast and efficient hull. Toward the stern, the hull flattens out to a long run with moderate dead rise.
The Gurnet Point 25, with its hull design has the proper length to width ratio of 3 to 1. With today's high cost of engines and fuel, its efficient hull moves easily and economically through the water with a low to moderate horsepower engine. A modern lightweight diesel inboard engine of 170-230 hp will push the Gurnet Point 25 at speeds of 20-25 knots, while using a minimal amount of fuel. An outboard powered version of the Gurnet Point 25 is also available with a maximum of 200 hp.
The Gurnet Point 25, with its wide 8-½ foot beam is legally trailerable without special permits or restrictions. This is especially desirable because of the high cost and limited availability of dock space.
The Gurnet Point 25 is offered in various configurations. These include: an open-boat with center console, a lobster style hardtop, a bass-boat, and a center console with trunk cabin. It is available in in cold molded wood or fiberglass construction.