Birchwood 25

Spacious Fast Fisher
£13,250.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  305240
  • Length  ·  7.65m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 200hp, Volvo (1986)
  • Lying  ·  Milford Marina
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
James Kimpton

Extra Details

Designer John Bennett
Builder Birchwood Marine International Ltd
Lying Milford Marina
Fuel capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 200hp
Engine make and model Volvo (1986)
Engine Hours engine1= 400
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive out
Prop(s) 2 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 35.0 ltr (7.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 20 knots
Max speed (approx) 30 knots

New engine mounts (June 2022)
New shaft seals (June 2022)
New Oil seals (June 2022)
New gear cable (June 2022)
Fresh Anti-foul (June 2022)
New anodes (June 2022)
410 hours use since complete rebuild


Length 7.65m
LWL 7.42m
Beam 2.80m
Draft Min 0.75m
Draft Max 0.75m
Displacement 2,200kg (4,851.0lbs)
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

New helm/dash gauges and lining fitted March 2022


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Instrument Covers

Electric Genius 2000 windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
10.00m of chain
100.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Fish Finder
Depth sounder

-In the process of fitting Brand New dash panelling- photos to follow

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

What a boat! older she may be but don't let that put you off, especially if a spot of fishing in all weather or a weekend base to escape to appeals. Lovingly restored by her current owner the boat benefits from a long list of improvements.

Externally the aft deck floors have been replaced with a tough self draining design, the cuddy windows and frame work have also been strengthened and upgraded. The anchor locker has been enlarged- now big enough to store all warps, fenders, miscellaneous fishing gear etc. Extra bright work lights have been fitted to the bow and stern for early morning, late evening use.
Inside, the interior has been mostly restored/renewed, there are some areas that would benefit from a few finishing touches but on the whole everything is usable, dry and as it should be. There is a roomy fore peak double berth, a galley with sink and oven/cooker combo to starboard and saloon seating /second double to port. There is also a single electric head to starboard.
Included in the upgrades are a full led light instillation, interior side/roof trim, 12v-50amp Pro Charger Ultra (new 2021) at a value of £580.00 and handcrafted saloon table.

Mechanically the boat is spot on. again plenty of time, money and attention has been spent over recent years. Last hauled out in July 2021 the boat was cleaned down and antifouled, new 30 inch trim tabs were fitted (trim motors come with a life time guarantee). Leg and engine were fully serviced.
Note, the engine was removed and fully rebuilt in 2017.
I have witnessed the engine start and run, which it does smoothly as one would expect after such a recent rebuilt.
The owner notes the boat is capable of speeds in excess of 30 knots while maintaining excellent fuel efficiency.

In summary, this is an older craft but one with a fantastic maintenance record and multiple upgrades. A fast fisher, absolutely! alternatively, comfortable accommodation well suited to weekend breaks away or of course a combination of both.

Stock the fridge, store the rods, turn the key and she's ready to power down the haven for a day of fishing or swing in, drop the hook and enjoy a night in comfort at anchor.

For any further details or to book a viewing please contact-
James Kimpton
Boatshedwales (Milford)

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Birchwood 25 has been personally photographed and viewed by James of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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