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Bayfield 25, 1977 sailboat for sale

Extensively Outfitted Bayfield 25' Sailboat with Trailer and Slip - $13,000 (Bellingham)

Madrona has the comfort and safety of a “big boat” with all the perks that come with a “little boat.” She fits in the ½ price, shallow draft slips at Squalicum Marina, and there is currently no waitlist. There are very few boats of this size and quality that you can have in this prime location, and for only $105/month! With a 2’11” shoal draft, it opens up anchoring options where the big boats can’t reach.

This boat is a terrific choice for the sailor who wants a solidly built cruiser that’s easy to sail and beautiful on the water. She’s very safe and family-friendly - already set up with netting for increased safety with kids and pets. She’s also set up to single hand, with roller furling and lines led to the cockpit. Madrona sails very well and can easily accommodate a small cruising family, with 3 ½ berths and ample storage for the size of the boat.

Off the factory line, these were great boats, and we’ve added lots of love and equipment in the past 3 years that we’ve owned her: new solar panel, charging system and battery banks with monitor, new propane 2 burner stove with solenoid and propane alarm, new anchor/chain/rode setup and a new headsail, just to name a few things (full list below). We’ve designed Madrona as a floating office - solar, large house battery bank, pure sine inverter, and we’ve successfully worked off-grid in the islands for up to 10 days.

The engine is well maintained with new fuel lines, new alternator, and we’ve performed regular fuel filter, oil, and zinc changes. She’s also very economical to motor (which we do a lot of here in the Pacific NW), and while she won’t win any races putting along, we typically use only about a half a tank of diesel the entire year!

Madrona also comes with a dual axle trailer that’s in good condition and ready to travel. Listed on Atom Voyages as one of the “Classic Small Cruisers”:

Hull / Stats:

  • Full Keel with forward cutaway
  • Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
  • Length Overall: 25 ft
  • Length Waterline: 19.7 ft
  • Headroom: 6 ft
  • Beam: 8 ft
  • Draft: 2’ 11”
  • Fuel Capacity: 13 gallons diesel
  • Water Capacity: 20 gallons
  • Displacement: 3,500 lbs
  • Ballast: 1,300 lbs, Lead
  • Designer: Ted Gozzard


  • NEW (2019) Roller furling 110% Dacron headsail
  • Mainsail (original, tired but serviceable), 2 reef points (1st reef point has installed jiffy reefing run to cockpit, new lines for 2nd reef point to set up jiffy reefing)
  • Spare ~70% roller furling headsail
  • Goiot Roller Furling System


  • NEW solar/battery charging system and bluetooth controller (2020)
  • NEW Renogy Solar Panel 100 Watt Monocrystalline High-Efficiency Module
  • NEW Two battery banks with Blue Sea Systems - Battery Control Switches:
  • Starter: 80 AH, 1 Marine Deep-Cycle battery
  • House: 200 AH, 3 Marine Deep-Cycle AGM batteries
  • NEW Charge Controller: Bluetooth Victron Energy SmartSolar MPPT 75V 15 amp 12/24-Volt Solar Charge Controller
  • NEW Dual Bank Battery Monitors ($30)100 Watt solar
  • NEW Bested 500W Pure Sine Inverter: for charging 110v devices from the 12v system (such as laptops)
  • Bilge Pump: Electronic in bilge with on/off/auto switch

    Exterior Extras:

  • Main halyard and reef points led to cockpit rope clutches, easy for single-handed sailing
  • Propane rail-mounted grill
  • Netting on lifelines for extra safety with kids/dogs
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Dodger (serviceable but reaching end of life for stitching)
  • At Anchor bimini - and full cockpit enclosure with windows
  • Dock lines (with springs) with snubbers
  • Manual Bilge Pump in Cockpit
  • Autopilot: Tiller Autohelm 800
  • Running Lights
  • Folding Ladder
  • Spare Danforth anchor
  • Lots of cockpit locker / lazerette storage space
  • Shorepower receptacle: we've never used it (had no need with solar/alternator) - and have no idea the status of the system.
  • Tiller extension
  • Mast Steps: makes it easier to climb mast (if ever needed)


  • Closing door for head/V-berth area
  • Separate sink with manual water pump
  • Mirror and large amount of storage area in the head
  • Porti-Potti: currently equipped with a porti-potti (never been used)
  • Holding Tank: Installed and functional - not a difficult project to re-install marine head or composting head if desired.

    Interior Extras:

  • Hi-Seas Diesel Heater with NEW fuel pump (Keeps boat toasty in the shoulder seasons)
  • Cabin Lights: 2 in cabin, 1 in head, 1 in V-berth
  • VHF: West Marine model AuroraPlus
  • CD/Radio Dual MXD50 IBow: with plug for phone for music


  • West Marine WaterTender: ~10.5’
  • 2 Oars
  • Dinghy anchor with chain and rode
  • VERY stable platform for transport, especially with kids/pets


  • NEW propane 2 burner cooktop: with propane alarm, solenoid and tank is exteriorly mounted on rail
  • Lots of storage for pots/pans/utensils
  • Galley sink with electric water pump
  • Folding cutting board/table
  • Folding large table for eating/working in the cabin area
  • Large icebox: stays cold with just a few ice containers for 4-5 days


  • Yanmar YSB8, 8 HP, 1 cylinder Diesel engine
  • 13 Gallon aluminum tank
  • Incredibly reliable - we use it A LOT
  • Incredibly fuel efficient (1 liter/hour) - we typically fill her once/year (approx 50 hours with each tank)
  • Primary Fuel Filter: Racor 200
  • Secondary Fuel Filter: Yanmar
  • Raw Water Filter: Jabso Pumpguard
  • Very well maintained: new fuel lines, new alternator, new impellers annually, new zincs, annual oil changes, annual fuel filter changes (primary and secondary)
  • We’ve never had to add oil (we check levels before every start)
  • Bilge is clean of oil/fuel
  • Unknown hours

    Upgrades Details Since 2018 (~$6,000, costs do NOT include labor):

  • New Propane Cooking System: (Total $1,200 in parts)
  • 2 Burner Eno Propane Cooktop ($380) - Defender
  • Trident Gas Controller with Solenoid and Propane Alarm ($300) - Defender
  • Fireboy Xintex LPG Propane Gas Regulator ($75) - Defender
  • Propane Tank Rail Mount ($195) - Sure Marine Services
  • 6 lb Aluminun Propane Tank ($250) - West Marine

    Electrical Upgrades (Total $1,115)

  • Renogy Solar Panel 100 Watt Monocrystalline High-Efficiency Module ($140) - Renogy
  • New AGM Marine Deep Cycle Battery ($370) - West Marine
  • Battery banks attachment system ($65) - West Marine
  • Two - Blue Sea Systems - Battery Control Switches ($90) - Blue Sea Systems
  • Bluetooth Victron Energy SmartSolar MPPT 75V 15 amp 12/24-Volt Solar Charge Controller ($120) - Victron
  • Dual Bank Battery Monitors ($30)
  • Assorted Marine Grade wiring, throughhull clam fittings, solar mounts, etc ($300)

    Anchor System: (Total $1,025)

  • New Rocna 22 lb (oversized for boat) ($290) - West Marine
  • New 100’ ¼” High Test G43 Galvanized Chain ($325) - LFS
  • New ~200’ 7/16" 3-strand nylon rode (marked with length tabs) ($240) - LFS
  • New Stainless Steel Sampson Post ($170) - West Marine

    Engine: (Total $445)

  • New fuel lines and banjo fittings ($195) - Industrial Supply
  • New Engine Stop Cable ($50) - Austral International
  • New alternator ($200) - LFS

    Running Rigging: (Total $200)

  • New Jiffy Reef Point Lines (5/16" line) and System to run to cockpit ($200)

    Heater: (Total $150)

  • New Fuel Pump ($150) - LFS

    Sails: (Total $1,050)

  • New furling headsail: 110% Jib , Challenge Newport 6.45 dacron with weathermax U/V ($1050) - Precision Sails / Bellingham Sails

    Trailer: (Total $655)

  • New Lights ($70) - NAPA
  • New ST225/75R-15 Towstart Trailer Tires ($585) - Les Schwab, less than 50 miles on tires
  • Note: the trailer has brakes - but are currently non-functional (lines are rusted out). We've never needed them for towing Madrona.

    Spares Included:

  • Topside paint, quart ($70) - Defender
  • Engine and Shaft Zincs/Anodes (# onboard) ($90) - Boat
  • Primary Fuel Filters (2 onboard)
  • Secondary Fuel Filters (2 onboard)
  • Diesel Oil


  • Boat Hauled/ Bottom Sprayed ($415) - Landings, 2019

    Known Issues:

  • Leaks:
  • Two leaks from rainwater at toerail where water pools. We've been able to manage them easily for the time that we have owned her (>2 years). Repairable by removing the toerail and re-bedding bolts.
  • Seacocks/Throughhull Replacement:
  • Both (2) Cockpit seacocks are not functional (were gate valves and need to be upgraded and replaced). One forward head sink drain not functional (frozen open). We sail with wooden plugs tied to all seacocks.
  • Engine mounts: due for replacement in future.
  • Small crevice corrosion on shaft (we have photos):
  • We noticed the corrosion when we first pulled the boat that was obviously due to the prop anode being almost fully corroded. We keep close eyes on the anode, replace annually, and have not seen any further development.


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