2002 SeaCraft 25 Open Fisherman

  • 25 ft
  • Saltwater Fishing
  • Annapolis, MD, US

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This two owner boat has been beautifully maintained, and either Boatel or lift kept since new! She has the original "Variable Deadrise" bottom, which makes the SeaCraft 25 the smoothest riding 25' CC ever built!!!

Hull was painted by Composite Yachts in 2017 with Awlgrip, in "Carinthia Blue"!

Never Bottom Painted - lift kept in summer & stored wrapped on trailer in winter.

Honda 225 HP V-6, 4 blade stainless steel prop & spare 3 blade stainless steel prop.

SeaStar hydraulic steering and Racor fuel filter/water separator.

Aluminum T-Top with 4 rod holders, electronics box, 1 fore & 2 aft cockpit lights & overhead LED light at helm.

New custom made T-Top cover by Hurricane Canvas in 2018!

Aluminum leaning post/seat with removable backrest, 4 rod holders, storage underneath and cooler storage below - by Birdsall Marine.

T-Top Rupp "Top Gun" 20' outriggers.

Removable aft bench seat (folding) with removable backrest. As new - rarely used!

Stainless Steel Armstrong 3 step swim ladder with transom bracket & inside storage bracket.

Rod holders in side decks & aft combing. Under gunnel rod storage for 6 rods.

Molded in swim platform & recessed Bennett trim tabs, with covering plates.

Dual batteries with explosion proof Perko switch and 12 Volt breaker panel with 17 breakers.

Full-length Combing bolsters (new in 2018) and recessed aluminum grab rails forward.

165 gallon Aluminum fuel tank.

Approved holding tank with Y-valve.

Edson aluminum steering wheel with power knob.

11 gallon transom live baitwell with circulating pump, 36 gallon aft in-deck baitwell/fish box with macerator, fill & drain pump.

Raised casting deck/forward seating area - 10 cu. ft. storage compartment, P&S 21 gallon storage/fishboxes with drains. Large in deck fishbox.

All forward seating cushions were new in 2018 - stored inside and only used once since then!

Flush-mounted Stainless Steel pop-up bow cleat & stainless steel pop-up bow running light.

Danforth Anchor & rode, Ritchie compass, horn, cockpit courtesy lights, 12 volt outlet, etc.

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 74cv Color GPS - new in 2018!

Uniden Oceanus VHF radio.

Pioneer Mosfet Super Tuner Am/Fm Stereo with CD & 2 Sony speakers in overhead electronics box. 

Sunbrella Marine Blue console & seat covers.

2009 Venture Tandem Axle Aluminum Trailer. 5 new tires and upgraded to disc brakes - all new and done in 2019!

This is a very nice boat and a great buy!


Basic Information

25 Open Fisherman
Annapolis, MD, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Boat Type:
Saltwater Fishing
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Dimensions & Weight

25 ft - 7.62 meter
25 ft 3 in - 7.7 meter
8 ft 6 in - 2.59 meter
Draft - max:
1 ft 4 in - 0.41 meter
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Dry Weight:
4000 lbs


Cruise Speed:
28 MPH
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Fuel Type:
225 (Individual), 225 (combined)
Max Speed:
38 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
165 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
Holding Tank:


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Manufacturer Provided Description

The SeaCraft 25 Open Fisherman is a finely styled boat built for both the discerning family boater and the fisherman alike. With the SeaCraft Variable Deadrise Hull to build on, the 25 blends form and function with equal measure. The SeaCraft 25 Open Fisherman comes complete with an ergonomically designed console, standard custom T-top with rod holders, leaning post with storage box and rod holders, two baitwells, saltwater washdown, 166-gallon fuel tank, and a host of high quality hardware. The 25 Open Fisherman performs with notable results, and with incredible stability.

Additional Information

Variable Deadrise Hull Info Below:

In a variable deadrise hull, the center section comprises a deep V deadrise angle, then the angle shallows out in upper sections.

Another solution to the deadrise angle balancing act challenge is found on older Sea Craft boats, as well as the modern Sea Crafts and some of the Sailfish hulls. This is shown in the third picture, and is called a variable deadrise hull. In a variable deadrise hull, the center section is made with a deep V deadrise angle, then the angle is shallower in the next sections outboard, and shallower still out at the edges. When the boat is on plane, the outside sections with low deadrise do not enter the water as the other sections slice through waves, and there is no flat or curved-over part as you find on a chine to cause slapping or pounding on waves. The design works well, but the particular angles and load distribution are important.

Below is an excerpt from the original Carl Moesly patent, describing the benefits of the variable deadrise design:

The effect of the design of my hull is that at slow, displacement speed, the water will part at the bow and flow along the bottom as in conventional craft. As speed is increased, the bow shape imparts substantial dynamic lift to the hull and this lift will be imparted to all surfaces that are not vertical. As the speed increases further the inboard planning surfaces begin to support the weight of the boat without the full assistance of the outboard planning surfaces and, at high speed the outboard planning surfaces may rise out of contact with the water. At high speeds the boat will be supported only on the more inboard planning surfaces, and this in effect, increases the length-to-width ratio of the hull and permits the hull to ride on the panels which have the greatest amount of dead rise. This gives a softer ride and less drag because of less skin contact surface.

When the boat is being driven at high speeds in rough or choppy seas, and comes down in a trough or penetrates a wave, the outboard planes are again brought into contact with the water and thereby contribute to buoyancy and dynamic lift. The vertical stepping of the planning surfaces greatly eases pounding effects on the hull because the various planes contact the water successively, resulting in a series of small shocks rather than a single, severe and jolting shock as would be the case in other hulls. The smaller shocks are easily absorbed by the weight mass and the result is a relatively soft, cushioned ride.
Due to the generally V-shape of the bottom, water flows laterally as well as rearward in relation to the boat. The lateral movement acts to release back pressure forces as the water flows off the edges of the steps, and this also reduces skin friction as the water skips the vertical surfaces and portions of the next adjacent planning surfaces. Because the planning surfaces have progressively less dead rise additional lift will be imparted to the hull, because of the greater degree of deflection of the water at the outboard planning surfaces than at the inboard planning surfaces.

This difference in dead rise obtains maximum lift from the water as it moves outboard and loses its inertia. The mixing of air with water as it tumbles off the steps and deflects from the planes also assists in decreasing pounding shock effects and parasitic drag.

This hull design provides a very dry boat to ride in, and the relatively deep, narrow center section of the hull greatly increases the performance of the boat by making it easy to maintain a straight course at all speeds; by permitting only a small amount of slippage in tight turns; and by offering high resistance to any broaching tendency.

It will also be apparent that the hull design of my invention inherently provides a hull of high strength- to-weight ratio because of the stiffener effects of the vertical rise.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.