Sargo 25

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Sargo 25
The feisty Sargo 25 may be the smallest of the Finnish builder’s boats, but it looks like a text-book example of the term “little big boat” as it struts a combination of features rarely found together on the same build, especially of this size.

Many of these features are apparent upon approach. A swim step off the stern and integrated bench-style seating define much of the relatively modest cockpit. A double-gate style railing aft separates the cockpit from the swimstep nicely, providing security but leaving stern access open. The engine is also accessed through a floor hatch in the cockpit and is quite generous.

Interestingly, the deck layout includes a completely walkaround cabin, allowing easy access to and from the foredeck. The bow features that Nordic ladder opening, perfect for boarding or disembarking Viking style. The flat hardtop also looks like the perfect place to keep the dinghy.
Sargo 25 specs
With such large walkways and generous deck space, how big can the Sargo 25’s cabin be? Almost magically, the modestly sized cabin features generous standing headroom, captain and first mate chairs at the helm, a galley, family-style seating around a deployable table, enclosed head, and two separate berths/staterooms.

How?! The answer is, quite simply, some of the most innovative and clever uses of interior space one can possibly imagine. The aft berth is located directly under the family seating and table, and the deployable galley that’s cleverly integrated forward near the helm. Some old school ingenuity is at play here, the designers clearly fans of the old video game Tetris.

The Sargo 25 is powered by a single engine, the standard being a Volvo inboard diesel between 225 and 300 horsepower. In this range, the top speed is reportedly somewhere in the lively 33- to 38-knot range.

All told, the Sargo 25 puts the pocket back in pocket cruiser, and they should be well-suited to exploring our rugged Pacific Northwest waters. If interested, you can learn more and inquire about pricing from local dealer Inside Passage Yacht Sales.

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is the managing editor of Northwest Yachting. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show, Alt for Norge. He loves living in a state where he can explore the ocean and mountains in the same day.

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