The 25 Classic is our largest Express style model sharing all of the top side cabin and cuddy features of the 23' Classic but noticeably different with it's closed transom and a full width stern platform that can handle single or twin outboards. Built into the transom is a large fishbox/storage locker that drains overboard, in the stern there is a comfortable fold-away rear bench seat which when folded acts like a bolster. Adding optional aft facing seats will provide comfortable seating for six adults and even with a full crew you will be amazed at how much useable cockpit space is available for fishing or additional guests. With a total boat maximum of 300 HP the 25 Classic will deliver plenty of strength, speed and style; but like all Maritimes will perform exceptionally well with modest horsepower so you can achieve great fuel efficiency.
The distinct feature of all Classic models is the aluminum framed windshield, welded for strength and powder coated white for good looks. Convenient outside handrails are thoughtfully positioned on the sides of the windshield frame to help make accessing the bow area safe and easy. An inside center grab rail for the driver or navigator comes standard, just in case you need it. The windshield features clear glass for unobstructed visibility and thanks to the non-glare dash, annoying reflections are minimized. Large ventilation wing vents on both sides of the windshield can be opened to scoop fresh air into the helm area during hot summer days.
Visibility from the helm is outstanding, even when accelerating, due to Maritime's minimal bow rise. If you decide to stand, the seats slide aft 6" providing leaning post like comfort and if you're taller than 5' 8", you'll be able to see over the windshield frame.The Classic stylishly accommodates an optional canvas bimini for overhead sun and rain protection while the optional seven -piece weather curtain set, including bimini, front and side Strataglass windows and three-piece zippered rear drop curtain can turn the Classic into an all-weather contender. Bows and hardware on the weather curtain set are all 316 grade stainless steel. The rear drop curtain has three panels; the center section easily rolls up or can be removed. When the top is furled aft, a convenient boot secures loose canvas.
The size of the cuddy on the 23 and 25 Classic is identical with standing headroom inside of 410 sitting head-room of 37" and impressive 7' bunks. Natural light and cuddy ventilation is provided by an overhead 17"x 17" hatch. Two 4" x 14" side ports with screens and a lockable bi-fold door with screened louvers positioned high and low help induce natural air circulation. There are two conveniently placed red/white dome lights in the cuddy and a storage compartment in the forepeak bulkhead has room for soft gear as well as a huge under-floor compartment aft that is ideal for duffle bags, deck chairs and life jackets. Both the 23' and 25 Classic come standard with a comfortable fabric-covered four-piece cushion, a popular option frequently installed in the cuddy is a portable toilet or full marine head and pump out system.