Last spring I took 3 months worth of food and supplies and yes, all of it was neatly stowed out of sight!

This diesel powered Aylward 25 has the longer pilothouse and all of the options available, plus some! I was told that this boat was semi-custom built for the McCormick family and no expense was spared. This model has a vacuum bagged solid fiberglass hull with a shallow full keel that protects the shaft, the 4 blade bronze prop and the stainless steel rudder. On top of the solid hull is a foam cored fiberglass deck and doghouse, keeping the boat extremely strong and light. With 6’5” headroom and plenty of glass windows, it’s open and extremely bright and airy! With 3 opening windows and 3 large opening hatches your never lacking for a breeze even in the lightest of conditions. The enclosed private head has an electric toilet and a hot and cold pressure shower. A compact and functional galley makes meal preparation a pleasure as does the refrigerator/freezer! You’ll see when you read the specifications that this boat lacks for nothing. She has been totally upgraded and rebuilt with all New in the last 2 years that I’ve owned her!

Boat Name
Li’l Dingy

LOA: 28 ft 3 in
Beam: 8 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 2 ft 8 in
Displacement: 6000 lbs

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2004
Engine Model: 4LHA-DTE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 380
Shaft; 1 3/4”
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 200 HP
Cruising Speed: 13 - 18 mph
Maximum Speed: 20 mph
Engine log is kept up to date

6’ 5”

Polyethylene Fresh Water Tank: (50 Gallons)
Aluminum Fuel Tank: (115 Gallons)
Polyethylene Holding Tank: (6 Gallons)

Full standing headroom (6’ 5”) with hot and cold shower, electric marine toilet with New motor, New Y valve for overboard or holding tank, 6 gallon holding tank with New macerator and all New Groco bronze seacocks for intake, direct overboard discharge and holding tank overboard discharge and all New hoses.

New Satellite Security System
New Chartplotter - Simrad Go 9 GPS with TotalScan transducer
New Cmap Pro USA chart chip, New Navionics USA/Bahamas chart chip
New Depth/DownView/Side Scan
New Radar - Simrad Halo 20
New Autopilot - Garmin Reactor 40 w Shadow Drive
New VHF – 25W Standard Horizon with GPS
New Standard horizon 6W handheld VHF
Compass - Richie 

Inside Equipment
2- New electric 1500 gph bilge pumps
New Duramax (commercial/military duty) dripless engine shaft seal
2 - New overhead Lewmar hatches and 20”x20” Bomar hatch over V-berth
New Dometic Safe Alcohol single burner stove only 6 minutes to bring 2 cups of water to a boil
New Shmitt Stainless steering wheel with spin knob

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet - 30 Amp
Shore power panel
50’ shore power cord
Frigiboat refrigerator/freezer
6 gal hot water heater
New Jabsco water pump
New Jabsco macerator pump
New 210W solar panel
New Victron Bluetooth 20A Smart Solar regulator (all Victron devices are interface with same App)
New Victron Bluetooth 500A Smart shunt
New Victron Bluetooth Smart Battery Sense
New 2 Deep cycle group 31 batteries
New Caframo Bora 3 speed fans (4)
New GFI outlets (2)
3 stage smart battery charger
500W Inverter
New Smoke/CO detector
All lights are LED
Lewmar electric windlass w/ inside/outside controls
ITT roof mounted remote control stainless spot/flood light

Outside Equipment/Extras
Lewmar windlass with helm and deck controls
New Rocna anchor
New 125’ 1/4” G4 high test chain with line
Bennett trim tabs
New Stainless self launching anchor roller
Swimming ladder mounted on swim platform
West Marine 2019 310 Hypalon RIB w/ bow locker 
Yamaha 2019 15hp 2 stroke (yes, 2 stroke) <100 hours, starts on the 1st pull always, 3 years old
Spares – filters, impellers, etc.
Maintenance Log and binder with all manuals and or info for equipment 
*Note- The boat is trailerable, but I didn’t get a trailer because my Tacoma is too small to tow 6000lbs!

New quick removable HD aluminum/fiberglass cockpit top, rain catchment system
New heavy weight Stamoid side curtains w/ zip out doors and Isinglass windows
Heavy duty removable outboard engine mount in cockpit 

There’s only one thing that still needs to be done to this boat to make her perfect.  Down east style boats are wet boats by design and hence they all have spray rails on them so that they’ll be dry(google down east boats and look at the pictures).  No one has ever installed spray rails on this boat and I did not have time to install any before heading off to the Bahamas on my last trip, so this still needs to be done.  I recommend Smart Rails as they are well made, easy to install. work extremely well to keep the boat dry in all but the roughest conditions AND best of all, add so much lift to the boat that owners are seeing over 2kts of extra speed with NO extra fuel consumption! A definite must do!