1988 Seaward 24 Cruiser
|Propulsion Type||Single Outboard|
|1988 Seaward RK 24 |
This is a great boat for the intercostal and the inland waterways ,yet quite capable on the open sea as well thanks to the retractable centerboard and hull design. This also makes the boat easily to trailer! The current owner has made a number of improvements to the boat over the last year including reconfiguring the galley area and updating the electronics. He also added two new batteries, an inverter , and two solar panels to provide plenty of electricity! Easy Single Handed Sailing with all lines coming back. There is plenty of storage space for a smaller boat and the West Marine Hard Dingy with the Honda outboard rounds out the package!
This is a perfect set up for a single sailor or the couple who wants to enjoy the thrill of sailing! Call for a showing!
|Seaward 25 |
2000 July 7
By JOHN KRETSCHMER
No water, no problem, with this shoal-draft pocket cruiser
I like shallow-water sailing," said Nick Hake, president of Hake Yachts and builder of the Seaward 25. "I like to glide across the flats and nose in close to the beach before I drop the hook. That's gunkholing. That's sailing." It's not surprising that the trailerable Seaward 25 has a draft of just 25 inches. What is surprising is the level of quality lavished on this pocket cruiser. "Just because it's a small boat, don't assume that the Seaward 25 is targeted for the first-time buyer," Hake said. "Most Seaward owners are already experienced sailors. Some are downsizing from larger, more system-oriented boats and others just share our vision of what a boat should be." That vision is summed up in a brochure that describes the Seaward 25 as a "pocket cruiser for adult audiences."
Nick Hake began building boats more than 20 years ago in a dingy warehouse near the Miami Airport. He jokes that if he had gone into another business and worked as hard he'd be rich. "The problem is," he said with a wry smile, "I love boats."
Don't feel too bad for him though. Today, his modern facility in Stuart, Florida, is turning out boats at a rate of one a week. In addition to the Seaward 25, Hake Yachts also offers the 19-foot Fox, the Seaward 23 and the innovative 32-foot Eagle centerboarder. Production of the 25 far outnumbers the other boats. In 1997, the boat was given a minor redesign and hull number 600 of the total production run will soon be launched.
Hake, who also designs all his boats, opted for a hull that strikes a traditional pose above the waterline but is quite innovative below. The Seaward 25 has a sweeping sheerline and a fair bit of freeboard forward. The topsides have subtle tumblehome sections down low, which extends the waterline beam, adds a salty look and offers some form stability. The springy stern features an outboard rudder assembly, and the nearly plumb bow, one of the results of the redesign, extends the LWL to 23 feet. This not only improves performance, but also creates more interior volume in the forward cabin. A short bowsprit accentuates the traditional look and is also practical as an anchoring platform. I like the fact that the forestay and stemhead fitting are not integral to the sprit.
Although the Seaward 25 is offered with an optional 4-foot, 2-inch fin keel, which is called the "Bluewater Model," it is clear that Hake is partial to the standard shoal-draft model. The essence of the boat lies in its shoal draft and easy trailerability. "Twenty-five inches is the key," Hake explains. "If a boat draws even a fraction more it becomes difficult to launch off most trailer sites."
Although most Seaward 25 owners leave their boats in the water at slips during the season, they like the flexibility that a trailer offers. Distant cruising grounds are easier to reach via the highway, and there is no reason to pay winter storage fees when your boat would be just as happy sitting in your driveway. Also, if severe weather is forecast, you can pop the boat on the trailer and haul it out of harm's way.
The Seaward 25 has what Hake calls a low-aspect keel with an aft wing. The main section has reverse draft, meaning that it is wider at the bottom than the top, which allows the ballast to be concentrated down low. By locating the wing aft, laminar flow is forced over the main keel section, improving its efficiency. Incidentally, it also allows for the boat to be pulled on and off a trailer much easier than if the wing was located farther forward.
A first glance at the stainless steel portlights and husky cleats and traditional styling might have you expecting the Seaward 25 to be a typic
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Captain Lee Bowden
"Getting you the best possible price for your boat"
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|Engine Type||Single Outboard|
We are pleased to present this beautifully maintained Pocket Sloop for your consideration. The boat was built in Stuart, Florida and has a shallow draft design perfect for shallow water sailing. She features a retractable centerboard giving her a minimum depth of 24 inches. When it is lowered it provides 5 feet of blue water stability! The current owner added a number of upgrades and creature comforts to her in 2017 and 2018 including:
- Two Solar Panels
- Second Anchor
- New Upholstery
- Port a Potti
- Electric Water pump, sink, and Tap
- New Danforth 17 lb Anchor
- Roller Furler Jib
- Two New 109 Amp hour deep cycle batteries (2017)
- Battery Charger (2017)
- 800 Watt Inverter (2017)
- Refrigerator (2017)
- New Garmin Chart Plotter with depth finder