A little yacht that looks good and sails well

Little Cruiser Sailboats

23' 8" 25' 5" 20' 0" 3' 10" 35' 0"

Eldredge Mclnnis

Portsmouth Yacht Co.

1974-1981

22 gal.

22 gal.

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

23' 8" 25' 5" 20' 0" 3' 10" 35' 0"

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Eldredge Mclnnis

Portsmouth Yacht Co.

1974-1981

22 gal.

22 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 10,400 lbs.

The Eastward Ho was available either as a sloop (shown here) or, with a bowsprit added, as a cutter. There was also a choice of motive power, including a Volvo MD-2 diesel (22 hp) or an Atomic Four (30 hp). The designer, Eldredge Mclnnis of Boston, MA, a firm started in 1926, tended to specialize in large yachts, especially motorsailers. (The firm closed in 1976 when Walter J. Mclnnis retired at age 83. Albert Eldredge had died in 1936 but was involved in sales, not design.) Even though she's less than 24 feet on deck, because of her displacement of 7,000 pounds she can use the power to punch through waves. Typically, these boats were offered with a yacht finish, teak and holly sole, teak interior, fine jointer-work, and so on. Best features: This is a top-of-the-line yacht for her size range. She is durable, beautiful to look at, and a good sailer, especially when it breezes up. Worst features: When these boats come onto the market, which is rare, they typically command a premium price. That said, a 1978 model was recently listed on the Internet for $18,000, which, after all, is not a fortune for a really nice boat.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Eastward Ho 24

23' 8"

8' 8"

3' 10"

7,000

3,600

Blue Water 24

24' 0"

8' 7"

4' 1"

7,950

2,275

Pacific Seacraft Dana 24

24' 2"

8' 7"

3' 10"

8,000

3,200

Aquarius Pilot Cutter 24

24' 0"

9' 0"

4' 0"

8,900

3,200

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

12.4

391

269

6.0

28.7

475

4

6' 4"

11.1

467

NA

5.9

33.2

418

4

6' 1"

14.4

364

221

6.2

30.2

535

4

6' 1"

15.3

497

258

6.0

31.0

564

4

6' 3"

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