An updated version of the Seaward

Seaward Sailboat

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

21' 9" 24' 6" 20' 7" 2' 1" 30' 0"

outboard 6 to 8 hp 33%

Designer: Builder:

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

Nick Hake Hake Yachts 1989-2003 240 sq. ft. portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 3,700 lbs.

The Seaward 23 (22) is a transformed version of the 22 reported on the previous page, though with the same waterline and the same basic hull structure. The centerboard on the 22 has been replaced with a very shallow fixed keel with wings, which, with a draft of just over two feet, is not likely to be very close-winded. There's a choice of rigs, either a fully battened cat rig with a big roach set on a freestanding carbon-fiber mast (inset), or a conventional sloop rig featuring a self-tacking jib. The sales brochure mentions a Yanmar diesel but doesn't give the size (which we assume is minimal) or say whether buyers can choose an outboard and omit the diesel. (We assume they can.) The sales brochure shows a wheel rather than the older 22's tiller; based on a cockpit configuration very similar to the older 22, we assume a tiller can be substituted (which we recommend doing for this size boat). Best features: The stern pulpit includes "catbird stern seats" on the quarters, for sightseeing while motoring along rivers. Hardware is upper-end quality. Other good features are the same as for the older 22. Worst features: Also the same as for the older 22.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head-

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Starwind 22

22' 0"

7' 9"

1' 11"

2,600

775

17.6

169

273

5.8

12.8

346

5

4' 9"

Pearson 22

22' 0"

7' 9"

3' 5"

2,600

1,000

18.4

183

246

5.8

13.3

298

4

4' 2"

Seaward 23 (22)

21' 9"

8' 4"

2' 1"

2,700

900

19.8

138

285

5.8

11.3

325

4

4' 8"

Bristol Caravel 22

22' 0"

7' 9"

2' 6"

2,850

1,150

16.4

172

288

5.8

14.1

322

4

4' 0"

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