Rock solid pocket cruiser from California

Aquarius Pilot Cutter

24' 2" 27' 3" 21' 5" 3' 10" 34' 0"

Yanmar diesel 18 hp 40%

William Crealock Pacific Seacraft 1985-1999 361 sq. ft. portable portable

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

24' 2" 27' 3" 21' 5" 3' 10" 34' 0"

Yanmar diesel 18 hp 40%

Designer: Builder:

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

William Crealock Pacific Seacraft 1985-1999 361 sq. ft. portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 11,900 lbs.

This boat was designed to be a diminutive offshore pas-sagemaker, to safely carry a single-hander or small family across a bay—or an ocean. The solid fiberglass laminate is one inch thick at the sheer and, it is claimed, gets thicker everywhere else. Her hull is heavy and her rig is on the modest side, as are the rigs of her comps, which all have SA/D ratios in the very low category. That's good for ocean sailing when the wind is blowing, but may cause consternation among the crew in areas where light air is the rule rather than the exception. The boat is elegantly finished, with heavy-duty rigging and quality hardware from Lew-mar, Harken, and Schaefer. She is built to last. Best features:

The layout below is very functional and has some clever special features. There is foot space for the settee berths under the V-berth, covered with cushions when not in use. During the day, bedding can be stored, hidden in the foot space. The dining table slides out from its hiding place in a slot under the V-berth, supported by the stainless steel mast strut when in use. The galley features everything you might need, including a gimballed stove with oven. Stowage space abounds, with both wet and dry hanging lockers, cabinets, drawers, and more, remarkable for this size boat. Worst features: Some light-air sailors may not like her low SA/D ratio.

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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