With the same hull as the Cruiser previous page

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

23' 1" 23' 1" 16' 9" 2' 4"/5' 0" 29' 8"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 38%

Designer: Builder:

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

Sparkman & Stephens

Seafarer Fiberglass Yachts

1967-1985

portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 5,500 lbs.

Note: see comments for the Cruiser model on previous page. The two sailplans have identical hulls and rigs, but offer different cabin roof lengths, number of ports, and cabin arrangements as shown. At first glance, all these accommodations plans may appear to be identical. However, the top and bottom plans have four berths while the middle plan has only forward berths. The top plan has 6' 6" quarter berths aft of a stove and sink, while the bottom plan's quarter berths are 6 inches longer, and an icebox graces its cockpit. The middle plan actually comprises two plans: the one shown, plus another one not shown, designed for owner completion, with nothing at all down below. Best features: As with the cruiser, the grace of the classic Sparkman & Stephens hull form will appeal to traditional sailors. The lazarette hatch has an "instantilt well" under it, permitting an outboard to be tilted up out of the water to reduce drag while sailing. (However, this design requires a long hull cutout to accommodate the lower unit of the engine when tilted, which introduces a drag of its own.) Worst features: As with the cruiser, quality of workmanship, while excellent in early production, eroded over the years.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Sea Sprite 22 (23)

22' 6"

7' 0"

3' 0"

3,350

1,475 17.6

349

264

5.4

21.3

257

4

4' 2"

Seafarer Kestrel 23 Cruiser

23' 1"

7' 2"

2' 4"

3,700

1,400 15.7

351

270

5.5

22.1

319

4

4' 9"

Seafarer Kestrel 23 Overnighter

23' 1"

7' 2"

2' 4"

3,700

1,400 15.7

351

270

5.5

22.1

319

2 or 4

4' 9"

South Coast 23

23' 0"

7' 3"

2' 10"

3,700

1,475 16.5

308

270

5.6

21.2

311

4

4' 5"

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