Draft 2'1" (shoal draft), 2'10" (high performance)
Displacement 2,400 lbs.
Ballast 1,010lbs. (875 lbs. cast lead, 135 lbs. fiberglass)
B/D ratio 42.0
Sail Area 219 sq. ft. (main and 110% fore triange)
S/D ratio 19.01
Vertical Clearance 28'9"
M.O.R.C. rating 15.8 (est.) (keel)
The Seafarer 22 is the smallest vessel into which we believe true offshore sailing characteristics can be fitted. This is a size range where most manufacturers offer what are essentially scaled up inshore daysailors with outboard rudders and minimum draft centerboards. The Seafarer 22 is designed for something else. She was designed for ocean going use by McCurdy & Rhodes and is built to high ocean going standards. The skeg mounted rudder, high lift integral lead ballasted keel, overstrength spars and rigging and top quality hardware are all blue water class. This is a yatch that you can safely trust anywhere, for any voyage.
For enjoyable sailing, the Seafarer 22 has a cockpit that is 6'1" long with wide seats and spacious legroom. The coamings are at just teh right angle for comfort. The side decks are wide for easy access forward in any sea conditions and visibility is excellent. A fully enclosed fuel locker keeps the outboard motor fuel supply away from crew and safely stowed. There are teak handrails on the cabin top and an available built-in anchor well on the foredeck. The non-skid surface is positive yet easy to clean. the rugged double wall rub rail withstands bumps without damage. detailing on the entire deck is excellent with provision for the addition of a traveller, halyards led aft, spinnaker gear, etc. Teak trim is not skimped but is obviously to a full custom built standard.
Below decks there is excellent sitting headroom. The berths are all 6'5" or over and wide enough for comfort. Ventillation is provided by a rugged sliding main hatch and hinged Lexan forward hatch. Provision for all weather continuous ventillation using twin Dorade ventilators is built-in. The deluxe cruising version includes a complete galley and full forward cabin. You can specify the interior of your Seafarer 22 to be built to suit your requirements. You can sail your Seafarer 22 across the oceans of the world.
CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS AND EQUIPMENT
Hull Laminate. Alternating layers of mat and woven roving hand laid-up fiberglass, maximum 6 layers on centerline 3/8" thickness.
Construction. Solid, one-piece reinforced fiberglass construction using high tensile woven roving engineered for stress distribution, impact resistance and flexural strength. Entire hull, deck and complete interior accomodation structure of fiberglass GirderBonded into a one-piece structure of immense permanent strength. Sandwich construction deck using end-grain balsa core for lightness and maximum stiffness. Deck structurally laminated to hull. Resiliant, heavy duty perimeter rub rail provides substantial collision protection. Seafarer easy-clean, non-skid pattern on all walked-on surfaces. Dorade vent boxes and full cockpit length coamings molded integrally with deck. ColorSpectrum choice of hull, deck, and waterline colors.
Ballast. Fixed lead ballast, weight 875 lbs plus 125 lbs fiberglass, total 1,010 lbs. Lead ballast custom cast and weighed by Seafarer, structurally laminated in hull. Lead ballast makes boat stiffer and faster.
Rig. Modern, powerful masthead rig, large foretrianle, high aspect ratio. Easy to handle.
Chainplates and Tracks. Chainplates 3/16" and 1/4" polished 18-8 stainless steel directly through-bolted to integral hull flange for maximum dependability and strength. Genoa and traveller tracks, if installed, hard anodized aluminum with stainless steel through-bolted fastenings.
Deck Fittings. High strength black anodized aluminum alloy and stainless steel throughout. 8" bow cleat, two 6" jib sheet cleats, cam action main sheet cleat. All cleats fastened with 4 stainless steel through-bolts. Two working jib sheet swivel deck blocks. Lewmar #6 jib/genoa sheet winches port and starboard on cockpit coamings. Provision for Dorade ventillators is built into cabin top to provide continuous all-weather cabin ventillation. Socket for optional cabin table leg built into cockpit so cabin table can be set up in cockpit as well as in cabin. All fastenins stainless steel.
Joinerwork. Yatch quality exterior joinerwork in selected Burma teak throughout. Teak toe rails P/S, cabin top hand rails P/S, cabin top and entry trim. All exterior teak parts joined to deck with stainless steel fastenings. Interior bulkheads, lockers, berth fronts etc. in natural teak. All interior trim solid teak. Interiors of all lockers insulated from hull and isolated from dirt and damp by mirrior smooth fiberglass liners.
Hatches and Ports. Reinforced fiberglass main hatch slides on aluminm tracks. Hinged forward hatch with Lexan top, twin screw locks and opening adjuster. Stowage lockers P/S in cockpit with fiberglass tops. Teak closure boards on entry. Four high strength ABS rim ports, all with tinted Lexan to eliminate glare, through-bolted. Entry sill aluminum. Lockers inside coamings optional. Cabin hatches lockable.
Cabin Layout. Forward cabin has space for two 6'6" berths, convertible to a double, with the toilet located between the berths, and provision for shelves P/S. The main bulkhead is between the cabins. The main cabin has 6'6" settee berths P/S with storage under the berths. The deluxe cruising model has a galley to port forward in the main cabin and a cabin table which sets up either in the cabin or in the cockit.
Rudder and Tiller. Fiberglass rudder is carefully faired to minimize drag. Solid stainless steel 1" diameter rudder post and heel fittings. Tiller beautifully laminated in woods of contrasting color. The skeg ahead of the rudder is important for sailing efficiency.
Plumbing. Quick-action quarter turn bronze seacocks on all below water line openings. All hose clamps stainless steel. Fresh water piping, if installed, clear plastic throughout. Cockpit self-bailing. Self-contained toilet. Optional fresh water system with 12 gallon tank, rocker action galley pump and drain with through-hull seacock. Level of water in tank can be visually checked at all times.
Electric System. All circuits are fused and have individual switches. International navigation lights are installed; port and starboard running lights and stern light. Cabin lights are low profile design and have individual switches.
Upholstery. Deluxe Nylon ScotchGuard fabric covered foam cushions for the cabin berths.
Auxiliary Power. A transom-mounted bracket for an outboard motor is installed allowing motor to tilt when not in use. Safe, scuppered locker for remote fuel tank is located under the starboard cockpit seat with hatch cover over.
Sails. Mainsail, with provision for jiffy reefing, and working jib are standard. Dacron sails complete with bags and battens.
Painting. Waterline strip is painted in a choice of 8 colors. Bottom is anti-fouling painted.
Trailer. Trailers are available for the Seafarer 22 supplied with keel rollers, slide rollers and winch for roll-off launching or when disconected from the vehichle, for easy float-off launching on any ramp of sufficient depth.
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