Draft 1'9" (c/b), 3'9" (keel)
Headroom 4'9" (Classic deck), 5'10" (Futura deck)
Displacement 3,920 lbs (c/b), 3,910 lbs (keel)
Ballast 1,407 lbs (c/b), 1,400 lbs (keel)
Sail Area 257 sq. ft.
Vertical Clearance 30'5"
M.O.R.C. rating 17.7 (est.) (keel)
I.O.R. rating 19.6 (est.) (keel)
Hull Laminate Alternating layers of 1.5 oz. matt and 24 oz. woven roving hand laid up fiberglass, maximum layers on centerline, .5" thickness.
Keel Hull. The high performance, modern Seafarer 24 keel hull is simple, strong and efficient. Upwind sailing is faster than with the centerboard hull- because the keel shape has superior fairing and no open centerboard slot. Handling is easier because there is a full skeg ahead of the rudder to promote easy tracking. Both M.O.R.C. and I.O.R. rules favor the keel hull for racing.
Centerboard Hull. The Seafarer 24 centerboard hull has positive self-righting ability regardless of centerboard position. This is because 85% of the ballast is fixed, only 15% is in the centerboard. With the centerboard up it is possible to sail in shallow areas where deep keel boats just can't go. Shoal draft also facilitates launching from a trailer. Downwind performance is superior to the keel model because with the centerboard retracted wetted surface is minimized.
Classic Deck. The Seafarer 24 Classic deck presents an attractive low profile which is especially popular for day sailing and racing. Halyards and downhaul can be adjusted from a standing position within the large main hatch. The cockpit is low, yet visibility is excellent. Headroom throughout the sole area of the main cabin is unlimited with the hatch open and a dodger can be added to provide a weather-tight enclosure if desired.
Futura Deck. The Futura deck provides a spacious interior with full headroom in the main cabin. The enhanced interior space makes possible a more divided layout with increased privacy in the toilet room and forward cabin sections. The side decks are wide and the smooth transition at the forward end of the cabin trunk provides extra deck space forward. Either deck is available with either hull.
McCurdy & Rhodes. The most important requirement of any sailboat is sailing performance- ease of handling, safety, seaworthiness, speed. Other considerations should come second. Top sailing performance is a result of design. McCurdy and Rhodes, designers of the Seafarer 24, are world famous naval architects having produced such famous race winners as CARINA, KAHILI, ZEST, and SITZMARK. Their proven record of success is your assurance of sailing satisfaction and long-term value.
Unit-Bonded Fiberglass Structure. Seafarer was one of the first producers of fiberglass sailboats and has 15 years experience with fiberglass construction. The lay-up specification of each major part of the Seafarer fiberglass structure is appropriate to the stress requirements of that part of the structure. All Seafarer hulls are hand lay-up using alternating layers of 1.5 oz. mat and 24 oz. woven roving fiberglass. Interiors are one-piece fiberglass designed to provide an element of give when a major impact occurs yet with the strength necessary to maintain hull deflection. The unique Seafarer hull-deck joint is made by building a box section fiberglass girder around the entire sheer line integral with both the hull and deck moldings. A teak cap is fastened to the top of the girder. The result is a good looking toe rail which accentuates the beautiful lines of the boat, yet is extremely strong, completely leak-proof and requires absolutely no maintenance-ever.
Sea-Lux Interior Finish. All surfaces in Seafarer interiors are smooth, beautiful and easy to maintain. Wood trim is solid teak. Wood panels are finished using a sophisticated vacuum form vinyl clad process using 240 degrees of heat and 38 lbs per square inch of pressure. This modern process results in panel surfaces which have three times the abrasion resistance of Formica, yet retains the texture and grain colors of natural teak. The interiors of all lockers are smooth fiberglass lined to stay dry and clean, permanently free of condensation and dirt. This is Sea-Lux, beautiful to look at and even better to live with!
Seafarer Kits. Seafarer invites you to participate in the building of your yacht. Seacraft Kits are available either to leave some of the basic building work on a new boat to you- or as optional equipment so you can add equipment as your requirements change after you own your Seafarer.
There are four interior options available for the Seafarer 24 which work with almost any hull and deck configuration.
The dinette is the athawartships type with plenty of headroom and elbowroom. The toilet is semi-enclosed forward of a divider. A hanging locker is opposite. The forward cabin features a berth 5' wide at its aft end and 6'2" long to provide comfortable sleeping space for two adults or three children. There is an optional built-in wash-basin in the toilet room. The main cabin is well laid out for efficient cruising with a dinette/double berth to port and a settee/single berth to starboard. Two more can sleep under an awning in the cockpit if the popularity of your boat demands! The huge port cockpit locker provides ample storage for all sails, while the outboard fuel tank and battery are safely located in a special sealed compartment under the starboard cockpit seat. The big cockpit has high, wide comings built at the correct angle for comfortable sailing. Provision for Dorade ventilators is built into the cabin top.
Same as above, except: the dinette in this interior is the popular U-shaped configuration, which allows fullest use of cabin interior for family get-togethers or entertaining friends. A two-way table top is available as an option to increase table size, if required. Bulkheads and a divider door are available to enclose the toilet.
Same as above, except: the dinette seats face each other and the table is larger. The toilet/dressing room compartment is separated from both forward and aft cabins by handsome teak grain bulkheads.
Same as above, except: The dinette is the U-shaped configuration and bulkheads and a door divide the interior into three separate areas- main cabin, toilet room and forwards cabin -made possible by the increased interior space of the cruise deck (Futura deck)
CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS AND EQUIPMENT
Construction. Solid, one piece fiberglass construction using high tensile woven roving engineered for stress distribution, impact resistance and flexural strength. Entire hull, deck, and complete interior accommodation structure of reinforced fiberglass Unit-Bonded into a monocoque structure of immense permanent strength. Hull molded with an integral fiberglass "backbone" to resist bending loads of race-taut head/back stays. Sandwich construction deck using end-grain balsa core for lightness and maximum stiffness. Deck structurally laminated to hull. Seafarer easy clean non-skid pattern on all walked-on surfaces. Dorade vent boxes, full cockpit length, competition-size sheet winch base/coamings and Sea-Flair wraparound spray rail molded integrally with deck. Recessed cove stripe. ColorSpectrum unlimited optional choice of hull, cove stripe and boot top colors.
Ballast. Fixed lead ballast, total weight 1,200 lbs (c/b), 1,400 lbs (keel). Hydro-dynamically streamlined fiberglass centerboard on centerboard model weight 342 lbs. incorporates 207 lbs. additional lead ballast and is worm gear winch operated to provide positive continuous position control at all times. Centerboard swings up if it hits an obstruction and can be removed for painting from the outside the boat without any risk of leaks. Lead ballast custom cast and weighed by Seafarer, structurally laminated to hull and centerboard.
Rig. Modern, powerful masthead rig. Large foretriangle, high aspect ratio. Easy to handle.
Chainplates and Tracks. Chainplates 5/16" polished 18-8 stainless steel through bolted to hull. Genoa and traveler tracks, if installed, hard anodized aluminum with stainless steel fastenings.
Deck Fittings. Solid bronze and stainless steel throughout. Two 8" bow cleats, two 6" jib sheet cleats, cam action main sheet cleat, two working jib fairleaders. Provision for two Dorade ventilators is built into cabin top. All hardware through-bolted. All fastenings stainless steel.
Joinerwork. Yacht quality joinerwork in selected Burma teak and teak grain finish throughout. Teak toe-rails, taffrail and entry trim. All exterior parts joined to deck with stainless steel fastenings. Sea-Lux interior with bulkheads, counter tops, locker doors, trim etc., in teak grain with wood surfaces protected by vinly fused to wood with heat and pressure. Interiors of all lockers insulated from hull and isolated from dirt and damp by mirror smooth fiberglass liners. Dish stowage rack out-board of galley counter.
Hatches and Ports. Huge reinforced one, two or four part fiberglass main hatch, opens up cabin interior. Optional folding seahood provides 6'3" cabin headroom on centerboard model. Hatches port and starboard in cockpit. Teak grain closure boards on entry. Modern ABS rim plexiglass ports. Four lockers inside coamings optional. Cabin hatches lockable. Hatch tracts and entry sill aluminum. Main hatch is sliding or sectional-lift-off, according to owner choice.
Spars and Rigging. Mast, boom and spreaders 6061-T6 aluminum- the strongest, most weather resistant alloy available -custom made in our own shops. All mast fittings including masthead, type 304 stainless steel. Roller reefing on boom. Standing rigging 3/16" 1x19 stainless steel, custom swaged by Seafarer. Turnbuckles 3/8" forged bronze or stainless steel type with positive lock. Divided backstay to provide rapid tension adjustment for racing. Halyards 1/8" 7x19 stainless steel, with Dacron tails. Dacron mainsheet, jib sheet, outhaul and downhaul with all necessary blocks. Dacron boom lift. Blocks maintenance-free light weight black anodized aluminum or stainless. Spars anodized.
Rudder and Tiller. Fiberglass rudder is carefully faired to minimize drag. Stainless steel rudder post and heel fitting. Tiller beautifully laminated in woods of contrasting color. On centerboard model, exclusive Vari-Rudder lifts vertically to reduce wetted surface and increase boat speed according to changing wind conditions. On keel model a skeg is ahead of the rudder for sailing efficiency and easy tracking.
Plumbing. Quick-action bronze seacocks on below water line openings. All hose clamps stainless steel. Fresh water piping, if installed, clear plastic throughout. Cockpit self-bailing. Optional installed marine or self-contained toilet. Top opening 50 lb. icebox, and fresh water system with 20 gallon tank, rocker action galley pump and galley sink. Level of water in tank can be visually checked at all times.
Auxiliary Power. A stainless steel removable bracket for an outboard motor is provided on the transom, allowing motor to tilt when not in use. A safe, scuppered locker for the remote fuel tank is located under the starboard cockpit seat, with hinged hatch cover. Inboard power available at extra cost.
Federal Documentation. The keel model can be federally documented and a Master Carpenter certificate will be provided on request at no extra charge.
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