"All over the world satisfied owners sail their Philip Rhodes designed fiberglass Meridian. No wonder, because the Meridian is not only an ideal little cruiser but a successful racer as well. She is a "big little boat" with a very comfortable cockpit and she can be delivered for outboard motor or with an inboard engine."
Length overall: 24'9" / 7.54m
Length at waterline: 17'6" / 5.33m
Beam: 7' / 2.13m
Draught: 3'3" / .99m
Height mast-top to waterline: 32'2" / 9.8m
Mainsail: 137 sq. ft. / 12.7 sq. m.
Jib: 118 sq. ft. / 11 sq. m.
Ballast keel: 2491 lbs / 1130kg
Displacement: 5070 lbs / 2300kg
Hull, etc: Hull, watertank, deck, cabin top, cockpit, bulkheads, rudder trunk and galley of reinforced polyester. Where necessary sandwich construction. The colors, to choice, are impregnated in the reinforeced polyester. On deck, cabin top, bridge deck and cockpit floow, non-skid patterns are molded in.
Ballast Keel: Lead secured with bolts to the hull
Rudder stock, etc: Bronze rudder stock and sole piece. Ash tiller with bronze hinge fitting.
Chain plates: stainless steel.
Cockpit, etc: The cockpit is self-bailing. Cockpit seats with mahogany hatches.
Deck joiner work: Bulwark, cockpit coamings, cabin top molding, main hatch, grab rails and hatches of cockpit seats of mahogany.
Deck fittings, etc: 4 large and 2 small saftey glass deadlights with bronze frames. Bronze deck fitings. Bronze deckplate on fore-deck.
Interior: The interior is painted or has varnished mahogany finish. Bunks with foam rubber mattresses. Hand grips inside main cabin sides.
Spars and rig: Hollow spruce mast, a boom and spreaders. Sail track of nickel silver on mast and boom. Bronze clew outhaul. Staintless steel mast fittings. Stainless stell standing and running rigging with swaged terminals. Bronze turn-buckles.
Painting: Hull below waterline painted with anti-fouling paint. Boot top and cove stripe painted to contrast with the color of the hull. The interior partly painted, partly varnished. Exterior woodwork varnished.
"In 1965 Seafarer moved its production on almost all of their yatchs from Europe to the U.S., and this has enabled them to make numerous refinements and improvements in their designs. The 26' Meridian and the 31' Seafarer models, for example, have been completely revised and are turned out from new molds. These two boats and the 22' Kestrel have a revolutionary provision for outboard power. Instead of the more conventional well in the lazarette, the builder has cut a slot in the counter which allows the lower unit of the engine to tilt up and be housed within the boat. They have come up with a new version of the 33' Swiftsure that incorporates an improved interior layout and other specification changes. Seafarer also offers the Seafarer 45 and Seafarer 38, the 28' Ranger, the 26' Polaris, and a 7' fiberglass dinghy."