Located In North Palm Beach, Florida is this trailerable 1999 Seaward by Hake Yachts.
Seaward sailboats were Founded in 1973 by Nick Hake. They have been built for more than 40 years and remain at the forefront of the industry. Today, the Seawards are being built in Largo, Florida at the Is...more
Located In North Palm Beach, Florida is this trailerable 1999 Seaward by Hake Yachts.
Seaward sailboats were Founded in 1973 by Nick Hake. They have been built for more than 40 years and remain at the forefront of the industry. Today, the Seawards are being built in Largo, Florida at the Island Packet Yacht facility that Hake now owns.
This Seward is a great boat for the intracoastal and inland waterways, yet quite capable on the open sea, or a trip to the Bahamas as well thanks to it's Fin Keel shallow draft hull design.
I like shallow-water sailing," said Nick Hake, president of Hake Yachts and builder of the Seaward. "I like to glide across the flats and nose in close to the beach before I drop the hook. That's gunkholing. That's sailing."
It's not surprising that the trailerable Seaward. has a draft of just 25 inches. What is surprising is the level of quality lavished on this pocket cruiser. The Seaward is a "pocket cruiser for adult audiences."
The Seaward has a sweeping sheerline and a fair bit of freeboard forward. The topsides have subtle tumblesome sections down low, which extends the waterline beam, adds a salty look and offers some form stability.
The springy stern features an outboard rudder assembly, and the nearly plumb bow, one of the results of the redesign, extends the LWL to 24.6 feet. This not only improves performance, but also creates more interior volume in the forward cabin.
A short bowsprit accentuates the traditional look and is also practical as an anchoring platform. The forestay and stemhead fitting are not integral to the sprit.
The deck is easy to navigate and the nonskid is functional when wet, which is not always the case. While not overly wide, the side decks are secure due to grab rails on the cabin trunk and inboard mounted shrouds.
An advantage of the high freeboard forward is that it allows for molded bulwarks, which is a wonderful safety feature in a small boat. From the anchor roller, to the four post cleats, to the chain hawsepipe, The stainless hardware on the deck of this boat is impressive.
The mast, which has an air draft of 33 feet, is designed to be stepped by one person and an optional gin pole-based mast raising system helps.
Hake recommends the full-batten main and as a result has developed an interesting feature on the masthead. To avoid cutting down the main roach, the backstay is led to an arm protruding aft from the mast. The result is a flat head and more sail area without needing to increase the height of the mast, which of course is designed in conjunction with the shoal draft. The entire design has been ingeniously created around those precious 25 inches of draft.
The shrouds are mounted on the trunkhouse sides, allowing for the genoa tracks to be placed well inboard. The result is tight sheeting angles for windward work. The four-part mainsheet system is a midboom arrangement (really more of a 3/4 boom), but offers plenty of purchase while still being clear of the helm. When single handling.
For the most part, the deck is also solid fiberglass. In flat areas that need stiffening, PVC foam is used for coring instead of the more common balsa. The great advantage of PVC foam coring is that it doesn't break down when exposed to moisture.
Hake is determined to keep wood out of his hulls and deck. The structural hull liner is vacuum bonded to the hull for strength, although it limits access to the hull, which is the Achilles' heel of all liners. The hull and deck are joined on outward turning flanges, forming an inverted J, and bonded chemically and bolted on 6-inch centers. This down-turned joint is unlikely to leak and quite strong due to the form and the amount of joined surface area. There is a useful rubrail about a foot below the deck line.
The keel is molded separately from the hull out of heavily laminated biaxial glass, and then filled with ballast, which is covered over by a resin slurry. Two 5/8-inch stainless threaded rods are embedded into the keel. The rods act to guide the keel in place and to help secure it, but the real strength comes from an adhesive bond and layers of fiberglass that marry it to the hull.
Even with the wheel and pedestal taking up a bit of space, (an $1800 option) the Seaward 25 has a great cockpit. The seat backs are nicely angled and there is a locker port. There is also a practical fuel storage locker aft. The portable 6-gallon tank can be removed for filling at a service station, thereby avoided the hassle and need to pay marina diesel prices.
While the view from the helm is more than adequate, the view from the catbird seats on the stern rail is exceptional. The mere fact that a small, light boat has a pushpit stout enough to mount seats speaks to the overall quality of the boat.
The interior of the Seaward is well thought out, with 5-foot, 9-inch headroom in the saloon. Starting in the bow, the forward cabin has a large V-berth, with bunks that are 7 feet long, and a storage shelf. The saloon features a bulkhead-mounted drop-down table and settees that convert to two single berths.
The galley is to starboard and offers a small sink, an optional one-burner, non-pressurized alcohol stove. The most striking feature of the interior is the excellent ventilation. All 6 stainless steel & screened port holes open and there is a good-size hatch forward.
This Seaward has a Yanmar diesel, the single cylinder 1GM 10 hp, which will push the boat along at near 6 knots. The 6 gallons of fuel translates into a range of well over 100 miles. Access to the engine is actually quite good and the stuffing box is reached behind the stair's engine compartment. The standard PYI dripless shaft seal helps reduce maintenance.
Included but not pictured is a 1999 trailer matched to fit this Sailboat. Although most Seaward owners leave their boats in the water at slips during the season, they like the flexibility that a trailer offers. Distant cruising grounds are easier to reach via the highway, and there is no reason to pay winter storage fees when your boat would be just as happy sitting in your driveway. Also, if severe weather is forecast, you can pop the boat on the trailer and haul it out of harm's way.
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This Hake Seaward appears in Excellent Shape
The engine is super clean! Also rinsed after every use with the added quick rinse system easily accessible to the port in cockpit area.
The current owner has made a number of improvements to the boat over the last year including updating the electronics.
He added two new automatic bilges and a high power manual bilge, plus a solar panel to trickle-charge the battery.
New Sunbrella bimini, and cockpit cushions.
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All offers are contingent upon being fully satisfied with unit after personal inspection and/or professional inspection.
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