26 1997 Seaward 25

26 1997 Seaward 25

Basic Information

Price: $24,995 USD
Builder: SEAWARD.
Category: Cruising Sailboat, .
Model: 25
Model Year: 1997
Year Built: 1997

Bradford Marine Yacht Sales
Phone: 954-377-3900
Email: sales@bradford-marine.com
Fax: 954-377-3901



LOA: 26' 0" (7.92)
LWL: 23' 0" (7.01)
Beam: 8' 4" (2.54)
Max Draft: 2' 1" (0.63)
Clearance: 33' 0" (10.06)

Speed, Capacities and Weight

Water Capacity: 20gal (76ltr)


Total Cabins: 1
Total Berths: 5
Total Berths: 5
Total Heads: 1
Captain Quarters: False

Hull and Deck Information

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Configuration: Monohull

Engine Information

Manufacturer: Westerbeke
Model: 20 B2
Engine Count: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Propulsion Type: Direct Drive
Horsepower Engine 1: 20

Location of Vessel

Port Charlotte, Florida United States



If there were a perfect sailboat for cruising the Shore and intercoastal of the Gulf of Mexico (and Southwest Florida) this may be it. The seller of this vessel has recently passed and is being sold by his estate. It has been cared for and prepped for sale for the new owners. Contact us today for a great boat buying opportunity. 

*Upgraded Westerbeke 20HP 20 B-2 Diesel Engine, *Fresh Water Cooled,*Roller Furling, *Genoa, *Mainsail, * Performance Tandem Axle Trailer, *Cushion Stored in Air Conditioned Storage, *Engine Fully Serviced Fall of 2018, *Boat Completely Detailed Inside and Out March 2019, *Brand New Sanding and Bottom Paint April 2019. MORE!! 


The boat is in very nice condition and has just been detailed for the new owners. Brand New Bottom Paint and Barrier Coat were also applied and completed on 4/16/2019. 
The trailer may need some attention before a long haul. 
Westerbeke Diesel engine is a serious upgrade for this vessel and it had been serviced in October of 2018.
Cockpit Seats 5
Entry Hatch
Fresh Water Cockpit Shower 
8 ea. Stainless Steel Port Lights w Screens 
Bomar Hatch Forward
Cushion Package (Stored in Air Conditioned Storage Reported Very Good)
Forward V-Berth
Aft Quarter Berth
Settees to Port and Starboard
Fold Down Dinette
Mini Nav Station
Small Galley w one burner Stove and SS FW Sink
Enclosed Head Compartment w Flushing Toilet
SS Swim Ladder
Brand New Barrier Coat
Brand New Bottom Paint
Westerbeke B 20 Diesel Engine FW Cooled
Westerbeke Instrumentation
Auto Helm Digital Speed and Depth (Newer)
Raymarine Auto Pilot (Newer)
30 Amp Shore Power Outlet
Dual Batteries
Dual Battery Switch 
Breaker Switches
Performance Galvanized Trailer
Tandem Axle
The Seaward 25 is one of the finest and most sought-after boats in her class. Her clean, flowing lines will catch the eye, and her practical nature will win the heart. Her size and comforts make her a perfect performance cruiser. With wheel steering, diesel, roller furling headsail, pressure hot and cold water, and a marine head with holding tank, she has the amenities of a forty-footer without the bother.
A trailerable pocket cruiser introduced in 1984 by Hake Yachts, this pricey plumb-bowed sloop is made for exploring the shallows. It's laid out for a cruising couple or young family.
We examined four of the boats, one new and three used. We found the workmanship to be consistent. Gelcoat surfaces were smooth and free of print through. We saw no evidence of crazing. Except for normal wear and tear, a well-maintained boat appears to stand up well to normal use. Construction is certainly solid, and the hardware first-rate. We still aren't sure about the backstay connection but do acknowledge the picture of the boat being suspended by the pulpits.
The basic hull design and rig are well-suited for coastal sailing, real gunkholing, and fairly easy trailering. The cockpit, deck, and running rigging layouts are simple and workable for a singlehanded. The layout below decks shows a sensible mix and weighting of elements-an enclosed toilet and a workable galley in a boat this size are pretty fair accomplishments. The "camper" elements-portable fuel tank provision, ability to access the quarter berth from the cockpit, large ice-box space with the sacrifice of insulation-seem to us wise choices, considering how the boat will likely be used.
For most potential buyers, her greatest drawback will be price. Water-ballasted, trailerable 25-footers (her competition) sell for significantly less, assuming the use of outboard power. They aren't built as robustly, and will depreciate faster and farther, but they get the basic job done. The extra $300-400 per foot that Hake charges for the Seaward 25 might, for the devoted cruising couple in Florida, the Bahamas, or anywhere there's shallow water to be explored, be worth the difference in the long run.
In the used-boat market, the resale value of a five-year-old Seaward 25 is typically between 85 and 90 percent of its original price. At press time, there are 12 used Seaward 25s advertised for sale on the Internet. Asking prices range from $13,500 to $53,900, with the average around $42,000.

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