Seaward 23 E18 Weekender

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Seaward 23 E18 Weekender

“…the overriding thing about this boat is how solid it feels, it really feels as if it will punch through anything…” – (Nick Burnham for Motor Boat and Yachting)

Filled with character and capability, the Seaward 23 E18 motor cruiser is a sturdy, seagoing craft with traditional styling and accommodation for up to four people.  Ideal for those new to boating as well as being popular with experienced sailors, the large, deep cockpit area and open backed wheelhouse make this vessel an ideal family cruiser and weekender.

With cross channel cruising in mind the specification was developed to include the option of twin shaft drive diesels with twin fuel tanks and twin battery systems. The deep 3/4 length keel with contra-rotating propellers and twin rudders make the Seaward 23 a joy to manoeuvre. Stepping ashore from cockpit to pontoon is made easy with the wide side decks and plenty of hand-holds, an important feature whether fully crewed or short-handed. 

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This craft can be supplied semi custom built or to the following standard specifications:

 

Seaward 23 indicative dimensions.

LOA (Hull): 25’5 ” 7.11m

LWL:

Beam OA: 8′.10″ 2.69m

Beam WL:

Draft: 2’5″ 0.68m

Draft keel to underside of boottop,

Air draft afloat 6’9 ½” 2.080m

Displacement Approx: 2.50 tons (no fuel water or persons)

Fuel capacity 2 x 33 gallons 232ltrs

Water capacity 120 litres

Range 100 nm

Maximum number of persons 8 x 75 kilos

Additional load capacity 150 kilos

Design Category C

 

Hull

Round bilge semi-displacement type with flared bow and forward sloping transom with tumblehome. Rubber spray rails and all around 3″ rubber D fendering compliment the purposeful looks of the craft and provide extra protection when going alongside. 

Deck and Superstructure

This is a one piece G.R.P. moulding with substantial gunwales and wide non slip decks incorporating a bevelled toe rail for additional safety.

Fore Cabin

Access to the forward cabin is through a oak door from the wheelhouse with a new sliding hatch over it to provide comfortable access. The cabin includes two V berths 6′ 2″ in length with a folding leaf table that is also used as a berth infill. A deep shelf surrounds the whole of the forward area giving ample stowage space. A bulkhead at the forward part forms the chain locker fitted with a watertight access hatch.

The heads compartment is to port containing a marine WC, hand basin and a cold water tap. 

The galley unit is fitted to starboard and now includes an Avonite worktop fitted with a  hob and inset stainless steel sink with Avonite cover. 

The fuel supply to the diesel hob is connected direct to one of the main fuel tanks. A 240v microwave cooker is fitted as standard. Power for the microwave is via the ring main shore supply connection. An inverter/charger is available on the optional extras list that will enable the microwave and ring main to be used when shore power is not available. 

Ventilation is by way of two vents fitted on the coach roof, a deck hatch and six opening port lights. 

Wheelhouse and Cockpit

The wheelhouse is arranged with the helm seat position to port and a matching seat to starboard for the navigator/crew. 

The hydraulic steering, engine controls and instruments are all mounted in the GRP console. 

The helm and navigator’s seats are fitted on top of the heavily insulated engine covers. These covers hinge back for easy access to service points. 

A lockable oak desk locker is fitted in front of the navigators seat for general stowage of navigation instruments etc. The area under the desk locker is fitted out with a useful oak hanging locker. 

The rear part of the engine covers form seats that optionally may be converted to form two extra berths.  The rear bench seat has a lift out stowage locker to gain access to the steering gear and fuel valves. 

A versatile full canopy with three zipped openings and 6 windows is supplied as standard with the Seaward 23. The canopy is designed to be used in the up position in bad weather to provide a cosy shelter from the elements. In sunny weather the canopy sides can be removed separately and with the rear section rolled up the canopy turns into a sunshade. The hinged stainless steel support frames allow the canopy to be unclipped from the wheelhouse and folded down to stow on the aft coaming. An additional table leg socket is fitted in the cockpit to provide an al-fresco dining area using the table from the forecabin. 

Launching and Commissioning

Prices include launching, commissioning, handover and a two-hour sea trial at Cowes including instruction on manoeuvring your Seaward. 

 

23 Base boat content August 2018 

Machinery, Engines and Related Systems

Twin Yanmar 4JH common rail 110Hp diesel inboard engines, down angle gearboxes and electronic twin single-lever engine controls 

Hydraulic reverse reduction gearboxes 

Conventional shafts and rudders, clamp type shaft couplings, heavy duty propeller shafts and shaft seals, GRP stern tubes fitted with water lubricated bearings, heavy duty P brackets contra rotating nickel aluminium bronze propellers. 

Seawards silencing system 

Seacocks and gratings and seawater inlet filter pots, cooling water discharge through exhaust hose and silencers 

Twin fuel tanks of approximately 116 litres each. Each engine has its own supply with primary and secondary fuel filter. 

Fuel feed crossover Inspection lids for tank cleaning and also a fuel sludge removal pump point. 

Single station hydraulic steering with twin cast bronze airfoil section rudders 

Electrical

Two 110AH deep cycle 12-volt batteries for engine starting all the lighting, boat and domestic equipment 

Power circuits are protected by circuit breakers mounted in the instrument console 

Standard electrical equipment includes: – 

Horn 

Navigation lights 

Anchor light 

9 Led overhead interior white lights, one chain locker, 4 fore cabin, 2 toilet, 1 galley, 2 wheelhouse 

2 reading/bulkhead lights 

2 Red lights for night vision, wheelhouse, galley, heads 

2 engine room lights 

Cockpit light 

Chart light 

Microwave cooker 

Automatic bilge pump and bilge water alarm light 

Twin wipers and screen washers 

2 hull anodes and galvanic isolator 

Shore power ring main with mains outlets with USB sockets, shore power lead 15 metres long 

Shaver socket 

Electronics

A list of suitable electronics inclusive of installation costs is included on the options list 

Domestic Equipment

Sea toilet with holding tank 

Water tank 

Wallas diesel hob 

Microwave cooker 

Layout & Content

Forward Cabin

V berths, berth infill 

Deep foam mattresses 

Hanging locker, stowage lockers, book rack 

Overhead hatch 

Door to fore cabin 

Shower/Washroom/Toilet – to port, 

Avonite worktop, wash basin, outboard locker. 

Toilet pumped to waste tank. 

Ventilation is by way of an opening port light and a vent in the deckhead. 

Galley

Ceramic diesel fired hob, microwave cooker, sink/drainer with tap 

Cutlery drawer, stowage for plates and cups outboard 

Ventilation is by four opening port light 

Wheelhouse

Access to the wheelhouse is from aft 

Seaward’s sit/stand helm to port, identical seats are fitted port and starboard. A navigator’s locker is built into the console shelf 

Ventilation is by two slide opening front side windows, two half-drop rear bulkhead windows two overhead vents and the rear door 

Engine Spaces

Self-contained well insulated engine spaces, this compartment also contains the vessel’s batteries and seawater filters. 

Easy access for routine checks and service is through two hinged hatches 

Ventilation for the engines is by a series of large GRP shell type vents fitted to the sides of the structure. 

Cockpit

Cockpit with socket for table 

GRP seat base lockers 

Exterior & Decks

‘D’ fender fitted all round with rubber spray rails – 

Heavy duty pulpit – An inboard pilot rail system is available according to the customer’s preference at no extra cost. 

Deck equipment includes: – 

  • • Bow roller 
  • • Anchor chocks 
  • • 3 – stainless steel bollards, 2 – midship bollards, 2 – fairleads forward 
  • • Chain pipe 
  • • Mast in white powder coat with Echomax radar reflector 

Painting & Finishes

Hull is Oxford Blue with a White boot-top and a White superstructure. 

The underside of the hull is coated with red antifouling. 

Decks and cockpit sole are coated with Grey non-slip deck paint 

Decor

Oak interior 

All cushions cloth covered, blue pattern, Portobello Seal 

All overhead linings and side linings in the areas of the windows and port lights are in ivory vinyl. 

Rope edged carpet to forward soles 

Covers are included for portholes. 

General equipment

  • • Fire extinguishers:1-DP Manual + 2- FE1000 Automatic in engine spaces 
  • • 10kg anchor with 10 metres of 5/16 chain and 55m length of anchor warp 
  • • 4 x fenders with ropes 
  • • Set of mooring ropes 
  • • Steering compass 
  • • Slide opening wheelhouse side and aft windows 
  • • 120 litre fresh water tank 
  • • Hand bilge pump (to back up electric pump) 
  • • Gaff and flag halyards 
  • • Flagpole with deck socket 
  • • Folding boarding ladder 
  • • Red antifouling with white boot-top 

 

Seaward are always pleased to discuss any non standard requirement P.O.A.

Seaward 23 Prices

 

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