Seaward 29 E18 Motor Cruiser
“A boat you can use, whatever the weather and really go places…” (Nick Burnham, Motor Boat and Yachting)
The newly updated Seaward 29 E18 Nelson type motor cruiser is probably the most sea kindly vessel in its size range. Designed and built to be enjoyable to drive, even when the going gets a little rough, she is safe, practical and easy to handle. The 29 is well suited for offshore cruising and complies with the requirements of the European Recreational Craft Directive for wind speeds up to force 8 and wave height up to 4 meters. Twin Yanmar inboard shaft drive diesels with contra-rotating propellers are standard on the 29 with the power output ranging from 2 x 180hp to 2 x of 260hp for those wanting a top speed of circa 28 knots.
|Length Overall Mtrs.||8.96 ex platform|
|Air Draft Mtrs. (excl. Mast)||2.24|
|Approx Displacement – tonnes||5.5 – 6.5|
|Cruising Speed (largest engines)||21|
|Top Speed (largest engines)||28|
|Fuel tanks (litres)||700|
|Range (Normal cruising speed)||262|
Round bilge semi-displacement type with flared bow. Varnished teak (or rubber) spray rails and all around 3″ rubber D fendering compliment the purposeful looks of the craft and provide extra protection when going alongside. Standard colour is Blue.
Deck & Superstructure
This is a G.R.P. moulding with substantial gunwales and wide non-slip decks incorporating a bevelled toe rail. The superstructure has a large vertical flange that overlaps with a similar flange on the hull before being through bolted and laminated to the hull. Standard colour is White.
Engines & Superstructure
Standard engines are twin Yanmar BY series common rail four or six cylinder turbo intercooled diesels driving through angled drive reduction gearboxes and conventional shaft drives to bronze propellers. Trim tabs are standard with the larger engines. Engine bays are sealed off with bulkheads and are fully lined with sound insulation material including the hull section below the engines.
Hydraulic steering is linked to twin cast bronze airfoil section rudders for all three engine power options. An emergency tiller is included.
Two banks of twin 12 volt batteries with isolating selector switches are fitted as standard, each bank has a voltmetre. Power circuits are protected by visi-rocker circuit breakers mounted in a specially designed panel mounted on the forecabin bulkhead. A 240 volt ring main with two power sockets is included as standard along with a 240 volt microwave cooker. A parallel switch is included to link the batteries together in the event one battery bank is discharged. Standard electrical equipment also includes the following:
• Navigation lights
• Anchor light
• Cockpit Light
• Eight LED interior Lights
• Fresh water pump
• Shower discharge pump
• 12 metre long shore power lead
• Automatic bilge pump
• Twin pantograph wipers
• Screen washers
• Electric windlass
• Two anodes
The standard layout includes two berths in the forward cabin and two berths in the wheelhouse. The latter by utilising the port side wheelhouse settee that will convert to a pair of bunk berths. A generous size shower/WC is located forward on the port side of the forward cabin. The galley is non-gas and is located to starboard. Cooking is by way of a safe and fume free diesel fired ceramic hob. Fuel for the hob is supplied direct from 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. This will enable the microwave and ring main to be used when shore power is not available.
The wheelhouse is arranged with the helm to port. Great attention to detail is given to the instrument layout to ensure everything is positioned for ease of use and all equipment and instruments are built in. The navigators position is to starboard with a desk locker for books and instruments. A similar seat is provided to that of the helmsman. The fridge is built into a unit below the navigators seat. An oak drinks locker is fitted aft of the fridge unit with built in stowage for bottles and glasses. A chart drawer is built in to the upper part of this locker. A second settee is fitted in the space between the drinks locker and the aft wheelhouse bulkhead. A stowaway dining table with pedestal is provided with table socket located between the two settees. This table can also be used in the cockpit.
The aft cockpit is self-draining. The forward part contains two hinge back engine boxes with moulded in seats/steps. A full width seat is fitted across the stern with lift up access to the steering gear and emergency steering. Hatches are fitted to the cockpit sole for access to the bilge and provide extra stowage space for ropes, fenders and equipment. Teak gratings are installed over the hatches as standard. The gratings greatly enhance the traditional appearance whilst protecting the hatch covers. A socket is provided in the sole to enable the dining table to be set up in the cockpit for al-fresco dining. A tonneau type cockpit cover is supplied as standard. A full canopy can be supplied providing extra living space in inclement weather. The optional canopy comes with 5 windows and zip up entrances each side and at the stern. The side panels can be removed separately to enable the cover to be used as a sun awning.
The exterior of the vessel is in traditional Seaward style with a 3″ size rubber ‘D’ fender fitted all around with teak spray rails. The underside of the hull is coated with a solvent free epoxy system with red antifouling plus a white polyurethane bootop.
Equipment fitted includes:
• 4 – stainless steel bollards.
• 2 – fairleads
• Electric windlass with self-stow/self-launching stem head fitting with Bruce type anchor.
• Stainless steel pulpit.
• Owners choice of rails – see options list.
• Eight opening type port lights.
• Escape/deck hatch.
• Four opening windows 2-side & 2 rear bulkhead.
• Two solar powered vent fans.
• Aluminium mast
• Sea toilet
• Hot and cold water
• 34 gallon stainless water tank
• 22 ltr calorifier water heater
• Shower with electric pump out
• Diesel fired hob
• Microwave cooker
• 42 litre refrigerator
• 40 metres of 5/16 anchor chain
• 55 metres anchor warp
• 4 of 10 metres mooring warps
• Four fenders
• Steering compass
• One dry powder extinguisher
• Two auto fire extinguisher
• Hand bilge pump
Joinery is in oak veneer ply with solid oak mouldings. The interior surface finish is in melamine lacquer. Side and overhead linings are in vinyl or carpet as appropriate. Cabin and wheelhouse are fitted with carpet as standard.
All Seaward 29’s are fitted with a number of outstanding safety features:-
• Twin diesel engines
• Each engine fully independent with it’s own stainless steel fuel tank, fuel filter and start battery
• Conventional shaft drive with twin rudders
• Emergency fuel link valve to divert both fuel tanks to supply either engine in case one engine should break down.
• Twin batteries with facility to start either engine on either one or both batteries together or both engine off one battery.
• Emergency steering
• Automatic bilge pump with bilge alarm warning light
• Contra rotating propellers with 3/4 length deep keel ensure the best possible course holding and manoeuvrability
• Boat will rotate within it’s own length in either direction with one engine ahead and the other astern.
The Seaward 29 comes with a comprehensive standard specification. Optional extras enable you to customise your vessel but they are not essential. We can supply and install most types of Raymarine electronic navigation aids and safety equipment.