2005 Seaward 26 RK
Kevin Herrema firstname.lastname@example.org
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Photos are of sisterships including one of the 32RK.
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As Listed, available 8/12/05
HULL AND UNDERBODY
VARIABLE DRAFT 1'3" TO 6'0" WITH OUR ELECTRIC RETRACTABLE KEEL SYSTEM.
Vertically retracting rudder
SAILS AND RIGGING
Fully battened, full-roached mainsail with reef points
Headsail furling unit
Internal halyards and outhauls
Andersen halyard winch #10
Self-tailing Andersen sheet winches
Two-line rope clutch
Genoa tracks and blocks
Mast raising system
Molded sheer stripe (gel coat)
Heavy anodized aluminum strike rail
Outboard motor bracket, transom mounted
Steering wheel cover
Bowsprit with anchor roller
Bow pulpit with lifelines
Stainless cleats (3), four bolt style
Deck hatch (1)
Stainless gunnel trim
Stainless opening ports with screens (8)
Plow anchor, stainless
Stern rail with seats
Cockpit cushions, closed cell foam, textalene fabric, light beige color
Cockpit table, synthetic material, mounts to steering pedistal, requires wheel steering
Private head compartment
Teak privacy door on head compartment
Ceramic marine head with holding tank
Teak and holly sole in main cabin
Diamond pattern non-skid surfaces on deck
Molded structural headliner
Electric circuit breaker panel
12 volt cabin lights (4)
20 gallon fresh water supply
Galley ice box
Cups and plates in recessed holder
Swing-up/down dinette table
Non-metallic opening ports with screens (8)
Sunbrella fabric on interior cushions
Fabric curtains for privacy in head and v-berth
Open interior layout (no interior bulkhead except head compartment side walls)
Interior upgrade: extra wood trim in main cabin and v-berth area
Origo double burner non-pressurized alcohol stove
Stainless hot water tank, provides hot water while at dockside
Pressure water with hand shower in head compartment, requires bilge pump option
Bilge pump with ice box drain
Depth sounder with alarm, bulkhead mounted
Starting battery, group 24 with box, standard when diesel is ordered
House battery, group 24 with box and selector switch, requires first battery
Battery charger, 3 stage, 20 amp, 3 bank
Shore power, includes cable
ADDITIONAL Trailer, galvanized steel, tandem axel, surge brakes
Tahatsu 8 HP 4 stroke outboard, helm throttle controls, electric start.
THE SEAWARD 26RK is a boat unlike any other.
Because her keel and rudder adjust vertically, she has a unique personality, and surprising sailing abilities.
The first thing you should know is that her draft varies from fifteen inches to six feet .
The keel can be positioned anywhere within its range so youre able to adjust draft to suit the water depth and wind conditions youre sailing in.
The keel is electrically powered and moves vertically much like a daggerboard and is controlled from the cockpit.
It has it's lead ballast in a 'torpedo' bulb at its lower tip where it can have the greatest impact on the boat's stability.
The rudder is adjusted vertically as well and provides excellent control in all water depths.
While the high aspect ratio keel is acknowledged to be the perfect performance shape, it's downside, until the Seaward 26RK, has been its lack of versatility.
A conventional high aspect fin keel required that you do your sailing in deep water, keep your boat in a slip, and have it lifted onto a trailer when transporting.
We've changed all that.
At the other end of the spectrum are boats specifically designed for shallow water sailing.
They typically have low aspect keels (long in the fore-and-aft dimension, and short in the vertical dimension) that have enough wetted surface to slow down two boats, and shallow keels so that no meaningful leverage can be gained by their ballast to keep them on their feet.
We've changed all that as well.
Almost any sailboat can be trailered.
The reality is that most trailerable boats, once in the water, aren't very good sailors.
That's due to their designer's emphasis on ease of towing and launching at the expense of performance and stability.
Consequently, when most people think of trailerables, what comes to mind are lightly-built boats that don't distinguish themselves on the water.
We're almost hesitant to mention our boat's excellent trailerability for fear of guilt by association.
We're not them.
Our boat is an excellent trailerable because of our keel, not in spite of it.
And it performs quite nicely.
It sails close to the wind, stands up to its sail plan, has good speed, is stable at rest, and is a pleasure to sail.
This boat is offered by GUNKHOLE MARINE, dealer for the Seaward 26RK and Seaward 32RK, manufactured by Hake Yachts.
For more than 25 years, Hake Yachts has been
building boats to a very high standard for sailors wanting a unique combination of quality, performance and the versatility needed
to sail well in any water depth.
Whether you dream of open water sailing, or finding solitude up a shallow bay or creek, Gunkhole Marine has a boat you'll be proud to own.
Call KEVIN HERREMA at GUNKHOLE MARINE at 651-260-6200, or email to KEVIN@GUNKHOLEMARINE.COM.
We're confident you'll see her just as we do... a great 26 footer that does it all, and does it well.
She's comfortable in cockpit and cabin and well suited for a young family or mature couple, with sleeping accommodations for two adults and two children.
Below decks she's bright, airy and straightforward.
She has eight opening ports and a v-berth deck hatch.
On deck, things are uncomplicated and user friendly.
Sail control lines are lead to the cockpit, and side decks are wide and secure.
She can sail well in both deep and shallow water, which means she offers the best of all worlds to the cruising sailor who appreciates a turn of speed and lots of versatility.
And she's easily trailered and set up.
And built with pride in Stuart, Florida, USA.