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Considering Buying a 1974 Seafarer 24

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Feb 5, 2011
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Irwin Mark IV Concord Yacht Club
I'm considering the purchase of a 1974 Seafarer trailer sailor but I'm not familiar with the seaworthiness or other associated concerns. It's listed on Craigslist in Knoxville for $1900.

The cost is good and the story is "laid off from work and needs the boat gone". The owner was very nice but has never sailed the boat.

Any advice is appreciated.

Bryan
www.christiansailing.com
 
Dec 25, 2008
90
Catalina 34 St. Simons Island
Bryan,

I am owner of a 1974 Seafarer 29, and I'm administrator of the Seafarer Yacht Group on Facebook. The Seafarers were made in Huntington NY and were designed by the most notable naval architects of the time. They were solid made boats. Here's a few links that will be of help.

SEAFARERS on SAILBOATDATA.COM
http://sailboatdata.com/view_builder.asp?builder_id=8

SEAFARERS on SAILBOATJOY.COM
http://www.sailingjoy.com/sailboat_specs

SEAFARER RESEARCH CENTER
http://www.seafarer-research-center.com/
Unfortunately, this web site is not maintained on a regular basis. There is a forum available and the information on the site is very good.

SEAFARER YACHTS GROUP on FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/groups/seafareryachts/

SEAFARER FORUM ON SAILNET
http://www.sailnet.com/boatchk/showcat.php?cat=all&stype=1&si=Seafarer

SAILBOAT RATIO CALCULATOR
http://www.image-ination.com/sailcalc.html

SEAFARERS FOR SALE on YACHTWORLD.COM
http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/category/type/Seafarer

GOOGLE IMAGES for SEAFARER 24
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en...1041.4j6.10.0...0.0...1ac.1.4.img.qXehEUug7B0


Obviously, you need to do your own due diligence pertaining to boat condition, but you don't have to be concerned about the quality or reliability of the Seafarer brand. They were a production boat from a company that aspired to bring an affordable well designed boat to their customers. Like most manufacturers of that period they just couldn't survive the economic time.

If you have any other questions just let me know.

BTW, here's a link to my blog which has a lot of good info on web links as well as upgrade projects on my boat.
ROMA - SEAFARER 29 Coastal Cruising with Hugh & Suze
http://www.sailblogs.com/member/hugh17/


James
 
Feb 5, 2011
39
Irwin Mark IV Concord Yacht Club
James,

Many thanks for your response. I'll check out the info you sent and hope to make a decision later thus week.
Bryan
 
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