- Jul 25, 2013
I'm now actively shopping for either a Seaward 26RK or a Hunter 260. My heart's with the Seaward but it might come down to what's on the market. Newer Seawards will be out of my price range. However, assuming I do buy a Seaward, I'm wondering about parts support now that the company has closed and IPY no longer makes them. I know that most of the parts on the boat are standard items--rigging, and such. But the keel, rudder, and some other items that might potentially need to be replaced are proprietary. What would a person's options be if, say, they had a rudder or keel strike that required replacement? Does IPY (or anyone else) have an inventory of parts?