What’s she like in port and at an­chor?

Yachting Monthly - - USED BOAT TEST -

She’s well-ap­pointed and of­fers a good deal of live-aboard com­fort for her size, mak­ing her an ideal coastal cruiser. Head­room is gen­er­ous through­out, the cab­ins spa­cious with am­ple stowage, and the gal­ley wouldn’t go amiss in a 40-footer.

Like many Moody yachts, the Seahawk proved pop­u­lar for one rea­son: its pala­tial aft cabin. The lack of an en suite heads forces you to traipse through the gal­ley and sa­loon first thing in the morn­ing, al­though its in­clu­sion would have re­duced the cabin size con­sid­er­ably and prob­a­bly eaten into deck stowage.

Many yacht own­ers dis­like a lon­gi­tu­di­nal gal­ley at sea, be­cause you can get thrown about while cook­ing un­der way. If, like the Seahawk, it is in a nar­row cor­ri­dor, so that you can eas­ily steady your­self by lean­ing back, it’s not a prob­lem. At an­chor or in port the gal­ley here is ex­cel­lent with bags of space.

The only down­sides are the steep­ness of the com­pan­ion­way steps, the slightly cramped fore­cabin and the size of the sa­loon, which is fine for four, but a squeeze for more.

Ex­cept for the al­ter­na­tor to star­board, en­gine ac­cess is good from three sides

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