Would she suit you and your crew?
Designer Ed Dubois Builder Westerly Yachts Owners Association www.westerly-owners.co.uk
ratio 317 She’s ideal for family cruising, offering a comfortable home at sea. Her aft cabin is a real boon for those that like a bright, airy and spacious cabin with a roomy bunk, although the offset berth might lead to arguments as to who sleeps on which side.
She can be a bit of a handful when manoeuvring in marinas, where her high topsides can result in her being easily blown off course in gusty conditions. She has plenty of power, though, to stem the tide and goes astern reasonably well.
She was available with a bilge keel as an option, this reduced her draught to 1.19m (3ft 11in) and enabled her to dry out, explore creeks and use cheaper, drying moorings.
The Seahawks were well built and have proven themselves to be very safe, in stability and performance terms. So, if you’re into steady drama-free sailing rather than charging around the cans, she should be high on your list of mid-range cruising yachts.
The aft facing chart table is tucked neatly aft of the companionway