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4 Weeks Ago 10:31 AM
mstern
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

I've been impressed with them too. I met Nick at either Miami or Newport several years ago, and I met Jessica at Newport last year. The 32RK caught my eye at the Miami boat show a number of years ago, and I've been a huge fan ever since. I must say that I'm not a big fan of the 46; that Star Trek captain's chair set up is not for me (although I do see the appeal).
4 Weeks Ago 10:23 AM
SVAuspicious
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

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Nick Hake sold the company to another guy, who also acquired IP
Ted Gelov I believe.
4 Weeks Ago 07:15 PM
monk
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

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Hey Monk, what do you hear from the good folks at Seaward? I haven't seen or heard anything from them (or IP for that matter) at any of the boat shows since the big announcement. The 32RK is my dream ride, so I'm hoping that all is well.
Hey Mstern... I think they are all settled in over on the the Florida west coast. I had a quick text chat with Nick Hake a couple weeks ago, and recently had an email from Jessica in sales about a reference. Anyway, I am not sure about their presence at this year's boat shows, but I visited them last winter at the St. Pete show. They had all three Seawards in the water. The 32rk is my dream boat, as well. I almost bought a used one last year in Venice/Sarasota, FL. (incredibly equipped), but decided to get a new 26rk to keep here in VT on Lake Champlain. It's quite a bit easier and cheaper to own and manage.

Nick Hake sold the company to another guy, who also acquired IP, but Nick is still very involved in design, etc. He's a great guy, and a sort of sailing hero of mine. He spent a couple nights up here, and we became friends. He's a brilliant designer who doesn't cut corners. I think the Seaward yachts are some of the most underestimated on the market.
10-31-2016 09:25 AM
Arcb
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The Tanzer 10.5 is another mid 30 foot lift keel boat.. not many made; not bad looking for the type (quasi pilothouse) and I think they did a good job of limiting the intrusion of the trunk into the accomodation.

TANZER 10.5 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
We were docked beside a Tanzer 10.5 in the 1000 Islands a couple of times this summer. Very nice boat, I think the owner told me 22" draft keel and rudder up, which I though was pretty amazing for a 35' boat.

She was a good looking boat, and spacious too.
10-30-2016 08:06 PM
albrazzi
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

Cool underwater of the S42. Thought I'd share.
10-30-2016 06:39 PM
mstern
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

Hey Monk, what do you hear from the good folks at Seaward? I haven't seen or heard anything from them (or IP for that matter) at any of the boat shows since the big announcement. The 32RK is my dream ride, so I'm hoping that all is well.
10-27-2016 12:54 PM
monk
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

I own a 2015 Seaward 26rk, with a Draft Range of 15"-6'. The 1200 lbs. lead torpedo on the end of the keel provides great ballast at all keel depths. I wouldn't own anything else for lake and coastal cruising. The advantages of dealing with shallow water are obvious, but other pluses such as easy trailering and storage make it a delight.
01-16-2016 10:09 AM
Waterrat
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

I have always liked the Tartan 27, 34, and 37. I really dig the the 34.
01-15-2016 03:19 PM
Faster
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

The Tanzer 10.5 is another mid 30 foot lift keel boat.. not many made; not bad looking for the type (quasi pilothouse) and I think they did a good job of limiting the intrusion of the trunk into the accomodation.

TANZER 10.5 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
01-15-2016 03:05 PM
justflie
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

For those looking into Southerly yachts, check out distantshores.ca. The Shards sail all over the world in their Southerly 49. They love it. They also had a Southerly 42 (and originally a boat they built themselves). I love the idea of a lifting keel, it really gives you some flexibility in the shoal areas. The Shards even went on river and canal/lock trips with their 49 foot sailboat! For anyone who knows boats, it must have been quite a surprise to see a vessel that large transiting such shallow waterways. I think they draw only 3 feet (maybe a little less) with the keel retracted. Also, since Southerly is a UK company, the boat is also designed to sit on its bottom and dry out. Very cool. I'm a big fan of the concept, the Southerly boats, and the Shards.
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