The Seaward 26RK is a boat unlike any other. Because her keel and rudder adjust vertically, she has a unique personality, and surprising sailing abilities. The first thing you should know is that her draft varies from fifteen inches to six feet. The electrically powered keel can be positioned anywhere within its range so you’re able to adjust draft to suit the water depth and wind conditions you’re sailing in. Lead ballast lies in a torpedo bulb at the tip of the keel, where it can have the greatest impact on the boat’s stability. You will have access to sailing areas, anchorages and beaches that others only dream about! Additionally, with the ability to raise the keel and rudder, the boat is easily launched and retrieved with the twin axle trailer. The trailer has a mast-raising system installed, and the fact that the boat is 8’4” wide and sits low on the trailer, you can easily and legally drive it to distant cruising grounds!
This particular turn-key boat (Liberty) has been rigged to be a single-hand sailor’s dream! All lines are led aft to the cockpit. The headsail is mounted on a roller furler and has been rigged to be self-tacking. In order to tack, simply turn the boat through the wind and the mainsail and headsail tack to the other side! No need to release jib sheets and grind on the other side. For effortless raising and lowering, the fully battened mainsail with 2 reef points travels on ball bearing cars within a strong track mounted to the mast. To drop the main, simply release the halyard and while the Boomkicker rigid vang holds the boom up, your sail drops into a zippered stack pack! Mainsail hoists are done quickly and easily without the need for a winch. These custom sail features, combined with the incredibly dependable Yanmar 2GM20 engine, give even the beginner solo-sailor the confidence to cast off the lines and head out.