Down the Hatch! Welcome Aboard!
McCurdy and Rhodes were well known as designers of top flight, well designed and well built racing yachts. This model is a departure from their norm, for this individually built, hand laid, fiberglass hull - Seafarer was also designed as a luxury yacht with creature comforts in mind, in addition to being a lively and serious racer in her cruising class.
The deep, double, stainless steel sinks are rare in a vessel this size. Even more rare is a huge ice-box converted to DC power refrigerator - freezer located to starboard under a full size chart table. A double burner, non pressurized alcohol burner cooktop is built into the counter, under the double electric cooktop I'm using while at dockside.
We've learned that this boat has lived its entire life at BlueWater Bay Marina. We've met the original owners, a Doctor and his wife, and they told us with a gleam in their eyes about how she is so nimble that she doesn't have to motor, she can tack through The Narrows of the Intracoastal Waterway nearby. The original owners have sailed her as far south as Port St. Richie, Florida, about half way down the peninsula.
She's been fabulously well maintained, in immaculate condition in fact, and her previous owners have made many excellent improvements along the way.
Above deck things are well laid out, with all lines coming to the cockpit, making her easy to sail single-handedly. She glides like a dream. Her large Edson wheel is much easier to manouver than a tiller.
I feel so lucky to have this beautiful boat!