NB&G 2015: Seaward-Hate Yachts

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Hake Yachts has been building uniquely innovative and highly regarded Seaward Sailboats for more than 40 years, and remains at the forefront of the industry today. Founded in 1973 by Nick Hake and located in Stuart, Florida, Seaward Yachts was created on the principles of solid construction melded to modern design and technology, strong customer relationships, and innovation that continually betters the sailing, and boat owning experience.

We’re extremely proud of the boats we build, and feel they are the best that money can buy. Fundamental to our success is our retracting keel system. The keel is moved by a 12-volt electric winch, with draft settings controlled from the cockpit. A 1200 lb. cast lead bulb at the lower tip of the keel keeps the boat stable and secure at all times.

Our keels enable our boats to set very high standards in areas of sea keeping, sailing comfort, and windward performance, and offer the extreme versatility of being able to sail impressively in big winds and rough water. They are still able, however, to sail over, rather than around areas of shallow water. With keels tucked all the way up, our boats can put their bows on a quiet beach and you can go ashore without a dink, and without wetting your knickers.

Seaward 26RK

Seaward 26RK

Seaward 26 RK

Our Seaward 26RK is proof you don’t have to sacrifice quality, space or performance when choosing a 26 foot sailboat. Accommodating two adults and two small children, our 26RK is perfect for young families, or couples of any age wanting a relaxed sailing experience.

The 26RK is unique from other boats in her size range with quality construction, excellent sailing performance and a bright, airy interior. In standard trim, she’s ready to take you sailing, and if you desire, options like wheel steering, two-cylinder diesel, autopilot and air conditioning are available.

Like all Seaward models, the 26RK is extremely versatile because of her distinctive vertically retracting fin keel and rudder. With a draft range of between 15” and 6 feet, she can sail extremely well in deep or shallow water, put her bow up on a sandy shore or be easily trailered.

Seaward 32RK

Seaward 32RK

Seaward 32 RK

Originally inspired by the wonderfully diverse sailing conditions that southern Florida and the Bahamas offer, our Seaward 32RK has become an extremely versatile and proven performance cruiser that appeals to sailors worldwide.

An able coastal cruiser with a vertically retracting keel and rudder system, the 32RK is perfect for exploring shallow backwaters just about anywhere.

The lifting keel makes the 32RK easily trailerable, giving you the option of pulling her quickly out of the water to escape threatening storms, or get to distant cruising grounds in a snap.

She’s always stable and secure with her cast lead bulb at the lower tip of the keel. And with her keel down, there’s a long, clean underbody, efficient sail plan and high aspect foils, so you can expect tons of performance!

Comfortable and accommodating for a small family or two couples, she’s bright and airy below, with a surprisingly large salon, a comfortable, spacious head and separate shower. The cockpit is designed for sailing functionality and the comfort of your guests – a perfect spot for dockside gatherings with a walk-through transom door.


Seaward 46RK

Seaward 46RK

Seaward 46 RK

The flagship of our fleet, the Seaward 46RK sets the standard for speed, performance, thoughtful design, and quality construction. She instills pride of ownership with her sleek good looks and functional practicality, making sailing a pleasure — not a workout. Solid teak wood finishes, stainless steel appliances and accents, a full galley within reach of the salon, and spacious accommodations for eight, give you assurance that friends and family will feel welcome and comfortable. The cockpit offers excellent forward visibility, space and comfort for the crew, and a reclining leather helmsman’s chair for the captain. All sail control lines are led to the cockpit for relaxed single handing. With a clean underbody, powerful sail plan and modern, efficient foils, the Seaward 46RK is fast and smooth across the water. She’s extremely stable, with her ballast low at the keel’s tip, and well balanced. She’ll accelerate quickly in a puff, track well downwind and point high into the wind. Offshore performance is unequalled due to our unique keel technology, long waterline length, powerful yet easily managed sail plan, and dry, comfortable piloting station in the all-weather salon. Inshore performance is superb as well. The vertically retracting keel and rudder system gives you the flexibility to sail across, rather than around shallow waters. You can reduce drag and increase boat speed by reducing the boat’s draft when sailing conditions don’t require maximum stability. No other sailboat offers the attention to detail and elegant touches that make life at sea feel as comfortable as life at home. Discover freedom, flexibility, and quality when you Sail Without Boundaries aboard a Seaward 46RK

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

LOA: 48ft • LWL: 44ft 10in • Beam: 13ft 3in • Draft: 2ft 5in / 7ft 6in • Ballast: 7,500 lbs • Displacement: 23,000 lbs • Sail Area: 1,006 ft2 • Fuel/Water: 140/180 gal • Auxiliary: Yanmar 75hp • Designer: Nicholas Hake


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