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Seawind 30

This is quoted from a link that doesn't work anymore (this is not my opinion, I have no experience with these boats).

(1962-1974) and (1978-1982)

The Seawind was the first, as well as one of the last, boats built by Allied Boat Company. It was first created in 1962 and soon became the first fiberglass boat to sail around the world. It was however, replaced by the much-improved Seawind II in 1975. The original Seawind was then put back into production, along-side the Seawind II, in 1978 for a reason I will probably never know. Thus far, there have been nine circumnavigations in Seawinds. One can be easily found on the used boat market for $15000 to $25000. On a side-note, Allied was actually not the first company to build the Seawind. Gillmer initially designed the boat for Kaiser Gale Force Yachts (Builder of the remarkable Kaiser 34) in 1961. The first one built, Seawind One, is owned by Brett Harding. Kaiser soon sold the molds to Allied who, after changing the cabin top and port arrangement, began building in 1962.


overall length: 30'6"
Waterline length: 24'
Beam: 9'3"
Displacement: 12,080 pounds
Ballast: 4,200 pounds lead
Draft: 4'2"
Keel style: semi-modified full
Sail area: ketch: 500 s.f. sloop: 462 s.f.
Fuel: 20-40 gallons
Water: 30-40 gallons
Headroom: 6'2"
Designer: Gilmer
Theoretical hull speed: 6.565 knots
Displacement to waterline length ratio: 390.108
Beam to length ratio: .303
Sail area to displacement ratio: 15.227
Capsize screening value: 1.58 (A lower value indicates a more stable boat; the screening value must be under 2.00 in order to be offshore-capable)

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Garry10-Nov-2010 02:11
Greg - thanks for your comment. I revised the first line to make it clear that this is a quote and not my personal opinion. Otherwise, good information. Thanks again.
Greg B 09-Nov-2010 02:45
I take issue with your presumption that the Seawind II was an improvement over the Seawind I. Indeed, many people have pointed out that the original Seawind is a better sailor, had better equipment (all aluminum on the early Seawinds), and in many respects was better looking. The naval architect, Thomas Gillmer (and the name is Gillmer, not Gilmer later admitted that the Seawind I was his favorite of his own designs...he had owned a Seawind I for years. That be said, the BOTH Seawinds are some of the strongest, most seaworthy bluewater 30-32 footers out there. Gillmer had a gifted eye for beautiful lines.
Louis Lamontagne 29-Mar-2008 02:50
Interesting summary to your experience. I am getting close to retirement and sailing around the world is one of my dreams. I like the way that you made your comments on a overview type like what % of the trip was under good conditions. I don't consider myself a handyman and this is one concern to this project. But I will continue to take steps towards my dream. This winter, I rented a cabin on a 35 foot Catamaran with the captain and his wife and it was wonderful in the Bahamas. The choice of a boat on a limited budget and the decision to go at it singlehanded is also a concern. Thank you for sharing your experience