This Seadog 30 Motor Sailor is a very solidly built centre cockpit ketch with Triple Keels, so ideal for drying moorings. With 5 berths in 2 cabins, this Seadog 30 is best described as a project boat with a small ”p”, although this description does not really do her justice. Her current Owner has owned her for over 20 years and has carried out a considerable amount of work on her during this time. Major works have included installing a new Beta BV 1505 Engine, refurbished glazing throughout, diesel cabin heater installed, new oven, shore power and much more. Sadly her current Owners are unable to sail her any longer & she has not been sailed for a while now, so she is being sold as she is, where she is. That said, since being bought ashore , she has been thoroughly cleaned, had new antifoul and her cockpit tent has been re-furbished which mean she now presents well & is ready for more adventures with new Owners. We are aware that above the waterline, there is blistering to the hull, but strangely this is not noticeable below & she will of course also need new rigging, hence why she is being sold at such a low price. She is currently lying Southampton
Stock Number : ABS 2105
Year of Build : Circa 1967
LOA : 30’0” (9.25m)
Beam : 9’0” (2.90m)
Draft : 3’6” (1.10m)
Keel Type : Triple Keel with Ballast in each + Watertanks in Bilge Keels
Engine : Beta BV 1505 – 37.5 HP – New circa 2000
Fuel tank : 500 Ltr
Water Tank : 500 Ltr Tank
No of Berths : 5
GPS: Garmin GPS 12
Other Electronics : Echopilot Speed & Depth Displays
Autohelm : Yes
Sleeps five – Two single berths in the aft cabin plus two settees and a quarter berth in the saloon
Additional Childs Berth with mattress in Forepeak
Two settees, central folding table
Diesel Heating Burner for Cabin Heating
Two burner gas cooker with oven and grill
Refrigerated Cool box
Range of storage lockers with crockery and cutlery
Stainless sink with draining area and pump water supply
Foot water pump
Small Calorifier supplying hot water run from engine
The heads compartment is contained in the forepeak which is surprisingly spacious and contains:
Lavac toilet - Changeover cock allows pumping directly overboard or to holding tank
Shower with Pumpable Sump
Stowage for sails and gear
Access to chain locker
Sprayhood and full Cockpit tent – Serviced & Re-furbished 2021
Access to engine under removable floor
2 x Lockable side lockers.
Movable Cockpit table to allow access to cabins when used
Two single berths and storage lockers
Centre cockpit deck layout with companionway to access below decks accommodation spaces at forward and aft end.
Windlass mounted on foredeck centrally with cleat for securing lines.
Side decks running full length of boat with raised coach roof moulding inboard.
Short section of aft deck, aft of coach roof.
Cockpit deep and well protected by tall moulded coaming. Helm offset to port forward with instruments. Wooden topped bench type seating aft of helm, lockers under seats.
Mechanical and Electrical
Beta BV 1505 Diesel Engine ( 37.5 HP ) – New circa 2000 – checked by Beta Dealer in 2021
Fresh water cooled
Shaft drive to three blade fixed prop
Engine Bearers have been re-enforced
Sound Reducing Panels added to both bulkheads
Bilge Pump retro fitted to aft sump
Holding tank situated below engine with Diverter Valve
Three 12v batteries
Charged by engine alternator and 240v shore power to Battery Charger
New Switch Panel circa 2000
Ketch rigged with Proctor anodised aluminium masts and booms with Mast Steps Fitted
Stainless steel rigging – Will need replacing
Mainsail with slab reefing
Main and mizzen sail covers
2 Lewmar self tailing genoa winches
2 main mast halyard winches
Garmin GPS 12
Speed / Depth
This Seadog 30 Motorsailor really is a boat with a huge amount of character & a lot to offer her new Owner. With 5 berths including 2 in the dedicated aft cabin, a very spacious comfortable saloon, galley with gas cooker, sink, fridge & cabin heating, she has many of the home comforts you could ask for. This is complimented by a deep & safe cockpit with full Canvas enclosure for protection between the forward & aft cabins. Not only this, but it has the huge advantage of having had a modern Beta 37.5 HP engine fitted and of course it benefits from a triple keel with encapsulated ballast meaning she is ideally suited for drying or mud berths. Although she has been afloat, she hasn’t been properly sailed for a while now and will require a little TLC to bring her back to her best, but she is priced to reflect this and is by no means a complete “Project”. She would make a great liveaboard or a very solid cruiser for travelling further afield and Seadog 30’s have been known tom circumnavigate the globe, so it is a very solid and well constructed vessel. Currently ashore in Southampton, where she has just been anti-fouled and cleaned, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
The Seadog was first introduced in 1964, designed and built by Reg Freeman A.R.I.N.A. The design was popular, and production continued for many years, with very minor design changes. They offer an unusual combination of qualities - a good enough and tough enough heavy-displacement sailing boat to cross oceans, yet relatively shallow draught and the ability to take the ground. Add in a deep safe cockpit protected from the worst of the weather by a fixed windscreen, and masts in tabernacles so they can be lowered if necessary without outside assistance, and you have a genuinely go-almost-anywhere boat, from ocean passages. Contact Aspire Boat Sales for further information.
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