Allied Seawind II
Cruising Sailboat For Sale
Solution is a 1978 Ketch designed by Tom Gilmer. She is 31'7" LOD, 25'6" LWL,43' mast height with a beam of 10'5" and a draft of 4'6". Constructed of fiberglass, with a balsa cored deck, Solution displaces 15,000 pounds with a 5800 pound lead keel. The Seawind II is a well known and respected cruising boat, famous for sound construction. The Seawind II is one of the few production boats built which can honestly be called capable of world cruising. Solution has been extensively upgraded on-deck and below with an eye toward long range cruising.
The accommodations feature a forward cabin containing a v-berth with filler to easily convert into a double. Above the v-berth is a chart locker, and racks to hold the companionway screens and boards. Alongside either berth is a long stowage locker, and shelf. Lights and Hella fans are fitted for the berths, and below are storage compartments and two drawers. The forward cabin also includes a large hanging locker, with shelves inside and above, a sink with hot and cold pressure water and a hand pump, mirror, a huge medicine cabinet, another large locker, plus additional lighting. The forward cabin is ventilated by a large opening hatch, two opening ports, and a 4" bronze nicro deck plate to which a variety of ventilators may be fitted. There is access to the head from both the forward cabin and the salon. The head has a Raritan PH-II electric toilet, and shower with teak grate, sump, and overboard pump. A waterproof Alpenglow red/white dual power light fixture is fitted, and ventilation is provided by both a large dorade vent and opening port.
The main salon features a custom bulkhead mounted bookcase and centerline drop leaf table with liquor cabinet amidships. To starboard is a settee berth, with eight drawers and three cupboards located outboard, and storage below. To port is another settee berth, with two cupboards outboard, and additional stowage behind and below the cushions. The cushions throughout have been recently upholstered in a light, eye pleasing pattern. Abundant cabin lighting and Hella fans are provided, along with a Tiny Tot propane cabin heater. Ventilation is accomplished with a large opening hatch, an opening port, a large dorade vent, and a Nicro day-night solar ventilator on a bronze screw-in deck plate. There are four fixed windows.
Aft to port is a custom built sit-down Nav station, with additional chart storage and shelving. The Nav station includes a deck prism for daylight use, and an Alpenglow red/white dual power light fixture. A large area to accommodate the electronics is available.
Aft to starboard is the galley, adjacent to the companionway. The galley features custom cabinetry, a stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, fresh and salt water footpumps, and a Seagull drinking water filter system. The icebox has been re-insulated with Glacier Bay R-30 insulation panels, and the 12 volt Glacier Bay system, installed in 1997, includes energy control system digital thermostats with separate holding plates for both refrigerator and freezer compartments. This refrigeration system runs on the inverter when shore power is available. There is a stainless steel three burner Shipmate propane stove with oven. Galley details include an Alpenglow red/white dual power light as well as an incandescent fixture, an additional Nicro day-night solar ventilator on a bronze screw-in deck plate, Hella fan, knife rack, safety belt, and an extra fold-up counter. The two water tanks hold a total of 100 gallons of fresh water, plus a new Atlantic all stainless hot water heater.
Electronics and Navigation Equipment includes a Danforth Constellation Compass in the cockpit, and a Danforth Corsair Compass in the salon. Electronics include a Standard Horizon 78 VHF radio with masthead antenna, an ICOM R-70 all band receiver with an insulated backstay antenna, a built in cell phone with a masthead antenna, a Signet MK-9 knotmeter in the cockpit with log below, and a Datamarine Offshore depth sounder with a cockpit repeater. A Micrologic ML-250 GPS features built-in tide tables and light list. An Autohelm 3000 autopilot with complete spare backup unit is included. Entertainment equipment includes a RCA color TV with mast-mounted antenna, and an AM-FM-CD player with speakers in the salon and in the cockpit The electrical system was extensively upgraded in 1998, and includes two Rolls 8-D batteries with over 500 amp-hours capacity, Heart Interface 2500 inverter/charger, and a Balmar 125 amp alternator with an ARS-III smart regulator. There is a fifty foot shore power cable, a lightening protection system and two dynaplate ground plates.
On deck, Solution's equipment matches that provided below. She features stainless pulpit and stern rails, with recent dual lifelines, and a swim ladder. Two sets of nav lights are provided, as well as spreader lights, masthead anchor light and strobe. Anchoring gear is substantial, centering around the Nillson electric windlass with foot switch. There are dual anchor rollers mounted on the bow pulpit, accommodating the 45 pound CQR with 250 feet of new 5/16 chain, and a 35 pound CQR with 30' of chain and 150 feet of 5/8 nylon rode. There is also a 50 pound fisherman anchor, recently regalvanized with 250 feet of new 3/4 inch nylon rode. There is a new bimini top and dodger, as well as lee clothes. A full awning is provided which reaches from the mainmast to the mizzen, and a foredeck awning. Canvas covers are included for all woodwork, as well as a storage cover. An eight foot Atlantic fiberglass sailing dingy with mast, sail, and oars is included.
Sails and Rigging
Sails and rigging are designed to handle any wind conditions. Stainless wire rigging with sta-lock fittings have been augmented with a removable inner forestay, and running backstays for the mizzen. The mainsail is equipped with two sets of reef points, vang and lazy jacks, the mizzen a single set of reef points. The Hood roller furling headstays is fitted with twin 135% genoas for downwind running; and a fore-stay sail is included. There is a cruising spinnaker in a sock, and a mizzen staysail.
Solution was re-powered in 1997 with a Yanmar 3GM-30 engine which consumes 4/10 of a gallon of fuel per hour, a new aluminum 35 gallon fuel tank and a new Racor 500 fuel filter system. The prop is 3-blade fixed, with a spare, and an automatic Halon fire extinguisher is fitted in the engine room. There is an automatic and manual bilge pump, and a 12,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning system with vents into the forward and main cabins.
Solution is a well-cared for boat, with constant upgrades and maintenance, with equipment far superior to any other Seawind II. She is currently located in Fort Myers, Florida, and is offered for sale at $50,000. For additional information on Solution e-mail John Kremski. Futher information regarding the Allied Boats and the Seawind II can be found at the Allied Web Site. This site includes photographs, line drawings and other information about the Seawind II.