1977 32’ Allied Seawind MK II Ketch

Lake City, Minnesota, United States
$39,700 USD

Live Aboard - Fresh Water Boat - Sleeps 5

Year : 1977 Hull Number: 71 Length Overall: 31’7” Beam: 10’6” Draft 4’6: Displacement: 14,900 lbs Fuel: 40 Gal Water: 60 Gal

Westerbeke 30 Diesel Engine - 2900 Hours Fresh Water Cooled, Auto Pilot w remote, New Mack Sails, Standing Rigging Excellent, Chain Plates Excellent, Running Rigging New 2014, Refrigeration, Cabin Furnace *MORE!!

Upper deck spotless. Beautiful Teak Below Deck. Boat has been owned and meticulously maintained and cared for by current owner since 1994. All maintenance and upgrade records complete. Ocean boat has always been in fresh water and is turn-key cruising ready.

Upgrades and maintenance have gone on as desired and as needed. Here are some of the features and upgrades:

  • Schaefer Roller Furling 2019;
  • 130% Genoa 2019;
  • ‘Tides Marine’ Mainsail Track 2018;
  • Full Batten Main Sail 2017;
  • Club Footed Working Jib 2016;
  • Mizzen Sail 2015;
  • Spinnaker (Cruising Asymmetrical with sock);
  • All Running Rigging 2014;
  • Auto Pilot-Auto Helm 3000 with Remote;
  • Storm Tri-Sail;
  • Storm Jib;
  • Depth/Speed/Wind (Data Marine);

  • 4-House Batteries, 1 Start Battery - 2016;
  • Inverter Prowatt 800;
  • Battery Charger True Charge + (20 amp);
  • 125 amp Alternator;
  • Deck Wash-down Pump (Seawater);

  • Refrigeration;
  • Deep Stainless Steel Sink;
  • Pressure Pump 2019;
  • Cabin Furnace (Fuel Oil);
  • 2 Burner Non-Pressurized Alcohol Stove;
  • Microwave;
  • Stereo and CD Player;
  • Interior and Exterior Speakers;
  • DVD Player and Monitor;
  • VHF Radio with Distress Button;
  • Gas Grill - Magma;

  • All Exterior Teak (Cetol, Sikens original);

  • Custom V-berth Tufted Topper Mattress Pad;
  • Full Cockpit cushions – 4” Vinyl;
  • Solid Blue 5” Salon Fabric Cushions;
  • Sail, Wheel and Compass Sunbrella Covers;

  • Dodger 2016 New;

  • Fuel Filter - Racor;
  • Compete Service and Parts Manuals;
  • Complete Maintenance Log;
  • SS Steering Wheel with Rawhide Cover;
  • Edson Rack and Pinion Steering;
  • Danforth Anchor with 12’ SS Chain and 200’ Rode 2017;
  • Sleep 5 Forward V-Berth Cabin with Closet;
  • Fresh Water Stainless Steel Sink;
  • Cockpit Table;
  • Fold Up Salon Table;
  • Settees To Both Port and Starboard;
  • Starboard Settee Converts to a Double Bunk;
  • Enclosed Head Compartment with Toilet;
  • 24 Gallon Holding Tank;
  • LED Interior Lights;

  • Stainless Steel Prop Shaft;
  • 3 Blade Bronze Prop - 16”;
  • Rebuilt Injector Pump and Injectors 2009;
  • 4 GlowPlugs 2019;

  • Shifter Cable 2017;
  • Throttle Cable 2018;
  • Winches - Lewmar 43 (2) Primary, Lewmar 8 (3) On Main Mast;
  • Standing and Running Rigging and Chain Plates - Excellent;
  • LED Anchor Light;
  • Drop-in 6000 BTU Air ConditionerSwim Ladder;

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Thomas Gillmer
Allied Boat Company Inc.
Allied Seawind II Home Page
# Built
FG w/balsa deck & coach


Length Overall
31 7 / 9.6 m
Waterline Length
25 5 / 7.8 m
10 5 / 3.2 m
4 5 / 1.4 m
14,900 lb / 6,759 kg
5,800 lb / 2,631 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
555′² / 51.6 m²
Total Sail Area
470′² / 43.6 m²
Sail Area
203′² / 18.9 m²
33 9 / 10.3 m
12 0 / 3.7 m
Mast Height
43 0 / 13.1 m
Sail Area
267′² / 24.8 m²
38 9 / 11.8 m
13 8 / 4.2 m
Forestay Length
41 1 / 12.5 m
18 6 / 5.6 m
9 1 / 2.8 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
40 gal / 151 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
60 gal / 227 l
Holding Tank Capacity
6 2 / 1.9 m


Hull Speed
6.77 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
under powered
less stiff, less powerful
Comfort Ratio
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
better suited for ocean passages


From (BlueWaterBoats.org)[http://bluewaterboats.org/allied-seawind-ii-32/]:

Following in the hallowed footsteps of the original Seawind, a salty 30 foot ketch designed by Tom Gillmer that happened to be the first fiberglass sailboat to circumnavigate the globe, the Seawind II is a larger, more comfortable redesign that’s a foot longer, a foot wider, and over 23% heavier. These boats were launched in 1975 by Allied Yachts and they had a reputation for being solidly built, though with a history of inconsistent and uninspiring internal finishing. The company went out of business four times, before finally shutting down for the fifth time in 1981, spelling the end of production for the Seawind II.

Allied Yachts was founded in 1962 on the Hudson River a hundred miles north of New York City in the small town of Catskill as a partnership between a fiberglass boat builder Lunn Laminates and a yacht brokerage of Northrop and Johnson and racing sailor Thor Ramsing. Their first boat, the Seawind, a popular 30’ 6” ketch had the company busy keeping up with demand.

These were still the exciting pioneering days of fibreglass sailboat construction when the material was still considered experimental and hulls were conservatively built extra thick. When New Yorker, Alan Eddy, setoff in 1963 to eventually circle the globe in Apogee, the accomplishment did much to not only put to rest skepticism over fibreglass construction, but also to establish Allied’s reputation for building seaworthy sailboats.

Despite the original Seawind proving itself as a competent bluewater sailboat, it had minimal accommodations that were, at best, cramped. So after over a decade of successful production of the Seawind, Allied approached Gillmer to evolve the design into a successor – the Seawind II. Though it was only 13 inches longer, its beam was 13% wider which resulted in a displacement 23% heavier. The result was a much more comfortable boat with significantly larger internal volume and improved accommodations.

Structurally the new boat was just as sturdy and had improvements over the original construction. The hull was hand-laid and substantially thick and well supported bulkheads that were fiberglassed into place. Furthermore the hull-deck joint, which was prone to leaking in the original Seawind was improved with no expense spared. The new joint was complex, labor intensive to construct but very strong. Both hull and deck had outward flanges at the sheer line. These flanges were coated with sealant and a teak batten placed between them. Hull, deck, and batten were then through-bolted vertically with stainless steel bolts. After the sealant cured over a number of days, the joint was ground flush on the interior of the hull and glassed over heavily. Meanwhile on the exterior a heavy aluminum extrusion was filled with bedding, capped over the flange, and horizontally screwed into the teak batten.

The deck and cabin were of fiberglass cored in balsa wood. All deck hardware was through-bolted and reinforced with fiberglass backing plates to distribute the load. The mast was deck-stepped and supported from below by a substantial oak compression frame that extends into the bilge. Ballast is an internal lead casting glassed into the keel.

There’s very little exterior wood on the Seawind II, even the dorado boxes are molded in, resulting in a low maintenance boat, but also gives her an austere look.

Unusual to see in a sailboat this small is a ketch rig which was offered as standard, there was an optional cutter rig which carried slightly less canvas but had similar performance. As to be expected, Seawind II sails well under heavy sea conditions, but perhaps surprisingly it’s quite competent in light weather as well. She has a very comfortable motion at sea, is well balanced with very little signs of weather helm.

Overall the Seawind II today is a practical and affordable choice as a go-anywhere cruiser. She’s strong without being overly heavy, well constructed and proven. Many examples on the used market have held up well, with later models generally having better finished interiors.

Links, References and Further Reading

» Seawind II owners association website
» Sailing Magazine, Feb 1999, Used Boat Notebook by John Kretschmer



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