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Seafarer 23 Kestrel (Daysailor)

1963
Designer
Sparkman & Stephens
Builder
Seafarer Yachts
Amsterdam Shipyard G. de Vries Lentsch
Hull Type
Keel/Cbrd.
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
23.08 ft / 7.03 m
Waterline Length
16.50 ft / 5.03 m
Beam
7.00 ft / 2.13 m
Draft
?
Displacement
3,700 lb / 1,678 kg
Ballast
1,400 lb / 635 kg
Ballast Type
Iron
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
229.00 ft2 / 21.27 m2
Total Sail Area
229.03 ft2 / 21.28 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
126.94 ft2 / 11.79 m2
P
23.08 ft / 7.03 m
E
11.00 ft / 3.35 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
102.09 ft2 / 9.48 m2
I
26.83 ft / 8.18 m
J
7.61 ft / 2.32 m
Est. Forestay Len.
27.89 ft / 8.50 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Type
?
Fuel Capacity
9 gals / 34 L

Accomodations

Water Capacity
15 gals / 57 L

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.44 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.32
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
37.84
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
367.71
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
23.03
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.81
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

S&S design #1631.
Also called KESTREL 22. ‘DAYSAILOR’ is a designation used here for at least 2 versions of this yacht. There were actually 2 deck layouts and 2 accommodation plans offered, resulting in four models: CATALINA, NASSAU, NANTUCKET and MONHEGAN. The ‘NANTUCKET’ version, shown above, has a smaller cabin and longer cockpit.
Stern overhang seems to have varied between versions, (possibly to accommodate the outboard motor well). The original S&S design lists LOA as 22’. KESTREL seems to be an earlier name that Seafarer gave to this design.
By 1970 a boat with this same profile was being promoted by Seafarer as the SAIL’N TRAIL 23 OLYMPIC.
The later SAILMASTER 22, by the same Dutch builder, but sold by another American company, is the same design though it was assigned a new design number. (#1743)
Further adding to the confusion is the later, American built SEAFARER 23, which is a completely different design. (Rig dimensions are from the original S&S sailplan but are not necessarily consistent from one boat to another.)


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