Seawanhaka 21 by W. B. Stearns
At the moment this is the largest boat we are featuring on our site, and as you can see from the drawings, in this size range we are starting to get out of the daysailer category. While the accommodations in this boat are not large compared to contemporary boats, they were taken seriously enough at the time to have been executed with considerable elegance. To us, the juxtaposition of a superb classic knockabout sailboat and a charming interior is just about irresistible.
This boat could hardly be better as a daysailer and classic racer, and as a bay cruiser she is something you rarely see anymore—a boat that is a sailboat first and a cruiser second, but a good cruiser nonetheless. Small and simple enough to singlehand, big enough to take several friends out sailing (with all the benefits of a galley and presumably a head), comfortable enough for a couple or young family to cruise with, she happily serves a broad range of functions.
Her keel/centerboard configuration keeps the draft to a moderate 4’, and there is room for a small auxiliary engine, which seems consistent with her multi-purpose nature.