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Seamaster 815

Brief details

Builder

Seamaster Ltd., Essex.

The Seamaster 815 is a small cruising yacht with a simple but quite spacious interior. The design by Holman & Pye is attractive, and gives a much more modern profile than the chunky looks of Westerlys of the same era. The same designer created a larger version - the Seamaster 925, which was also sold as the Seamaster 28, before the name changed to 925.

LOA

26' 9"

Sail area

374 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

21' 0"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

8' 11"

Cabins

Saloon & forecabin

Draught

2' 11" bilge keel or 4' 6" fin keel

Berths

4/5

Displacement

3.17 tons

Engine

originally usually Yanmar YS8

Ballast

 

BHP

8

Keel type

Iron fin or twin iron bilge keels and transom-hung rudder

Seamaster Ltd. were one of the largest British boat builders in the 1960s and 1970s, building a wide range of motor and sailing yachts. Their early sailing yacht range were designed by Laurent Giles, featuring quite traditional looks, the boats being well known for strong construction.

The Seamaster 815 was one of a newer range designed by Holman and Pye in 1975 with a much more modern style but retaining the Seamaster reputation for tough construction. It is a family cruising yacht, with a choice of fin or bilge keels. They have a light and quite open interior, with maximum headroom of about 5' 10". The usual engine installed was an 8 or 12 hp Yanmar.

 

Seamaster 815s were in production from 1976 to 1981, when the Seamaster company ceased trading. A total of 136 Seamaster 815s were built.

 

The hulls are of moderate displacement, with enough sail area to give good performance. Interestingly, the Seamaster 815 is heavier than the slightly longer and beamier, but very similar looking, Moody 27. In February 2013 'Practical Boat Owner' magazine described the Seamaster 815 as ".... a tough and roomy little cruiser".

Seamaster 815 bilge-keeler for sale

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Seamaster 815 bilge-keeler for sale
Seamaster 815 bilge-keeler for sale

The saloon table is removable to open up space in the interior, and can also fit lower
to extend the port settee berth into a nominal double, wider at the forward end than the aft end.

Seamaster 815 bilge-keeler for sale
Seamaster 815 bilge-keeler for sale

The usual engine fitted was an 8 hp Yanmar, the boat illusrated though having had this replaced by a 12 hp Yanmar YSB12

Seamaster 815 bilge-keeler for sale
 
Seamaster 815 bilge-keeler for sale
Seamaster 815 bilge-keeler for sale

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