This is a well maintained and upgraded Seaward 32RK, ready to sail to the Bahamas or take out for a fun weekend exploring nearby.
Recent 2019 and 2020 upgrades to Southern Comfort include:
New Raymarine Axiom touchscreen chart plotter
New 16K BTU Dometic reverse cycle air and heat
Vetus 4512D Bow Thruster (very powerful)
There is also a Code Zero foresail on a 2nd roller furling and Flexfold folding prop.
This trailerable sailboat is famous for it's retractable ballasted keel, which draws as little as 1 ft 8 inches but allows 6 ½ ft of draft for open waters. Her design is ideal for the shoal draft waters of the Chesapeake Bay, the Bahamas or bellying up to your favorite sand bar anywhere. Perfect for your own dock in a shallow canal. The Seaward 32RK is the perfect performance/cruiser combination.
Yanmar 29hp 3cyl fresh water cooled diesel engine with less than 400 hours . There is great access to the engine
Retractable cockpit table w/custom drink holders
Stern rail with "catbird" seats
Swim ladder and swim shower at transom
Easy access to the swim platform and boarding ladder
Open transom; eliminates need for cockpit scuppers
Access to starboard side storage below
Corner ice box w/ bottom drain
Vented propane locker w/electric safety shutoff
Below decks, accommodations are comfortable and intelligently planned, whether for sleeping, sitting and reading, cooking or showering. There's room for four adults and their gear for vacation cruising. The cabin is bright and well ventilated, with eight opening ports and two deck hatches.
The master cabin with double berth and privacy door is forward. Under the berth are storage drawers and to starboard is a hanging locker. There are two reading lights P/S.
The head is on the port side aft of the master cabin. There is a nice-sized separate shower with a seat; Jabsco commode; vanity and an opening port providing ventilation.
The salon is very bright and airy with a large table to port and a convertible settee to stbd. The table may be extended with its drop-down leaf raised; there is an extra seat which folds up to accommodate that diner.
The salon table to port also lowers to make a double berth.
The two seats on the starboard side, with table between, easily convert to a settee.
Outboard are 2 storage lockers and a handy shelf area for books.
The galley is L-shaped and located at the base of the companionway to stbd. Aft of the galley is a large storage area extending aft.. More details on this below.
The navigation station is conveniently located at the base of the companionway on the port side.
Aft of the nav area on the port side is quarter berth sufficiently spacious to accommodate two adults.
Stainless opening ports with screens (8)
Interior cushions with upgraded deluxe fabric
"The premise that led us to build the first 32RK arose from our desire to have a boat that would suit the water geography of south Florida, where we have vast expanses of quietly beautiful, but extremely shallow water. Our premise became more complex when we also wanted our boat to take us comfortably and confidently across sixty or so miles of open ocean, across the Gulfstream to the Bahamas and Abacos. Once to the islands, shallow draft would again be an important plus. That thinking led us to the 32RK. The 32RK may be the perfect boat for sailors everywhere wanting to get out of the marked channel and into quieter and less traveled waters, but at the same time, don't want to give up the stability and confidence that a deep keeled boat offers when venturing offshore. She's a wonderful fast cruiser even more compelling when you consider the possibilities offered by the variable retracting keel and rudder. Draft range is between 20" and 6' 5", making it possible to walk to shore from your boat without getting your shorts wet. And with the keel down (there's a lead ballasted torpedo-style bulb at the keel's lower tip), you can go almost anywhere. The possibilities are endless".
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
S&J Yachts are cruising yacht specialists with offices from Maine to Florida. Let John Grapek share his experience and in-depth knowledge of boating with you. Call him in Florida at (239) 898-4564, or email John@sjyachts.com for more information or to make an appointment to see this yacht. Licensed and bonded.