The saloon itself can be airy and open if Seawind’s trademark trifold door is lifted and stored under the cockpit bimini top, or it can be snug against the elements with the door down. Either way, the interior is laid out quite well for extended voyaging, with the galley down in the starboard hull and cabins fore and aft. To port, the owners cabin is forward with an athwartship bunk; aft is located the best head and shower we saw at the show (there’s an option to have a second head in the starboard hull).
Throughout, construction appeared to be well-executed. The hull is resin-infused, with a foam core. The deck, also cored, is vacuum-bagged. Really, the judges’ only nit was that fuel hoses leading from the gasoline tank to the engine were not up to U.S. specs, a matter easily corrected either at the factory or by the dealer. Throughout, top-quality hardware from suppliers such as Lewmar and B&G is employed; sails are by Doyle. The boat’s sailaway price of $442,000 includes two 125-watt solar panels and AGM batteries.