Up for sale is our 1981 Jim Brown-designed Searunner 25 trimaran. We absolutely love everything about this boat, but I've had to admit to myself that I just don't have the time for it. We've owned it since 2008, but haven't launched it the last two summers. Searunner was never a boat-builder, they were a boat-designer. As a result, the build-quality of these boats varies widely. This one was built by professional boat builders, so everything was done right. The guy that did repair work on it back in 2010 just couldn't say enough good things about how well built it is. (Worth noting is that the insurance company estimated this boat's value at $10,000 at that point.) As a trimaran, it only draws about 18 inches of water with the rudder and centerboard up. It can be beached for lunch or camping. Center cockpit design is great for those with kids. Our two toddlers loved having the cockpit and two separate cabins to play in while we loved knowing that they were safely contained. Trampolines stretched between the hulls give you TONS of space to hang out. With a beam of roughly 18 feet, this boat is not only insanely stable, it also heels extremely little. Very easy to cook, sleep, etcetera while underway. Everything is routed to the cockpit, so it's very easy to singlehand. A super-safe, stable, easy to handle boat thatís also insanely fast.
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Full assortment of sails including battened main, two genoas, asymetrical spinnaker, and storm jib.
West System construction.
Custom built tandem axle trailer with telescoping tongue. The amas fold inagainst the main-hull for trailering. Mast can be stepped by the owner. Never pay a marina for anything!
So much storage, its ridiculous. Big hatches in the amas make them perfect for big bulky items. MANY hatches troughout the interior of both cabins make it easy to keep things ship-shape.
Edson wheel steering.
Suunto compass in dash.
Humminbird depth finder
Uniden VHF radio
2008 3.5hp 4-stroke Tohatsu long-shaft outboard. Mounts on retractable motor-mount.
All exterior lighting required by the USCG for those nights when its just to nice to quit
Interior flourescent lighting in both cabins
Two cookstoves, one large double burner that folds up and one small single burner on a gimball.
CD player with auxiliary input and remote control. Connected to speakers in both cabins.
12v deep-cycle battery
One summer in the water after last bottom-painting.
Large assortment of bumpers, lines, lifevests, etc.
All original plans, drawings and patterns from when the boat was built.
Manuals and paperwork going back to the original owners.
It's time for paint. There's some checking going on that, because it's a wood boat, needs to be addressed. Nothing structural, but needs to be refinished. (See picture.)
The trampolines are just about shot. After 30 years in the sun, some of the grommets have started pulling through. We tried to not step on them, and to be gentle when sitting or laying on them. Probably time to replace them either with new tramps or netting.
The fenders on the trailer disappeared long ago. I never cared because it only went about 5 miles on the trailer in the spring and again in the fall.
I'm sure there are things I'm not remembering, since the boats been out of the water for a couple years, but I think this is a pretty good description.
It's on the trailer at our house and I'd be happy to show it to you. Thanks for looking.