The new Seaward 35 E18 is an updated design based on the well-proven Nelson 35 pilot boat hull. Seaward commissioned the Nelson designer TT Boat Designs to create a completely new superstructure layout that would enable the interior of the hull to be utilised for the needs of the cruising yachtsman. The end result is a vessel that not only provides sleeping accommodation for up to six, but she is also amazingly easy to manoeuvre and moor with only two people on board.
After testing the Seaward 35 in overfalls off Guernsey, the Motorboats Monthly boat test confirmed the seakeeping qualities when they wrote: ‘The sea conditions through which we pushed the Seaward 35 would have forced most other boats of a similar size, and indeed many larger craft, down to a crawl. Worse, their occupants would have been turning green with seasickness or white with fright. For us these are perfect test conditions. Perfect that is if you are in a boat built for the job’.
This specification describes the standard layout and items of standard equipment for the two new versions of the craft. The main difference between the two is that the ‘Cockpit’ version has a single helm position inside, whereas the ‘Aft Deck’ version has dual control with helm positions both inside and outside. As with all Seaward boats, these vessels are also available custom built with other layout possibilities and different equipment fitted according to the owners wishes, within the design limitation of the craft.