Seaton-Neville 55 Long Range Pilothouse Trawler

Self-sufficient power voyager
US$379,000.00
  • Boat REF#  ·  265710
  • Length  ·  55'0"
  • Year  ·  1981
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 190hp, Caterpillar 3306 (1981)
  • Lying  ·  Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!
Boatshed Seattle
Boatshed Seattle
Scott Helker

Extra Details

Designer Steve Seaton and Charles Neville
Builder Durbeck's Inc., Bradenton, FL
Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 1,385.0 USG Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 540.0 USG Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 35.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/05/2018

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 190hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 3306 (1981)
Engine Hours Engine1: 9500
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4-blade bronze 34x28
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 9.5 knots
Generator output 12.5KVA
Generator Hours 1108
Water-maker

Engine cooling by keel coolers -- dry stack exhaust.

2-1/2" prop shaft with packing-type gland seal.
Twin Disc transmission 2.95:1
Engine has had a recent turbo rebuild -- otherwise only general engine and cooling system service has been required.

The engineroom is roomy, exceptionally clean, and carefully organized. Local gauges, tool chests and benches, parts and equipment storage, and good lighting facilitate good maintenance.

Onan 12.5 kw generator (primary) -- 2600 hours on electrical end and about 1108 hours on newer engine (2007).
Onan 7.5 kw generator (backup) with 2515 hours.

Engine has two alternators -- one for start battery and a 181 amp alternator for house batteries.

Large inventory of spare parts, including engine parts, pumps and materials. Equipped to not be reliant upon shoreside parts suppliers.

Solar panels -- five 85-watt Siemens and two 190-watt Kyocera with two independent controllers.

House bank consists of four 3.6V lithium batteries in series -- capacity of 1250 amp-hours.
Engine start batteries -- two group 34 wet cells
Primary generator has dedicated group 27 start battery

Watermaker is Village Marine Tec 800 GPD unit which seller reports to be operational but requires new membranes.

Acme 15 KVA Isolation transformer on shore power supply.
Magnum ME3112 inverter/charger with remote and battery monitor kit.
Samlex 300w sine wave inverter for some electronics.
Sterling Power ProCharge Ultra 60A PCU 1260 charger as backup.
Ample Power EMON II battery monitor.

Bonding system with ElectroGuard 125 cathodic protection monitoring.

Dimensions

Length 55'0"
LOD 55'4"
LWL 50'0"
Beam 16'2"
Draft Min 5'0"
Airdraft 34'7"
Displacement 80,013.7lbs
Headroom 6'6"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Total length 60' (anchor to transom-mounted dinghy davit in raised position, with dinghy stored in topside cradle).

Airdraft can be reduced to 24'6" by retracting antennas (one would need a slight modification to be retractable).

Built from original custom plans by Steve Seaton and Charles Neville, who were partners at the time, and constructed at the Durbeck yard in Bradenton, FL.

Here is descriptive detail from the designers:

"A ballasted <4000 lb> displacement type of moderately shallow draft, she has an easy entry and full body sections. A full-length keel and a large rudder contribute to directional stability, even in an overtaking quartering wave... A large 34"-dia. propeller turns in a shallow tunnel... Topside she has ample bulwarks and railings and broad deck areas...."

Heavily built in fiberglass reinforced plastic -- solid below the waterline and Airex-cored above the waterline. Decks and cabin tops are Airex-cored. Core samples (see photos) reveal how robustly this boat is built.

Hull and topsides are painted with AwlGrip -- hull 2018 and house 2013 -- and the appearance is excellent.

Deck traffic areas are painted with non-skid. A new application of KiwiGrip has been professionally applied around the entire exterior since the photos and were taken.

Fuel, water and holding tanks are FRP.
Fuel -- 3 tanks -- 100 gallon day tank, 740 gallon port tank, 545 gallon starboard tank
Water -- 3 tanks -- 300 gallon forward tank, two-120 gallon aft tanks
Holding -- 2 tanks -- 15 gallon forward tank and 20 gallon aft tank

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 3 Air conditioning Units rated at 48000 BTU/h
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

The purpose of this boat is easily discerned when approaching her -- she is clearly designed and equipped for safe and easy cruising. Her broad hull, low profile, sweeping unbroken sheer line, high bow, stack and antennas, and broad, secure walkways around deck are instantly recognizable as derived from classic naval seagoing designs. There is nothing in current production that embodies these classic elements so completely. Yet the interior is contemporary, attractive and extremely accommodating and can be compared to current cruising trawler models.

Board amidships -- wide decks with non-skid ring the boat without steps or other impediments. The interior is accessed from port or starboard dutch-style pilothouse doors, or from a companionway entry aft into the master stateroom.

The pilothouse affords good forward visibility, a bench seat, and storage drawers and cabinets. The helm is uncluttered, with instrumentation overhead -- clean and straightforward.

The galley was completely remodeled 2012-13 with quartz countertops and a contemporary design. New appliances include a Smeg 4-burner propane cooktop and Fratelli Onofri propane oven. Refrigeration and freezer storage are capacious. Storage for cookware and dishware and the food necessary for long cruising is easy-to-access and abundant.

The saloon features a dining table that is extendable, a large sofa, storage and bookshelves, a diesel-fired heater, and plenty of windows, with wood blinds. There is enough floor space to set up an additional airbed if necessary for extra guests.

Joinery throughout is mahogany, and the floors are Brazilian rosewood -- some of it covered with rubber and carpeting. Most of the floors and the floors of lockers have SoundDown for sound attenuation. And the engineroom is sound insulated.

The master stateroom is amazingly large, with a walkaround pedestal queen berth, an incredible number of lockers and drawers, and with Bosch washer and dryer concealed in a cabinet. The master head with separate shower enclosure has also been remodeled.

Forward of the pilothouse is a workshop and a guest stateroom in the forepeak with vee-berth (twin singles). Another head and shower (also remodeled) is adjacent to starboard. A few steps down is the engineroom access door, which opens into full standing headroom at the entry. Regular engineroom checks and access for maintenance could not be easier.

From the pilothouse the flybridge can be accessed directly via an overhead hatch and ladder, or via the sidedecks and the cabintops. A commanding 360 view with a big, comfortable bench seat is provided. Shade is from a sturdy bimini top with its structure built from aluminum tubing. Solar panels are mounted atop the bimini. The cabintop above the saloon provides another bench seat with storage, and space for a table and chairs.

The lazarette locker is deep and spacious. Accessed through a watertight Bomar hatch, the lazarette stores lines and fenders, houses the steering gear and watermaker, and can contain many other items including dive gear, spares, etc.

Tecma heads
Cruisair reverse-cycle heat/air
Dickinson Antarctic diesel heater in salon.
Torrid stainless steel enclosed 17 gallon hot water heater.

4 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Fridge
Freezer
Carpet
Air conditioning
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Raw water wash
Microwave
Washing Machine
Dryer

The purpose of this boat is easily discerned when approaching her -- she is clearly designed and equipped for safe and easy cruising. Her broad hull, low profile, sweeping unbroken sheer line, high bow, stack and antennas, and broad, secure walkways around deck are instantly recognizable as derived from classic naval seagoing designs. There is nothing in current production that embodies these classic elements so completely. Yet the interior is contemporary, attractive and extremely accommodating and can be compared to current cruising trawler models.

Board amidships -- wide decks with non-skid ring the boat without steps or other impediments. The interior is accessed from port or starboard dutch-style pilothouse doors, or from a companionway entry aft into the master stateroom.

The pilothouse affords good forward visibility, a bench seat, and storage drawers and cabinets. The helm is uncluttered, with instrumentation overhead -- clean and straightforward.

The galley was completely remodeled 2012-13 with quartz countertops and a contemporary design. New appliances include a Smeg 4-burner propane cooktop and Fratelli Onofri propane oven. Refrigeration and freezer storage are capacious. Storage for cookware and dishware and the food necessary for long cruising is easy-to-access and abundant.

The saloon features a dining table that is extendable, a large sofa, storage and bookshelves, a diesel-fired heater, and plenty of windows, with wood blinds. There is enough floor space to set up an additional airbed if necessary for extra guests.

Joinery throughout is mahogany, and the floors are Brazilian rosewood -- some of it covered with rubber and carpeting. Most of the floors and the floors of lockers have SoundDown for sound attenuation. And the engineroom is sound insulated.

The master stateroom is amazingly large, with a walkaround pedestal queen berth, an incredible number of lockers and drawers, and with Bosch washer and dryer concealed in a cabinet. The master head with separate shower enclosure has also been remodeled.

Forward of the pilothouse is a workshop and a guest stateroom in the forepeak with vee-berth (twin singles). Another head and shower (also remodeled) is adjacent to starboard. A few steps down is the engineroom access door, which opens into full standing headroom at the entry. Regular engineroom checks and access for maintenance could not be easier.

From the pilothouse the flybridge can be accessed directly via an overhead hatch and ladder, or via the sidedecks and the cabintops. A commanding 360 view with a big, comfortable bench seat is provided. Shade is from a sturdy bimini top with its structure built from aluminum tubing. Solar panels are mounted atop the bimini. The cabintop above the saloon provides another bench seat with storage, and space for a table and chairs.

The lazarette locker is deep and spacious. Accessed through a watertight Bomar hatch, the lazarette stores lines and fenders, houses the steering gear and watermaker, and can contain many other items including dive gear, spares, etc.

Tecma heads
Cruisair reverse-cycle heat/air
Dickinson Antarctic diesel heater in salon.
Torrid stainless steel enclosed 17 gallon hot water heater.

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Davits
Swim Platform
Instrument Covers
Bimini

Electric Ideal horizontal GFWSC 120 VAC with capstan windlass
4 anchors
(Bow - 67# Hydrobubble 60SA, 57# Spade Stern - 10kg Rocna, Fortress FX-55)
400'0" of chain
AB 11AL Lammina dinghy (2009)
(RIB)
15hp outboard, Yamaha Enduro 2-cycle, Short shaft (2007)
Primary anchor chain 400' 3/8". Secondary rode 250' nylon.
Warping winch at stern.
Two locations to carry dinghy -- suspended from davit framework attached to transom, or hoisted by crane and stowed in cradle on cabin top.

Very extensive inventory of lines and fenders. Para-anchor sea anchor with rode.

Nav Equipment

Compass
Radar
VHF DSC radio
GPS
Chart plotter
Autopilot
Stereo
Barometer
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Furuno NavNet vx2 MFD in pilothouse, ICOM M602 VHF with DSC, ICOM M802 HF radio, Standard Horizon GX23205 VHF, Robertson-Simrad AP35 autopilot, Furuno GP-31 GPS position display, B&G network depth and speed display, Furuno 64 nm 1944C open array radar. Receive-only AIS.

Most antennas replaced about 3 years ago.

Stereo: Sonos Play Bar sound system with subwoofer.

Wilson 801245 cell booster.

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Horn
EPIRB 406MHz

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Engineroom fire suppression -- Fireboy FE-241 and another fixed Halon system.
Lifesling
Bilge pumps 2x2000 gph Rule pumps, with high bilge level alarm
Liferaft DBC Marine Safety Systems 6-person Solas A in hard canister with Hammar hydrostatic release -- not currently inspected

Broker's Comments

This striking Seaton-Neville 55 Trawler was custom designed for long-range extended cruising by a couple with occasional guests. She exudes self-sufficiency and capability and looks the part -- long and sleek with a "go-anywhere" demeanor!

The sellers have owned and cruised this boat for 20 years -- exploring the Caribbean, Central and South America (Atlantic and Pacific), Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest. This is a boat capable of extended voyaging, with a 3000-4000 NM range, paravane stabilizers, and the systems necessary for independent operation.

She has been maintained carefully by scrupulous owners who depended upon reliable operation in remote areas, and has undergone periodic refits and upgrades so that she is truly beautiful and contemporary in her accommodations and is mechanically ready to cruise. Spares, tools and other provisions for self-reliance are provided, and the inventory has been optimized from years of experience.

There are not many boats like this available. People seeking an affordable, capable and ready long-range bluewater cruiser, but not an expensive Kadey-Krogen or Nordhavn may think that the only choices are cruising sailboats. Yet this trawler has the design pedigree, the economy, the equipment and the experience to fulfill those dreams. And -- face it -- cruising under power has its advantages!

View at our Waterline Boats docks on Lake Union in Seattle.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Seaton-Neville 55 Long Range Pilothouse Trawler has been personally photographed and viewed by Scott Helker of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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