Burnham-on-Crouch Essex UK|
Introduced in 1969, and an immediate success, the Seal 22 was designed by Angus Primrose for John Baker Ltd., and remained in production until 1980. They are relatively fast boats for their size, whilst remaining easy to handle. The lift keel is an iron casting, with a widened base to keep the centre of gravity low, which partially retracts to reduce draught. Vital Spark has a Yanmar 10hp inboard diesel fitted. She is in need of some general maintenance but has new saloon cushions and the keel has recently been taken back to bare metal and re-treated.
Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office - 01621 785600.
|Vessel name:||Vital Spark|
|Model:||22 Mk I|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Nominal length:||21' 9"|
|Length over all:||21' 9"|
|Length at waterline:||18'|
|Maximum draft:||0' 10"|
|Draft, drive up:||2'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Lifting Keel|
The Seal 22 offers four berths in open plan cabin with sitting headroom. Jabsco marine toilet (new pump 2021) forward. Space for galley equipment but no sink or stove fitted. Two settee berths in saloon. Central drop leaf saloon table with keel lifting mechansim at aft end. Two quarter berths aft each side. Saloon cushions new 2021.
Built in approximately 1974 by John Baker. White GRP hull with wooden rubbing strake. Light grey GRP decks with moulded-in non-slip surfaces. Wood grab rails. Cast iron lifting keel. Keel taken back to bare metal in 2021, rust treated, reprimed and antifouled. Transom hung rudder with lifting blade. Self draining cockpit. The design has a unique split-function 'convertible' cabin structure, with no fixed aft cabin bulkhead, so that this area can be opened out and used as a deep secure and sheltered lower cockpit area for passengers when day sailing, yet covered by ply boards and canvas under a sprayhood in bad weather or to extend the cabin area when cruising.
Yanmar 1GM, 10hp, single cylinder diesel engine located under companionway. Engine regularly serviced and reported to "run beautifully". Single 12 volt battery (new 2021) charging from engine alternator.
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner s specific needs.