Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Designs 1631 & 1743 - Kestrel 22 and Sailmaster 22

This beloved design was utilized for two production series built boat models in the early 1960s with two distinct design numbers and with minimal differences. Design #1631, the Kestrel 22 was marketed by Seafarer Yachts of Huntington, Long Island but built by the Amsterdam Shipyard, which was owned and operated by DeVries Lentsch of Holland. The boats were built of fiberglass.

Here are the general arrangement and sail plans.

Design #1743, the Sailmaster 22, was also built in Holland by N. V. Werf Gusto as well as the De Nord shipyards and marketed by a company in Shelter Island, New York.

Here are the plans for the Sailmaster.

Many of these boats are still in service today. They can be acquired very inexpensively and make an excellent project boat.

And finally here are the beautiful lines.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 22'-0"
LWL 16'-6"
Beam 7'-0"
Draft 2'-4" (centerboard up) 5'-0" (centerboard down)
Displacement 3,650 lbs


  1. Do you know how many Sailmaster 22's were built? We have one from 1964, I believe it's a 22D.

    Also, is there a known list of the names of Sailmaster 22s?

  2. Is it possible to get prints of the original plans for the Sailmaster 22D?

  3. I have a bunch of parts from a vintage Seafarer.

    1. We have a very active Seafarer group on Facebook. Would you share your part's list with me or consider posting on the Seafarer page?

      Jhnewsome17 (at) bellsouth (dot) net


    2. Re that "... bunch of parts from a vintage Seafarer", if that's a Sailmaster, I'm interested. Can contact me?

  4. Active Seafarer group on Facebook? We have tried several times to join the group but no response up to now. We also are interested to exchange knowledge while restoring our Seafarer 22D over here in the Netherlands.