Seal Sinbad 'Scheherazade'

Scheherazade is a good example of a Seal Sinbad which is a Seal with a roomier interior. She is completely watertight and dry in the cabin and has a self draining cockpit. She has a fin keel (4ft) for performance and good stability which retracts to 2 ft allowing you to explore the shallows, run up on the beach, use a mudbirth or trail her behind a car.

She comes with a smooth, reliable 4 stroke Yamaha outboard which has just had a major service including gear box oil and impeller change and carburetor strip down and clean out. The outboard idles well, selects gears easily and passes a strong jet of cooling water. The engine sits in a hidden well out of the way. The engine has more than enough power to push Scheherazade at her maximum hull speed even against a tide and headwind.

She has literally just had the bottom scraped, powerhosed and antifouled, so she slips nicely through the water.

Scheherazade is currently sitting on a beautiful Chichester Harbour mooring in Bosham which will be available when the boat is sold. With Scheherazade only drawing 2 ft with the keel retracted, she can move off this mooring at most states of tide except 1-2 hours around low springs. The mooring can be taken on by the new owner if they wish for only £250/ year!

Please see the photos of the actual view from the mooring.

The stable but easily drive hull has a 40% ballast ratio making her very safe.

The interior is in very good condition. She has a large bed forward with a sink and tap, a table, a place to hang cloths and a separate toilet area.

This section can be sealed off by a curtain from the main cabin which has a central table with collapsable leaves that also forms the housing for the retractable keel. There is also ample seating and sleeping room with soft cushions, a 2 ring gas cooker and many lockers for cooking utensils and storage of sails, life jackets, sheets and food.

The hull construction is fibreglass with progressive thickening from the waterline to the keel and at the bow. This along with bonded in fore and aft stringers and interior moulding give her great rigidity.

The retractable keel is 370kg of hydrodynamically shaped iron casing which fits snugly into its glassfibre housing and works perfectly.

She has a Bermudan sloop rig with mast and boom by Ian Proctor and stainless steel rigging all of which are in very good condition and work perfectly.

She has a very crisp and fresh mainsail, jib and spinnaker and a perfectly usable cruising genoa.

She comes with an inbuilt compass, VHF radio, depth guage, heavy duty 12v battery, all internal and external lights, life jackets, harnesses, anchor chain and rope, fenders and life ring.

We have sailed her extensively around Chichester harbour and the Solent and have no hesitation in recommending her to you as a strong safe boat that could take you anywhere.

We have a good reason for selling her. Please ring James or Angela to find out more details. Any trials welcome


James and Angela Botham
Phone: 07789 190883

Posted: Apr 19