Seal 850 no 82 Tawmist
£13,500 ono


Very reluctantly for sale, my Seal 850. This sought after shallow draft, lift keel (up 0.95m, down 1.7m) spacious wide beamed 4/5 berth yacht.

This is a lot of boat for the money. Uncluttered underwater lines gives a good turn of speed. Two years ago was fitted out really for cross channel cruise which unfortunately was cancelled. Currently lying ashore in owners drive in N.Essex.

Fore cabin

  • 2 v-berths. Water tanks under,Deep shelving P & S
  • Separate heads with chemical toilet and washbasin with cold water and tap pump.
  • Hanging wardrobe space opposite.
  • Doors separate cabin from saloon

Saloon area

  • 2 berths, one makes into small double with lockers under, cave and drop flap lockers over. Recent new upholstery.
  • Table, with lifting flaps either side of the keel housing.(One removes to allow double berth access.)
  • Plenty of under bunk storage space.
  • Galley with sink and separate draining sink, double acting foot pump for cold water to sink.
  • Cool locker to side of sink, Cooker with 2 burners grill and stove fed by gas from dedicated locker in cockpit.
  • Plenty of storage for equipment in 2 shelves and lockers.
  • Navigating table with chart stowage and instruments to hand.
  • Quarter berth (currently used for sail stowage etc)
  • Access to engine under cockpit stairs and from quarter berth.
  • Eberspacher type cabin heater

Hull and deck

  • Non slip surface on all walking surfaces
  • New cutlass bearing fitted.
  • Rope cutter
  • 4 winches
  • Danforth kedge anchor with chain and warp
  • CQR main anchor with 40m of chain stored in a foredeck well which provides a secure working place
  • Double guard wires from pushpit to pullpit.
  • One spinnaker pole (needs attention)
  • Demountable tiller pilot (TP300C).
  • Compass
  • Paddlewheel speed log.
  • Anemometer
  • Spray hood and Dodgers
  • Air (gas) Foghorn
  • Shore power cable via RCD unit
  • Lights- nav lights port starboard and stern, plus masthead tricolour, anchor light and foredeck light
  • Fenders
  • Many warps and ropes
  • Onshore storage/launching trolly
  • Lazy jacks


  • Main and genoa in good condition and valeted annually.
  • Spinnaker included though currently not rigged for this.
  • Cruising loose footed lightweight jib.


  • Chart table with chart storage
  • Instruments plus shelf and lockers
  • Switch panel for 12v equipment.
  • VHF radio with emergency aerial.
  • Furuno GPS navigator GP 1850W.
  • Garmin basic GPS AIS receiver
  • Clock barometer.
  • Engine hours gauge.
  • Socket for 12v and shore power.
  • Handbooks for engine and equipment.

Additional equipment

  • Life raft and stowage rack
  • 2 fire extinguishers, fire blanket
  • Transom ladder


  • Builder- John Baker
  • Designer - Angus Primrose
  • Built 1977
  • Length-8.22m
  • Beam-2.97m
  • Hull fibreglass
  • Fuel tank- 15 litres
  • Engine- Buhk 20 inboard diesel, serviced and winterised annually.
  • Ready for anti fouling
  • Inflatable dinghy with oars (negotiable)
Peter Smith
Phone: 07881 812003 or 01206 383803
Posted: Feb 20