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Boat Details

Make: Yachting World Seahorse

Designer: E.G Van De Stadt

Builder: Tony Storer

Year: 1974

Boat Location: Hampshire, UK

Price: £12,000

Length:  28.5 ft / 8.71 m

Beam: 8.3 ft / 2.54 m

Draft: 5.5 ft / 1.7 m 

Hull Material: Wood/Plywood 


A 1974 Yachting World Seahorse, designed by E.G Van De Stadt in 1959 as part of a design competition sponsored by Yacht World Magazine for a ‘build it yourself’ boat.


Van de Stadt was an accomplished yacht designer when he designed the Seahorse, she was design number 67 of his large portfolio of designs, totalling 150.


Rocinante was built by her first owner Tony Storer to a very high standard for both racing and cruising. Fitted out with bunks to sleep 5, with a small heads and galley she is the perfect cruiser/racer.


The last 2 owners have both spent some considerable time optimising this already quick boat and you can now find Rocinante with the option of either a Bermudan or gaff rig (simply change the backstay to runners and host the gaff spar to become a gaff bandit racer). Works also included professionally sheathing and 2 pack painting (Awlgrip) the topsides.


Lots of equipment and 4 wheel trailer is included in her sale.



Sailspar Aluminium mast 

Sailspar Aluminium boom 

Aluminum spinnaker pole 

Stainless rigging (2023) 



Sanders Sails Mainsail (2015) 

Sanders Sails Mainsail/Gaff (2015) 

Dolphin Mainsail (2002) 

Dolphin No1 Genoa (2000) 

Dolphin No2 Genoa (2006) 

Jeckles nNo3 jib (1974) 

Dolphin storm jib (1990) 

Dolphin Spinnaker (2006) 



Vire Single Cylinder  - 7hp (2002) 

Fixed 2 blade propeller 

22.7 litre fuel tank 


Additional Information

RM 4 Wheeled trailer (bearing replaced in 2023) 

2023 IRC Certificate 

Overall cover 

Boom cover 


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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