I didn't like the gate valves, but they meet ABYC codes. I think the two directors chairs put off a lot of people but it's built like a tank and has really low hours for its age. The tender gas system has a small transfer pump and nozzle so all you need to do is pull up the tender to the swim platform and refuel. I'm tall and it had a few head knockers for me, but all in all, it was over built with just about everything you could want on a cruiser / liveaboard boat.
Let's gather up 10 offshore wannabes like myself to pitch in $18000 each for the Seaton, then we can each take our big offshore cruises, get our asses handed to us, pass it to the next member, then do it all over again when out time rolls around after we have forgotten how rough it was.
Of course we will need a monthly maintenance fee for repairs and updates-- $1000 each should do it. 😳
"Interesting boats" are getting more interesting, so here is a famous Sydney ferry, now "operating" as a restaurant and function center in Darling Harbour Sydney.
The "South Steyne" was built in 1938 at Leith in Scotland, is 224 ft long, and has steam engines built by Harland & Woolf in Belfast Ireland. She steamed to Australia via the Suez canal. During operational days as a ferry she ran between Sydney and Manly inside the harbour, but did offshore day trips to Broken Bay, and to follow the Sydney Hobart race fleet.
She was recently offered for sale, I`m unaware if she sold, like many boating enthusiasts I would like to see her operating as she was intended, rather than a static exhibit.
2005 Integrity 386 "Sojourn"