The Dana 24, built by Pacific Seacraft, is a well designed and seaworthy pocket cruiser. To this day, I have not heard of one PSC yacht from any era having osmosis. The company recommenced limited production in 2000 however only a few were sold. ft.Headroom: 6' 1"Fuel: 18 US. There's a watertight hatch on the cockpit sole to provide access to the engine. Often it’s the bulkheads that give way on modern yachts. I recently became fascinated by sailing and joined a sailing club. It is a full 28mm thick! P.S. It’s been over five years now since I first bought my Dana 24 and in that time it has crossed the Atlantic from West to East, visited three continents and sailed over 10,000 miles. ©2019 Triad Trailers. Under the bed is a very large locker which runs the whole width of the boat. It looks nice, it’s more mellow and comfortable to look at than varnish and it’s easy and less messy. It can take at least 6 coats before it looks even and not patchy or rough. The difference is that my boat has a longish fin keel amd skeg and rudder whereas the USA boats have a shallow full keel and centreboard. It’s times like this when you realise the importance of good design and solid build. In 2007, Pacific Seacraft entered receivership before changing hands to its new owner, Stephen Brodie. Each coat needs to be allowed to properly dry before the next is applied. This is actually a bonus at sea when it’s rough as you can wedge yourself in when on the throne. So she won’t hove to. Visible in the background are the open sheds where the boats are laid up. However there’s no reason why it should cause trouble for decades but…. This is only basically true. They are top loading. 2003. It consists of a strong framework of stainless steel and has been engineered to be self supporting yet just to be sure PSC also fit a hefty bronze gudgeon to support the bottom end. No doubt it was one of those things that just wasn’t worth doing properly, after all, how many people would actually be showering in there? By flying the mizzen, she behaves impeccably at anchor facing directly into the wind as if aground. The fridge lid is sensibly made in two parts hinged in the middle so you don’t have to shift everything off the top to get into the fridge. Good day, With the 3YM engine there’s plenty of power for moving the boat in the marina. This one has been setup well by an experienced owner and has all the comforts of a big boat incl This makes the hull much tidier and since there are no streaks either, thanks to PSCs water manipulation system, the hull remains clean at all times. Compromise on her size means that she is lacking the distinctive Crealock double-ended stern in favor of a wide and almost vertical transom. This photo shows the Yawl rig as it will be when finished. In the meantime … I will enjoy my “Graceful Exit” on the Pacific coast. Contact. She sails as if on rails. Having moulded the hull, an inner liner is glued in to further strengthen the structure but this inner liner does so much more. The Dana needs running back stays if you want to use the staysail as a heavy weather sail or the mast will pump. The interior of the Pacific Seacraft 31 is a product of Joseph Artese Design, and marks an entirely new and refreshing departure from earlier cruising interiors. Pacific Seacraft certainly made a quality product in their Fullerton plant. If you have ever read Moitessier you will know that he thought this was a great way to cope with big waves in a storm and the Dana does it all by herself! Repeat this once a week or so until you have a nice regular finish. With some breeze there’s no stopping the Dana. Cheers Also hatches that leaked. I am not far from relaunching and will have a boat as good looking and seaworthy as yours – a boat to be really proud of . Short film made with GoPro HD under and above water. Another feature of the Dana that is worth mentioning is the fact that the cut out for the prop is placed in the hull and not the rudder. There is no stretch of water on the planet that the Dana couldn’t get to. You could probably buy a second hand one, use it and care for it for five years then sell it on and not lose a penny. My last boat was simply dreadful and I’ve seen many small boats rolling so badly one wonders how the occupants can survive with their sanity intact. The feel on the helm of the Dana is a little dull. The solution I have for this is to turn the Dana into a yawl with the addition of a small temporary mizzen mast. It took 15 years but now I have the boat of my dreams. The only evidence of what had happened was a small dent on the hanging locker door opposite the galley where the kettle had simply fallen off the stove because of the extreme angle the boat had got to and bashed into it. You won’t fall off the Dana easily. PSC did all the important bits right. The boat retains the signature cutter rig, that's so popular among the blue water fraternity. The interior layout demonstrates excellent functionality and clever use of space. The fridge has a 100 litre capacity and is actually big enough for me to get into. Maybe it’s best to think of the Dana as a 30 foot boat which can go on a trailer or find a cheap place in any marina at any time of the year. Note: The latest Danas made by Seacraft do not have this headlining system which is a shame. One of the best things about the Dana is that it is resistant to rolling at anchor. The foredeck is spacious enough for sail handling and the front of the cabin makes an excellent back rest for two. The first thing one realises is that the Dana may only be 24 feet long on deck but in every respect she feels much bigger. The V berth is a supremely comfy bed made all the more pleasant by having the forehatch directly above one’s head. There is some fibreglass showing but it is in no way offensive and simply helps to brighten the interior. My wife and I are now saving for a Dana of our own. Hingham, MA, 02043 United States 781-905-8311. Teak steps deliver you into the cabin and these can be removed for access to the engine panel when needed. $108,746 Seller McMichael Yacht Brokers LTD. 27. Legendary 24' Dana that can sail anywhere. It would be the crew who failed her, not the other way around. It’s not poky. I have done my time on that score. The fact that boat was also rolling when hove to also suggests that the waves were coming from the side. From one Dana owner to another, this is a very well written piece that certainly does justice to what this vessel is. How many other people have a metal pole in their living room? This is the Dana deck mould. This is much better and slows down corrosion yet as far as I know, not one European manufacturer uses it. The side decks are easily wide enough to walk along and getting to the decks from the cockpit is easy to do. Neither of these lockers have vented doors but they should have. If only I can win that Lottery I know the boat I I would not like to varnish a Dana interior with it’s slats in various doors and panels in the others. The Dana 24 by Pacific Seacraft is the larger sister to the Flicka 20. However it's the Flicka 20 that we remember most when we think of small and capable. Expect a top speed around 6.5 knots, and we've heard reports that well set up examples can top 120 mile days under during long passages. I understand the need for it, after all it supports the mast but it is odd. I solved this by not having one. The four available berths are generous and comfortable a v-berth berth that is 6' 8" long and 6' 9" wide, as well as two 6' 6" settees with cleverly placed foot room that tucks beneath the v-berth. The teak oil finish is still good on Doolittle despite living on her for almost 7 years now. Even the fridge lid is about three inches thick and because it’s a top loader it is even more efficient. An open plan accommodation that allows a heads compartment that is large enough for a sink, toilet and a shower, and indeed has a shower tray already fitted as standard, it sleeps 4 very comfortably, two in the forward V berth and one either side on the saloon bunks, your feet go into a large space under the V berth. I am a big guy and the Orion 27 fit the best. So, a brilliant boat despite it’s 24 foot length. The one I fitted is a stainless steel 20 litre version that heats water from the mains or from the engine. All pipes are top quality and reinforced, held in place correctly where necessary. I know it’s a cliché but she does. Contact. By the way could you tell me the name of the band playing that fine music on your video? Pacific Seacraft Dana 24. Doolittle in the Canal du Midi. I have surprised many much bigger boats in light airs. In port we sleep on the large V berth forward. The design is a bit pants and could be improved. You can look at it but with the engine in place that’s about all you can do. The Dana takes bad weather in her stride and has so well balanced a hull form that she will even sail downwind in a gale under bare poles with just the tiller pilot steering the boat. View new or used Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 boats for sale from across the UK, Europe and Rest of World on YachtWorld. There is a table that slides away under the front bunk which can seat 4 around it. The combings are curved and comfy to lean back on. The trick with successful teak oil is to make sure there are enough coats protecting the wood. When you’re not feeling well this can be unhelpful. Box under companionway is a replacement for the original steps. You are so lucky, the perfect compromise for what I need. On the foredeck there is a raised centre moulding. The slick produced should be ahead of the boat not alongside. What follows is an article about living with a Dana 24. In the old days, PSC had their own portholes cast in New Zealand. Most people will look at two things when choosing a boat. The misconception being that big boats are better, more comfortable and faster. The seacock for the head sink must be closed when sailing on a port tack or the sink can fill with water. Shows the way the substantial bowsprit platform is fitted on top of the bowsprit. The only problem with this is that it makes the already fairly boxy cabin look higher than it is. They also make excellent sea berths, being located as they are centrally in the boat. Anyway, the mast is nearly 7 years old now and still looks shiny. I work on small areas at a time. Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 . Some Danas had delaminating bowsprit problems. My friend Gus has a PSC Flicka and this has a single cylinder Yanmar 1GM engine. There seems to be a general opinion these days that if you want to go offshore you need a boat around 40 feet. Once the kids are out of college and the Mortgage is paid off and hopefullly I can still function properly, this is the one for me. Most boats 30 feet long don’t have a fridge this size. This picture shows the Dana’s spacious oiled teak interior. Offered By: Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales. In 2009 we sailed north from Puget Sound up the west coast of Vancouver Island to the Queen Charlotte Islands (now called Haida Gwaii.) The idea being that the slick, being ahead of the boat, will stop the waves breaking before they get to the boat. Damn she’s pretty! For a specialist it’s a straightforward job with easy access. After all, it was exactly what Slocum did with the Spray, and if it was good enough for Captain Slocum, then it’s good enough for me! This is due to water getting in to the step and rotting out the plywood, then the fibreglass cracks. This ‘goosewing’ set up is excellent and the Dana’s long keel means that you can have main sail up and the boat will still steer well. There’s not much that can be done. The gel coat appears to be about 2mm thick! Pacific Seacraft was named by Fortune Magazine as builder of one of America's best products. The bow’s entry is quite fine and the bows not particularly flared and there is little overhang. They are all oversized and totally solid. There’s nothing more annoying than having to mop up a puddle before you can even sit down. This is bad design and it is more common than you might think. This is more than just helpful, dirt and grime will damage gel coat given time so by staying clean, it stays good looking and shiny for longer. Some owners have had the staysail cut a little higher to rectify this. View pictures and details of this boat or search for more Pacific Seacraft boats for sale on The entire assembly lifts out easily and also houses the compass, gps and TackTick log. She might be small but she does all I could ever hope for. Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 boats for sale 4 Boats Available. Go small, go now. There are three lockers in the cockpit. I might not always agree that PSC chose the right way but they did at least consider it and then chose the best compromise that fitted into their philosophy for building boats. The Crealock philosophy being comfort and stability translates to lower crew fatigue and faster, safer passages. LOA: 27' 3"LOD: 24' 2"LWL: 21' 5"Beam: 8' 7"Draft: 3' 10"Displacement: 8,000 lbs.Ballast: 3,200 lbs.Sail Area: 358 sq. I leave the oil for about ten minutes and then remove the excess with kitchen roll which I have found leaves a nice clean thin coat of oil that soon dries. We might live on a 24 foot boat but both feel that we have as many comforts as any landlubber. In light airs many big boats do not do so well. I totaly agree that the Dana 24 is the perfect little Big yacht. There’s not much that can be done about this. Money well spent. If the boat is kept clean and the weight kept out of her ends I have found the Dana to sail well in light airs. Each vessel is hand crafted in Washington, North Carolina by master shipbuilders. Interior re done with all new foam and sunbrella covers, LED lighting, all teak paneling and cabinets. The Pacific Seacraft 25 was eventually phased out when the company introduced Bruce Bingham's Flicka 20 to its lineup of yachts. Note also the protected surfaces, a sign of a boat builder who cares. Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 . Considering how important a rudder is I applaud PSCs efforts. The hatch on Doolittle is a Bomar venting hatch which is not standard, it was something I insisted on. Pacific Seacraft is the award winning manufacturer of ocean going sailing yachts. Other things that might not be so obvious are the numerous and large cleats on deck. The cabin shelving has removable fiddles and the hanging locker is louvered for extra ventilation. Often one wonders why something has been done a certain way on the Dana but usually there is a good reason for it. It’s basically a […]. The later Danas and Doolittle were fitted with the latest 3YM20 engines, now three cylinders and producing 21 hp. Most lockers on the Dana are big enough to get into. Don’t miss this opportunity to own this one owner Pacific Seacraft Dana 24. The Dana sails about all over the place when anchored. Her sheerline is elegant and she has a memorably plumb bow with a teak bowsprit platform. The wood can move so much that the glue line can simply break. Perhaps he wasn’t joking. Pacific Seacraft must have been aware that the exterior woodwork involved a certain level of upkeep so they offered a few alternatives, such as an alloy toe-rail in lieu of the wooden one which although practical makes the Dana look too much like other ordinary boats. The mighty Dana has all the features of a large cruising yacht in a small package and is capable of taking you anywhere. The Dana does come as standard with a swimming ladder whose bottom step goes far into the water making getting in and out of the water a doddle although it does make getting on and off from the stern at the quay rather inconvenient. I have never understood hand pumps since you need at least one hand to use it but how can you wash your hands like this? (See website). FL. Key characteristics such as draft, beam, length overall, … The design was built by Pacific Seacraft in the United States from 1974 to 1999, but the company went out of business in 2007. The William Crealock-designed Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 is well known in the sailing world for its sturdy construction, its compact efficient design and for being comfortable and capable in the waters of the Pacific Northwest or in the open ocean. To starboard there is an enclosed head are with head, integral shower pan, hanging locker and sink with hand pump. Early Danas had frames with external brass hinges. It has never been treated and it never will. For a long time it had me puzzled. personally I believe if you can keep paint shiny then that’s better than letting it go dull and simply repainting it. They are hidden behind the cushions at the end of the saloon bunks – See pic above. And for the cabin top they offered stainless handrails. The battery charger and the inverter are fitted in this locker as they are nearest to the batteries. It has a capacity of 150 litres. The spares kit they sell for it doesn’t contain the O rings you need for the small bronze switch over valve which leaks after a year or so. The Dana has a very nice deck. On Doolittle I wash the teak with soapy water from time to time but I never scrub it. A jaunty sheer and a traditional look. 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