View Full Version : seacraft 25 seafari-1972

08-16-2013, 11:22 AM
anyone familiar with these boats?

08-16-2013, 11:36 AM
Had one back in 1974. Had twin 70 Johnson's on it and it was probably up there with the best I ever had. Went to Bimini in it too. I recommend it. Some prefer the open. If you into fishing and don't need the cabin look for the open. I have had a few of those too. Potter hull. But if you have a wife or, and , kids the cabin comes in handy (I forgot to mention girlfriend, or both)

08-16-2013, 11:51 AM
I sent you a pm thanks for the reply.

08-16-2013, 07:41 PM
Bert you had a 25' Seafari with twin 70's ? My Dad had one with 2 in-line sixes/omc drives that would barely get on plane.

08-16-2013, 08:16 PM
bert had a seafari 20 not a 25.

joseph m. hahnl
08-18-2013, 09:09 AM
Carl Moesly


26.5 Degree Dead rise:eek!:

The SeaCraft 25' was designed to be an offshore vessel with a narrow beam and a high dead rise to slice thru the ocean waves. It provided a large cockpit space for the fisherman and a cabin for the family.
The design was more of a "muscle boat" with a lot of speed and a smooth ride in rough water. At the same time, a new automatic ballast system was designed for the 25' to assist stability on the hi-deadrise boat.

For family cruising or fishing, the design could be easily changed to a lesser deadrise and if desired, a shorter boat or a center console for fishermen.
Prior to Carl Moesly's departure from SeaCraft in 1970, the boat had only been designed. None of the lofting or tooling was done where fine-tune adjustments would often be made. It was a few years later, the design finally went into production with some modifications to the design and eliminating the ballast system.

In 1967, Carl designed a 25' racing boat, "My Racing Machine". There is no connection between these two designs