Laid-back, feet-up, chatty kind of boat with the comfort factor set on high
Reviewed Nov 2016
Wind or no wind, the Seawind 1200 is an easy boat to sail. In the 7-8kt dying south-westerly we managed 4.4-5kt of boat speed. Folding props rather than the charter-standard fixed props would have helped some more.
Deck gear is Harken, Ronstan or Spinlock and all halyards and sheets lead back to the cockpit. With the autopilot at work, the boat can be sailed single-handedly. Without the pilot, you can steer with your toes while kicking back on the helm bench seat.
A single-line reefing system, small furling jib and no-brainer lazy jack system make reducing sail a snap. An electric halyard winch would help cruising couples set sail, especially if you opt for the main with deeper roach to boost boatspeed...