The Dana 24 by Pacific Seacraft is the larger sister to the Flicka 20. Both boats are extremely capable bluewater cruisers. The Dana 24 is often used as a live aboard boat because of its spacious accommodations and standing headroom. The attention to detail both inside and out and the accommodations are amazing for a boat that is only 24 feet long. With the Dana 24 you get a boat that is large enough to live aboard, yet small enough to handle single handed. The boat can also be trailered just like the Flicka 20.
The Dana 24 was originally designed by Bill Crealock and was first built by Pacific Seacraft beginning in 1984. Several Dana 24 sailboats have completed circumnavigations attesting to the boats seaworthiness. The yachts full keel and attached rudder make it ideal for long, safe and comfortable voyages anywhere in the world. It has a relatively shallow draft for a bluewater boat which opens up cruising areas closed to deeper draft boats.
Pacific Seacraft built the Dana 24 from 1984 to 1998 then again in 2002. The Dana 24 is now built by Seacraft Yachts in the North West. Used Dana 24’s run from the $40’s to over $100k.
We have additional specifications for the Dana 24 such as LOA, Beam, Displacement, Headroom, Draft, Sail Area, etc.. here.
I had my Flicka 20 Wood / Teak Bowsprit replaced with an aluminum one. I know it’s not original equipment but I like not having to worry about it again. I am sure the same thing can be done for the Dana 24. Here is a link to some pictures of the new bowsprit.
We have compiled some sources for Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 sailboats for sale as well as accessories. Here they are :
Dana 24 Manufacturers Main Site – This is the Main Site on the Internet for New Dana 24 Yachts for Sale and Accessories
Boats Dot Com Website – Great Site for Dana 24’s and other sailboats. Usually a couple of pages of Dana 24’s here. Use Dana 24 or Pacific Seacraft as your keyword, put in your zip code and choose no limit for range.
Yacht World Dot Com Website – Great Site for the Dana 24 and other sailboats. I have had good luck with this site. Type in Dana 24 as your keyword at the top of the page.
Sailing Texas Website – Great Site for finding small sailboats. They have boats from more places than just Texas so don’t let the name fool you.
Boat Trader Online – Good Site for Finding Used Dana 24 Sailboats as well as other Pacific Seacrafts.
Craigslist Search Engine – Search all of craigslist at one time from one site. Great place to find both sailboats and parts. Simple to use. Type in your zipcode and the keyword you want to search for.
Steven Cole (Economics, MBA – University of West Florida) – 40 years of sailing and cruising experience.