24' Pacific Seacraft Dana

24' Pacific Seacraft Dana

Known for its rugged construction and beautiful classic lines, the William Crealock designed Dana 24 by Pacific Seacraft is regarded by many to be the the ultimate round-the-world pocket cruiser.  With her fastidious maintenance and many recent upgrades, DASEIN'S DEN stands out as a desirable and rare find among Dana 24's on the market today.

The list of upgrades she has received since the current owner acquired her in 2015 is long and includes; standing rigging, lifelines, running backstays, Cape Horn wind vane, new navigation electronics, sailing intsruments, stereo system, Webasto Airtop 2000 diesel heating system, batteries, battery charger, new interior UltraLeather upholstery and the list goes on.

She was originally built for one of the employees of Pacific Seacraft. All interior teak was hand selected for consistent color and grain pattern.

DASEIN'S DEN is spectacular and ready to enjoy today!

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Builder: Pacific Seacraft - Washington NC
Designer: W.I.B. Crealock
LOA: 24 ft 0 in
Beam: 8 ft 1 in
LWL: 21 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 1 in
Displacement: 7400 lbs
Ballast: 3100 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar Diesel
Year Built: 1988
Engine Model: 2GM20F
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 18 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (40 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (18 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (12 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 1
Number of heads: 1
Wind speed and direction
Furling genoa
Fully battened mainsail
Spinnaker pole
Inside Equipment
Marine head
Battery charger
Electric bilge pump
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass
Mainsail cover

Design Overview

The Dana 24 is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a cutter sloop rig, a spooned and slightly raked stem, a nearly vertical transom, a keel-mounted rudder controlled by a tiller, a bowsprit and a fixed long keel. It displaces 7,400 lb (3,357 kg) and carries 3,100 lb (1,406 kg) of ballast.

The boat has a draft of 3.83 ft (1.17 m) with the standard keel fitted. The boat is fitted with a Yanmar 2GM20F diesel engine of 18 hp

The boat's galley is located on the port side of the cabin and has a stainless steel sink and a two-burner gimballed propane stove. The table can swing up and stow when not in use. A second table stows under the forward "V"-berth. The head is a marine type, with a shower. It has a privacy door and is located aft on the starboard side. Additional sleeping space is provided by the dinette settees, which extend under the forward "V"-berth for extra leg room.

Ventilation is provided by a forward hatch and opening bronze ports. There is an anchor chain locker, just aft of the bowsprit.

The cockpit has two genoa winches and a mainsheet traveler, which is mounted at the transom.

Operational History

In a review Richard Sherwood wrote, "This cruiser incorporates some ingenious interior details that help provide more space. The vee berth forward is not separated from the cabin, but has storage under. In addition, the table for the opposing settees is stored under the vee berth and slides out and around the compression post supporting the cabin-top mounted mast. The setee's double as berths, and additional length is attained by extending the foot of the berths under the forward berth."

A 2008 review in Sailing Magazine note "Part of the Dana 24's appeal is its traditional appearance, from its beefy bow pulpit and sweet sheerline to the chrome bronze deck hardware and teak loop handrails on the cabinhouse. This classic feel extends belowdecks, where the saloon exudes the warmth of hand-rubbed oiled teak, with teak joinery and cabinets above a teak-and-holly sole."

A 2010 review note, "Bill Crealock the designer of the Dana was simply a genius. When he designed the Dana back in the early 1980s he was about 65 years old and he used all his hard earned experience gained from a lifetime of creating and sailing yachts. The Dana may well have been one of the last yachts designed without the aid of a computer."

In a 2016 review in Blue Water Boats, Rosie Mac wrote, "Like all good boats, the Dana 24 is well balanced, fast for her size and seakindly. Her shallow draft allows for exploration in cruising grounds larger yachts cannot, and her design, now over 25 years old, is well proven with a number of ocean crossings to her credit. Yet for all her offshore capabilities she is one of a select few that can go home on a trailer.

List of Upgrades since 2015

July 2015 New Bottom Paint 

July 2015 Replaced the lifelines

July 2015 Installed Airhead composting toilet and pulled out gross plumbing lines

2015 Replaced the jib sheets 

May 2016 Replaced all the standing rigging

August 2016 Replaced the Sea Eagle Water Filter

January 2016 Replaced the sacrificial sail covers with Dacron (lighter!)

January 2016 Replaced and resealed hatch 

May 2016 Replaced mast light with tricolor LED

September 2016 Installed new oil lamps in cabin

January 2017 Replaced the batteries 

January 2017 Replaced the Battery Charger 

February 2017 Replaced mast wiring 

February 2017 boom vang lines replaced

April 2017 Replaced DSC with AIS and GPS DSC unit

April 2017 All electrical inspected

May 2017 Annual Engine inspection

May 2017 Replaced 12v with USB

June 2017 New Drifter made from Sailrite 

June 2017 Brightwork- sanded down to wood and varnished 11 coats

June 2017 New staysl running backstays 

June 2017 Rebedded port scuppers July 2017 Port jib rails rebedded 

August 2017 Replaced Sea Eagle water filter

August 2017 New Tiller Installed and new back up tiller 

September 2017 Boomvang retapped and new screws 

February 2018 Holding Tank Cleaned

March 2018 New Bottom Paint 

March 2018 Replaced the knotmeter and depth sounder with new Garmin transducer and glassed the old hole

March 2018 New Axios navigation system and wireless Garmin GNX 20/21 windex 

March 2018 New teak Instrument Panel and Garmin Instruments on deck installed

March 2018 Garmin low radiation sonar installed

March 2018 Cape Horn wind vane installed

March 2018 pulled out the cracked water tank from the bow

April 2018 Replaced plumbing lines from sink to port lazaretto 30 gallon tank

May 2018 Replaced cabin lights with tricolored LED

June 2018 Webasto Airtop 2000 Diesel Heater Installed

June 2018 Reupholstered cabin and Vberth cushions with Perennial Fabrics Ultraleather

Sail Inventory

  • Main - Clean, no tears
  • 120% Jib - Clean, no tears
  • 80% Jib - Clean, no tears
  • Staysail - Clean
  • Drifter - New
  • Storm Sail - Never used


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.