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Cornish Crabber 17

The Cornish Crabber 17 is an excellent entry level boat for sailing newcomers and a fantastic day boat for enthusiasts. With her easily handled high peaked gaff rig, she bears all the characteristics of the Cornish Crabber range. A central, internally mounted engine well can accept up to 6hp and gives great manoeuvrability and drive in all conditions. This roomy day-boat handles superbly under sail or power. She is in our opinion "the perfect trailer-sailer."

The spacious self draining cockpit of the Cornish Crabber 17 can be immediately transformed into a light spacious cabin with two berths and abundant stowage, by raising the optional fold-down spray-hood.

The Cornish Crabber 17 can be easily launched or retrieved single-handed from her custom built road trailer and accommodates up to five for day sailing. As with all our boats the Crabber 17 can be moulded in your choice of colour and specified with your choice of extras for a truly unique boat which will hold her value for the future.

Please follow the link below for a detailed standard specification. To create your own perfect specification for the Cornish Crabber 17, please follow the 'Specify My Boat' link on the left, where you can choose from a list of optional extras


Length over deck:17' 0
Length overall:20' 0
Draft:1' 7
Sail area:178 Ft²
Beam:6' 9
Displacement:657 kg


RCD Category C

Hand laid GRP hull, deck and interior mouldings. Decks are Off White. Standard hull colours any combination Off White, Dark Blue and Dark Green. The hull and deck are joined by way of a 'biscuit tin' joint with plexus and GRP bonding and external solid teak rubbing bands. The Hull is complete with moulded mini bilge keels and a galvanised steel lifting centre plate. Laminated plywood rudder with lifting stainless steel plate, hangings and tiller hood. Varnished wooden tiller.

On Deck / cockpit.
Cast aluminium fairleads and mooring cleats. A removable bow sprit with stainless steel mounting and tack fitting. Strong stainless steel tabernacle with mounting eyes to take halyard blocks. Top quality deck gear with adjustable sail trimming cars and tracks and associated jammers. Slatted side deck seating and folding internal teak seating. Fully self draining aft cockpit with folding spray hood to protect forward cockpit area. Forward cockpit cover. Outboard well to take up to 5hp petrol outboard. Locker lids and latches. Tiller extension.

The main mast and spars are from Sitka Spruce, treated with Sikkens Cetol as standard. The standing rigging is in 1 x 19 stainless wire and all bespoke mast fittings are in stainless steel. Sails are available in dark tan or cream and include mainsail & jib . Roller reefing spar with all controls back to the cockpit. All associated ropes and blocks. Mainsail Cover. The standard specification offers a boat that if launched, could be sailed away. Please turn the page for a list of optional extras.

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