Shrimper 17

Sail away for £16,950

The Cornish Shrimper 17 is an excellent starter boat for sailing newcomers and a fantastic day boat for enthusiasts.

With her easily handled high peaked gaff rig and lifting keel, she bears all the characteristics of the outstanding Cornish Crabber range.

The Shrimper 17 is a roomy day-boat, which handles superbly both under sail or power. A central, internally mounted engine well can accept up to 6hp and gives great maneuverability and drive in all conditions. She is in our opinion “the perfect trailer-sailer.”

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

The Shrimper 17 can be easily launched or retrieved single-handed from her custom built road trailer and accommodates up to five for day sailing. A great option for those of you who would like the option to trail, sail and then stay onboard.

As with all our boats the Shrimper 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.


Customer Testimonial

“small & light, a good sailer and well able to look after herself”

M Isitt – The Solent


Length overall 20’0” 6.096 m
Length over deck 17’0” 5.182 m
Length of waterline 16’0” 4.877 m
Beam 6’9” 2.057 m
Draught 1’7” – 4’0” 0.483 – 1.219 m
Displacement 1450 lbs 657.70 kg
Sail area 178 ft2 16.54 m2
Approx towing weight 2200 lbs 1000 kgs
RCD category C


Shrimper 17 standard sail away specification
Hull Construction: Hand laid solid GRP hull with no foam core. Integral centerplate case laminated as part of the complete hull structure. Internal bunk and forepeak moulding bonded into hull with internal structural bulkheads bonded to both hull and deck mouldings. Standard colours are off white, dark blue or dark green. The hull and deck joint is by way of an overlap or ‘Biscuit Tin Lid’ with GRP bonding.

Rudder: The rudder is transom hung on two stainless steel hangings bolted through the transom with hardwood backing pads.The rudder is constructedfrom laminated plywood with a stainless steel lifting drop plate.

Ballast: Ballast is by way of Iron punchings encapsulated in resin inside the hull keel moulding. A galvanised steel centerplate forms part of the ballast with a stainless steel lifting wire leading to a winch lifting system operated from the cockpit.

Boot Top: A single boot top moulded in gel coat located above antifouling level. Colour in contrast to main hull and normally matching the deck.

Deck Construction: Hand laid GRP with Balsa core in way of horizontal load areas. Hard wood pads under deck fittings and stress points.

Cockpit : Cockpit locker lids are hand laid with Balsa core. There is integrated non slip on horizontal surfaces with an optional two tone colour. A cockpit drain is located in the center of the main foot well with additional drainage from the seats. A central watertight locker offers general storage.

Deck Fittings: Bespoke deck fittings including bowsprit, tabernacle and chain plates are made from stainless steel. 4 aluminium deck cleats are positioned aft & amidships with two fairleads feeding a teak Sampson post forward. All sail controls are led aft to rope clutches / jammers with a single halyard winch to starboard. Adjustable jib & mainsheet cars.

Chain plates: Chain plates are in stainless steel and through bolted on the hull sides.

Miscellaneous Equipment: Life harness attachment point by the companionway, rope tidies for halyards.

Cockpit Lockers: Two main watertight lockers with latches and padlocks are provided..

Mainmast: Laminated in Sitka Spruce and treated with Sikkens Cetol including a stainless steel mast band to take cap shrouds, jib and mainsail halyards. All deck mounted on a substantial stainless steel tabernacle.

Main Boom: Laminated in Sitka Spruce and treated with Sikkens Cetol including a stainless steel gooseneck fitting, kicker and mainsheet bands and all associated reefing line leads / terminals.

Bowsprit: Laminated in Sitka Spruce and treated with Sikkens Cetol including a Stainless steel pivot fitting, end plate and bobstay take off points.

Gaff: Laminated in Sitka Spruce and treated with Sikkens Cetol including a Stainless steel gaff collar with rubber protection on bearing surface. Wire hoist span and block.

Standing Rigging: Cap shrouds, lower shrouds & forestay in 4mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire with swagged ends. Chromed rigging screws. Jib mounted on reefing spar and controls led aft to cockpit.

Running Rigging: Main throat / peak halyards – 6mm braid. Jib &Staysail halyards – 6mm braid. Main topping lift – 6mm braid. Mainsail reefing lines –6mm braid. Mainsail outhaul – 6mm braid. Mainsheet & Jib sheets – 10mm sheet rope. All associated blocks for purchase tackles.

Mainsail: Dacron in tan or cream. 2 reef points with tie in lacing. Luff and gaff lacing as required.

Jib: Dacron in tan or cream with wire luff and tell tails.

Boom Cover: In maroon, or cream acrylic. Fixings to allow for topping lift and mainsheet take off. All sails supplied with, sail numbers, logo and ties.

Outboard well: A teak engine mounting with stainless brackets. Engine well hull blank. GRP moulded fuel tank stowage and fuel lead splitter through aft locker compartment. (fuel lead not supplied as standard)

Bilge System: 1 x manual bilge pump operated from the cockpit with a handle stored in the aft locker.

Miscellaneous Standard Equipment
Deck: 1 x bilge pump handle. stowed in aft cockpit locker.

Joinery: Joinery is constructed from high quality materials and in accordance with good yacht practice. Bulkheads and side back linings are from plywood.
Exterior woodwork is teak.

Finish: All cabin woodwork is finished in a mix of painted bulkheads and varnished trim.

Soles: Forward cockpit sole is varnished plywood.

Upholstery: A choice of soft or wipe down plastic upholstery is available.

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