Adventure 17

Sail away for £29,950

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

With a more familiar Bermudan rig and alloy spars, she bears all the characteristics of the outstanding Cornish Crabber range.

The Adventure 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 can be immediately transformed into a light spacious cabin with two berths and abundant stowage, by raising the fold-down spray-hood.

The Adventure 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 Adventure 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.



Length overall 19’6” 5.95 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 1310 lbs 595 kg
Sail area 181 ft2 16.8 m2
Approx towing weight 2015 lbs 915 kgs
RCD category C

Standard specification


Construction: Hand laid solid GRP hull with no foam core. Integral centreplate 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 constructed from laminated Plywood with a stainless steel lifting drop plate.

 Engine Beds: Engine beds are incorporated in the GRP bunk moulding with mild steel mounts bonded into the bed design which incorporates an oil drip tray.

 Ballast: Ballast is by way of Iron punchings encapsulated in resin inside the hull keel moulding. A galvanised steel centreplate 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.


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 centre of the main foot well with additional drainage from the seats. A central water tight locker offers general storage or houses the diesel engine when fitted.

 Deck Fittings: Bespoke deck fittings including bow sprit and chain plates are made from stainless steel. 4 aluminium deck cleats are positioned aft & amidships with two fairleads feeding a hard wood 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 Deck Equipment:             

Life harness attachment point by the companionway

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


Mainmast: Aluminium extruded section with cast fittings in way of spreaders and gooseneck. Pivoting deck step.

Main Boom: Aluminium extruded section with cast end fittings. Mainsheet, reef and kicker fittings. Pivoting deck step.

Bowsprit: Aluminium sprit pole with Selden deck attachment.


Standing Rigging: Cap shrouds, lower shrouds & forestay in 4mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire with swaged 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: White Dacron. 2 reef points with tie in lacings. Luff and gaff lacing as required.

 Jib: White Dacron 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 hard wood 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)

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