Clam 17

Motor away for £29,950

The Clam 17 is our smallest motor launch. Available with either an outboard engine mounted centrally in a transom well or with the convenience of an inboard diesel engine she enjoys river or coastal cruising.

The spacious cockpit with simple tiller steering is functional and comfortable. Forward seating is covered by a canvas spray hood (and tonneau cover when on her mooring) providing shelter and the ability to sleep onboard.

Her shallow draft and protected propeller allow access to even the most restricted waters. She can be towed on her optional EU Type approved road trailer which allows easy launching and recovery with its two speed winch and flushing wheel hubs.

Customer Testimonial

"We were looking for a launch that was elegant, reliable and suitable for all family - young, old and the dog! Our Clam 17 has proved to be the most perfect solution.

J Mendlesohnn - Chichester


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” 0.483 m
Displacement 1450 lbs 657.70 kg
Approx towing weight 2200 lbs 1000 kgs
Engine 6hp outboard or Yanmar 9hp diesel inboard
RCD category C

Clam 17 standard specification
Hull Construction: Hand laid solid GRP hull with no foam core. 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.

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

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:  4 deck cleats are positioned aft & amidships with two fairleads feeding a teak Sampson post forward.

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

Outboard well: A teak engine mounting with stainless brackets.  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 building practice.

Soles: Forward cockpit sole is varnished plywood.

Test Reports