Core Sound 17 by B&B Yacht Designs

Cat ketch beach cruiser


Length overall17'5.18 m
Beam5' 10"1.78 m
Draft3' 6"1.07 m
Draft (cb up)8"0.19 m
Weight400 lbs181 kg
Displacement1000 lbs454 kg
Sail area119 sq. ft.11.06 m2
Hull construction Stich-n-glue
Gallery 20 photos and 8 videos
See also Core Sound 15Cat Ketch 17
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Tags: cat ketchcore sound

URL: http://www.bandbyachtdesigns.com/cs17.htm

Description:

  • Simple, beatiful, functional, versatile. Sails like a dream.
  • Shallow water friendly with kick-up center board and rudder
  • Open water capability
  • Easy to sail, self-tacking
  • Quick & easy to launch, rig & retrieve
  • 3 piece masts require no rigging and stow in the boat.
  • No special building skills needed
  • Pre-developed 3/8" & 1/4" panels for strength and light weight

Roomy daysailer; with it's dodger and tent and the lifting floorboards, it sleeps two adults comfortably (plus two kids if necessary), with room for cooking and a porta- potti.

A high, dry, easy to sail boat.

Her performance has been sparkling, this model won the grueling 4th of July Great Race two years in a row, she has only given up 1st place this past year, to her big sister the Core Sound 20.

Core Sound 17

Photo gallery

Broad reach
Broad reach

Family sailing
Family sailing

Core Sound 17 sailing reefed
Core Sound 17 sailing reefed

Staysail
Staysail

Seven people aboard
Seven people aboard

A Core Sound 17 jumps up on a plane
A Core Sound 17 jumps up on a plane

Rowing out
Rowing out

Rowing with sails up
Rowing with sails up

At the dock
At the dock

On the trailer
On the trailer

Rigged Core Sound 17 on the trailer
Rigged Core Sound 17 on the trailer

On the trailer
On the trailer

Cabin on the Core Sound 17
Cabin on the Core Sound 17

Cabin
Cabin

Tent for camping
Tent for camping

Tent for camping, sides up
Tent for camping, sides up

Cockpit
Cockpit

Family sailing
Family sailing

Core Sound 17 with bowsprit
Core Sound 17 with bowsprit

Motor in a well
Motor in a well

Video gallery

Core Sound CS17 on Jordan Lake NC April 2008
Core Sound CS17 on Jordan Lake NC April 2008
Core Sound CS17 built by a guy named Ken zips along on Jordan Lake NC one afternoon in April 2008.
SV Active Imagination Sailing on the Chesapeake
SV Active Imagination Sailing on the Chesapeake
Core Sound 17 at Chesapeake Small Craft Festival
Core Sound 17 at Chesapeake Small Craft Festival
Reefing CS17
Reefing CS17
Roy's CS17: At first day in the water
Roy's CS17: At first day in the water
Shakedown sail.
Texas 200 2009 Kevin and Matt Nicolin
Texas 200 2009 Kevin and Matt Nicolin
Kevin and Matt Nicolin in their Core Sound 17 just south of the ferry crossing in the Corpus Christi ship channel.
Texas 200 2009 Marty and Kim Apel in Core Sound 17
Texas 200 2009 Marty and Kim Apel in Core Sound 17
Marty Williams and Kim Apel in Marty's Core Sound 17 approaching Paul's Mott, Aransas Bay.
8 knots on a Core Sound 17
8 knots on a Core Sound 17
PHBYC's Piper and Weremermaid on their first Taal Volcano circumnavigation. 11 November 2012. This clip is taken after they passed the fishpens on the western side of Volcano Island.

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Core Sound 15 Core Sound 15 by B&B Yacht Designs
Cat ketch beach cruiser
15' 3"
4.64 m
5' 5"
1.65 m
100 sq. ft.
9.29 m2
2 - 10
Cat Ketch 17 Cat Ketch 17 by Bateau.com
[CK17] A roomy and fast expedition cat ketch
17' 9"
5.4 m
6'
1.83 m
118 sq. ft.
11.00 m2
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