Garvey 17 by

[GV17] A stable vee hull available in six different deck versions

Length overall16' 8"5.07 m
Beam6' 11"2.1 m
Draft10"0.25 m
Weight529 lbs240 kg
Displacement2504 lbs1136 kg
Engine power30 - 75
Hull construction Stich-n-glue
See also Garvey 15Garvey 18



The GV17 is a vee hull garvey with plenty of deck space and reserve buoyancy.

Her vee hull will allow smooth runs in choppy seas while the garvey hull shape gives unusual deck area and stability at slow speed. In the hands of the right skipper, she is offshore capable and fit to take engines up to 75 HP. This boat has an enormous capacity: see the displacement at the DWL: 2,500 lb.! This a big safety factor and in all versions, the cockpit is self-bailing.

She can be made 100% unsinkable with the addition of buoyancy foam and upright flotation flooded is possible with foam under the gunwales and seats.

This boats transom is designed for a standard 20" shaft. The transom can easily be modified to accept other shaft lengths.


The GV17 similar in hull shape to our GV15 but with more freeboard, less flare in the sides and a slightly longer but much larger hull. The GV15 is ideal for protected waters but for offshore use, choose the GV17.

Compared to our OD16 and 18, the GV17 will require more labor and materials to build and also, more HP but the GV17 will keep going at planing speeds in seas that would require to slow down in a flat bottom boat.

Garvey 17

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Garvey 15 Garvey 15 by
[GV15] The Garvey 15 is a roomy and stable vee hull with a shape reminiscent of the Boston Whaler
15' 7"
4.75 m
6' 11"
2.12 m
- 25 to 50
Garvey 18 Garvey 18 by
[GF18] A simple and economical 18' flat bottom garvey in the style of the Carolina Skiffs
17' 5"
5.31 m
7' 1"
2.16 m
- 25 - 40

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