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Siren 17, 1981, Panama City, Florida, $2,500, SOLD 7/22/12

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Siren 17, 1981

  • Length: 17'2"
  • Beam: 6'8"
  • Draft: 8"-4'3"
  • Weight: 750 lbs
  • Keel Weight: 130 lbs
  • Sail Area: 145 sq. ft.

    The Siren 17 is a popular boat with thousands sold, manufactured by Vandestadt and McGruer into the mid 80's. Although no longer being manufactured, it still has a following; there is a Siren Yahoo group in which discussion and support can be had with other Siren owners. There is a ton of info and photos available in the yahoo group.

    A Siren 17 is a small, unsinkable sailboat with a cabin. This weekender sleeps two adults and two small children (this would be very cozy). My Siren has been used for overnighters with my teenage son and I. Being a very stable, self-righting sailboat, with a large, self-draining cockpit it makes a great day sailer or overnighter. The cockpit is well over 6 ft long, so sleeping in the cockpit is also an option. There was a cockpit tent made for Sirens, sometimes one can be found on the yahoo group.

    Condition of the Boat

  • The boat has been used in fresh water (Ontario) its entire life except for the one sail last week since I moved to Florida. Much of her life, she was stored in a garage and trailered for sailing, therefore the hull is in very nice condition.
  • I am the third owner and have had the boat for the last seven years.
  • The wooden stem board in the bow was replaced this spring as the wood was rotting from age, this is a common event with Sirens of this age.
  • I believe the sails are original, but are in good condition. I used them both last week, on my first sail in Florida, to ensure all was in working order.
  • The roller furling jib is in good condition and makes single handing a breeze.
  • The main has one jiffy reefing point and is rigged to the stern so the lines are out of the way.


  • The boat has a bow pulpit, two anchors and all the necessary rigging/tackle.
  • She also has a light package which includes navigation lights for night and interior lights.
  • In the cabin there is an ice box, small table and bunk cushions (in good condition).
  • There is a steel centerboard and mahogany kick-up rudder.
  • Both the trailer and motor were bought the same time as the boat.
  • The trailer had a new heavy duty axle and tires installed last year for the drive to Florida.
  • It has a working winch, lights and a spare tire.
  • The motor is an Evinrude 4hp, which is currently getting a tune up so it is ready to go.
  • I will include all necessary equipment, including life jackets, fenders, paddles, spare parts so the boat can be sailed the day you buy her.
  • I have loved this boat for seven years, but too many other hobbies are preventing me from spending time sailing.
  • She is titled and registered in Florida.
  • I am not selling her to make money, but don't want to give her away either.
  • I am asking $2500 US. Please have a look at the photos and email me for more info.
  • She is currently on the trailer at Tyndall AFB, Panama City, Fl.

    Thank you very much for the great service, your site sold my boat, for the asking price, in less than two weeks!

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