Siren 17


L.O.A.: 17' 2" (5.24m)
L.W.L.: 15' 0" (4.57 m)
Beam: 6' 8" (2.03 m)
Draft: 8" to 4' 3"

Displacement: 750 lbs. (340 kg.)
Ballast: 130 lbs. (59 kg.)
Sail area: 145 sq. ft. (13.47 m²)

Motor: small outboard
Headroom: sitting
Berths: 2

Price range: $3,000 to $4,500
                         (with trailer)

    The Siren 17 is one of the better "micro cruisers", and it was made in Ontario and is widely available on the used market in central Canada (and beyond). The Siren 17 has a ballasted swing keel, a lockable cabin, and almost always comes with a trailer. It's possible for two adults to sleep in its small cuddy cabin, albeit in very cramped quarters. Many people would prefer to rig a small tent over the boom and sleep in the cockpit (and a custom made tent was actually a factory option for this boat).

    The Siren 17 has a large cockpit that is longer than what is found on many 23 or 24 footers. With a displacement of only 750 pounds, launching, hauling out, and towing this boat is an extremely feasible proposition with a mid size car.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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