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Core Sound 17

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The Core Sound 17 was the first kit that B&B developed and it remains one of our most popular. We strive to make our kit boats easier to build and more complete than any other on the market. We believe that when you look you will not find another kit like this one.With close to 400 combined plans and kits sold,  the Core Sound 17 is one of B&B’s most recognized and revered designs. Performance has been sparkling, this model won the grueling 4th of July Great Race two years in a row. For a description of this exciting race go to the article “The Great Race“. She also took line honors in the Everglades Challenge in 2006. A truly shallow water friendly design with kick-up center board and rudder. She is quick and easy to rig and launch, easy to sail, self tacking, and open water capable. No special building skills are needed to have one of your own. Combined with a dodger, she is an able cruiser and with a simple home-made tent, and lifting floorboards, it sleeps two adults comfortably with room for cooking and a porta- potti. If you are not familiar with this rig, we suggest you read the article “Why a Cat ketch“.

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LOA……………17′ 0″

BEAM………… 5′ 10″

DRAFT…………71/2″ – 3′ 6″

SAIL AREA …….119 sq. ft.

HULL WEIGHT…350 – 400 lbs

Sailing weight 1000 lbs @DWL With people and gear

Information and Pricing:

  • Core Sound 17 Plans

    Core Sound 17 Plans

      Plans for the Core Sound 17 include details about all aspects of construction. Dimensions are given for all developed plywood parts so that an accurate hull can be produced. Plans are printed on 11x17 (Tabloid) size paper...

  • Core Sound 17 KIT 50% Deposit

    Core Sound 17 KIT 50% Deposit

    The basic kit consists of  all the plywood parts needed to complete the boat as well as cnc cut building cradles for attaching to the building cradle frame.  The solid stock is NOT included in this kit but is purchased locally by the builder to...

  • Core Sound 17  T-Shirt

    Core Sound 17 T-Shirt

    This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women. • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester) •...