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Sanibel 17' Sailboat by Captiva Yachts

End Time:7/7/2014 14:17
Sold Price:$3,000
Listing Format:FixedPriceItem
Location:Almond, New York (14804)
For Sale By:Private Seller


Year:1984Fuel Type:Gas
Make:Captiva YachtsEngine Make:Evinrude
Model:Sanibel 17Engine Model:
Length:17.5Engine Type:Single Outboard
Beam:7.0Fuel Capacity:
Condition:Boat Type:Cruiser


We are just the second owners of this 1984 sailboat. We've owned it twenty-seven years and have babied it all that time - we've had alot of fun with it. Could it be your turn now? It is considered a pocket cruiser, just 17' long and weighs just 1200 pounds, so it trailers easily. It has a draft of just 12" with the centerboard up, so you can go almost anywhere. One of the best features is that the centerboard is offset to come up under one of the births inside - no centerboard trunk to work around in the cabin. It sleeps four, and our family has spent several nights aboard. In fact, my wife and I have gone out for many a long weekend. This model was included in Sailing on a Micro-Budget by Larry Brown (1984) as the Skippers Mate built by Southern Sails. Captiva Yachts bought the molds and began production in 1984, naming it the Sanibel 17. Here's what Borwn had to say about it... Charles Ludwig [original designer] solved the intrusion of a centerboard well into the cabin by mounting the board off the boat's centerline and incorporating the trunk into one of the quaterberths. An open footwell (a usual keelboat advantage) graces the cabin and the toilet slides away under the companionway hatch. The vee berth is very roomy and one of the quarterberths, the one incorporating the centerboard trunk, is enormous. There is storage and space for a stove under a set of cushions at the end of the vee berth - a nice compromise assuming your not going to cook and go to bed at the same time. Opening ports afford good ventilation in the cabin, should you wish to cook in there. With the centerboard up, she draws only 12 inches, giving it easy beachability and a shallow-water potential shared by very few other boats. With the seven-foot beam, the cockpit is both long and roomy. There's space to stretch out in it. With a jaunty traditional appearance, the boat is an appealing, no-nonsense approach to inexpensive family cruising with few faults and almost all the virtues one would hope to find in a compact cruiser. The boat is now available new by International Marine as the Sanibel 18 ($24,000 new), though it uses the same mold. Since it's still in production, parts would still be available. The boat you're bidding on includes an outboard (Evenrude 6 hp) with the fuel tank, Magic Tilt galvanized trailer, bimini top (needs work, not pictured), new sail cover and jib cover, and sails. The main is showing wear, but has a few seasons left in it, there is a storm jib and a 120 jib. Lots of little extras, it's ready to go sailing today! NADA used boat valuation shows a value of $3790 - contact me for a copy.


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