Sail Area: 145 sq. ft.
The Siren 17 was a popular boat with thousands sold, manufactured by Vandestadt and McGruer. Although no longer being manufactured, it still has a following; there are two Siren Yahoo groups who discuss their boats and their trips.
A Siren 17 is a small, unsinkable sailboat with a cabin. This weekender sleeps two adults and two small children. Being a very stable, self-righting sailboat, with a large, self-draining cockpit (the mainsheet is attached to the stern, out of the way), makes it a comfortable boat for cruising.
Condition of the Boat
The boat had been hardly used. When we bought it we lived close to a lake but a couple years after that we moved further from the water. We have never sailed in salt water. The boat was only kept in the water one summer and hence the hull is in excellent condition. The other summers we trailered the boat behind our car. We only used the boat for cruising (and an afternoon picnic) in very light winds and the sails are hardly worn. In fact, the sails are still quite stiff. The main with reef points and roller furl genoa come with the original sail bag and sail covers. We kept the boat under cover and the sails, sheets and motor were kept inside. There are no ropes missing.
The boat comes with a bow pulpit, swim ladder and tiller extension. We also have a light package (which has recently been checked) which includes navigation lights for night and interior lights. In the cabin there is an ice box, a toilet with deck discharge (which has never been used), bunk cushions (in good condition) and a custom made carpet. There is galvanized steel centerboard and mahogany kick-up rudder. Both the trailer and motor were bought the same time as the boat. The trailer is a Moore trailer and has working winch, lights and a spare wheel. The motor is a Mariner 5 has less than 30 hours. Fenders and anchor are also included.
Thank you very much, I recieved a lot of emails through your site. My boat has been sold and I have been paid.