DEFENDER 17 (SAILSTAR)

DEFENDER 17 (SAILSTAR) photo

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
17.00 ft / 5.18 m
LWL:
15.75 ft / 4.80 m
Beam:
6.33 ft / 1.93 m
S.A. (reported):
148.00 ft2 / 13.75 m2
Draft (max):
3.60 ft / 1.10 m
Draft (min):
0.60 ft / 0.18 m
Displacement:
500 lb / 227 kg
S.A./Disp.:
37.64
Disp./Len.:
57.13
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1967
Builder:
Sailstar Boats (USA)
Designer:
Talman Bigelow/Robert Baker

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
37.64
Disp./Len.:
57.13
Comfort Ratio:
4.10
Capsize Screening Formula:
3.19

Notes

Little is known about this model other than it was advertised as an 'economy' version of the EXPLORER 17, without the cuddy/cabin.

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