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Sage 17

$25,156 Listed price: US$18,500

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Grandpappy Point Marina

132 Grandpappy Drive
Denison, TX, 75020
United States
903-465-6330

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Make Sage
Model 17
Year 2012
Condition Used
Price US$18,500
Type Sail
Class Cruiser
Length 5.18 m
Fuel Type Gas
Hull Material Fibreglass
Location Denison, Texas, United States
LOA 5.13 m
Length at Water Line 4.75 m
Beam 2.06 m
Max Draft 1.07 m
Min. Draft 0.53 m
Keel Type centerboard
Ballast 120 lb
Dry Weight 1300 lb
Total Sail Area 152 ft²
Max Bridge Clearance 7.62 m
Engine Type Outboard-4S
Engine Make Honda
Engine Model 2
Fuel Type Gas
Engine Year 2012
Power 2 hp
Additional Equipment
  • Road trailer
Covers
  • Mainsail Cover
Electronics
  • Compass
Outside Equipment/Extras
  • Swimming ladder
Rigging
  • Tiller
Sails
  • Battened mainsail
  • Genoa

Description

Very nice little pocket cruiser.  One-owner boat.  Always on fresh water.  Comes with a 4-stroke Honda 2hp outboard engine and a trailer.

Sail Magazine, Kimball Livingston, Updated August 2, 2017

An important part of the Sage 17’s pocket-cruiser DNA became evident the moment I deliberately stepped onto her rail with my full weight—and nothing much happened. The rail dipped slightly and lived up to the notion of designer Jerry Montgomery, long a member of the pocket-cruiser set, that this tiny boat should heel to 10 degrees and stiffen up. If we’re going cruising, we want to feel secure.

Through the years, any number of people, young or old, have gone off cruising in boats not much longer than their prone bodies. Stability is not absolutely required but in the contemporary parlance of “pocket cruising,” stability and a cozy bit of shelter anchor the conversation.

The lack of breeze, however, was a big topic of conversation when I hoisted sails on Sage 17 hull #1 amidst catspaws on San Francisco Bay. I could see that I wasn’t going to come away with a notebook full of tacking angles and speeds. But I also knew I didn’t need numbers to share what needs to be shared about this boat. And before the day was out, we found just enough breeze to prove that the boat sails fine, with a nice turn of speed, and that the 7/8ths rig, with its working jib and loose-footed main, hauls her to weather quite nicely.

The working jib on the Sage 17 sheets inside the lifelines to promote pointing ability. Genoa tracks are an option for those who want a bigger headsail, and the standard backstay adjuster and traveler tell you that the boat is intended to reward savvy sailing.

I’ve already described the boat as stiff: credit hull form, plus 400 pounds of lead in the keel and 120 pounds in the centerboard. There is also the lightweight balsa-cored carbon-fiber deck, which is so strong the mast requires no compression post, thereby leaving the cabin open and clear. The carbon transom also helps lighten the stern.

The balsa-cored vinylester hull is lapstraked for added rigidity. The cabin works. You expect it to be tight, and of course, it is, but the V-berth provides 80 inches to stretch out on, and seating just below the companionway makes it possible for six-footers to sit, port and starboard. What more can you ask for in 17 feet?

The head is tucked under the aft portion of the V-berth, the forward part of which can be packed with one portion of the optional flotation package. I approved of small, smart touches, such as the way the hatch lockers can be dogged down from the interior.

On our test boat, the optional Tiller Clutch made it a cinch to lock off the helm, and with its pivoting centerboard and kick-up rudder, the Sage 17 inspires confidence in shoal water. It’s easy to like this boat. Anyone looking for a pocket cruiser more or less like this little one should ask for a dance.

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Presented For Sale By:

Grandpappy Point Marina

132 Grandpappy Drive
Denison, TX, 75020
United States
903-465-6330

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