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Express Pirate 17

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Boat REF# 70667
This boat has been sold
Length 5.26m (17'3")
Year 1980
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 3
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Ian Proctor
Builder Ryplas
Lying Essex
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners


No Engine - Requires small outboard of approx 5hp. The bracket is in place on the transom see photos.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 5.26m (17'3")
LWL 4.57m (15'0")
Beam 2.07m (6'9")
Draft Min 0.69m (2'3")
Draft Max 0.69m (2'3")
Displacement 650kg (1,433.3lbs)
Headroom 1.30m (4'3")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1980) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Stove tick
Broiler tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick

2 sheet winches
1 anchors
5.00m (16'5") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of rode

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Express Pirate is an ideal first boat perfect for getting started on a budget.
Being bilge keel this one is perfect for drying moorings, as well as exploring the east coast creeks and rivers.
An outboard engine can be made availabe with this boat approx price £300.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Express Pirate 17 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.