Venture 17 by MacGregor
Boat Name Venture 17
Manufacturer MacGregor
Hull Type Pocket Cruiser
LOA 17'4"  (5.28m)
Beam 6'4"  (1.93m)
Weight 800  (363.6kg)
Ballast   (0kg)
Keel Type swing keel
Berths 4
Draft Up 1'5"  (0.43m)
Draft Down 4'6"  (1.37m)
Year Start
Year End
Number Made
Shortypen ID 86
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2017-10-23 by: DR
Dear Shorty,

I enjoyed your remarks about the Venture 17. I bought one about 15 years ago, had quite a bit of work done on it, but never sailed it until last year. I like its stability with the heavy 4.5 foot swing keel. The cabin is pretty cramped, but it's great for storage, and since I sail alone pretty much and don't cook or sleep over night, that's no big problem. My first time out, I had the jib set upside down. Didn't sail to windward very well. Fortunately I had an more