This boat has been well cared for, is extremely dry inside, well built, good performance and provided with all safety equipment.
The builder states the "Montgomery 17's have cruised the Caribbean, sailed from California to Hawaii and from Cape Hatteras to San Diego via the Panama Canal, and sailed the length of the Mississippi.
The 17 is not a boat for everyone. It is, out of necessity, considerably more expensive than other boats in the size range, and there is a reason for this. The 17 is overbuilt, overengineered, and one of Lyle Hess's very best designs.
It is surprisingly fast, surprisingly stiff, and is strong enough to be an icebreaker. The 17 is one of the driest sailboats made regardless of size. It is not a "floating housetrailer"; the money is in fiberglass and hardware. When there is any question about the strength, quality, or suitability of any part, we go to something larger or better. The interior is clean, efficient, needs zero maintenance, and has an abundance of organized and accessible storage, but is not fancy. In short, the Montgomery 17 is made for the critical and demanding sailor."
The 17 is a true keel/centerboarder; the ballast is in the keel and the centerboard is primarily for upwind performance, but is weighted so that it will stay down reliably.
This is a 2 owner boat. The owner purchased this boat at the 2005 Annapolis Boat Show and has raced it competitvely, taking numerous championship trophies.
This boat can be sailed easily single handed, and great for family weekend camping. It has a double berth and a port and starboard aft berth, which sleeps up to 4. The interior is immaculate and never any moisture found. This is one of the dryest boats around.