Welcome to the sale of my Skipper 17 “Serenlass”. I bought her 3 years ago with the intention of putting her on a mooring on Coniston water. I Wanted a replacement for my Wayfarer which I cruise but then couldn’t bear to sell the Wayfarer!Now the house is for sale and I need fewer boats!Serenlass has sat on her trailer in the corner of the drive ever since awaiting recommissioning. As you can see she has the most fantastic cockpit cover which zips onto the spray hood to provide really useful accommodation over the roomy cockpit. Both items were made by Saundersfoot and must have cost a small fortune. Padded shaped cushions provide a couple of cockpit berths.Skippers are known to be stable performers and good sea-boats. They have twin swing keels that allow you to creep through the shallows and do not intrude in the cabin, my kind of sailing!In the cabin there are 2 berths and a central table that moves up and down the king post to maximise room. There is an electrical panel showing : Nav lights, pump, depth sounder etc, the transducer and bilge pump are still in place. I have never connected a battery up so can’t claim anything works. There is space for a portaloo and above, a place for a stove. The bad bits:The cabin needs a refurb as the paint is dry and flaky and the plywood fittings (4) have seen better days. The top sides have been pressure washed and this has blown some patches of the old paint off. There is also some deterioration to wooden hatch rail.The mast is solid with nav lights on the head but the haliards are weathered, they are only 8mm dinghy rope. I know this all sounds negative but I want to honest and realistic. I travelled over 300 miles to buy this boat so had no chance to view it.The hull is smooth and solid with just a couple of superficial dings and on the transom is a really robust retractable outboard bracket. The sails are serviceable with a roller reefing boom and a superb furling foresail system.Could the boat be sailed as is? Yes, replace the haliards pull up the sails and go. Cosmetics don’t stop boats sailing.The trailer is an ally T-type with a winch and strap. The tyres are like new and I will service or replace the trailer bearings so the winning bidder can have a trouble free drive home. You are welcome to view and ask questions anytime.So good luck and happy bidding.Chris.
Current Price: £800.00
This Skipper 17 Trailer Sailer boat is located in Grange-Over-Sands, LA11 7DX and is being sold on eBay by para-handy1.