Sailing yachts

BB17 Dayboat

(REF: 23520)


  • Designer: Borg Bringsvaerd
  • Year: 1962
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 24'
  • Beam: 6'9"
  • Draft: 3'6"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this BB17 Dayboat

BB17 designed by Borg Bringsvaerd and built in Oslo in 1962.

In commission every year since 2010, except for 2020, and refitted as necessary.  Decks replaced in 2010 along with new standing rigging in 2018.

Brand new road trailer in 2021.

The BB17 is a Norwegian design and a larger sister to the very sweet looking BB11.  The BB17 was a welcome upgrade, offering a larger cockpit and enough interior space for a couple of berths and some shelter making her ideal for weekend sailing.

They offer simple and enjoyable sailing with enough capability to undertake coastal passages.


Length on deck                 24′

Length waterline              16’2″

Beam                                    6’9″

Draft                                      3’6″




Carvel planked mahogany hull, bronze screw fastened to steam bent oak timbers

Antifouled August 2021.  Topsides finished with Deks Olje.

Sawn oak floors across the centreline with galvanised throat bolts.

External iron ballast keel with stainless steel bolts.  2 bolts, one at either end of the keel are iron.  The keel bolts pass through the sawn oak floors.

Marine plywood decks finished in Deks Olje.  Decks new in 2010.

Small coachroof with varnished mahogany coamings.  Sharply radiused coachroof deck in straight laid mahogany boards, helps increase headroom below.

Varnished mahogany toe rails and rubbing strake.

Good size cockpit with varnished mahogany thwarts and sole boards.  Drawers under the aft deck.  Cockpit and interior finished with Teamac varnish.




Fractional Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped oiled wooden mast.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal stainless chain plates.  All standing rigging new in 2018.  Single lower shrouds and a single cap shroud over the spreaders.  Jumper struts support the upper sections of the mast.  Adjustable backstay.

Alloy boom, plus spare wooden boom.  Lazy jacks on the mainsail.

Pair of non self tailing cockpit sheet winches.

Main andjib from Elvstrom.  Spare main and jib from Nicholson Hughes.  Also a spinnaker and all fittings to fly it.

Mainsail cover




Outboard bracket on the transom to take an engine of the buyers choice




Simple cabin space with 2 berths and sitting headroom.




As new road trailer from PDMS, Staffordshire, bought in May 2021

Elvstrom Mainsail and jib

Nicholson Hughes mainsail and jib


Spinnaker pole

Running and standing rigging, new 2018

Alloy boom and spare wooden boom

Cockpit cover

Fishermans anchor with warp


Whale manual bilge pump

Outboard bracket






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