Sailing yachts

BB17 Keelboat

(REF: 20787)


  • Designer: Borge Bringsvaerde
  • Year: 1965
  • Location: Germany
  • Length on deck: 24'
  • Beam: 6'9"
  • Draft: 3'6"

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The BB17 is a Norwegian design and a large 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.  Designed by Borge Bringsvaerd and built in Norway in 1965.

Owned by a professional boatyard who have a specialist sail loft with an interest in modern junk rigs, this particular BB17 was converted to  a standing junk rig which offers performance and simplicity.  This conversion was done in 2018 together with a more general refit bringing the whole boat up to a smart and sound condition.  She is sitting on a virtually new galvanised road trailer that is included in the sale.

Length on deck                 24′

Length waterline              16’2″

Beam                                    6’9″

Draft                                      3’6″



Carvel planked in mahogany all bronze screw fastened to steam bent oak timbers

Sawn oak floors across the centreline

External cast iron ballast keel of 550kg with ?

New rudder stock in 2018.

Larch beamshelf copper fastened and larch deck beams.

Yacht laid teak deck over a marine plywood sub deck.  Scrubbed mahogany toe rail.

3 sawn oak hanging knees either side in way of the mast.

Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with T&G laid coachroof deck, sheathed and painted externally.

Non self-draining cockpit with varnished mahogany thwarts either side and varnished mahogany sole boards




Modern junk rig on an un-stayed pole mast.

The rig was designed and fitted in 2017 by an expert in this field.

Hollow Douglas Fir mast, reinforced with carbon fibre strips.  Located in a new mahogany tabernacle stepped on the keel to transfer the loads right through the hull.

Single fully battened junk mainsail in tan cloth, 2018.

Simple running rigging with a single halyard and mainsheet to a horse on the aft deck.




Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard with new unused battery




Designed primarily as a day boat but she has 2 berths in the cabin with sitting headroom.

2 new bunk cushions.




Wick galvanised road trailer, new in 2018 and virtually unused.

All over winter cover

Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard (2018 unused)

Junk rig including running rigging and mainsail


Mooring warps

Anchor and warp

2 bunk mattresses



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These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.



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