Iconic Leisure 17 for Sale - £690

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Kevin Gilroy
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Joined: 05 Mar 2012, 16:39
Name: Kevin Gilroy
Region: South
Boat Name: Dark Star
Yacht Type: Leisure 27

Iconic Leisure 17 for Sale - £690

Post by Kevin Gilroy » 15 Aug 2020, 16:59

This Leisure 17 was sailed single handed from Turkey to the UK in 6 months in 2012, the intrepid skipper was intercepted off Plymouth by the UK Border Agency.

The little yacht finished the voyage by sailing across the Bay of Biscay from Vigo in Spain, at the end of November! Unfortunately the skipper was without papers and was deported forthwith back to Turkey. Full story on link below.

Leisure owners recognised the yacht as an L17 which was duly sold on Ebay by the Plymouth harbourmaster. The yacht was brought to Shoreham By Sea in January 2013 for a refit.

Most unsually this L17 features hydraulic wheel steering. You can sail from inside the cabin, feet up with just a finger on the wheel.
Drop out a pin and the yacht can be returned to tiller steering in conventional fashion.


After refurbishment the L17 has been used for cruising the South Coast.

Since 2013
New polycarbonate windows all round, screwed down on neoprene rubber seals
Running rigging renewed
Standing rigging replaced with 4mm s/s
Iroko cabin top handrails

Plastimo 306s (2017) roller reefing and new foresail
Mainsail in good condition
All lines lead back to the cockpit

All round masthead white nav light
Solar Panel
12 volt Battery and Fuse Panel
12 volt tiller pilot power point in cockpit
Battery isolator switch
Wired for 240 volt shore electric hookup

Gas Hob
New cabin bunk cushions
Spare polycarbonate transparent wash board

Raise/lower outboard engine bracket
Stainless swim ladder
Anchor, chain and rope

Newly antifouled. Ready to sail

Presently on a mooring in the River Adur at Shoreham by Sea.
Reason for sale - Reduction of the fleet. I already own L27 Dark Star and am presently
renovating a Vivacity 20.

Price £690. Boat only (no trailer or outboard)
Contact owner Kevin Gilroy by email. kgilroy@ntlworld.com

The Voyage from Turkey
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rrest.html