1977 Lysander 17

Norfolk Broads
Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

1930 Westward River Cruiser Class
For Sale
1912 Pegg River Cruiser
For Sale
Price: £7,500 ONO Price Reduced
1984 Easticks 28 River Cruiser
For Sale
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17
1977 Lysander 17

General Specification

Designer :
Percy Blandford
Builder :
Febris Marine, Essex
5.18m  (17ft 0in)
5.03m (16ft 6in)
Beam :
2.03m  (6ft 8in)
Draft min:
0.46m (1ft 6in)
Keel :


  • GRP Construction
  • White gelcoat cabin with some painted parts in cockpit over gelcoat
  • Red gelcoat hull with red paint above waterline
  • Grab rails and handles in mahogany
  • Cabin interior in marine ply with headlining
  • Buoyancy bags (Holt Allen and mainly out of sight)
  • No recent survey

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 2007 Mariner 4hp 2-stroke long shaft petrol engine (Regularly maintained and last serviced 2023. Only 2 hours use since serviced)
  • 10L steel fuel tank. Converted from integral fuel tank to removable tank
  • 12v leisure battery (Charger not supplied)
  • 10w Solar panel and regulator
  • 2x switch boards
  • Navigation lights

Rigging & Sails

  • Bermudan rig
  • Alloy mast and boom (mast 20��� tall)
  • Standing rigging: Forestay doubled with second forestay in roller reefing spar. Twin shrouds port and starboard
  • Mainsail (Jeckells, Fair condition)
  • Genoa (Jeckells, fair condition. Replaced original jib. Has been repaired following UV exposure)
  • Jib (fair condition. Replaced with genoa, will only work with single forestay)
  • Spinnaker (Jeckells, fair condition. Adapted from Pegasus, not suitable for the Broads)
  • Mainsail fitted for single line reefing
  • Sail cover (acceptable condition)
  • Mainsheet on 4-1 purchase kit fitted on adjustable sliding track on aft deck
  • Adjustable track fittings for genoa sheets


  • 2 berths in 1 cabin
  • Origo 3000 2-burner spirit stove with kettle
  • ���Thetford��� portable (fitted) toilet. Flushable and detachable. 5L plastic holding tank
  • Freshwater supply, cold only from ���Nauta��� 11L plastic tank
  • Low cabin with seated headroom (not standing headroom)
  • Fitted bunk cushions all in good condition
  • Interior cabin light and 2x reading lights
  • Full length cockpit cushions in good condition
  • Large slide-out table (can be used inside and out)
  • Radio with speakers


  • Boat Safety Scheme certificate until May 2025
  • Husun VHF radio
  • Depth Sounder (Seafarer D800)
  • ���Tiller Tamer��� (maintains a handsfree cruising course)
  • Boom tent (acceptable condition)
  • Large tarpaulin cover
  • Compass on gimbals
  • Lewmar locks on sheets
  • 10kg mudweight
  • Rhond anchors
  • Bruce/claw anchor
  • Fob (Danforth type) anchor
  • Various fenders
  • Various warps


Light and fast, these small cabin cruisers sometimes known as ���pocket cruisers��� offer an entry level to cruising under sail. Lysanders were originally designed in the 1960���s and sold as plans and kits which could be built at home using marine ply to make sailing available to all. This example was built in 1977 by Febris Marine in Essex out of GRP and remains a delightful little sailing cruiser that has been linked to the Lysander Owners Association since 1992.

Having been in the same ownership for over 30 years and maintained in a good ���sail away��� condition, this gem of a boat has been sailed both on the South Coast and the East Coast, the latter while on a mooring on the River Orwell. She now resides in the Norfolk Broads on the River Thurne with a transferable mooring.

The cabin offers two berths, a sink with running water, a two-burner spirit stove, electric lighting, radio and VHF communications, with a new 12v battery topped up by solar power and a range of bunk cushions all in good condition. A Jeckells Bermudan mainsail is accompanied by a genoa on a luff roller, controlled from the cockpit. The engine is a 2007 Mariner 4 outboard, recently serviced in 2023 and is in full working order.

Now sadly for sale owing to her owners advancing years she would make a great first boat and is priced to sell.

PLEASE NOTE: Only the first photo/main photo shows the vessel from 2023. All other photos are from around 2010-2014 but we understand that she is currently presented to much the same standard.


MOORING: It’s understood that this vessel’s highly desirable Northern Broads mooring (with nearby pub) may be available to the purchaser, subject to negotiation and agreement by the mooring owner.


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