|Builder(s)||Vandestadt & McGruer Ltd|
|Boat weight||750 lb (340 kg)|
|LOA||17.17 ft (5.23 m)|
|LWL||15.00 ft (4.57 m)|
|Beam||6.67 ft (2.03 m)|
|Hull draft||4.25 ft (1.30 m) with centreboard down|
|Engine type||Outboard motor|
|Keel/board type||fin keel|
|Ballast||130 lb (59 kg)|
|General||Fractional rigged sloop|
|I (foretriangle height)||17.00 ft (5.18 m)|
|J (foretriangle base)||6.00 ft (1.83 m)|
|P (mainsail luff)||22.00 ft (6.71 m)|
|E (mainsail foot)||8.00 ft (2.44 m)|
|Mainsail area||88.00 sq ft (8.175 m2)|
|Jib/genoa area||51.00 sq ft (4.738 m2)|
|Total sail area||139.00 sq ft (12.914 m2)|
The Siren 17 was one of the most successful small sailboats ever built and 3200 were completed during its 13-year production run.
The Siren 17 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a fractional sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder and a retractable centreboard keel. It displaces 750 lb (340 kg) and carries 130 lb (59 kg) of iron ballast.
Unlike many boats under 20 feet in length, the Halman will generally come well equipped with lifelines, winches, and other gear. Its cabin has 5 feet of standing headroom and it is remarkably roomy for a 20 footer, although some of this space was achieved at the expense of a smaller cockpit.
In a review Michael McGoldrick wrote, "The Siren 17 is one of the better "micro cruisers"... It's possible for two adults to sleep in its small cuddy cabin, albeit in very cramped quarters. Many people would prefer to rig a small tent over the boom and sleep in the cockpit (and a custom made tent was actually a factory option for this boat).
"The Siren 17 has a large cockpit that is longer than what is found on many 23 or 24 footers. With a displacement of only 750 pounds, launching, hauling out, and towing this boat is an extremely feasible proposition with a mid size car."
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- McGoldrick, Michael (2018). "Siren 17". Sail Quest. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
- Media related to Siren 17 at Wikimedia Commons