17 is a new breed of performance sailboat designed to give sailors
of all skill levels the thrill of high-performance sailing. This
boat utilizes an innovative design that combines the best features
of both sailing and windsurfing.
The unique components of the unstayed rig really set the Wyliecat
apart from the competition. All of the rig hardware is very lightweight;
the 27-foot mast weights only 18 lbs., the wishbone 8 lbs. The
entire rig including the sail with full battens, halyard, reef,
and sheet is only 39 pounds! Less weight aloft, combined
with a deep bulb keel, makes the Wyliecat 17 stable, fast and fun.
The Wyliecat 17 is engineered and constructed in a similar fashion
as our other larger yacht models, which meet The American
Bureau of Shipping specifications. However, the ABS does not
issue specifications for boats as small as the Wyliecat 17.