While having a walk along the footpath beside the River Crouch at Hullbridge I compared a Leisure 17 with a Leisure 17SL. The 17 was the early version and the 17SL was the updated boat with a more streamlined cabin top. They have identical hulls, but their interiors slightly differ. I have sailed both versions and I’m impressed with their performance and sensible accommodation. If I was looking for a smaller production yacht than a Seawych 19, the twin bilge keel version of either of the Leisure 17s would be high on my list of possible options.
I note that an older style Leisure 17 is being auctioned at Ebay, and to date (Sunday, 5th September, 2010) the current bid is £476.00, with two more days to run until the end of the auction. The Item Number is 150486185027, and the boat is based at the River Blackwater, Essex.
Details of Leisure 17s can be found at the Leisure Owners Association website.
Leisure Owners Association
Leisure 17 and Leisure 17SL Information