Acorn 17, a study in practical elegance. Art in the looks, science in the performance.
Over the 35 plus years we have represented Iain Oughtred in Australia and the Pacific, the easy introduction to his unique catalog has been the word, ‘elegant’.
From the beautiful detail and promise of the plans, to the thrill of realisation on the water.
All of Iain’s designs do what they are designed to, a pleasure heightened by the sure knowledge that for once in our lives, we have made something of beauty.
Here is the Acorn 17.
She may be set up to take three rowers, or brilliantly with just one. With two, with her load carrying capacity she will be a very stylish rowing camping cruiser. She will sail well with her easily driven hull form, but with care.
Acorn 17 will car top on any medium car with good roof racks. Her length and relatively light weight actually makes her easy for one person to slide on upside down and into position. A simple jinker may be made (or you may modify a commercially available kayak jinker) to transport her across the sand by one person, to the water and back.
Acorn 17, on a jinker, easy one person launching! Note luxurious aft passenger seat. This one is set up for single or double (in line) rowers, with plenty of room for camping essentials.
Don’t even think about desecrating her with an outboard motor of any size.
Acorn 17 is available as our newest kit.
Please contact us at www.straydogboatworks.com for more details.