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Sun Fast 17 is a Coastal cruising sailboat built by Jeanneau and designed by Jacek Centkowski. Her first hull was built in 1994 with an overall lengh of 5.35 m or 17.7 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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JEANNEAU SUN FAST 17 Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft5.35 m / 17.7 ft
Designer(s)Jacek Centkowski
SeriesSun Fast
categoryCoastal cruising sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built300
First Hull Built1994
Last Hull Built1999
AppendagesCenterboard pivoting centerboard
HelmSingle tiller
RudderSingle transom hung rudder
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Ballast TypeCast iron
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 3/4
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Ballast Ratio0.21


Overall Length (LOA) 5.35 m / 17.7 ft
Hull Length5.05 m / 16.7 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)4.6 m / 15.1 ft
Beam (width)2.3 m / 7.6 ft
Draft1 m / 3.4 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 600 kg / 1323 lb
Maximum Displacement600 kg / 1323 lb
Ballast Weight125 kg / 276 lb


Critical Hull Speed5.21 knots
Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)2.75
Comfort Ratio8.91
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)175
Ballast Ratio0.21
Sail Area to Displacement19.29
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement18.98 m²/T / 204 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement33.74 m²/T / 363 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders1
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire continuous
Estimated Forestay Length5.32 m / 17.44 ft
Reported Sail Area13.47 m² / 145.00 ft²
Total Sail Area11.18 m² / 120.36 ft²
Upwind Sail Area13.5 m² / 145 ft²
Downwind Sail Area24 m² / 258 ft²
Mainsail Area9 m² / 97 ft²
Genoa Area4.5 m² / 48 ft²
I16.7 ft * 5.05 m
J5.5 ft * 1.65 m
P19.2 ft * 5.85 m
E7.11 ft * 2.4 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)Outboard engine
Engine(s) Power4 HP

Below Deck

Maximum Headroom4.4 ft * 1.3 m
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