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1996 17 (ft.) Helton Solo II

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General Information

Listing# 97025

Clinton, CT, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Solo II
17 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

Think outside the box. This 1996 17 ft Helton Solo II is a different sort of pocket cruiser day sailor. Modern concepts applied to a cat boat, rotating reefing / furling mainsail with a pylon mounted boom. No stays, no shrouds, no halyard, on a fiberglass 17 hull with a large cockpit and a two berth cuddy cabin, ballasted with a 400 lbs winged keel, this is not your traditional cat boat. Gudgeon mounted rudder with bright tiller, here is a simply rigged trailer day sailor that is graceful traditional fiberglass hull with an ultra modern rig.

The Mainsail is sleeved over the 31 ft carbon fiber mast. The mast is stepped in a socket trough the deck. This mast rotates like a roller furling gear to reef or furl the loose footed mainsail. A pylon mounted boom is mounted on the deck aft of the mast and extend and trims the mainsail with an out haul. Nothing hard about this, no winches, no turning blocks. This is a wonderful easy sailing boat, a light air witch, perfect for a beginner or a sailing couple. Easily single handed, this 17 ft catboat with ballasted winged keel is more capable than your tradition small yacht.

The cockpit is large enough to stretch out in, cushioned in navy blue with red piping. The cuddy cabin has two Breton red cushioned berths and a portable head. That is it, simple, clean, tidy and comfortable.

Power is provided with a 5 hp four stroke outboard. A solar charger keeps the single battery charged for running and cabin lights.

Take a look, this Helton Solo II 17 ft catboat may just be just what you are looking for in an easily sailed day sailor. Think outside the box. 


Full Specifications
MAKE: Helton Manf.        MODEL: Solo II       YEAR: 1996 LOA:     16’ 11”                          BEAM:  7’ 4”                  DRAFT:  1’ 9”                                        WEIGHT:  1,200 lbs                   BRIDGE CLEARANCE:  31’        Wing Keel HULL MATERIAL: Fiberglass      DECK MATERIAL: Fiberglass    SAIL AREA: 160 ft2 ENGINES AND MACHINERY NUMBER OF DRIVE ENGINES: 1                                  YEAR:  2003 MANUFACTURER: Honda          MODEL: 4 Stroke          HORSE POWER: 5        FUEL:   gasoline                        HOURS: approx 400      DRIVE TYPE: Outboard CRUISING SPEED:  6 kn           COOLING SYSTEM:      RAW WATER    BATTERY HOUSE: 1     TYPE:   Wet Cell            SWITCH:  Main SHIPS VOLTAGE DC:   12                      ACCOMMODATIONS SLEEPS           TOTAL: 2         SALON BERTHS:  2      HEADS:            HEAD:  Porti Pottie       SALON AREAS:            SEATS 2 PERSONS                                     Solar Ventilation DECK AREAS               COCKPIT                      SEATS:            6         BOW RAIL        SWIM LADDER             WINDLASS: ELECTRONICS, NAVIGATION AND SAFETY FIRE EXTINGUISHER/S:  2        LIFE RINGS: 1               LIFE JACKETS: 4          HORN   OWNERS NOTES:   Single axle bunk galvanized trailer included Carbon Fiber mast Sleeved Dacron free footed mainsail Pylon mounted aluminum boom Roller furling mainsail (wraps around the mast) Cat boat with winged keel
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Please contact the listing broker, Robert Moore, (203) 858 3858 to discuss this boat or any other boat. This boat is shown by appointment only.