17′ Salish Voyager

Named after the Salish Sea it was designed to explore, the Salish Voyager is a unique vessel truly made for adventure.

Smooth sailing. Ample dry storage. Optional tandem rowing seats.

As long-distance rowing and sailing has become more popular in recent years, we’ve started receiving a lot of requests for a truly expedition-worthy sailboat with tandem sliding rowing seats. Our Jersey Skiff and Melonseed are already two standouts, and now we’ve blended the two together into one epically capable small craft. 

Starting with the fast, forgiving and capable Jersey Skiff hull, we’ve created a new interior that supports a Lug rig as we use with the Melonseed for ease of assembly and forgiving sail attributes. Of equal importance, the lug rig’s forward mast location opens up the interior to create a long footwell for tandem sliding seats.

This new boat also has enclosed storage for increased stability, seaworthiness and utility. We also designed it with a self-bailing floor, so in rough seas or heavy rain you can focus your attention on sailing rather than bailing!

Long and short of it is, we think think the Salish Voyager will really answer the call for a reasonably priced ‘do everything well’ human- and sail-powered vessel.

Small Craft Advisor Magazine’s Review

“They say the best boat is one you actually use, and the easy trailering, rigging and launching, and especially the versatility of the Voyager, ought to get you on the water regularly. And when it comes time for a real sail-and-oar adventure cruise, you and your crew can load the lockers with gear and rations, check the tidal currents, and shove-off having left the outboard engine and every other unpleasant thing behind.”

Small Craft Advisor Magazine

(read more from their review here)

Salish Voyager Full Specifications

LOA:  16’11”
BEAM:  67″
(Displacement shown is fiberglass, kevlar is unavailable in this model)
SAIL AREA:  100 sq ft
Model-Specific Options:
  • Tandem sliding seats (one comes standard)
  • Storage hatches (port and starboard)
  • Front hatch
  • Floor hatch

Blog Posts about the Salish Voyager:


Thankful for the Wild Places

Fredrik and Nancy have been traveling in their 17' Salish Voyager Wild Places since June, and sharing their photojournal with us of their journey through remote areas of Alaska. This is their last dispatch before they holed up for winter in Baranof, AK... they will...

Mountains, Mists and Moss – “Wild Places” Part 3

Fredrik and Nancy continue their photojournal with these glorious photos from their late-summer travels through the Wild Places.

“Wild Places” on Glacier Bay

Our latest dispatch from Fredrik and Nancy, as they explore the waters of SE Alaska in their new Salish Voyager sailboat– now 45 days and 280 nautical miles into their trip.

Salish Voyager Gallery


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