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Rossiter 17'

CLOSED DECK RUNABOUT

“I just wanted to let you know how much we are loving our new Rossiter 17 Runabout. The design is beautiful and it rides great. We’ve been picnicking, tubing, wakeboarding etc. and it’s been awesome. Lots of compliments, questions and requests for test drives.”
Kara & Jeff, Georgian Bay, ON
“Firstly, just to say how happy we are with our Rossiter (17 Runabout). Actually, more than happy. It rides beautifully, handles a load beautifully, looks beautiful and is a pleasure to drive. Thank you for making our new boat such an enjoyable endeavour.”
Peter & Pam, Georgian Bay, ON
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“I just wanted to let you know how much we are loving our new Rossiter 17 Runabout. The design is beautiful and it rides great. We’ve been picnicking, tubing, wakeboarding etc. and it’s been awesome. Lots of compliments, questions and requests for test drives.”

Kara & Jeff, Georgian Bay, ON

For years proud owners of our Rossiter 14 power boat have asked if we would build a runabout with the same classic look, fit and finish and unbeatable soft, dry ride that thrives in big water … but with a little more room and horsepower. So we created the Rossiter 17 Runabout knowing that some people want the protection of a full windshield and canvas. We also took full advantage of the latest in computer-aided design and 3D modeling to ensure that the hull performance and engineering delivered the stability, performance and sea-keeping characteristics you’ve come to expect from a Rossiter power boat, thus delivering the ride of something much bigger but with tremendous efficiency and speed. Powered by either 90 or 115 horses, this new Rossiter can take the whole family out for a day of picnicking and waterskiing or haul supplies back and forth with ease in almost any weather … all the while looking and acting like nothing else on the water. And surprising to most, with a 90hp engine our Rossiter 17 jumps out of the water, with a full load with little to no bow rise and delivers over 100 miles of range on 27 gallons of fuel at 30 mph cruising speed. And if you want speed, she can deliver 43-50mph depending on your horsepower preference.

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With respect to construction of a Rossiter powerboat, our hull design is unique to Rossiter with a focus on big-water performance, efficiency and ride, not to mention our commitment to quality fit and finish. Our boats have hand laid, solid hulls with a molded, foam-filled stringer grid, and the use of structural closed-cell foam cores used where needed to provide the necessary panel stiffness in our liners, decks and transoms. They also have a vinyl ester barrier coat to reduce the chance of osmotic blistering and print-through occurring. And, in fact, the only wood in our boats is the teak accents you see in the interior cockpit area. You should also know that our liners are bonded to the stringer grid, topsides and transom, independent of the deck assembly which is bolted to the sheer using machine screws every 6″ though a 1/4″ high density epoxy board which runs the length of the sheer. This method provides you with a very solid feel to the boat, thus enhancing the ride delivered by our hull shape and many years of enjoyment.

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FEATURES

Self-Draining Cockpit
Unsinkable
100% Composite Construction – Optional Teak Accents
316 Stainless Hardware throughout – through bolted with backing plates
Non – Skid Sole and Seat Tops Comfortable Seating for 5 – 7 passengers – upholstered cushions included
Roomy Captain and Passenger seat with seat top seating & storage
Stern Seating for 2 Persons
4 storage compartments under seating areas
Additional storage under foredeck and aft deck areas
Adjustable Wheel with Hydraulic Steering
Side Mount Throttle
Standard Gauge Set includes speedometer, fuel, tachometer, volts
Navigation lights
Optional docking lights
Compass
Battery Storage under Port Stern Deck
Life jacket & fender storage areas
Swim platform & telescoping ladder – transom mount

 

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA17′ 4″5.248 m
Beam7′2.128 m
Displacement (includes engine, 2 crew, fuel and normal safety and
operating gear)
2,340 lbs1062 kg
Deadrise at Transom22 degrees 
Boat Weight (Hull only)1,200 lbs544 kg
Max HP RatingMAX 115 hp86k kW
Capacity Rating (7 adults)1,155 lbs525 kg
Fuel Capacity27 gal 100 L
Draft (Hull only)approx. 14″ 0.36 m
Draft (Engine down)29″ 0.74 m
Bridge Clearanceapprox. 48″ 1.22 m
Custom Name
Ski bar
Teak trim upgrade
Stainless Steel Rub Rail
Live Well Plug & Play Conversion Kit for Dry Storage
Bow Rail
Faux Teak or Vinyl Flooring
Canvas for CC: Cockpit Cover, Bimini, Console Cover, Spray Dodger, Winter Storage Cover
Below deck search/docking lights – LED
Custom Trailer
Optional 3M Keel Guard bow to protect when pulled up on beach or rocks

R17 Family
Self-Draining Cockpit
Unsinkable
100% Composite Construction – Optional Teak Accents
316 Stainless Hardware throughout – through bolted with backing plates
Non – Skid Sole and Seat Tops Comfortable Seating for 5 – 7 passengers – upholstered cushions included
Roomy Captain and Passenger seat with seat top seating & storage
Stern Seating for 2 Persons
4 storage compartments under seating areas
Additional storage under foredeck and aft deck areas
Adjustable Wheel with Hydraulic Steering
Side Mount Throttle
Standard Gauge Set includes speedometer, fuel, tachometer, volts
Navigation lights
Optional docking lights
Compass
Battery Storage under Port Stern Deck
Life jacket & fender storage areas
Swim platform & telescoping ladder – transom mount
LOA17′ 4″5.248 m
Beam7′2.128 m
Displacement (includes engine, 2 crew, fuel and normal safety and
operating gear)
2,340 lbs1062 kg
Deadrise at Transom22 degrees 
Boat Weight (Hull only)1,200 lbs544 kg
Max HP RatingMAX 115 hp86k kW
Capacity Rating (7 adults)1,155 lbs525 kg
Fuel Capacity27 gal 100 L
Draft (Hull only)approx. 14″ 0.36 m
Draft (Engine down)29″ 0.74 m
Bridge Clearanceapprox. 48″ 1.22 m
Custom Name
Ski bar
Teak trim upgrade
Fender System
Live Well Plug & Play Conversion Kit for Dry Storage
Bow Rail
Canvas for CC: Cockpit Cover, Bimini, Console Cover, Spray Dodger, Winter Storage Cover
Below deck search/docking lights – LED
Custom Trailer
Optional 3M Keel Guard bow to protect when pulled up on beach or rocks

It's not just a boat. It's a Rossiter