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It’s quick and easy to change from outrigger to catamaran craft.

Package as shown includes:
#0025 Eskimo 17 CRX 3G
#0021 Eskimo 16 CRX 3G
#2041 Catamaran Parts
#2002 Two Airfoil Sails 24 sq. ft.
#2005 Two Leeboards Large
#2051 Trampoline

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Eskimo 17 CRX 3G

Low-Profile Performance Cruiser
Available in 1-Piece & 3-Piece Take-A-Part Versions

Weight, Custom Glass
Weight, Kevlar®/Graphite
340 lbs.
52 lbs.
49 lbs.
Bow Hatch
Stern Hatch

outfitting of this model
16" X 35.5"
10" X 18.5"
13" X 19”

Eskimo 17 was the first model of our Eskimo series introduced to the boating world. It was accepted with overwhelming enthusiasm and quickly deemed the most capable and best-looking seacruiser on the market.

The Eskimo's dry ride comes from its high-volume bow and graceful, raked ends. The boat handles well in all sea conditions, including chop and stiff breezes.
The hull design is extremely well balanced and handles well off the wind. The streamlined, high-performance hull slices through the waves with minimum resistance and, with its low profile, the boat tracks well against annoying crosswinds.

A kayak with a choice. Eskimo 17 CRX 3G incorporates the innovative CR™-System, the basis for our popular Catamaran, Outrigger, and Sailing options. It comes with all the outfitting and deluxe options of every kayak in the Eskimo CRX 3G series.

James Chute, boat tester for CANOE MAGAZINE, writes:
“...Eskimo has good initial stability for photography and fishing, while the final stability is just short of phenomenal. This combination is quite evident when eskimo-rolling: once the boat turns the corner, it fairly leaps to the upright position... I was most impressed by the Eskimo's excellent surfing manners... In this boat, when the seas come from behind, you'll just get a smooth lift with full control. In short, the Eskimo's basic design is that of a forgiving, but fully capable ocean tourer... The Eskimo has one final feature that makes it ideal for ocean touring: it will bring you back home!"