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Princess 30DS

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Boat REF# 124057
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.27m (30'5")
Year 1983
Construction GRP
Berths 6
Engine 2 x Diesel 65hp, Volvo Penta MD30 A (1983)
Lying Medway, Kent


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Extra Details

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Designer Bernard Olesinski
Builder Marine Projects
Lying Medway, Kent
Fuel capacity 727.2 ltr (160.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 204.5 ltr (45.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 65hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD30 A (1983)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 10.0 ltr (2.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 14 knots
Max speed (approx) 16 knots

Victor Energy Centaur Battery charger.
Engines serviced 2010. They sounded really good when the owner started them up for me from cold.
12v Socket for mobile phone charging.


LOA 9.27m (30'5")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Airdraft 2.74m (9'0")
Displacement 8,820kg (19,448.1lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Finish Gelcoat finish

John Bennett was the founding designer of the Princess Marque. He collaborated with Bernard Olesinski and the Princess 30DS was created in 1980. This collaboration was so successful that it remains today.
This Princess is fantastic example. The hull and coachroof still look great. Sturdy with classic lines, a very good yacht for rivers and estuary cruising.
New canopy 2009, new windscreen and side window covers


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
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Re-upholstered in 2010 to complement her beautiful hull. She is clean and tidy and smells good too. She will easily accommodate 6 people and has masses of storage space too. The aft cockpit which has seating for 6 with ample under seat storage and a huge lazaret for storing sun chairs, BBQ etc. The aft cockpit leads into the carpeted saloon through patio doors. These doors make for a very secure and warm boat. The saloon is laid out with L shaped seating to starboard with a bench seat and internal helm position on the port side. There is a full width sliding sunroof, and a fold away navigator’s seat to starboard, 2 steps lead down to the dinette. The galley and head are to starboard opposite the dinette. Under the dinette table there is storage for navigational charts. Forward of the dinette is a separate forward cabin with very good storage. The cabin has V berths that can be converted to a double.
There is ducting for cabin heating but the Eberspacher unit needs looking at or even replacing. However the current owners have always found her to be a warm boat.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
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1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Engine alarm. Fire fighting equipment.

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
This beautiful classic lady is exceptionally well presented and a credit to her owners. They have cruised her up the Thames and the previous owner Cruised her over to France and Holland.
She has fantastic accommodation for 4 to six people, yet is easy for 2 to handle.
I would love to go on holiday on this boat as she has a really nice feel to her and is so well presented. It is obvious that her owners have spared no expense in maintaining this classic motor yacht over the years.
She is already to go on new adventures for her next owners.

This Princess 30DS has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Medway. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.