Halmatic 30ft

2018 overhaul!
£17,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  264376
  • Length  ·  8.99m
  • Year  ·  1986
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Volvo D1-20 (2006)
  • Lying  ·  Gosport
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell

Extra Details

Designer John Sharp
Builder Halmatic
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 03/09/2012


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Volvo D1-20 (2006)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

New engine feet
2 x new AGM 90AH house batteries

Nav and deck lights are LED


Length 8.99m
LWL 6.90m
Beam 2.90m
Draft Max 1.40m
Displacement 5,000kg (11,025.0lbs)
Headroom 1.82m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2013)


Reefing mainsail Sanders - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail North Sails - Furling (2018)
Other sails Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Spare Main Sail (unknown year)
Storm Sail - Crusader never used (2013)

Detachable inner forestay for head sail. Telescopic spinnaker pole on mast track for easy storage.

Semi battened main sail.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator Rutland windvane and the Rutland Marlec HRDi Charge Controller


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

June 2018:
Replaced the rudder bushing
New engine feet
New prop cutter
New outhaul block system
Heat exchanger removed and cleaned
Antifreeze drained and replaced
New anodes
Installed fans
Engine serviced
New gigantic bilge pump
Topsides polished
guard wire gate installed
Rig inspection was done once we arrived in Gosport a few months later, and then a second rig inspection as part of the ARC rally was carried out in November btw.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Jabsco new pump and hose 2018

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

Jabsco new pump and hose 2018

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

3 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
(Delta & CQR)
40.00m of chain
Seago 230 dinghy (unknown year)
2.5hp outboard, Mariner, Short shaft (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Raymarine E7 chartplotter

Broker's Comments

Met the owner onboard and they enthused lots of love for her straight away, why are they selling - for something just a little bigger. She appears to be in good condition after her travelling. She has new upholstery, recent standing rigging and a 2018 head sail.

Skipper’s note:

I’ve owned her for 8 years and have recently returned from sailing her to the Caribbean with the ARC. She’s a tough, solid and capable boat great for crossing oceans or coastal cruising. She also completed an Atlantic circuit in 2006, visiting the likes of Venezuela and Trinidad. I’d have no hesitation in taking her out to sea again tomorrow. She’s quick for her size, and easily manageable single-handed or by a couple. She’s also surprisingly spacious and comfortable below deck (and I’m 6’1).

She was my first proper boat and my girlfriend’s first sailing experience, and we’ve always felt completely safe in her hands. With her long keel, she is exceptionally sea-kindly in adverse weather, as noted by a previous skipper after sailing her in a sustained force 8-10 for five days from the Azores to Portsmouth.

Halmatics are much loved and have a small international community of like-minded sailors. With her classic lines, she’s a beautiful boat and always receives compliments in marinas and anchorages.

I’ve always given this boat the best care and high quality parts.

Overhaul in 2018 included:

Main and rigging overhauled

New genoa

New engine feet

New rudder bearings

New domestic water pump

New upholstery on cabin cushions

New sea-tap

New toilet piping and Jabsco Pump

2 x new AGM 90AH house batteries

Rope cutter on prop

Gas service


She has a good deck of Raymarine electronics, mast steps, AIS, and a complete suite of sails with nice easy poling out system on a mast track. I’ve built redundancy into the boat - so there are spare mains and jib, and back up manual water pumps. The engine has always been reliable, and is simple to service and get parts for. Nav and deck lights are LED for low power consumption, and the trusty Delta anchor and generous chain locker has never let us down.

Please note that the hydrovane is not included in the sale, but may be sold separately by arrangement.

We will be very sad to say goodbye to her, but it’s time for her to have new owners to take her on to future adventures.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Halmatic 30ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Samantha of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

8 years

Why are you selling her?

Moving to a bigger boat

Where have you sailed her?

Caribbean with the ARC. She also completed an Atlantic circuit in 2006, visiting the likes of Venezuela and Trinidad.

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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