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Open 30 Racer Cruiser

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Boat REF# 146552
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.86m (32'4")
Year 1982
Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Berths 2
Engine 1 x Diesel 13.5hp, Beta marine (2000)
Lying Plymouth


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Extra Details

Designer Adrian Thompson
Builder Adrian Thompson
Lying Plymouth
Fuel capacity 32.0 ltr (7.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 13.5hp
Engine make and model Beta marine (2000)
Engine Hours engine1:   850
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.2 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


LOA 9.86m (32'4")
LWL 9.86m (32'4")
Beam 2.64m (8'8")
Draft Min 2.02m (6'8")
Draft Max 2.02m (6'8")
Headroom 1.52m (5'0")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Allspars (Selden) Aluminium spars (2008) with stainless steel standing rigging (2008)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Quantum - Slab (2008)
Headsail Quantum - Hank on (2008)
Other sails Quantum No 3 Jib (2008)
No 4 Jib (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
4 x Spinnakers (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Finish Paint finish

Cold Moulded Epoxy timber construction. During the recent re-fit she had hull and deck back to the bare wood inside and out re-faired and re-painted to a high standard. A couple of years ago this boat had a small hull extension at the transom to increase the length. This now enables this boat to be available for those races where 30' is the minimum length rquirement. The original transom remains, so should you wish to revert to her original 30' LOA then this would not be a difficult job to achieve. The bow was also re-designed to its current shape, however the original bow was not removed and could be uncovered.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Ergonomic and extremely practical accommodation in one cabin for two. Further bunks could be added forward of the mast if required.

1 burner spirit cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
5.00m (16'5") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
New winches and deck hardware in the recent re-fit.
Carbon pole 2008

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Date of last life raft service: 28-02-2011

Broker's Comments

This vessel was a ground breaking design from Adrian Thompson (Paragon, Team Philips, VSV's) when she was built near Bristol back in 1982. She is the quintessential short-handed racing boat and is one of the most perfectly formed and eye catching sailing yachts from this era. Superbly minimalist in concept this yacht will take you racing or fast cruising with minimal effort and maximum fun. Benefitting from a recent very comprehensive re-fit and over-haul she is in extremely good condition with recent rig/sails, deck hardware and all the appendages removed, re-faired, re-fitted and with gleaming paint work to the hull and decks. Anyone viewing this boat in the flesh will not be disappointed by the condition of this gorgeous boat. When built she won her class in the 1982 Round Britain and Ireland Race and beat many larger monohulls. She also won her class in several AZAB and OSTAR races. She will plane happily at 14/15 knots in flat water and with her simple yet reliable water ballast system will happily punch her way to windward. This yacht is capable of 250nm day runs. Absolutely ready to sail away and share her next adventure with you.

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

This Open 30 Racer Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by a Boatshed Representative of Boatshed Performance. Click here for contact details.
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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