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Tripp 30

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Boat REF# 204536
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.25m (30'4")
Year 1971
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 16hp, Beta Marine Beta 16 (2008)
Lying Langstone Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer Bill Tripp Senior
Builder Teeside Yacht Services
Lying Langstone Harbour
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/08/2009


Engine 1 x Diesel 16hp
Engine make and model Beta Marine Beta 16 (2008)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 9.25m (30'4")
LWL 6.55m (21'6")
Beam 2.59m (8'6")
Draft Min 1.37m (4'6")
Draft Max 1.37m (4'6")
Displacement 4,082kg (9,001.5lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1971) with stainless steel standing rigging (2009)


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Mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Chute (unknown year)


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Lofrans windlass
1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
dinghy (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

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

A bit of a modern classic this lady! I thought it best to let the owner tell you about her himself:

Falcon, Santander 30

‘...smitten by her good looks and good manners...A good seaboat that will turn heads wherever she goes.’ Review of sister ship, Duet, by Sailing Today, January, 2009.

Designed in the mid-1950’s, Falcon is the epitome of classic elegance: well-shaped bow and counter stern, spacious cockpit with varnished wooden benches and coamings, and an aft deck. The light, open, cabin is lined with custom-built wood-veneer lockers.

This design’s first incarnation was as the Tripp 30. The hulls were built in Holland from about 1957 and shipped to the States for finishing by Seafarer Yachts - an arrangement that made use of Dutch expertise in GRP construction.

Production shifted to Mechans yard on the Clyde in the early 60s. When Mechans closed a few years later, the moulds were used to produce the Santander 30s. At least six boats were built by Teeside Yacht Services in the early 1970s. Falcon is believed to be one of these.

The Sailing Today review notes: ‘The wide companionway and large ports allow plenty of light below. Headroom is impressive at 1.85m. The sidedecks are wide, with room to pass inboard of the shrouds.’

Falcon was professionally restored in 2008, the work overseen by Marine Surveyor, Jim Prichard. The entire upper layer and core of the deck was renewed and the old engine replaced with a new Beta 16h.p. The engine work included: new custom stainless steel fuel tank, piping, filters, two batteries, stopcocks and two-bladed propellor.

The standing rigging was also renewed and a new gas supply and locker, conforming to current safety standards, fitted. Also, shore power supply and new navigation lights. A new lining was made for the cabin ceiling.

Falcon has a masthead rig with a single set of spreaders and twin lower shrouds. The mast is deck-stepped with a tubular metal compression post below. The restored decks have a non-slip surface and there are teak handrails along the after part of the coachroof.

She has hanging space to one side of the companionway. A navigation station with VHF radio (2008) linked to a masthead aerial, occupies the other side.

With her beautiful balanced lines, Falcon sails very comfortably, her V sections making a noticeably easier motion through waves than modern flatter-sectioned boats.

As a classic design from the 1950s, Falcon is eligible to participate in the annual Cowes Classics Regatta and would be welcomed to sail with in Old Gaffers rallies.

This Tripp 30 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. 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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