A Fantastic example of this achingly pretty S&S design. Extensively refitted in recent years, she is the perfect pocket cruiser with broad abilities for off-shore or racing. A huge amount of well-built yacht for not very much money.
The Yankee 30 is a beautiful sailboat, designed by Sparkman & Stephens (S&S design No. 1999) and originally built by Yankee Yachts in Santa Ana, California. The yacht is well suited to both racing and cruising, with a tall keel-stepped mast and high aspect sail plan to improve light airs performance, high ballast to displacement ratio to make them stiff and dry to weather, and a bustle and skeg-mounted rudder for ideal handling off the wind. Unlike highly engineered racing boats, the Yankee 30 is somewhat overbuilt. As a result she’s a very sturdy boat. Stability and an easy motion, whether sailing short-handed or with a crew make the Yankee 30 an ideal boat off-shore passages.
The Yankee 30 was produced from 1971-1975 by Yankee Yachts, during which time 132 of these boats were constructed. As a consequence of the oil crisis and rising cost of fiberglass resins in the mid-1970s and John Shumaker’s refusal to reduce the quality of his boats, Yankee Yachts ceased production in 1975.
Our understanding is that the boat is exempt from the EU’s Recreational Craft Directive as she was first placed into use within the EEA prior June 1998.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
The hull is one-piece, 100% hand layup fiberglass construction with a moulded in contrasting boot top and cove stripe
The deck 100% hand layup construction with a 1/2″ balsa core and reinforced fastening areas for winches, stanchions, and other hardware sandwiched between fiberglass laminations.
The deck is bolted and bonded to the hull by Yankee’s positive lip-over method.
Keel & Rudder:
External cast lead ballast fin keel
Keel refaired with WEST system - 2011
Engine & gearbox:
Westerbeke 20B 20hp diesel engine - 1995
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine hours: approx. 1,400 as of February 2016
Cruising speed – approx. 5 knots
12vDC domestic system
1x 12vDC engine start battery
12vDC service battery
Charging of batteries is by alternator from engine
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
The Manual fresh water supply
Manual bilge pump – replacement diaphragm 2011
Seacocks replaced 2011
Fresh water capacity is approximately 83 litres
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
2-burner gas cooker with oven
Marine heads - 2010
Manual fresh water supplies in heads
Mainly LED lighting is used and is located in all the important positions - 2011
Summary of Accommodation:
Four berths in one cabin plus saloon.
Twin berth in forward cabin.
Heads aft to port
Saloon with u-shaped seating to port and bench settee to starboard
Chart area aft end of saloon to port
Galley aft to port
Interior extensively renovated and refitted 2010-12
All interior woodwork in varnished teak
Blue cloth upholstery
Sloop rig with single set of spreaders
Deck stepped mast
Mast and boom repainted – 2011
Standing rigging replaced - 2011
Dyneema main halyard – 2011
Running rigging replaced – 2011
Block & tackle vang
Adjustable mainsheet track on coachroof
LED masthead light - 2011
North Sails 130% genoa -2010
North Sails 110% jib – 2010
Spinnaker with snuffer
Pulpit and pushpit
Double stainless lifelines.
Anchoring & Mooring:
Anchor with chain
Fenders & warps
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
Blue canvas sprayhood
Blue canvas bimini
Side enclosures for bimini and sprayhood to create cockpit tent - 2010
Lying Baratti - Italy
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Saturday by prior appointment
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