1977 Clansman 30 for sale.
Set up for solo sailing with all lines back to cockpit.
With a new Raymarine Tiller Pilot, new solar panels, electric battery monitor and Chart Plotter, Sass is ready to cruise!
This fine example has been re powered with a Beta 16hp engine in 2010 with excellent service history since then. It's getting hard to find these classic yachts still in such good condition!
Inspection will impress.
The Clansman 30 is a 30-foot class of narrow-beam full-keel yacht manufactured on the New South Wales Central Coast of Australia. Production ran from 1965 through 1985, with hull numbers from 1 to 108. The last Clansman was launched in 1994.
This classic yacht from 1977 is being advertised for sale for the first time in a long while, which is testimony to the true love affair the current owner has had with her.
The Clansman was one of the first fibreglass production yachts in Australia and arguably was one of the strongest.
It is an exceptional sea boat that has stood the test of time in performance in adverse conditions, with one of the class (hull number 7) having been sailed from Australia to the east coast of the USA. An active class association still exists.
The Clansman was laid up extremely thick, with solid glass reinforced plastic (GRP) hull and GRP and plywood deck. Layup was by chopper gun on a female mould, creating an interior surface that needed little additional finishing. The interior furniture was made of plywood and glassed in place.
The Clansman 30 was designed and built by East Coast Yachts in Gosford NSW. The builder was Bruce Fairlie who owned and operated the business.
The Clansman 30 was one of many yachts Bruce Fairlie built, however the Clansman was the only yacht Fairlie designed himself. While designed by Fairlie the Clansman has a very strong resemblance to the Elizabethan 29, an English yacht.
The interior layout was strongly influenced by trends in caravan design - Fairlie had previously been involved with building caravans. These features include a dinette that converts to a double berth, two-way doors that close between the toilet-forecabin-wardrobe-main cabin, and (for early models) a portable Esky under a lid in the benchtop, in place of a built-in icebox.
Fairlie brought a number of other innovative and highly effective features to the design. For instance, the forestay is bolted right through the hull and secured with a bolt hidden at the centre of a bronze casting of a thistle which becomes a feature of the bow. The shrouds and backstay are secured to u-bolts through the deck, eliminating the need for rigging screws. The u-bolts provide a compression packing that can be screwed down tight, and owners report that they seldom leak.
The deck is moulded with a lip that turns up to fit inside the hull moulding, and after being glued and glassed in, the join is covered with a custom-designed vinyl moulding that eliminates the common problem of deck/hull leaks, and also serves as a practical rubbing strake.
The mast is deck-stepped on an aluminium channel that sits above the two main internal bulkheads - a solution that allows easy passage below decks to the forecabin, while ensuring a solid base for the mast.
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Country Origin : Australia
Designer : Bruce Fairlie
Builder : East Coast Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (L) : 130
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Plywood sheathed deck
Length (feet) : 30 feet
Length (m) : 9.14 m
Length Waterline (m) : 6.55 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 8 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 2.44 m
Draft (m) : 1.35 m
Draft (feet) : 4'4" feet
Keel/Ballast : Encapsulated Lead
Dry Weight (kgs) : 4091 kgs
Number of Helms : 1
Displacement : 4091
Engine Notes : 2011 model Beta Diesel with around 300 hours, recently serviced.
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : Beta
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : 300
Horse Power (hp) : 16
Drive Type : Shaft
Engine Room : Located under cockpit, companionway steps.
Number of Batteries : 3
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 60
Propeller : 3 blade fixed
Steering System : Tiller
Accommodation Notes : Generous sized V berth double, dinette table drops down for another double. Small quarter berth to aft. Cockpit floor can raise to form large day bed with all cushions included.
Number of Berths : 5
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : Marine saltwater
Galley Notes : Inline layout, metho cooking, storage, crockery and cutlery, cold water hand pump.
Stove : Maxie 2 burner metho
Refrigeration : Waeco 12v 40 litre
Number of Sinks : 1
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : GME GR9000 series AM/FM/CD sound, interior plus cockpit speakers. 12v fan
Anchor / Winch : Electric anchor winch with controls in cockpit and at bow.
Bilge Pump : Auto plus manual
Deck Gear : Solar vents, boat hook, stainless grab rails, stainless swim ladder, compass, self tailing winches, large solar panel, Gas bottle and Stainless Magma BBQ on rail mount.
Mast/Rigging : Aluminium mast and boom, stainless steel wire rigging 2010, lazy jacks,
Sail Inventory : Hood Battened Main 2011, furling Genoa
Electrics : 12v plus large 80w new solar panel, 3 Batteries with Elite battery monitor.
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine autopilot ACU-100 P70 tiller pilot (2017), compass, Lowrance plotter, searchlight, VHF
Dinghy : 7ft fibreglass
Covers : Bimini, spray dodger, boom tent, boom bag, UV strip on Genoa.
Safety Gear : VHF, auto bilge pump, compass, life jackets, fire extinguisher, barometer, clock, jack stays, lifelines
Ground Tackle : Large Danforth anchor with chain and rode on Electric Muir anchor winch.
GPS : Raymarine 2017, Lowrance Elite 5HD1, depth, speed, fishfinder.
Number of Fish Finders : 1 Lowrance
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : Uniden VHF with detachable antenna.
Number of Life Jackets : 2
Remarks : Very sought after classic boat in excellent condition. Well maintained by fastidious lady owner.
Vessel Name : SASS
Princes St Marina
16 Princes Street, Newport Beach
Sydney, New South Wales 2106