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30 Nonsuch Classic Catboat

Estimated price for orientation: 28 066 $

Category: Cruisers
Class: Sail

30 Nonsuch Classic Catboat


Well cared for and considerably updated Nonsuch 30 Classic. Her experienced and knowledgeable owners have cared for her with an open checkbook and it shows in every respect.


The design of this uncomplicated cruiser is from the board of highly respected Mark Ellis and she was built by George Hinterhoeller, two prominent and powerful names in the yachting industry. He modified the traditional catboat hull, giving it a distinctive sheer with a finer entry and has carried the maximum beam father aft. Since there is no mast in the cabin and the nearly 12-foot beam is carried well on both ends, the Nonsuch 30 has much more interior volume than its length would suggest, even when compared with more modern designs. The cabin is laid out with opposing settees forward with a dropleaf table between, a workable L-shaped galley, a large head compartment with shower, and quarter berths aft; the starboard one is a double.


Underwater, the fin keel and partially balanced spade rudder largely eliminates the considerable weather helm common to most catboats. And while the plumb bow and stern, distinctive sheer, and highly cambered coachroof also characterize the Nonsuch 30, its most prominent feature is the tall, tapered, unstayed mast with a wishbone boom.


The sail is handled from the safety of the large cockpit. Running rigging consists of a main halyard, a mainsheet, a choker line, which easily controls the fullness or flatness of the sail by adjusting the fore-and-aft position of the wishbone boom. The mast tends to bend leeward when the wind freshens, which spills the wind from the sail and keeps the boat from being overpowered. Along with the wide beam and a 39-percent ballast to displacement ratio, this makes for a very stable and forgiving boat.


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Spacious and comfortable accommodations for up to 6 people; 2 on single berths forward, 2 in port quarter berth and 2 in starboard quarter berth. The main salon is forward with full length settees on either side and a custom teak dining table on the centerline.


The galley is amidship to port and features a two burner propane stove with oven, icebox with refrigeration system, deep stainless steel sink with pressure hot and cold eater and lots of cutlery, dish and pantry storage. The head compartment is to starboard opposite the galley and includes a manual head, vanity with sink, lots of storage and an integral shower.


There are quarter berths on both sides aft with the companionway aft with the companionway on the centerline. The large cockpit can seat a large crew comfortably. The high cockpit coamings and U-shaped seating lends a safe and secure feeling to the boat while underway. A very capable family boat that sails well and is easily handled by one person or small crew.




Make30 Nonsuch

ModelClassic Catboat

Year built1980


Hull MaterialFibreglass