1971 YANKEE 30

US$ 21,768
Baratti, Italy
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44(0)1590 673715
  • Description
  • View Full Specifications

Extensively refitted example

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Baratti, Italy
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  20,000 Tax Not Paid (US$ 21,768) 

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.




RCD Status:

  • 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
  • Fully-skegged rudder




Engine & gearbox:

  • Westerbeke 20B 20hp diesel engine - 1995


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours: approx. 1,400 as of February 2016
  • Cruising speed – approx. 5 knots




Voltage systems:

  • 12vDC domestic system


Battery Banks:

  • 1x 12vDC engine start battery
  • 12vDC service battery



  • Charging of batteries is by alternator from engine




Fresh Water:

  • The Manual fresh water supply


Bilge Pumps:

  • Manual bilge pump – replacement diaphragm 2011


Other Plumbing:

  • Seacocks replaced 2011





  • Fuel tank


Fresh Water:

  • Fresh water capacity is approximately 83 litres



  • Steering compass


Communications Equipment:

  • VHF





  • 2-burner gas cooker with oven
  • Sink



  • 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


Accommodation Finish:

  • 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
  • Genoa furling
  • Block & tackle vang
  • Backstay
  • Adjustable mainsheet track on coachroof
  • LED masthead light - 2011



  • Winches


  • 2x mainsails
  • 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


Available to view strictly by appointment


Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment


For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.


Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.


Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715 Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

Please contact Alex Grabau at +44(0)1590 673715

Interested in this boat? Tel: +44(0)1590 673715

Other Boats from Grabau International

View all Boats from Grabau International
Visit Website
Email Us
Please enter a valid name!
Please enter a valid email address!
RE: YANKEE 30, Baratti, Italy
Message cannot be empty!

Grabau International

82 Gosport Street , Hampshire
Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BD
United Kingdom

Grabau International
Please enter a valid name!
Please enter a valid email address!
Message cannot be empty!