Design #87 - 30'3" (9.2m) Fixed or Lift Keel Cruising Sloop
From our 1982 catalogue
This design was conceived following several requests for a good all-round safe, economical, fast cruising yacht of 30 ft overall length. There were requests for a fixed keel boat and also a lift keel boat that could be trailed, and for this reason beam was kept below 9 ft 6 in to allow semi-permanent over width trailing permits. This produced a yacht with a moderate beam/length ratio which guarantees very fast speed and easy handling reaching and downwind.
Upwind performance and initial stability at rest is provided by the ballast being set very low in the lift keel version and firm bilges which gives the boat a great deal more stability than its ballast and displacement figures would suggest.
The fixed keel version carries a higher ballast ratio with the lead