Aloha 30


L.O.A.: 30' 0" (9.14 m)
L.W.L.: 26' 0" (7.93 m)
Beam: 10' 0" (3.05 m)
Draft: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Displacement: 6800 lbs. (3084 kg.)
Ballast: 2960 lbs. (1343 kg.)

Motor: diesel
Headroom: standing
Berths: 4 to 6
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 144

Price range: $45,000 to $52,000

    The Aloha 30 is a good example of the new breed of boat which started to emerge from the Canadian sailboat industry in the latter half of the 1980s. These boats were heavily influenced by the French designs which quickly became popular in North America, and they tend to include the mandatory aft cabin. The Aloha 30 was designed by Ron Holland, who became known for coming up with very fast boats, and this 30 footer was a bit of a departure for a manufacturer usually identified with building solid cruising boats. The Aloha 30 has a factional rig, a feature that makes it easier to control the shape of the rather large mainsail. It also has an deep elliptical shaped fib keel, which was all the rage for fast designs in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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