Grampian 30


L.O.A.: 29' 9" (9.07 m)
L.W.L.: 25' 6" (7.77 m)
Beam: 9' 6" (2.90 m)
Draft: 4' 8" (1.42 m)

Displacement: 8600 lbs. (3904 kg.)
Ballast: 3870 lbs. (1757 kg.)
Sail area: 425 sq. ft. (39.48 m²)

Motor: gasoline or diesel
Headroom: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Berths: 5 to 6
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 180

Price range: $20,000 to $24,000

    Regardless of the their size category, the various Grampian models have one thing in common - they offer a lot of boat for relatively little money. This is especially true of the Grampian 30. It is one of the bigger, and one of the cheaper 30 footers on the used market in central Canada. Some people find that it isn't the sleekest looking sailboat, and that its appearance may be a little dated, but the Grampian 30 is very much a modern 30 foot production fiberglass sailboat of the 1970s. While it has been suggested that this model doesn't quite live up to the Grampian 26's reputation as a good sailing boat, it does have a nice interior layout with loads of room. Most of these boats come equipped with an inboard gasoline engine, although it is possible to find a few with a diesel. Because of their age, most Grampian 30s will probably need a bit of cosmetic work, some upgrades, and perhaps a few repairs. Anyone looking at this boat should keep an eye out for rot in the wooden keel supports found in some of the older Grampian 30s. Extensive rot in this area can be very difficult and expensive to repair.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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