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Halmatic 30

Brief details

Builder

Halmatic Ltd., Portsmouth

 

Designed as a smaller version of the Nicholson 31, the Halmatic 30 is in very much the same style - a heavy displacement long-keeler with a high ballast ratio. They are strongly built and have an excellent reputation as a serious seagoing yacht.

LOA

29' 6"

Sail area

471 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

22' 10"

Rig

sloop

Beam

9' 6"

Cabins

2

Draught

4' 6"

Berths

5

Displacement

9,866 lbs

Engine

Volvo MD7 or 2002 diesels

Ballast

5,040 lbs

BHP

18

Keel type

Long keel with external iron ballast

Halmatic 30

Halmatic are a long-established yacht and shipbuilder, and for many years moulded the hulls for the Nicholson range of yachts. Now part of Vosper Thorneycroft, Halmatic are still in business, although they now mostly build much larger craft - from naval vessels to superyachts

Designed for Halmatic by John Sharp, the Halmatic 30 was built from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s. The design is in many ways similar to the Nicholson 31. About 200 Halmatic 30s were built in total, the boat illustrated being one of the later Mk II versions. Most Halmatic 30s had the Volvo MD7 diesel, but some later boats had the Volvo 2002 engine.

The moulds of the Halmatic 30 were taken over by Barbican Yachts at Plymouth, after production by Halmatic ceased, the design re-emerging as the Barbican 30, with minor charges to the deck and coachroof, and internal ballast instead of the external ballast of the Halmatic 30. Barbican Yachts are now no longer in business.

On the early Halmatic 30s a known weak point was the lower shroud attachment to an alloy plate embedded in the deck moulding. Many older boats will have been modified by now, with internal tie-brackets to the main bulkhead, as fitted to later boats, but this does not detract greatly from what is a superb little serious cruising yacht.

Halmatic 30

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Halmatic 30

The above photo of the interior of a Halmatic 30 shows one built from new with
non-standard windows, and slight variation in the interior layout.

Halmatic 30

There is a two-berth forecabin, with a good sized heads compartment to starboard forward. In the saloon there is a single settee berth to port, and a settee that can convert to a double berth to starboard. The galley is aft to port, and the chart table to starboard

Halmatic 30

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