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Hummingbird 30

Brief details

Builder

Hummingbird Yachts, Poole

The Hummingbird 30 is based on the Elizabethan 30 hull, with a different transom and deck moulding. giving better cruising accommodation although not such a pretty profile above deck. Like the Elizabethan 30, she is a fast and very seaworthy cruiser.

LOA

29' 10"

Sail area

436 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

24' 0"

Rig

sloop

Beam

9' 3"

Cabins

Forecabin & saloon

Draught

5' 0"

Berths

6

Displacement

7,168 lbs

Engine

various

Ballast

approx 3,600 lbs

BHP

10-20

Keel type

Fin and skeg (though a very few bilge-keelers were also built )

Hummingbird 30

Designed by David Thomas, and built from 1979 to the early 1980s, the Hummingbird 30 was a modification of the Elizabethan 30 cruiser-racer design, with more emphasis on cruising accommodation. The underwater body and keel/rudder are identical to the Elizabethan 30, but the coachroof is slightly higher, and extends further aft, to increase headroom and interior space. By a slight modification to the transom moulding, the cockpit is also extended aft slightly.

The Elizabethan 30 hull form is regarded as a classic design, and in 200 was named as one of their "used boats of the year" by 'Sailing Today' magazine, in which review they said: ".... has all the advantages of the Contessa ..... fast, well mannered and extremely seaworthy" They also suggested: "If you like the Elizabethan, but are concerned about interior space, you could always look for the (rare) Hummingbird 30...."

Hummingbird 30
Hummingbird 30

Below - an owner's photo of one of the very rare bilge-keel versions

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For a 1980s-era 30-footer the linear galley is surprisingly spacious, with lots of working space. Opposite is a U-shaped dinette with a table which drops to form a double berth.

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Below: looking aft in the saloon, with chart table to port, and quarterberths on both sides

Hummingbird 30



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Hummingbird 30
Hummingbird 30

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