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Kemrock Channel 30

Brief details

Builder

Kemps Shipyard, Southampton

The Kemrock Channel 30 is a traditionally styled motor-sailer, with the emphasis very much on power, and spacious and comfortable accommodation for two to four.

LOA

30' 0"

Sail area

270 sq ft

LWL

28' 3"

Rig

sloop

Beam

9' 6"

Cabins

2

Draught

3' 8"

Berths

2 - 4

Displacement

8,960 lbs

Engine

Perkins 4236 diesel

Ballast

3,248 lbs

BHP

72

Keel type

Long keel

The Kemrock Channel 30 is a motor-sailer with the emphasis firmly on the motor. Originally built as a five-berth boat, the interior of the example shown here has been extensively altered to provide comfortable cruising accommodation for two, with two more berths available if required by using the saloon dinette. The Perkins engine gives just over 9 knots maximum speed, with a comfortable cruising speed of 7½ knots.

Kemrock Channel 30

For a boat of just 30' overall, the spaciousness of the saloon is remarkable, certainly better than most other motorsailers of similar lengths, such as Fisher 31s and Colvic 31s. The large galley on the starboard side was originally a single berth.

The hull has a long shallow keel, with separate spade rudder. The rig is of very moderate size, the manufacturers original advertisements for the class saying ".... designed to give safe sedate quiet sailing for a family or retired yachtsman", and even offering a yet smaller rig ".... for those of a nervous disposition".

A fixed windscreen offers better weather protection and visibility than a canvas canopy.

The cockpit has a complete overall "camper" cover, the aft section of which can be removed separately, leaving just an extended folding sprayhood above the fixed windows

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On deck she has a mast in a tabernacle. The relatively small rig, with furling jib, provides some extra speed with the wind free, plus the steadying effect of the sail or sails, and will also provide modest but adequate performance under sail alone.

 

 

 

 

One of the reasons the saloon is so spacious is that there is no engine box under the companionway, the engine and gearbox being totally under the cockpit sole.

The cockpit sole lifts in sections to provide very good access to engine and gearbox. The engine drives a conventional propshaft through a V-drive system.

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Although clearly primarily designed as a motor yacht, she does have a long ballast keel, and can make her way under sail if necessary, including to windward, though progress would not be rapid, and she would have to be sailed well free to avoid too much leeway

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