The LM30 is a double-ended
Scandinavian motor-sailer, built to a high quality standard. Although
clearly a motor-sailer, the LM30 is actually a surprisingly good
sailing boat. They were designed from the outset to be easy to handle,
with all lines led back to the well protected cockpit. This is a
shallow fin keeled version. We sold this boat to the present owners in 2015, and she is for sale again now only because of health issues.
Bukh DV20 diesel
Shallow iron fin keel with skeg-hung rudder
Above the waterline the LM30
looks much like a larger version of the smaller LM27,
but whereas the LM27 has a long shallow full keel, the LM30
has a much more modern sailing-oriented underbody with either
a single fin keel or twin bilge keels, and skeg-hung rudder.
Overall lengths of 30' 8" and 31' 10" are both quoted
in various sources for the LM30: it is probable that the differences
arise because of variations in measurement points - the stern
extends aft further than at deck level.
Designed by Bent Juul Andersen and built in Denmark by LM Glasfiber from around
1980 to 1990, the LM30 moulds were later moved to England,
where production continued as the Scanyachts LM30 and later
LM32 (this being based on the same hull mould, and is virtually
identical). LM started life as a furniture factory - and this
shows in the quality of the cabinetwork on their yachts. In
the early 1990s LM ceased production of boats to concentrate
on making GRP blades for large wind turbines, in which field
they are now the largest company worldwide.
Although a motor-sailer, she is also designed to sail. In 1986
"Practical Boat Owner" reviewed the design, saying "....
as a sailing boat she is faultless" and "...
under power she is completely obedient, able to manoeuvre with
very little way and unaffected by wind direction"
Photos above and below ashore August 2017 - the hull was intended to have been polished and antifouling renewed by then, but these works were delayed due to owners health issues.
Owners photo mid-September 2017 at right
The heads compartment has a pull-out washbasin,
with shower fitting
The wheelhouse contains the main helm position, and the galley.
The hatch over the interior helm position opens, both for fresh
air, and so that if desired you can stand at the wheel with your
head out for a complete 360 degree view (although the visibility
from the inside of the wheelhouse is already fairly good). There
is a slide-out helmsman's seat that extends to seat two. A fridge is fitted under the helmsman's seat.
All sail handling can be carried
out from the cockpit, with single-line slab reefing and lazyjacks
for the fully battened mainsail, and roller reefing headsail. The
LM yachts are built to a high standard, with a lot of clever detailing.
The LM30 has both a wheel in the wheelhouse and a tiller in the cockpit - though the present owner tends to mainly use the wheel and has removed the wooden tiller arm whilst the boat is ashore.
The Bukh engine is under the removable cockpit sole, with a second inner cover to reduce noise. The engine casing is also sealed from the rest of the hull. The engine was replaced with a reconditioned unit in January 2015, and has run approx 110 hours since then.
The cockpit has a table that folds out from the aft end of the cockpit well
- in all these photos the tiler is removed from the rudder head.
Bukh DV20 installed January 2015 as reconditioned unit, freshwater cooled, run approx 110 hours since then.
Fuel tank capacity
fixed three bladed on Saildrive with ropestripper
2 x 88AH services batteries plus 80AH engine start battery
Engine alternator and Sterling 1230 30 amp shorepower charger
and deck equipment
Sloop rig, John Masts alloy spars with S/S standing rigging renewed August 2015
Hong Kong Sailmakers, slab reefing with lazyjacks and packaway type sailcover
Roller genoa by Ratsey & Lapthorn
Rotostay with dedicated winch in cockpit for furling line
2 x Anderson 46 two-speed
2 x Anderson 16
10 Kg Bruce with 16 metres 8mm chain plus 15 metres warp
Lofrans Royal manual windlass
Wheel and tiller
Autohelm 4000 wheelpilot
Warps & fenders
6 warps and 6 fenders
Cockpit "camper" cover new April 2016, cockpit cushions
Navigation Equipment and instruments
Furuno with CRT display
Philips AP Navigator Mk 8
Skanti with DSC
Silverline with remote control
Horseshoe with floating light and danbuoy
Firdell mast mounted
Manual and electric pumps
2 x fire extinguishers and fire blanket
Forecabin, heads and saloon
Water tank capacity
Nelson Spinflo 2-burner, grill and oven
Zodiac 2.3M inflatable - available by separate negotiation
Evinrude 3.3 hp two-stroke - available by separate negotiation
are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject
to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.
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