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LM30 motor-sailer


ashore Hampshire


LM Glasfiber AS, Denmark






30' 8"

Sail area

478 sq ft main and genoa

Brief details


26' 0"



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.


10' 0"




4' 11"




11,200 lbs


Bukh DV20 diesel


4,250 lbs



Keel type

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.

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"


Yachtsnet photographs of the interior and of this boat ashore are from March 2015,
but the photos showing her afloat are a few years older, from a previous sale.

LM30 for sale

Interior and ashore photos March 2015

The heads compartment has a pull-out washbasin, with shower fitting

LM30 motorsailer for sale

Saloon looking aft with sliding door to wheelhouse shut

LM30 for sale

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 refrigerated coolbox is fitted under a hinged panel in the wheelhouse flooring.

Up to date photos coming shortly

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 Bukh engine is under the removable cockpit sole, with a second inner cover to reduce noise. The engine was removed and professionally reconditioned in August 2014.

LM30 for sale

Equipment List: available shortly

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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