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Baba 30
(9,11 m) - 1979

Layout :

  • Length : 9,11 m (29' 10")
  • Beam: 3,12 m (10'3'')
  • Draft: 1,47 m (4’10")
  • Displacement: 5 669 kg (12,500 lbs)
  • Ballast : 2,27 t (5,000 lbs)
  • Material: Solid GRP
  • Rigging: Cutter
  • Engine: VOLVO MD-11C 23 CV

US flag.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 3,3 M XPF / 28 000 €

Classic looking modern offshore yacht.

Interior fittings :

Sleeps: 4 to 5.

  • Double fore cabin with shelves and lockers
  • Heads on starboard
  • Saloon area with 2 large settees and a fold down table
  • Chart table on starboard
  • Starboard quarter berth
  • U-shaped galley on port down the companion way

Listing :


Baba 30 type sailboat, built in 1979 by Ta Shing shipyard in Taïwan. Renowned design of Robert Perry, ordered by Bob Berg, founder of Flying Dutchman International Ltd., which imported the boats from Taïwan to the US West Coast. She was bought by her current owner in 2016; he sailed from Hawaï and arrived in French Polynesia in July 2017.


VOLVO MD-11C 23 CV, fresh water cooled
Bronze double-blade propeller
New 50A alternator replaced 2017
26 mm shaft and cutlass bearing, changed in 2014
Steel diesel tank: 80 L (21 gal.)

Cutter rigging

Keel-stepped aluminium mast, aluminium boom
In 2014, boom and mast have been removed, painted completely rerigged with new 316 stainless steel fittings and their attendant padeyes, cranz fitting and chainplates below. Bowprit was removed, repaired with epoxy and resecured and bedded. The mast well rigged, including all quality stainless steel 5/16” 1 x 19 rigging wire with Sta-loc mechanical fittings. Whisker stays have not been changed, in good condition. Heavy duty chromed bronze traditional open barrel rigging screws are provided.
Main sail in good condition, 3 reefing lines, lazy bag and lazy jacks
Hanked-on jib and staysail
Staysail Unused
Working jib, good condition
Storm jib good condition
"code zero" cruising spinnaker good condition
135 genoa used
Foresail sheets rails and carts new (2017)

Ground tackle

SIMPSON LAWRENCE manual windlass
Fore on windlass: one 16 kg (35 Lb) CQR Anchor 100' 8mm chain
Secondary 16kg CQR Anchor 75' of 8mm chain.
New 2017 8 mm chain
Stern mounted 13 Lb DANFORTH anchor 75' 8 mm chain


Fresh water: 2 x 35 gal. plastic bladders
2 new JABSCO freshwater pumps with bronze faucets that have not been connected.
Double-sink, stainless steel
FORCE 10 2-burners stove + oven
Large fridge, double opening on top
1 manual toilet
Manual water pump in the heads


AGM batteries: 3 x 150 Ah - 12V and 1 x 90 Ah - 12V AGM battery
The batteries need to be rewired. 2 of the 150 Ah batteries are not hooked up.
2 x 100 Wc 12V monocrystalline solar panels connected to a MORNINGSTAR Prostar PS-30 PWM 30 Amp controller
Flexible marine solar panels : 2 x 25 Wc (not connected)
1 new PS-30 solar charge controller (spare)
Battery charger
Shore charger
Circuits: 12V and 120V
AC sockets: 12V

Electronics and navigation

New RAYMARINE EV-200 Sail Linear Drive Evolution Autopilot
RAYMARINE p70s pilote command display, new
Portable floating WEST MARINE 255 VHF
RAYMARINE radar-chart plotter


WEST MARINE hard-bottom RIB, 2.80 m
MERCURY 6 HP 4 strokes outboard engine


REVERE 4-people offshore liferaft, 2017
EPIRB beacon
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump (operated from the cockpit)


Bathing ladder
Tools, spare parts
Stored on the hard since October (2017)

Works needed

Pulpit must be re-welded.
Engine revision
Compass needs to be repaired.
Steering linkage needs to be inspected and repaired.
Batteries need to be rewired.

Main strengths

Beautiful yacht, renowned building. Recent rigging.

Last modified : 09/02/2018


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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