Boat Details

See: www.hummingbird30.com

Ill-health forces sale of this much-loved yacht after 18 years of stewardship. Well maintained and equipped, this 6-berth cruising yacht, is a comfortable live-aboard and is priced to sell.  

Designed by David Thomas, and built from 1979 to the early 1980s, the Hummingbird 30 is 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 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...."

The price of this copper-bottomed (2014) lady has been reduced for a quick sale; she is ready to sail away today!



Sleeps six, in two double and two single berths, in two cabins.
Forward cabin with twin v-berths with infill to convert to double berth and storage under bunks.       Shelving to sides of bunks.
Heads compartment with marine toilet & wash area forward of main saloon with hand basin & pressurised water. Hanger locker opposite.

Saloon with dinette to starboard and linear galley opposite, dinette converts to a double berth.
Two quarter berths aft, port and starboard.

Ample storage space and shelving under all berths.

C shaped seating dining arrangement with table.


Additional Equipment

Safety Equipment  MiniB EPIRB. Odeo LED flare. 3 Fire extinguishers. Fire blanket. First Aid kit. Jackstays. Lifesling. Throwbag x 2. Danbouy+light. Horseshoe Buoy with Drogue, light & bracket. Collapsible Radar Reflector, Anchor ball and Steaming cone. Collapsible Stern-mounted Safety Ladder. Rule-Mate 1100 pump & 3-way switch. 2 Auto and 2 Manual Adult Lifejackets. 3 Child Buoyancy Aids.



Furlex 200s roller reefing.

Roller Genoa, biradial with foam luffing.

Mainsail 7.5 oz pollypreg slab reefing. Mainsail cover.

Cruising chute & snuffer by Hood.


Storm jib.


Galley Equipment

Galley to port Single sink with pressurised water. Two burner Plastimo gas cooker with grill. Twin gas cylinder storage,external starboard aft. 

Navigation Systems

Ritchie steering compass. Deck-mounted handheld compass; Lowrance GlobalMap 5300C. Charts, Pilot books, tidal charts etc.
Instruments Navico 5500 Tillerpilot with handset. NASA DSC SX 35 VHF radio. NAVTEX Pro +. NASA Clipper Duet. NASA Clipper Wind. AIS receiver. AIS/VHF splitter SPL2000. Hand-held Standard Horizon HX51E L DSC VHF,


Mechanical Equipment

Machinery Beta marine BD722 20hp 3 cylinder Diesel. Three blade fixed bronze propeller. One engine start & one domestic battery. Shore power.

Total Power

22.0 kw


  • BuilderBoatYard
  • DesignerDavid Thomas
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • Built1980
  • Price£9,950
  • Length9.14 m
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Cruising Speed6 kn
  • Max Speed7 kn
  • Beam2.74 m
  • Water Tank Capacity21 gal
  • Fuel Tank Capacity20 gal
  • Engine 1
    • Model: Beta BD722
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard
    • Hours: 812

Contact Seller

George Dryburgh
United Kingdom
View all boats from this seller Email Call07986044836