Launched in 1995, the 30i featured several novelties: a removable mainsheet
track, several wing keel options and ‘EVS’ steering. The boat is stiff and
sea-kindly under sail, well-suited to short-handed or family cruising, but t
he standard rig, which features a non-overlapping, self-tacking headsail,
leaves her decidedly undercanvassed in light to moderate winds. The bright,
cosy saloon – spacious for a 30-footer – has plentiful stowage in lockers
along the gunwales, a centrally mounted dining table, a good-sized chart
table with plenty of room for instruments, and a workable, L-shaped galley.
The heads compartment is surprisingly roomy, with ample hanging space
for wet oilskins. The aft cabin has a 6ft by 5ft double berth and the forepeak
vee-berth is sealed off from the main cabin with two sliding doors.
LOA 9.35m (30ft 7in) LWL 8m (26ft 3in) Beam 3.16m (10ft 4in) Draught 1m or 1.7m (3ft
3in or 5ft 7in) Displacement 3,600kg (7,937lb) with shoal draught keel or 3,500kg (7,716lb)
with deep keel YM test report February 1996