Elizabethan 30

Designer David Thomas’s fi rst commercial success was the most popular ‘Liz’
for good reason, and still sought-after today. She made her début in 1969
and production ended in the mid-1970s. She is a masthead cruiser-racer
with a moderate fi n keel and skeg hung rudder. She has a high ballast ratio
and feels very stiff. She has well balanced handling and good performance,
particularly when the wind picks up. The accommodation offers six berths in
two cabins with a reasonable heads compartment amidships and adequate
cooking facilities. Headroom is unusually good, at over 6ft (1.8m). Build
quality is good and Elizabethan 30s tend to hold their value. In the early days,
a few Elizabethan 9-metres were built. These were tuned-up racing versions
of the 30, with a deeper keel, rod rigging, a trim tab and a slightly taller rig.

9m (29ft 6in) LWL 7.3m (24ft) Beam 2.8m (9ft 3in) Draught 1.5m (5ft)
Displacement 3,305kg (7,840lb)