The Comfort 30 was born on the design table of renowned Swedish designer Rolf Magnusson who was famous for well built, easy to handle and well balanced sailing yachts. The Comfort 30 is similar in looks to the Albin Ballad and the Joker S30 and was built between 1972 and 1980 with over 1000 built. Some were built under licence by Robertsons in Scotland. "Gentrice" is one of these.
She has been well maintained by her current and previous custodians and is well known on the East coast. She receives admiring looks where ever she goes thanks to her hull lines and pale blue hull. She is a lovely boat to sail and will appeal to novice and seasoned yachtsmen alike. Ideal first boat in order to face the rigours of the North Sea or for those looking to downsize without compromising on reliability and comfort.
"Gentrice" is berthed in the award winning Royal Quays Marina operated by boatfolk. To arrange a viewing please call David or Matt on 0191 272 9086.
GRP constructed sailing yacht built by Robertsons of Argyll in 1978. Shoal draft fin keel with skeg mounted spade rudder. Under water areas were antifouled in May 2019. Topsides are pale blue gel coat and in excellent condition. White hull decoration. White gelcoat superstructure with grey painted non slip side decks and coach roof panels. What you will notice about the side decks is how easy they are to get around. This is because the shrouds are all inboard. This makes monitoring the chain plats much easier as well. Flush foredeck with anchor locker. manual windlass with teak mooring bollard. Stainless steel stemhead fitting with double anchor roller. Stainless steel fairleads.Stainless steel bow and stern rails connected by stainless steel stanchions and double set of guardwires. Teak handrails add to safety when moving around the decks in a seaway.
Deep safe cockpit with locker storage to port and aft. Locker tops and cockpit sole attractively finished in "Flexi Tek". Aft locker houses a gas locker with lid and vent outboard. Varnished tiller steering with protective cover. Transom with stainless steel boarding ladder.
Vessel is powered by an economical and reliable Yanmar 2GM20 inboard diesel engine. This 2-cylinder, 18hp, sea water cooled unit is situated beneath the companionway steps allowing easy access for servicing and daily checks. Engine start panel in saloon beneath chart table with key and push button start. Audible and visual warning light for high temperature oil pressure and charging. Engine serviced annually with most recent late 2020. Reduction gearbox driving stainless steel shaft and 2 bladed fixed propeller.
Bank of 2X12V heavy duty batteries providing engine start and domestic power. These are fitted with a rotary style selector/isolator switch. The batteries are recharged via the engine alternator, solar panel or onboard Marine Tech battery charger. Vessel fitted with shore power including cable.
Bermudan sloop, masthead rigged yacht with deck stepped aluminium spars by Proctor. Stainless steel standing rigging replaced in June 2019. Terylene running rigging in good condition. majority of the lines are led aft to the cockpit via a series of turning blocks and deck organisers. This has been replaced on an ongoing basis.
Boom mounted mainsail with 2 reefing points. Mainsail mounted in lazy bag for easey sail handling. Roller furling headsail system replaced in 2019. Roller furling genoa with UV strip. Spinnaker track on mast. Antal 2-speed, self tailing genoa sheet winches. Lewmar, 2-speed halyard winches.
Attractive and well appointed interior with beautifully varnished woodwork and navy upholstered seating and berths. Vessel provides berth for 5 over the forward cabin and saloon. Good amount of natural light from the portlights and deck hatches. The saloon is entered from the cockpit via a sliding hatch with washboard system. There are two sets, with a clear perspex set for the summer and a solid set for the winter. Two steps down and you are in the saloon. To port is the well equipped galley featuring a gas fuelled oven with 2-burner hob and grill, a stainless steel double sink with cold fresh water tap. Top loading cool box with insulated lid and additional bin style storage lockers aft. Drawer and additional cupboard storage.
Opposite the galley is the forward facing chart table with 12V switch panel and chart storage. 12V chart reading light and additional cubby storage. Chart seat is the end of a comfortable quarter berth.
Saloon has a central varnished drop leaved table with central bottle storage. Well upholstered settee/berths port and starboard with storage below. Outboard of port saloon seating is what is meant to be a cot berth but is more suitable for additional storage and bedding. Forward of the saloon bulkhead is a heads compartment to port with sea toilet and opposite on starboard side is a wardrobe/hanging space. In the bow is the forepeak with double V-berth and infil.
12V lighting throughout. Attractive teak and holly flooring.
Well equipped yacht for coastal cruising. Included in the sale are: