30 ft Sloop for sale

Serenade is our 30' fiberglass sloop, manufactured by Lancer Yachts of California in 1975. Lancer had apparently bought the rights to use the fast C&C hull designs, so her pedigree is solid.

Serenade under sailPowered by a conventional marconi  masthead rig, she performs well in light airs and is comfortable to cruise in.

The steering is perfectly balanced, with almost no weatherhelm under any conditions. She has plenty of sail area, and a sleek canoe hull with a shallow draft (5' 2") lead fin keel and high aspect ratio spade rudder.

All lines lead back to the cockpit, and she is set up for single-handing (no need to go on deck to lower or raise sails), especially with the autohelm that controls the tiller, the Harken furler (with new sail), and the Lewmar electric anchor winch.

The self-draining cockpit is spacious, the seats are also long enough to sleep on and are fully covered by the bimini structure. 

There is full standing headroom in the cockpit (boom is above bimini). Access to below decks is via one of the easiest stairways we've ever seen, and the salon also has full standing headroom down below. She sleeps 5 in 2 double beds (v-berth and extendable settee) and 1 quarterberth. 

The galley includes a 3 burner stainless steel propane range top with oven, stainless sink with running water (foot or hand pump), and large icebox. 

The double leaf folding salon table is quite large, with plenty of room for 4 people and a big dinner serving. When the weather is cool, the propane fireplace (with visible flame) adds warmth and good cheer, and greatly extends the cruising season. 

She has a separate bathroom with toilet, sink and tap, with a holding tank waste management system.

The electronics include autohelm, sonar (shows fish, has depth alarms), GPS (speed over ground), VHF Radio, 110 VAC inverter, and an excellent sound system with sub.

The electrical system is powered by a high quality solar system, and the retractable four stroke gasoline engine on the stern also has a built-in generator. The built-in 40 gallon fuel tank can last all season with that very economical engine, although we suggest you keep it half full to keep the weight down.

The vacant engine room was converted to water storage, holding 6 five gallon portable jugs that can be carried easily, if you're looking for fresh water that isn't dockside. There is also a 30 gallon bladder tank under the setee that is filled through a deck fitting.

The electrically retractable outboard is a very economical long shaft 4 stroke, pushing her comfortably at 4 or 5 knots (max speed under power is 6 knots). The motor has a remote control shifter in the cockpit with electric start, and it is still in very good condition (we mostly sailed). When the motor is retracted, there is no propellor drag to slow her down.

She also has a 4 hp Yamaha outboard for the tender that can be lowered with davit onto the tender (not provided). There is also an electric davit system for carrying the tender (not provided) at the stern.

side view of our 30' Lancer sloop, hull by C&C

There are no salt water leaks below the waterline and no osmosis blisters on the hull, and she has a fresh coat of ablative bottom paint. The bimini fabric and cockpit light mount need replacing.

We have enjoyed sailing with her for many years, but we're too old now (poor balance and other health problems).

She is currently out of the water on the hard at Ladysmith, having just had the bottom painted.

She is priced to sell quickly ($8500 OBO), currently sitting on the hard in Ladysmith and can be viewed by contacting us at sloop@rollertrol.com

Length Overall (LOA) 30'
Length Waterline (LWL) 27' 6"
Beam 10'
Draft 5' 2"
Displacement 8,200 pounds
Ballast 3,000 pounds
Total working sail area (with genoa) 560 sq ft
Mainsail area 190 sq ft
Furler Headsail area 270 sq ft
150 Genoa jib sail area 370 sq ft
Storm jib sail area 156 sq ft
SA/D (sail area/displacement ratio - main + Genoa) 22.03
D/L (displacement/waterline length ratio) 186
BR (displacement/ballast ratio) 2.73
Theoretical maximum hull speed 6.96 knots
Theoretical angle of vanishing stability 133.38
Motion comfort ratio 21