Fast with recent investment
£9,450.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  276223
  • Length  ·  9.04m
  • Year  ·  1984
  • Construction  ·  Foam Core
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Yanmar 2GM 20 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Builder MG
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 14/05/2009


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM 20 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade, folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

New battery boxes in 2020
Full engine service, including new belts, filters, oil and impeller in March 2021.
Engine lacquered in March 2021


Length 9.04m
Beam 3.20m
Draft Min 1.86m
Draft Max 1.86m
Displacement 2,800kg (6,174.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


Reefing mainsail K Sails - Slab (2020) 2 Reefs
Headsail K Sails - Other (2020)
Other sails 70% Spinnaker (unknown year)
General purpose spinnaker 3/4oz (unknown year)
Asymmetric spinnaker 1.5oz (unknown year)
No. 1 light foresail (unknown year)
No. 2 battened foresail (unknown year)
No. 3 blade foresail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Mainsail is Bainbridge cloth, radial cut Dacron
Headsail is composite, complete with 6oz centre panel and viewing windows showing all telltales from cockpit
New mainsail cover in March 2021
New Dyneema running rigging (2020)
New sails used only 6 times from new
The sailplan is modelled on the well performing Humphries 36
Complete with current IRC Certification
Tuff Luff foresail
No. 4 Foresail
1 x staysail and 1 storm gib

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Foam Core
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Hugh Wellbourne design, low centre of gravity, racing keel
4 Coats of 2x pack epoxy applied to topsides (2020)
2 Coats 2x pack epoxy applied to underwater hull (2019)
Composite, foam core topsides, with GRP externally and Kevlar internaly


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Low consumption LED lights throughout accommodation


Low consumption LED lights throughout accommodation

Deck Gear

Sail cover

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR & Danforth)
15.00m of chain
15.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

New VHF (DSC) radio (2020)
New, colour Garmin Chartplotter (2020)
New wireless Clipper wind instrument (2020)
New Clipper, paddlewheel log (2020)
Low consumption LED Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Life jackets

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The MG 30 HS comes from the drawing board of the well known and respected Rob Humphreys. Built with performance, speed and strength in mind, these boats combine exacting lines, with a swept back rig and internal hull strengthening system that provides performance, space and confidence. The cockpit provides acres of room for the crew to work and relax after a day sailing, with wide side decks that provide a feeling of safety moving forward. Internally, there is a forward cabin, with potential for two to sleep, along with a centrally located galley and navigation station, then saloon seating and further back two quarter berths.

This version has a proud history, with a long list of race wins, including the Round the Island Race and winner of Class in Clyde Week. The owner reports a boat that points incredibly high on the wind and sails fast comfortably downwind. The current owner has predominantly used the boat for racing, having invested in an impressive sail wardrobe and organising the running rigging so key sail changes and boat movements can be orchestrated swiftly and easily from the safety of the companionway, through a single system. The boat was also treated to a re-epoxied underwater hull in 2019 and then re-epoxied and painted topsides in 2020.

For anybody looking for a performance sailing yacht this boat and its inventory is well worth considering. It has a proven track record as a club racer and looks prepared to continue in that role. However, with some work completed below, this boat also has the size and space to provide potential to be a more permanent fast cruiser. If you would like to know more or to organise a personal viewing, please contact our office and we would be delighted to help.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This MG 30 HS MODIFIED HALF TONNER has been personally photographed and viewed by Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

3 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of boat

Where have you sailed her?

UK East Coast

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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