1986 Nonsuch 30 Ultra "Chalupa Batman"

  • February 17, 2021 3:25 PM
    Message # 10110267

    1986 Nonsuch 30 Ultra SV "Chalupa Batman

    LOA 30’.4”

    LWL: 28’9”
    Beam: 11’10”
    Fuel 30 gallons
    Water 86 gallons
    Holding 24 gallons
    Mast Height 53’ from water line
    Shoal Draft
    Westerbeke 30 HP Diesel engine, 3276 hrs, runs strong, no issues (knocking on wood)
    Feathering prop
    Many spare parts in neatly labeled bins
    Bottom painted Aug 2020
    Hull waxed Aug 2020
    Drip less shaft
    Oil and fuel filters changed Aug 2020
    Windlass anchoring system
    4 new Interstate GC2 Deep Cycle Extreme batteries Dec 2019

    It is with a heavy heart we are selling our 30 Nonsuch since we have purchased a boat house at the Tacoma Yacht Club, and as with any boat house, they don’t make them 53’ or taller . So with that, we are going back to a power boat. This truly has been our favorite boat (my 7th), and the boat with the most compliments dock side out of any of the boats I have owned. We absolutely had no plans to sell her, we thought it would be a long term owned boat for us, but we had this opportunity to purchase a wonderful boat house, something I have always wanted.

    This boat is very solid, easy to maintain, in very nice shape and wicked easy to sail…and sails well! Raising the main takes very little work with the electric wench, trim work is easy, the sail is self tacking and you can add up to two reefs without leaving the cockpit making her a very safe boat (we have been out in 30 knot winds without issue). The cockpit itself is deep with a massive amount of storage in the starboard and port lazarette. She is fully enclosed and the large cushioned benches make it wonderful for sleeping topside, so in-effect, you could sleep 7 if you really wanted to. She sleeps 5 comfortably inside. Two in the forward owners cabin, two on the convertible starboard side settee, and one on the port side settee. 

    The head is spacious with tons of storage, and she has a separate shower stall from the main head compartment so everything stays dry. This is almost unheard of in a 30’ boat!

    One of our favorite features is the beautiful wood interior that makes it feel very cozy, warm and cabin like. She is not plastic feeling like so many production boats today. The forward owners cabin has a huge hanging locker, several drawers, storage area with mirrored slider doors and stays toasty warm to include the rest of the boat from the highly effective Webasto diesel heater.

    The wide beam flows most of the way back creating interior volume and exterior cockpit space usually seen in 36’ boats. The galley and head benefit from a pressurized water system with a 6 gallon hot water heater. A huge refrigerated top access fridge (very efficient, at anchor, it was pretty negligible on power consumption), 2 burner gimbaled stove/oven with storage for your pot and pans underneath. The galley is compact, but holds a ton of provisions, and the tools needed for cooking. 
    The most immediate items that need to be addressed would be the sail pack and the canvas of the Bimini/dodger as it is starting to get a little worn with areas fixed with canvas tape. These items were on our list to do in the spring, but of course that has changed for us. She still stays dry in the cockpit regardless. 

    We bought the boat in December 2019, and I have the survey available from that time for prospective buyers only.

    For complete photos, please copy and paste in your browser our Craigslist ad:


    I have added two videos. This is my actual boat for sale. This was the previous owner, with the original name of the boat, “Catspaw.”

    Exterior video



    Please feel free to call me with any questions, if you get my VM, please leave a message, otherwise I will think it was a marketing/spam call.


    Thank you for looking at my Ad,

    Last modified: February 17, 2021 3:27 PM | Jay Lestenkof
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