1985 Nonsuch 30 Ultra for Sale – Asking $42,500 USD

  • February 10, 2019 5:29 PM
    Message # 7156853

    1985 Nonsuch 30 Ultra for Sale – Asking $42,500 USD

    Contact: Richard Herbst @ 908-601-1974

    e-mail: nasiss@aol.com

    1985 Nonsuch 30 Ultra.  WAVE DANCER, #283.  Sadly, the time has come to sell the boat.  We are retiring to Florida and my wife has lost all interest in cruising.  This boat has been lovingly maintained by me, the third owner.  I am a retired mechanical engineer and have been working on sailboats for over 65 years.  When you come and see this boat, you will be impressed.

    SPECIAL FEATURE - This boat is a USCG documented vessel carrying a USCG waiver so it can be operated in the Coastwise Trade in any contiguous coastal state from Massachusetts to Florida.  Having this special feature has no impact on using the boat for recreational use.  It is just an extra and unusual feature that comes with the boat.  Should you opt to use this special feature, you could pay off the boat in just 6-months of sailing.  Some obvious uses would be lunch, sunset and moonlight sails as well as sailing instruction and prolonged cruises.  I intended to use the boat in this manner but family priorities prevented implementation. 


    • LOCATION: Boat located in Atlantic Highlands, NJ in the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. 
    • ENGINE: Original 1985 Westerbeke 27HP diesel engine with only 2551 hours on the hour meter.  Starts easily every time and burns no oil – always reliable.  New alternator, fuel pump and green anti-freeze water pump.  There are several spare parts for the engine.
    • SAIL: Doyle Sail fabricated in 2009 using 877 dacron, a high-end dacron cloth.  Well maintained with light use.  Holds an excellent shape.  Lots of years of life ahead.  This sail goes to the sailmaker at the end of each sailing season to be reviewed for work that may be needed.
    • TOPSIDES: originally green gelcoat.  Recently refinished with matching green polyurethane via the roll and tip method.
    • BOTTOM: bottom is epoxy barrier coated and maintained with “Hydrocoat” ablative antifouling paint #1840-Black by Pettit. 
    • DRAFT/KEEL: boat carries the standard sized keel with a draft of 5-feet.
    • BEAM: 11 ft – 9 inches.


    • o    New Batteries – All 3-batteries replaced in May 2018.  Two house batteries and one dedicated starting battery.  Batteries maintained at top charge at all times by solar panel while at mooring. 
    • o    Solar Panel – 100 Watt solar panel mounted on the dinghy davits.  Spare part - brand new controller still in box.  No need to run engine to charge batteries.  Solar panel does the job.
    • o    Dinghy Davits – Atkins and Hoyle, extremely strong davits.  It holds my 10 ft. Apex hard bottom inflatable dinghy.
    • o    Electric Halyard Winch   Powerwinch Model 212, electric halyard winch mounted under dodger.
    • o    Anchor Windlass: completely rebuilt by manufacturer, Ideal Windlass Co. at the factory in 2015.  It took 30 years to require a rebuild and the factory indicates that it will be another 30 years before it has to rebuilt again.
    • o    Anchors and Rhodes: Anchor is a 25 pound CQR with 100 foot of chain spliced to 200 feet of nylon rode.  Second storm anchor with chain and rode rigged over second bow roller with Delta 35 anchor; stowed below decks.
    • o    Winter Storage Equipment –Fairclough winter cover/frame made for Nonsuch 30 (5-years old). Also, 7-Jack Stands.
    • o    Manuals – Complete set of manuals for Nonsuch 30. (1) Nonsuch 30 Ultra Manual; (2) Westerbeke Diesel Engine Manual; (3) Manual for each piece of auxiliary equipment onboard and, (4) Detailed checklists with pictures for Spring Commissioning and Fall Decommissioning.
      • o    Other - All Safety Equipment, Ensign Flag, Life-Sling, Plates/Servingware/Cookware, 4-Fenders, 2-Boat Hooks, 6 Dock Lines, Barometer, Clock, 2-Winch Handles, etc.

    • o    Radar – Furuno Radar, Model 1623 with swing arm bracket in companionway for easy viewing when needed and out-of-the-way storage.  Radar Dome mounted on mast with custom bracket requiring no holes in the mast. 
    • o    Depth Sounder – Data Marine.
    • o    Knot Meter – Data Marine.
    • o    GPS – Garmin handheld 76Cs Plus mounted on hoop at the helm.  The Garmin 76Cs has capability for computer downloads of routes and waypoints.
    • o    Autopilot – Auto-Helm 3000, belt driven system. 
    • o    Compass at Helm – Richie compass.  Refurbished by Young’s Marine Services in 2016. 
    • o    Full 6’, 6” Head Room throughout Cabin
    • o    Propane System – System contains: (1) Thermal Systems Platinum Cat, power vented cabin heater; (2) Single pass Paloma hot water heater; (3) Seaward/Hillerange 3-burner gimbaled stove with oven; (4) Two aluminum propane tanks stored in cockpit’s vented locker with regulator, etc.; and, (5) Propane sensor/alarm.
    • o    Wilcox Crittenden Head - Contains “Tankette” blue flush water system to eliminate odors.
    • o    Shower - Full Sized – Extra wide seat and teak floorboards.  Shower is in separate compartment from Head.
    • o    Foldout Cabin Dining Table – Seats 6
    • o    Galley Sink and Head Sink - Hot and cold running water
    • o    Refrigerator/Freezer – 12 Volt battery operation.  Can be run 24/7 because of solar panel.
    • o    Screens for Hatches
    • o    TV/DVD Player – TV/DVD is mounted on swing arm.  Includes outside TV antenna.
    • o    CO2 Sensors/Alarms (2) - Rated for 10-year life.  Installed 2017.
    • o    Smoke Sensors/Alarms (2) – Rated for 10 years.  Installed 2017.
    • o    Lockers - Large full-length hanging locker and many smaller storage lockers.
    • o    Equipment Charging Station – Accommodates 2-USB and 3-car charger type connections.
    • o    Stereo Speaker System – in cockpit and throughout boat . Connected to AM/FM radio and I-Pod.
    • o    Cockpit Cushions
    • o    Teak Floor Grate
    • o    Folding Table in Cockpit with 6-Cup Holders
    • o    Custom Winch Handle Pockets
    • o    Companionway - Teak Companionway with Vented Hatch Boards & extra screened hatch board
    • o    Louvered Doors - Extra set of  full length louvered and screened Teak companionway doors.


    Last modified: February 10, 2019 6:17 PM | Richard Herbst
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