'Vega', a Halmatic 30 Sailboat for Sale
by owner Conrad Fowler

My Halmatic 30 'Vega' is one of the best fitted out pocket blue water cruisers on the market at the moment, with an entire new rig in 2016, large functional cruising sail wardrobe of recent sails, watermaker and full electronics package.

Halmatic 30 sailboat beaching legs'Vega's prop is well protected in the aperture between her long keel and transom-hung rudder.

Yachting Monthly’s review in 2013 tells us that the Halmatic 30 is...

"Tough, seaworthy, reassuring and easy to sail solo, the Halmatic 30 is also well balanced on the helm and powerful in a blow to boot. She’s no slouch either. But perhaps her strongest suit is her easy motion at sea. All heavy stowage is low down, along the centre-line – fresh water, batteries and fuel, as well as the engine – giving her a low centre of gravity and a commendable righting moment."

This has certainly been proven in our 5 years of ownership where she has been tested in Britain, Atlantic France, the Western Med, through the French Canals and most recently offshore across the Bay of Biscay to Madeira and the Canary Islands where she currently lies ready to continue the adventure.

Halmatic 30 sailboat alongside dockShe's fitted with an inner forestay for heavy weather sails and a Selden removable bowsprit for downwind sailing

'Vega's interior is very comfortable for a boat of this type and size, and has been a fantastic home for us but now we need a little more room to accommodate our growing family.

'Vega' is fully prepared for further ocean voyaging and is prepositioned to enjoy the cruising grounds of the Canary Islands or make a crossing this season if the new owner so desired.

Halmatic 30 sailboat tankageFuel and water tanks low down and on the centreline contributes to a commendable righting moment.

Basic Specification for the Halmatic 30

Underwater Configuration: Long keel with transom hung rudder
Rig: Masthead sloop
Length overall: 29'6" (9.0m)
Waterline length: 22'10" (7.0m)
Beam: 9'6" (2.9m)
Draft: 4'6" (1.4m)
Displacement: 9,000lb (4,100kg)

Halmatic 30 sailboat nav stationThe navigation area is at the foot of the companionway on the starboard side

Hull

  • 2021 - Antifoul Stripped, Osmosis treatment as required on hull using West system epoxy
  • 2021 - Keel ground back and faired
  • 2021 - Rudder removed, pintles inspected etc
  • 2021 - Throughhulls serviced, Galley sink/Fridge cooling circuit seacock removed and mounting pad strengthened
  • 2021 - Coppercoat application
Halmatic 30 sailboat galleyThe galley is at the foot of the companionway on the port side

Rig

2016 Full rig replacement:

  • New Z-spars Mast and Boom, Harken Furler, All new Wire Rigging, All new running rigging
  • 2022 - Rig removed for inspection, all terminals removed and coated with Tefgel, Sheaves serviced etc
  • 2021 - Dyneema Inner forestay with Permanent Halyard and Mast Clutch for heavy weather headsails
  • 2021 - Selden Removable Bowsprit for downwind sails
  • 2021 - Seaview Radar Mast Mounting
Halmatic 30 sailboat headThe head

Sails

  • 2016 - Ulman Main2021- serviced and 3rd reefing point added
  • 2016 - Ullman Genoa with foam luff inserts and UV strip
  • 2016 - Ullman Stack Pack Mainsail Cover
  • 2021 - UK Sails No4 Blade Jib
  • 2021 - UK Sails Storm Jib
  • Cruising Chute in Excellent condition
  • CJ Marine Cockpit Enclosure (needs servicing)
  • CJ Marine Spray Hood (needs servicing)
  • Small Cockpit Bimini
Halmatic 30 sailboat storm jibStorm Jib set on inner forestay

Electrical

  • 2021 - 2x Exide EP800 95Ah Dual AGM Service batteries
  • 2021 - Fulman Standard FC904 Sealed Lead Acid Start battery
  • 2018 - Battery switching rewired to provide emergency parallel capability
  • 2021 - Victron Phoenix 800W Inverter
  • 2018 - Quick 30A 220V Battery charger
  • Sterling Galvanic isolator
  • Merlin Smartguage battery monitor
  • LED Interior Lighting Throughout
  • 2022 - Dimmable LED Red/White Light over Chart Table
  • 2022 - LED Tricolour and Anchor light at masthead
  • Sidelights/Sternlight/Steaming Light/Decklight
  • 2021 - 3x 220V sockets in Salon
  • 2021 - USB (charging) and 12v socket at Chart Table
  • Adverc External Charge Regulator
  • Adverc Split Charge Diode
Halmatic 30 sailboat instrument panelThe instrument panel

Electronics

  • 2019 - Simrad TP22Tiller pilot
  • 2021 - SPORTNAV Bluetoooth Stereo Head Unit with cockpit and cabin speakers
  • 2021 - NMEA2000 Backbone Installation
  • 2021 - B&G Triton2 multifunction display in Cockpit
  • 2021 - AIRMAR DST810 Depth/Speed/Seatemp Transducer
  • 2021 - B&G WS310 Masthead Unit
  • 2021 - VHF Std Horizon GX1850GPS, RAM4 Command Mic in Cockpit
  • 2021 - Beelink NUC with Intel i5 processor with OpenCPN and worldwide charts
  • 2018 - IP68 10¨ touchscreen monitor on pivoting VESA mounting
  • 2018 - Emtrak VHF/AIS Splitter
  • 2021 - AMEC Camino 108 AIS Class B Transponder
Halmatic 30 sailboat vee berthThe V-berth converts to a double with an infill cushion

Propulsion

  • 2011 - Beta 25 Engine 1260 hours with 70amp alternator to Three Bladed Fixed Prop
  • July 2022 - Full service, Heat Exchanger removed and cleaned, Gearbox and Lube Oil changed, new oil and fuel filters, anode changed
  • Rope Cutter
  • Delphi 296 Primary Fuel Filter
  • 2021 - Fuel Tank Opened, inspected, gasket changed
  • 2021 - Fuel Level Guage installed
  • 2022 - New Morse control cables for throttle and gearshift
Halmatic 30 sailboat engineGood access to the engine

Domestic

  • 2021 - Hot and Cold Deck shower installed
  • 2021 - Water tank level gauge
  • 2021 - Stainless Steel 140L Water Tank opened and inspected
  • Pressurised hot and cold water with 2l accumulator
  • 2021 - Lavac toilet/ pump serviced with all perishable parts replaced
  • 2021 -Toilet Sanitary hose replaced
  • Salt Water cooled Isotherm Fridge compressor
  • Hand pump with inline filter (filter replaced 2021)
  • Plastimo Atlantic Cooker
  • Various cooking utensils etc
Halmatic 30 sailboat dinetteThe dinette drops down to create a double berth in the saloon

Safety

  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • 2021 - New bilge pump and float switch, manual switch and audible alarm
  • 2018 - Gas solenoid with switch in main cabin
  • 2018 - Crewsaver ISO 4 man Liferaft serviced 2022 (2025 next service)
  • 2018 - ACR Globalfix EPIRB
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Blanket
  • Lifering and Danbouy
  • Radar Reflector

Other

  • 2021 - Windpilot windvane steering system and stainless transom bracket
  • 2022 - New outboard bracket
  • 2021 - Tiller revarnished
  • 2021 - Ronstan PowerstickTiller extension
  • 2022 - Rope Boarding Ladder
  • 10kg Bruce anchor with 45m 8mm chain
  • CQR second anchor with 10m chain and warp in bag.
  • Beaching Legs
  • 2022 - Watermaker Katadyn PowerSurvivor 80 (purchased secondhand). Produces 12lph at 8amps. New Membrane 2019.
  • Eberspacher Diesel Heater
Halmatic 30 sailboat foredeckAdding two feet to the foredeck...

Asking Price and Contacting the Owner...

I'm asking €29,000 for 'Vega', my Halmatic 30 pocket cruiser. 

If you need more informations or would like to be 'Vega's new owner, please

Contact me, Conrad Fowler, here...

What is the Halmatic 30 like to sail?

Based on Published Design Ratios for the Halmatic 30:

  • Her Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 16.0 suggests that she will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
  • Her Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 50.0 means that she will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
  • Her Displacement/Length Ratio of 338 tells us she is clearly a heavy displacement cruising boat. You can load her down with all your cruising gear and equipment and it will hardly affect her waterline.
  • Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 27.9 suggests that crew comfort in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability.

More about Design Ratios...

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