'Calypso', a Van de Stadt 30 Sailboat for Sale
'Calypso', my Van de Stadt 30 sailboat is for sale. I live aboard and am currently anchored in Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou, Grenada in the West Indies, one of the world's finest cruising grounds.
'Calypso', my Van de Stadt 30 sailboat at anchor in Carriacou
'Calypso' was built in 1975, and with all lines leading back to the cockpit she's the perfect single-handers' liveaboard cruising sailboat. She's very well built, with a thick fibreglass hull.
Major bottom work was done 5 months ago, her semi-long keel was reinforced and partly rebuilt as well as overall upgrades, updates and refitting. The hull is dry and solid.
'Calypso' comes fully equipped for living aboard with a large inventory of spares and tools.
She's ready to go, although the interior could use some further cosmetic work.
Published Specification for the Van de Stadt 30
'Calypso's long fin keel
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 31'1" (9.5m)
Waterline Length: 22'4" (6.8m)
Beam: 10'3" (3.1m)
Draft: 5'10" (1.6m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 9,687lb (4,394kg)
Ballast: 2,560lb (1,161kg)
Designer: Van de Stadt
Year First Built: 1973
Sails & Winches
The Malibu Double Ocean Kayak stows on the foredeck
'Calypso' sails like a dream and has a big selection of headsails to have a lot of fun with, all of which are in good condition:
- Mainsail - like new condition;
- Working Jib;
- Storm Jib;
- Smaller storm Jib (can also be used as a baby stay sail);
- Spinnaker (needs a minor repair);
- Spare Mainsail - the old one which is still in working condition;
- Two self-tailing Lewmar 16 winches for the halyards;
- Two Gibb 7CR winches for headsail sheet.
Power and Electronics
Solar panels installed on the coachroof
- Two Brand New (April 22) deep cycle sealed lead acid batteries;
- 200w solar panels;
- Guest Shorepower battery charger installed;
- ACR EPIRB including a RAPIDDITCH bag;
- Mcmurdo AIS receiver;
- Simrad VHF radio;
- Simrad Auto Tillerpilot;
- Raymarine transducer.
The ACR EPIRB and a RAPIDDITCH bag
The original inboard engine was removed and she now has a long shaft Honda BF5A outboard on an adjustable bracket. This little four-stroke outboard gives the boat 4 knots of speed without much effort.
'Calypso' also comes with an inflatable dinghy and Yamaha 2CMH outboard, together with a plastic Malibu Double Ocean Kayak with 2 paddles.
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