Mary Ellen

Vessel Name

Mary Ellen

Vessel Type

Sailing Yacht

Vessel Price


Short Description

Klipper 30, 1983

Designed by Frans Coblens.  Built by Knight Consultancy, Hull
Steel built, 5mm plate throughout. An immensely strong and seaworthy single or short handed ocean going cruiser. Somewhat neglected over the last two years owing to owner's ill health.  Needs some work and some tidying up, but nothing serious.   Navigation electronics need updating.
Current owner cruised to Brittany and Northern Spain. Cruises to Azores and Scoland in previous ownership
Priced to sell.





Sleeps 5 in two cabins.  Two settee berths in the main saloon, and a quarter berth on the port side.  Double berth in forepeak.

Construction & Build

Steel, 5mm plate throughout

Sails and spars

Sails by Cowan Main slab Tri sail; Genoa: hank on; Yankee: hank on; Staysail: hank on; Storm jiB: hank on; Rigging: Stainless standing rigging 2007; Furlex roller (not fitted)

Gear and safety

2 x L42 and 2 x L30 Lewmar winches in cockpit (4total); 4 x Lewmar Halyard winches; Aries self steering; Coastal liferaft New 2011; Jordan series drogue; Parachute sea anchor; TP1000 tiller pilot; Manual bilge pump; Jabsco sea toilet; Lifejackets, lifelines, fenders, cordage spares etc; Anchors: 45lb CQR and chain; 25lbCQR; Small fisherman; Aluminium kedge


Volvo Penta 6L 2 cylinder diesel, electric and hand start; Aerogen wind generator


Garmin GPS; Standard Horizon VHF; Seafarer echo sounder; towed log; CARD radar detector; Sestrel compass; Boat compass: Plastimo compass: 2 hand bearing compasses; Numerous (out of date) charts


LOA 9.2m 30' Beam 3.0m 9' 10" Draft 1.3m 4' 3" Disp5,750kg 12700lbs Headroom 5' 11"

General Comments

Owners comments.
Mary Ellen is a well equipped, strong, seaworthy cruiser with a good turn of speed. I single handed to Northern Spain non stop in 2012, laying to the series drogue 100 miles off Finistere very comfortably with no drama.
The engine is reliable and economical and starts easily
The Optimus paraffin stove is old and needs to be replaced. The masthead light doesn't work
I removed the bowsprit after it suffered some damage, (Brittany rock) Hence the chain tacks on the twin forestays, and the spare Furlex. 
She is on an inexpensive mooring on the Tamar. 
Please contact Weir Quay Boatyard for further details and  viewing.
This sale is forced by old age and ill health.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel / equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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