Truman 30 for sale

Plymouth, United Kingdom

Listed price £15,495 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Truman 30
Used sail boat for sale
$20,221 USD | Listed price £15,495 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Angus Primrose
Length overall
Length waterline
4.23 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Plymouth, United Kingdom

About this Truman 30


Truman 30 - 1978 - £16,500

Angus Primrose designed classic along the same lines as the Moody 30, only with more space, the Truman 30 is a very interesting yacht. Thoughtfully designed to be safe and sea worthy she has a very roomy interior whilst again maintaining sea worthy features such as deep fiddles, secure and plentiful storage and good comfortable slepping berths, useable at sea.

New Webasto heating and a cockpit tent are perfect for the UK climate
Saildrive seal (2016) and rigging (2007/9) replaced

Would make an ideal liveaboard boat

Construction and General

The Truman 30 was built by Nick Truman Yachts of Lowestoft to an Angus Primrose design, sharing hull and deck mouldings with the Moody 30 of the same era.

  • GRP Hull, deck and coachroof
  • Deep moulded anchor well
  • Cream gelcoat hull with grey cove line
  • Scheel Fin Keel (Shaol draft)
  • Skeg hung rudder
  • Sloop rig with roller furling Genoa and slab reefing


  • SSR registered (may have expired)
  • New Webasto heating system
  • Saildrive seal replaced 2016
  • Lots of Handbooks and manuals
  • Comprehensive engine and general spares

Accommodation layout and details

  • Webasto Heating (new 2018)
  • Teak joinery
  • Green striped upholstery with deep 6" berth cushions
  • Good headlining
  • LOTS of storage

The Truman 30 provides benerous accomodation for her length sleeping up to a cosy 7 in 2 cabins and the quarter berth:

  • Fwd cabin with large V berth with infill to make a double, smaller part of infill lowers to make a dressing seat over a smalll locker. Large storage space beneath the berths and deep shelving above. Large opening hatch, 2 lights and 240V outlet. curtain rail for seperator
  • Head with Lavac style sea toilet, moulded GRP basin and worktop, H/C water system with shower, teak grating vent and light
  • Passageway with full length hanging locker (also stowage for saloon infill) further high level locker currently utilised for 240V fridge, vent and light, curtain rail for seperator
  • Saloon with good natural light, central opening hatch, L shaped settee berth to starboard with solid infill to provide a good double berth, storage beneath and behind with a further shelf above. Single settee berth (with trotter box) to port again with storage beneath and behind with a further shelf above with 12V socket. Lovely deep fiddled Teak table with large central storage and a fold over leaf to port
  • Galley to port with a Flavel 2 burner, oven and grill cooker, single bowl SS sink with pressurised water and mystery switch, large space with removable cool box, small unit with worktop, cutlery drawer and locker to the right and large worktop, with huge locker beneath to the left, further storage behind with sliding smoked acrylic doors and further cup / plate storage on the bulkhead
  • Navigation area to starboard with a good size chart table with storage inside, Navigators seat with storage beneath and good 2 shelves above 
  • Quarter berth aft to starboard is a good size single or a cosy double.
  • Externally is a good size deep cockpit with 2 safety line points, teak grating and a large cockpit locker with gas bottle storage moulding

Engine, Electrical and Tankage


  • Volvo Penta MD11C 23 hp diesel engine
  • Sail drive to 2 blade fixed prop
  • Saildrive seal replaced 2016
  • Teleflex style control
  • Engine panel with tacho and temp gauge
  • Approx 300 nm range


  • 12V DC domestic system
  • 2 12V Batteries
  • 1/2/both Selector switch
  • Switch Panel
  • Voltmeter and ammeter
  • Magical mystery switch
  • Charging by engine alternator
  • 240V shorepower
  • 240V outlets


  • SS Fuel tank 100 L (approx)
  • SS Water tank 180 L (approx)
  • 240V 16 A Battery charger

Spars, Sails and Canvas


  • Kemp single spreader mast
  • Kemp boom with slab reefing
  • Rotostay E roller furling system (1996)
  • Lazyjacks
  • Courtesy flag halyard
  • SS standing rigging replaced 2007


  • Mainsail with 2 reefs (on boom)
  • Roller reefing genoa
  • Storm jib
  • Trisail
  • Spinnaker


  • Sprayhood with SS frame
  • Zip in cockpit enclosure
  • Mainsail cover

Deck Equipment

Deck Gear

  • Lewmar 40 2 speed sheet winches
  • Lewmar 16 spinnaker winches
  • Lewmar 16 halyard winch on mast
  • Lewmar 8 halyard winch on mast
  • Short mainsheet track and pin stops
  • Genoa tracks with pin stop cars

Deck equipment

  • SS Double bow roller
  • Anchor well with teak grating
  • Danforth anchor and chain
  • Bruce anchor 10Kg with 10M chain and 20M warp
  • Spring cleats
  • 4 deck vents
  • Dorade Vent on coachroof
  • Outboard motor bracket on pushpit
  • SS boarding ladder on transom

Navigation Equipment

  • B&G Harrier Log
  • Depthsounder (work of art)
  • Garmin GPS 128 (not tested)
  • Standard Horizon Explorer DSC VHF radio
  • Hawk VHF aerial at mastead
  • Autohelm 1000 in original collectable carry bag
  • Sestral steering compass
  • Koden radar (not tested)
  • Navigation lights
  • Steaming light
  • Kenwood FM radio / CD player

Safety Equipment

  • Seago 6 man liferaft in SS cradle on pushpit (needs service)
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Portable 12V bilge pump
  • Webbing jackstays on deck
  • Firdell Blipper radar reflector on mast
  • 2 lifejackets
  • 3 fire extinguishers
  • Softwood bungs
  • Emergency VHF antenna
  • Smoke alarm

General Inventory

  • Fenders and warps
  • Boat hook
  • Buckets
  • Ensign and staff
  • Cockpit table on clever adjustable cockpit mount
  • Comprehensive engine and boat spares
  • Crockery cutlery and saucepans
  • Slow cooker, toaster, small fridge and microwave
  • TV and indoor aerial
  • Brass Sestral clock on bulkhead

Contact Information

Please contact Kim Vasey for details and viewing arrangements

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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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1 x Volvo Penta MD11C

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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Plymouth Yacht Brokers

Mr Kim Vasey
The Brokerage Office
United Kingdom
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