Sloop Hummingbird 30 for sale

Ardrossan, United Kingdom

Listed price £12,500 GBP

Sloop Hummingbird 30
General information
Sloop Hummingbird 30
Used sail boat for sale
$17,300 USD | Listed price £12,500 GBP
Name of boat
Pleasant Winds
David Thomas
Length overall
Length waterline
3.58 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Ardrossan, United Kingdom

About this Sloop Hummingbird 30


HUMMINGBIRD 30, 1980, classic cruiser / racer, much loved.  All GRP with wooden toe-rail.  Beta marine 20hp diesel engine, tiller steering, classic rig.  Can sleep up to 6 in forward cabin + saloon berths. Inventory includes safety equipment, various navigation units, sprayhood, and dinghy.  A fast but comfortable yacht.



LOA: 9.14m     LWL: 7.32m     BEAM: 2.82m     DRAFT: 1.52m     DISP: 3,248kg

Builders:     Hummingbird Yachts/Peter Webster Ltd (UK)
Designer:    David Thomas
Flag:           British

Designed by David Thomas, and built from 1979 to the early 1980s, the Hummingbird 30 was a modification of the Elizabethan 30 cruiser-racer design, with more emphasis on cruising accommodation. The underwater body and keel/rudder are identical to the Elizabethan 30, but the coachroof is slightly higher, and extends further aft, to increase headroom and interior space. By a slight modification to the transom mouldings, the cockpit is also extended aft slightly.

The Elizabethan 30 hull form is regarded as a classic design, and in 2010 was named as one of their "used boats of the year" by 'Sailing Today' magazine, in which review they said: " has all the advantages of the Contessa fast, well mannered and extremely seaworthy" They also suggested: "If you like the Elizabethan, but are concerned about interior space, you could always look for the (rare) Hummingbird 30...."



All GRP with wooden toe rail.
Fin and skeg keel.
Copper coated underwater hull in 2014.




Beta marine BD722 20hp 3 cylinder Diesel. Max speed 7 knots, cruising 6 knots.
Three blade fixed bronze propeller.
Tiller steering.

Approx 30 litres of diesel + 10 litres spare.
Water tank 100ltr Plastimo.

12/220v electrical systems
One engine start & one domestic battery.
Shore power

Pressurised water system


Classic sloop rig alloy single spreader mast. 

Standing rigging replaced March 2018 
Furlex 200s roller reefing.
Roller furling genoa.

Two Anderson self-tailing sheet winches, two coach roof and one mast mounted winch

Mainsail  slab reefing. Mainsail cover
Cruising chute Tele Sails 


Sleeps up to 6 in forward cabin + saloon.
Main Saloon: One double berth and two quarter berths.
Ample storage space and shelving.
C shaped seating arrangement with table.
Galley to port midships with two burner and grill. 
Navigation area to port. Charts.
Forward Cabin: Double berth with storage under bunks. Shelving to sides of bunks.
Marine toilet & wash area forward of main saloon with hand basin & pressurised water.
Hanger locker opposite.

LED Internal lighting 



Ritchie steering compass.
Charts, Pilot books, tidal charts etc.
Navico 5500 Tillerpilot with handset.
Standard Horizon DSC VHF radio with internal GPS
NASA Clipper Duet
NASA Clipper Wind
Quark Wifi GPS/Ais bridge with separate Ariel
Hand-held Standard Horizon HX51E L DSC VHF

Two burner Plastimo gas cooker with grill.
Sink with pressurised water

Navigation lights including Aqua Signal Tri-White Q/F nav-light
3 Fire extinguishers.
Fire blanket
Throwbag x 2
Danbuoy + light
Horseshoe Buoy with Drogue, light & bracket
Odeo LED flare
Collapsible Radar Reflector
Anchor ball and Steaming cone
Rule-Mate 1100 pump & 3-way switch
First Aid kit
Deployable fixed boarding ladder 

SL Anchorman windlass.
7.5kg Bruce anchor with ample warp & chain.
16kg Delta anchor
Sprayhood and dodgers.
Boat hook.
Tool boxes, many spare parts
8 Fenders and 8 warps

Owner's Comments

We bought Pleasant Winds from a lovely couple who have had her for decades before us. She has been all over the west coasts of England and Scotland.
Apparently the more famous Elizabethan 30 has the same hull with a different topside moulding the Hummingbird is the cruising version with more living space.
On purchase we had her surveyed and following their advice replaced the rigging and undertook a winters work reenforcing the mast foot. We have also extensively replaced the wiring and created the new electronics box and replaced the cockpit floor.
We have had a lovely time with her and explored much of the Clyde and Inner Lorne we now have a young son and have set up as a sailing business for disabled sailors. Both of these things require a quite different boat and so we must let our lovely boat go.
This is a solid and heavy but narrow boat, she punches through the waves and sits upright in a blow
it’s almost like a British person designed a boat for British waters - steep seas and sudden gusts. She’s no caravan and no mediterranean cruiser but she is a dependable, quick adventure cruising boat.


  • Gennaker cruising spinnaker
  • Spray hood
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Autopilot
  • Depthsounder
  • Shore power inlet
  • Radar reflector
  • Compass
  • Vhf - DSC and internal GPS
  • Marine head
  • Log speedometer
  • Furling genoa
  • Storm jib
  • Tender
  • Battened mainsail
  • Tiller
  • Lazyjacks

In this case we are acting as brokers only.  The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and / or to have an engine trial conducted, which if carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.


Note to seller and purchaser:  If the boat you are selling or purchasing is registered, please ensure that the registration is completed after the sale of the boat.  If the purchaser wishes to cancel the registration is the duty of the seller to contact the Registry and inform them that the registration is to be cancelled.  If the purchaser wishes to continue with the registration, it is the duty of the purchaser to complete the relevant forms and post off the bill of sale to the Registrar.

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1 x Beta Marine BD722
Fuel capacity
11 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
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Broker/Dealer Information

Sunbird International Yacht Sales

Mrs Andrea Martin
Clyde Marina
KA22 8DB
United Kingdom
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