Mark Cameron Yachts

Etap 30


Spacious modern cruiser



Lying: Argyll., United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelEtap 30
DesignerJac de Ridder
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll., United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with bolt-on iron keel.
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineVolvo Penta 2002, 19hp marine diesel. 2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, directly cooled. Volvo Penta sail drive.
Fuel Capacity42l


Drinking Water Capacity79l


Regarded by many to be the best yacht Jac De Ridder and Etap designed and built. The Etap 30 was ahead of its time when launched in 1983. Her easily driven making her a quick passage maker while her relatively high freeboard for the time maximised usable space below decks; providing a total of 6 berths when at anchor.
AVILION is a nicely presented example of the Etap 30 class, offer for sale with a complete inventory including:

Volvo Penta 2002 marine diesel engine.

42ltr stainless steel fuel tank.
3 blade 'KIWI' feathering propeller.
Full navigation instrumentation including Depth, Log, Wind, Fishfinder, Forward looking sonar and chart plotter.
5 Permanent berths with an occasional 6th berth.

Currently lying afloat and in commission in Craobh Marina, Argyll and is available for viewing by prior appointment.



Single piece GRP moulded hull.
GRP sandwich laminate construction with foam core.
Moulded internal structural matrix and headlining.
Plywood bulkheads located in internal moulded matrix.
Bolt-on iron ballast keel with stainless steel keel bolts.
Spade rudder.
Original gelcoat finish to hull, cream gelcoat with red sheerband.
Hull below waterline stripped back to bare gelcoat, primed and antifouled 2019.

Single piece GRP moulded deck with integrated self-draining cockpit.
Deck finished in cream coloured gelcoat.
Full bonded Perspex portlights.
Perspex contoured deck hatches.
Moulded non-slip finished to coachroof.
Non-slip panel finish to side decks and foredeck.
Teak laid panels on plywood cockpit locker hatches port and starboard.

Deck stepped, single spreader anodised alloy mast.
Anodised alloy boom with single line reefing.
All standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel.
Plastimo roller reefing system fitted on forestay for Genoa.
Block and tackle adjustable back stay.
Rod kicker
All lines lead aft to cockpit.
Spinlock rope clutches.
Barton Genoa track and car system, control lines lead aft to cockpit.
Easy Block double purchase mainsheet system with adjustable track and car.

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 16, two-speed.
Secondary Winches – 2x Lewmar 16, two-speed.

Mainsail – White Dacron, partially battened, slab reefing, three reefs.
Genoa – White Dacron, red UV Stripe. Roller reefing.

Bower Anchor – Delta 10kg Plough Anchor on 60m chain rode.
Kedge Anchor - 10kg Danforth anchor on chain/warp rode.
Electric Windlass – Lewmar deck mounted electric windlass. Controls in cockpit, socket in anchor locker for remote control, no control currently aboard.
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders – Selection

Tubular anodised alloy pulpit and pushpit rails.
Deck mounted alloy stanchions supporting stainless steel guard wires, guard wire gate on transom between pushpit railings.
Etap style tubular anodised alloy toerail rubbing the length of the deck edge.
Stainless steel double stemhead roller.
Tubular anodised alloy cleats forward, midships and aft.
Lewmar electric windlass mounted on foredeck, self-stowing chain in anchor locker.
Opening deck hatch providing access to anchor locker aft of windlass.
Deck stepped mast with all lines lead aft to cockpit on port and starboard sides.
Barton genoa track and car mounted on inboard edge of side deck with control lines lead aft to cockpit.
Banks of Spinlock rope clutches on port and starboard sided of companionway.
Halyard winches mounted port and starboard sides of companionway.
Moulded cockpit coamings with primary winches mounted outboard.
Bench seating on port and starboard sides of cockpit with seating across transom, aft of tiller.
Large cockpit locker below port cockpit seat with twin lids for access fore and aft.
Self-draining gas locker beneath seating, aft to starboard.
Lifting sole panel provides access to gearbox and fuel tank.

Depth – Northstar Explorer S310
Log – Northstar Explorer D310
Wind – Northstar Explorer W315
Forward Looking Depth Sounder – Echopilot FLS
Plotter – Garmin 550 (mounted at chart table)
Fishfinder – Eagle (mounted at chart table)
AIS – NASA Clipper AIS Radar, receive only (mounted at chart table)
GPS – Magellan Explorer, stand alone.
Navtex – NASA Clipper (mounted at chart table)
VHF – M-tech DSC VHF

Freshwater system – Pressurised cold water only system. Faucets in galley and heads.
Galley Stove - Plastimo Neptune 2000 gas cooker. 2 Burner, grill and oven.
Fridge – Top loading fridge below forward section of galley worktop.
Heads – Jabsco manual marine toilet, overboard discharge.

Below deck the Etap has a distinctive modern finish, well ahead of her time when originally launched. The interior joinery work being built of sappelle veneered marine plywood with stainless steel and alloy fittings and trims. A GRP moulding finishes the headlining throughout the interior. Soleboards are of the traditional teak and holly veneered plywood, all lifting to provide full access to the bilge.
FOREPEAK – Accessed through the heads compartment. Two single berths in the traditional V-berth configuration. Infill section to create large double bunk when required. Shelves running the length of the bunk overhead, outboard, port and starboard. Lined bin type lockers beneath bunks aft. Opening Perspex deck hatch to provide light and ventilation.
HEADS –Compartment spanning full width of the boat immediately aft of forepeak. Jabsco manual marine toilet to starboard, inboard facing. Wash hand basin and vanity unit outboard to port. A hanging and shelved locker is provided outboard of the heads.
SALOON – Centrally located, double dropleaf table. Bench settee on port side, converting to single bunk when required. L-shaped settee to starboard, converting to compact double, additional cushions are aboard for this bunk, no covers fitted. Storage lockers provided behind seat backs with shelves outboard of seating. Overhead lockers provided outboard port and starboard, running the length of the settees.
GALLEY –U-shaped galley. Gimbal mounted gas cooker outboard. Stainless steel sink forward with top loading fridge outboard of sink. Selection of lockers provided outboard of worktop and below sink unit.
CHART TABLE AND QUARTER BERTH – Forward facing chart table with navigator using forward section of quarter berth as a seat. Chart storage provided within table, selection of drawers beneath. Ships switch panel and navigation instruments mounted outboard. Quarter berth extending aft from chart table along starboard side.

Manual Bilge Pump – located in cockpit.
Electric Bilge Pump – Manual and auto-switching.
Shore Power System – Single 16 amp connection with an extension lead, hardwired, RCD protected.
Tender - 2 Person round tailed dinghy with outboard bracket.

Volvo Penta 2002, 19hp marine diesel.
2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, directly cooled.
Volvo Penta sail drive.
Two blade alloy prop.
Engine serviced August 2019.
Stainless steel diesel tank.
Primary fuel filter with water separator.
3 blade Kiwi plastic feathering propeller.

Engine Battery – 1x 12v 100Ah, lead acid.
Domestic Battery – 1x 12v 110Ah, lead acid
Windlass Battery – 1x 12v 85Ah, lead acid.
Battery Charger – Sterling Power Products 1210 4-stage charger. 12v 10amp, 3 output.
Battery Monitor – NASA BM-1, monitoring domestic batteries.

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner 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 Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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