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Baba 30 Standard Features and Equipment


  • Hand laminated FRP hull designed to meet or exceed Lloyds specifications. Lloyd certificate available at additional cost.

  • Hand laminated FRP and end-grain wood sandwich construction deck and cabin.

  • Textured non-skid surfaces on deck flats and cabin top. Teak overlay on cockpit seating area.

  • Hull-to-deck joint chemically bonded, fastened with stainless steel bolts, cosmetically finished with teak caprail fastened with stainless steel bolts.

  • Internal cast iron single-ingot ballast, glassed over to reinforce hull section.

  • Laminated bowsprit with double anchor rollers.


  • Aluminum spar set and stainless steel standing rigging to designer's specifications.

  • Yacht braid running rigging and pre-stretched yacht braid halyards with snap shackles.

  • Jiffy reefing, outhaul, and topping lift.

  • Eight LEWMAR winches:

    • Primaries - 2 #30C

    • Secondaries - 2 #8C

    • Mainsheet - 1 #24C

    • Main halyard - 1 #16C

    • Yankee halyard - 1 #16C

    • Staysail halyard - 1 #8C

  • Roller bearing mainsheet traveler.

  • Aluminum Genoa and staysail sheet tracks.

  • Schaefer blocks for all running rigging.

  • Double rail stainless steel bow and stern pulpits.

  • Double lifelines with opening gates P & S.

  • All deck hardware thru-bolted with stainless steel backing plates.

  • Tiller steering, laminated hardwood tiller handle.

  • Bronze lever-action seacocks.

  • Stainless steel deck pipe to chain locker.

  • Sampson post, six hawse fairleads and mooring cleats.

  • Large teak double-opening skylight over main salon.

  • Teak opening hatch at forward end of cabin.

  • Ten bronze opening ports with stainless steel exterior trim rings.

  • Two forward dorade vents.

  • Teak caprail, cockpit coaming and cabin accent trim, cockpit and bow well gratings.

  • One large, deep cockpit locker.

  • Louvered teak companionway doors and drop boards.

  • Vented cockpit propane locker for one 5gallon bottle.


  • Mainsail with two reef rows and mainsail cover.

  • Yankee jib with ready bag.

  • Staysail with ready bag.


  • 27 hp Yanmar three cylinder FWC marine diesel engine.

  • 40 gallon baffled black iron fuel tank with large inspection port.

  • 90 gallons fresh water in two baffled stainless steel tanks with large inspection ports.

  • Fresh water hand or foot pumps in galley and head.

  • Enclosed marine head with holding tank and "Y" valve.

  • Two bilge pumps (manual and 12 volt electric).


  • 12 volt and 110 volt electrical systems with circuit breaker panel and shore power connection.

  • 100 A/H heavy duty marine battery with 4-way switch.

  • Navigation lights to International Rules.

  • Mast anchor and foredeck lights.

  • Electrical bonding system to chainplates, tanks, thru-hulls, etc.


  • Choice of sleeping accommodations for four or five.

  • Large double berth forward with lockers and drawers below, louvered lockers and shelves P & S or …

  • Traditional V-berth with filler, lockers below and louvered lockers and shelves P & S.

  • Large hanging locker, port forward with louvered door.

  • Highest quality teak veneer interior bulkheads.

  • Enclosed head with Formica interior bulkheads, teak louvered locker and mirror, sink and Formica counter top. Shower sump & grating.

  • P & S settee/berths with louvered lockers, shelves, and seatback lockers.

  • Bulkhead-mounted fold-down teak dropleaf table.

  • Teak overhead grabrails.

  • Teak/lightwood cabin sole.

  • Extremely efficient galley arrangement with large well insulated top loading ice box; large asbestos/stainless steel lined stove area; stainless steel sinks with covers; easily cleaned Formica counter tops; and numerous drawers, lockers, and shelves throughout the galley area.

  • Navigation station located starboard aft, with hinged chart table storage, shelves, and lockers.

  • Drained wet locker at companionway, starboard.

  • Traditional quarterberth aft with storage below, or ….

  • Large louvered storage locker aft of navigation seat, plus additional cockpit locker.

  • 4" foam, vinyl cushions.

  • Spruce battening on exposed hull areas within cabin.

The specification sheet (shown above) is from the 1985-1986 era Baba 30s.  Several variations and options were found on Babas throughout their life cycle including:
  • Wooden spars instead of aluminum were standard on earlier models.

  • Wheel steering was frequently substituted for tiller.

  • Lapstrakes were all-teak instead of fiberglass inlays in later models.

  • Volvo and Perkins diesels were used in earlier models.

  • Salon tables were sometimes fixed, floor-mounted instead of bulkhead-mounted.

  • Decks were often teak, others were textured, non-skid.

  • Older models had solid teak staves instead of veneer bulkheads.

  • Options included marble vanity tops, and prisms in foredeck.


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