30' Ta Shing Baba 30

30′ Ta Shing Baba 30

A stout, well built cruising sailboat with a great reputation!

This 30’ Baba built in the Ta Shing yard would make a terrific first sailboat for a couple or small family. Sea-kindly and stable, she’ll get you where you need to go – out to the San Juans for the weekend, or all the way around Vancouver Island for the summer.

From the legendary workshop of designer Robert Perry, the Baba is awash in fine design elements. From her teak bowsprit — ours is a brand new replacement — to her double-opening butterfly salon hatch, to the vertical lath trim boards in the curved cockpit combing; she’s truly a beautiful little boat, unmistakable at dockside.

The interior is quite spacious and features a pull-out settee double berth, a quarter berth and a large vee berth forward. The galley is well equipped yet compact, and the Force 10 cabin heater takes the chill off those cool fall nights onboard.

We’ve spent the time to get her back into proper condition; sanding, oiling, varnishing, refinishing the exterior and brightwork, running new rigging, replacement sails and making certain her mechanical and electrical systems are all functional and safe for you.

Come take a look soon … for as much as we’ve come to like this little lady, we’d like her to go to new owners who will enjoy her for many years to come!

Please call David at 206-225-3360,  or email [email protected] to inspect this boat.


Photo Gallery: 30′ Ta Shing Baba 30


Full Specs: 30′ Ta Shing Baba 30

  • Year: 1979
  • Current Price: US$ 44,000
  • Located in Seattle, WA
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 37464-2946294

Boat Name

  • Phaedra


  • Keel: Full


  • LOA: 30 ft 0 in
  • Beam: 10 ft 3 in
  • LWL: 24 ft 6 in
  • Maximum Draft: 4 ft 10 in
  • Displacement: 12500 lbs
  • Ballast: 5000 lbs
  • Bridge Clearance: 45 ft 0 in
  • Headroom: 6 ft 3 in


  • Engine 1:
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Engine Model: Penta MD-2 cyl
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Propeller: 3 blade propeller
  • Cruising Speed: 5 knots @ 2100 RPM
  • Maximum Speed: 6 knots


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Aluminum (70 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (35 Gallons)
  • Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (20 Gallons)


  • Number of single berths: 2
  • Number of double berths: 1
  • Number of cabins: 1
  • Number of heads: 1
  • Seating Capacity: 6

Electrical Equipment

  • Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras

  • Manual windlass

Machinery and Electrical

  • Volvo MD11C two cylinder diesel
  • Two new Interstate house and start batteries
  • ProSport battery charger
  • New shore power outlet in cockpit
  • 30 amp shore power cord
  • Perko battery selector

Navigation and Electronics

  • 4” Danforth helm compass
  • Lowrance Global Map 1000
  • Apelco VXL 9500 VHF
  • Datamarine depth sounder
  • Mariner knot meter
  • Seth Thomas Clock and Barometer
  • Sony AM/FM/cassette stereo
  • Handheld sighting compass

Galley, Salon and Accomodations

  • Double stainless galley sink
  • Refrigerator box
  • Hillerange 2-burner propane stove
  • Xintex S-2 propane control
  • Newmar propane detection
  • Jabsco PAR water pump
  • Force 10 diesel cabin heater Model 10000
  • Quarter berth, pull out settee double berth and vee berth
  • Single stainless head sink
  • Jabsco marine toilet
  • Hand held shower
  • Blue velour and also green cloth covers for leatherette settee cushions

Deck, Sails, Rigging and Gear

  • Stainless bow and stern pulpit, double lifelines
  • New custom made teak bowsprit
  • CQR 35 lb plow anchor
  • Simpson-Lawrence high speed manual windlass (not installed)
  • Chain and line rode
  • Cutter rigged, intermediate forestay with quick release
  • NEW forestay (3/16)
  • NEW halyards (3/16), Main, foresail, storm and spinnaker
  • Replacement Dacron Headsail 90%, very good condition, hanks
  • Storm sail, hanks, cleaned 2016 and fair condition
  • Mainsail, 15 yr old, seldom flown, need small repair – cleaned 2016 and fair condition
  • Replacement mainsail, North Sails, very good condition
  • Aluminum mast and boom, extended height 37′ 5″ above deck, installed 1994
  • 2 – Barlow 26 sheet winches
  • 2 – Barlow 15 deck winches
  • 1 – Barlow 20 mainsheet winch
  • 3 – Barlow 15 mast winches
  • Schaefer blocks
  • New canvas covers for butterfly and forward hatch
  • Pedestal helm with ship’s wheel and canvas cover
  • Barbeque
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets
  • Horseshoe life preserver
  • Signal horn
  • Ship’s bell
  • Whale Gusher emergency pump
  • Emergency tiller
  • Winch handles
  • Water hose, brushes, pails

Additional Details

When we received this fine little 30′ Baba she was in need of significant cosmetic attention. We spent a few weeks prepping for teak oil and varnish on her topsides and brightwork. While taking care of that, we discovered that the bracket which had been designed for the manual windlass mounted on the bowsprit was not well bedded and had been covering up a large center section of the ‘sprit that eventually rotted.

There is no suitable, safe and strong way to repair that problem. So, we had a new solid teak replacement bowsprit hand fabricated and custom built, it’s been teak-oiled and is in place. But then, while the original bowsprit, pulpit, rail and forestays were disassembled awaiting replacement, an unusual high wind squall wreaked havoc with the roller furling setup and it was ruined, too! We replaced the forestay with new and also a replacement jib with hanks. What’s that expression; ‘for want of a nail the shoe was lost’ … oh well… .

Our thought was that while it is convenient for handling, roller furler is not required on a boat of this size. With her 90% head sail for ease of tacking, or her storm sail on the intermediate forestay in heavier winds, she’ll handle beautifully in all conditions. There are green canvas sailbags with snap closures to stow the headsail and the storm sail on the pulpit when they’re not being used.

Her steel fuel tank had a small leak, as we finally discovered after repeated — unsuccessful — attempts at a good cleanings of her bilge. We removed the tank, repaired and pressure tested it, ground and primed, repainted and installed – now she’s good as new. Finally, the bilge was properly cleaned and repainted, too. No diesel fumes … yeah!

“Phaedra” was purchased new by her former owner while living in San Francisco. He brought the boat to Washington about 15 years ago. Life and work got too busy, not enough time to sail, too much time just sitting at the dock, not enough time for cosmetic repairs that just seem to pile up…and you know how that story goes. We’re proud to bring her back to good condition again, and to pass her along to new owners to enjoy.

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.