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1971 Palmer Johnson (PJ) 30 (Aqua 30) 

PJ 30 waiting for her launch  This boat has spent her entire life on Lake Michigan since new.  Built in Rackheath, Norwich, England (also know as the Aqua 30) and imported and sold by Palmer Johnson. PJ30 interiorStill on only her fourth owner. Raced in two Macs and raced as a Two Ton is a national regatta (which she won).  Then she was bought as a cruiser and daysailer, and now the current owner lives aboard in the summer.  The picture of the salon was taken during winter storage, explaining the boom hanging inside the cabin.

She has a vee berth forward with lots of storage and two pipe berths for additional sleeping accommodations..

Next aft to port is the head, which runs athwartship. The head is to starboard and the sink is on the port side.

The salon is next aft with twin settees on port and starboard.  The backs of the settee rise for more room.  The engine is located under the hinged table base.  The table has two beautiful mahagony leaves that fold up for dining.

On port and just to the left of the companionway is the sit down nav station, with storage underneath both the seat and the desk. There is plenty of room for all of your instruments.  Behind the nav station is a quarterberth for an additional guest or extra storage.

Across from the nav station is the galley. There is an icebox, a two burner alcohol stove, a microware and plenty of storage..  There is a  S.S. sink and a manual fresh water system.

Features at-a-glance
LOD .................... 29' 11"PJ 30 Galley
Beam .................... 9' 0"
Draft ...................... 5' 5"
Displ .......... 6,492 # approx.
Ballast ........  3,120 # lead approx.

Navigation Station is nicely laid out with the VHF radio and instruments located just above the chart table. Depth sounder, speed and distance log, new stereo.and speaker system.

Sails and Rigging
Gold anodized aluminum spar, North mainsail, Yacht Sailmakers mainsail, Yacht Sailmakers 150 medium mylar genoa, North 170 genoa, North 150 genoa, North #2 genoa (reefs to #3), North jib top reacher (about 150 with high clew), North .75 oz. light air drifter reacher, North staysail, North tallboy, Heavy air spinnaker (smaller, nice for cruising), regular spinnaker, mainsail cover, 2 spinnaker poles, Catalina 30 cockpit

Deck and Hull
Solid fiberglass heavily built hull, self draining cockpit, Tiller cover, windscoop, white horseshoe lifebouy, yellow horseshoe bouy, MOB strobe light, MOB pole with flag, mooring line pickup bouy, spare wood tiller.  She is a strongly built boat with classic lines and sails as good as she looks.

Engine and Mechanical
Albin 12 hp  just professionally rebuilt by AME Equipment in Miami, FL in June of 2000.  The location of the engine gives great access for routine maintenance.  12V and 110V systems, dual battery system with  switch, automatic bilge pump, manual bilge pump, bilge blower, fuel filters, fuel shut off valve, head with holding tank, tiller steering.  2.batteries in 2 banks, automatic battery charger.

Boat has been very well maintained.  The interior woodwork is in very good condition.

This owner is ready to sell.  Email for more pictures ...... inside and out !!

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