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1981 Baba Cutter

19 November, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

This Robert Perry design has won acclaim as one of the most desirable small blue water cruisers. In the past six years the owner to the Baba 30 has sailed the Caribbean along Central America coasts, the Leewards Islands down to Trinidad, up to chain to the Virgin Islands, over to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, thru the Bahamas and back to Florida. The Yanmar 3YM30 (870 hrs) was new in 2008, new aluminum fuel tank and 2 stainless water tanks in 2009, new Ocean Breeze AC installed in 2010, has Norcold refrigeration that runs on 12VDC or 110VAC and lots more.


Engine Brand: Yanmar

Model: 3YM30 Fresh Water Cooled new in 2008

Total Power: 29 HP

Hours: 870

Transmission: Kanzaki KM2P-1

Propeller: 3 Blade Bronze 14″

PSI Dripless Shaft Log

Cruise: 6 knots at 2800 rpm, 5.5 knots at 2200,

Fuel Consumption: 1/3 GPM at 2000 rpm, 1 GPH at 3000 rpm


LOA: 34.5 feet

LOD: 29’11”

LWL: 24’6″

Beam: 10’3″

Draft: 4’9″ Modified Full w/rudder hung on keel w/protected propeller

Displacement: 12,500 lbs

Ballast: 5,000 lbs


FUEL: New 25 Gallon Aluminum Tank in 2009

WATER: 2 stainless tanks total 80 gallons (60/20)

HOLDING: 13 Gallon w/ Y Valve


Forward V berth sleeps two

Starboard Settee sleeps one

Ocean Breeze AC w/heat coil new in 2010

Diesel or Kerosene Heater

Full Head and shower with hot and cold pressurized water

Marble counter w/stainless sink in head

6 Gal hot water heater new in 2010

Teak and Holley sole

Teak Bulkheads

Drop down dinette table

5 over head lights / 4 LED reading lights

9 bronzed opening ports

2 hatches w/ one butterfly in salon

2 dorages for added ventilation


Norcold Refrigeration runs both 12 VDC or 110VAC

Seaward 3 burner propane stove w/oven

Dual Stainless Sinks

Pressurized Hot and Cold Water

Storage with drawers and shelves

Emerson Microwave Oven

Equipment on Board:


Garmin 498C GPS Chartplotter at Helm in Pod

SE Florida and Bahamas chip

Simrad AP16 Auto Pilot w/AC10 AP computor and JEFA15 Drive

Standard Horizon Quest VHF w/DSC at Nav Station

RAM Mike at Helm

Furuno GPS Navigator @ Nav Station

Raytheion R10 Radar at Nav Station

15″ LCD Flat Panel TV on swivel bracket in Salon

Magnavox DVD Player

Dual CD/AM/FM Stereo Receiver w/speakers

Ritchie 5″ compass at helm


110 VAC Shore Power connection

12 VDC and 110VAC control panel

Four 6 volt Deep Cycle House Batteries for House Bank

One Group 31 Starting Battery

Promarine 10A Charger 2 bank

Two 80W Solar Panels w/Zantrex C35 amp controller

Jabsco Pump deep in bilge

Rule 80 GPH for shallow bilge

Sails and Rigging

Battened Main Sail w/2 reefing points

135% Head Sail on Shaefer 2100 roller furler

Hank on yankee cut staysail

Hank on storm staysail

Spinnaker w/ ATN Sock and Pole

Two Barient #23 Self Tailing winches for jib sheets

One Barient #19 Self Tailing winch for Main

One #10 winch on boom for reefing


Beautiful Teak seating throughout

Stainless framed Dodger new in 2008

Stainless framed Bimini w/ side curtains new in 2008

Lifelines new in 2012

Weather clothes around cockpit

Magma Propane Grill off Stern Rail

Pedestal Wheel Steering w/Captains wheel

Autopilot, GPS and RAM mike on Helm

Henderson Manual Bilge Pump

Ground Tackle

Dual Anchor Roller

Two 35 lb Delta Anchors

Sampson Post

300 feet 3/8 chain (primary)

200 feet 3/8 chain (secondary)

Bronze manual windlass

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