SWALLOW

Description

Swallow is a beautiful and very responsive classic designed by Chuck Paine and built by Morris Yachts.  She is well equipped and set up for easy handling by a couple or a solo sailor, with gleaming varnish, Raymarine Quantum radar, and a new Bohndell main for the 2019 season

 

VESSEL 

MAKE  

YEAR  

BERTHS  

SECURITY  

PORT  

RATE

Swallow  

Morris

 Leigh 30   

1981

5

$2000

Rockland, Maine  

$3000/wk  

 


Accommodation

Accommodates up to five but most comfortable for a couple or small family.  Swallow is finished below deck with white bulkheads, varnished mahogany trim, and oiled cedar ceiling.  Cushions are 4” foam with dark green Sunbrella.

V-berth forward has a drop-in filler to form a double berth.  Full-length shelves above and drop-face lockers below.  Large deck prisms above each berth give natural light.  A forward-facing port with screen brings in the breeze at when anchor, along with an overhead hatch.

Next aft is head with solid oval doors closing it off from both V-berth and main cabin.  Jabsco manual head to starboard (new with hoses in 2014).  A stainless sink with manual freshwater pump slides in for use on bronze tracks.  Large hanging locker to port.  2 opening ports with screens.  This is an arrangement common in the later Morris Leigh models, providing very good space and privacy. 

The main cabin has settee berths port and starboard with storage lockers and shelves above.  Custom mahogany cabin table has leaves port and starboard and built-in wine storage.  Aft to starboard is a chart table which can be removed for use of the quarter berth.  Electronics and additional storage above and outboard.

Galley to port, with a gimbled Origo 6000 non-pressurized alcohol stove with oven (new 2014).  This is an efficient and easy-to-use system, preferred by many long-distance cruisers for safety and simplicity.  Large icebox, excellent storage, and extra counter space from a folding extension.  Stainless sink is supplied by Whale freshwater foot pump.  Good pots and pans, sharp knives, wine glasses, insulated French press coffee maker.

Ventilation from 9 opening bronze ports (most with screens), 2 overhead hatches, and one dorade vent.  There is a full-length drop-in screen for the companionway.  Additional light from three deck prisms.

 

 

Specifications

Design

Leigh 30

Designer

Chuck Paine

Builder

Morris Yachts

Hull Construction

Fiberglass

Year Built

1981

Rigging

Masthead Sloop

LOA

30’

LWL

23’ 4”

Beam

9’ 7”

Draft

4’ 7”

Displacement

9100 lbs.

Weight

N/A

Ballast

4,400 lbs.  (Bal/Displ 48.4%)

Engine

Westerbeke W13 diesel, 13hp

Sail Area

438 sq. ft.

Water Capacity

30 US Gallons

Fuel Capacity

17 US Gallons

Holding Tank

12 US Gallons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cockpit

Comfortable seating for 5, bench seats port and starboard with close-cell foam cushions.  Edson pedestal with varnished mahogany wheel.  Lewmar traveler on bridge deck and Raymarine autopilot at the binnacle bring all controls within reach of the helm.

Electrical

Wired for 12 Volt DC Service, 2 batteries with voltage monitor, switch panel with breakers, 50 amp alternator, 12 Volt charging port with usb converters. 

Electronics

 

  • Raymarine Quantum radar (2018)
  • Raymarine e7 Hybrid-touch chartplotter, RAM mount at companionway (2014)
  • Raymarine Autohelm 4000 autopilot (new fluxgate compass 2018)
  • B&G Network Quad speed & depth
  • Danforth lighted 4” binnacle-mounted compass
  • Standard Horizon VHF above chart table

 

 

Sails and Rigging

Aluminum deck stepped mast with stainless steel rigging and Norseman fittings.

  • Barient #22 bronze 2-speed primary winches
  • Lewmar #10 halyard winches
  • Lewmar #8 reefing winch on boom
  • Bohndell mail sail with Dutchman flaking system (2019)
  • 130% genoa
  • Profurl roller furling
  • Harken backstay adjuster
  • New mainsheet, genoa sheets, furling line, and traveler lines (2018)

 

Mechanical

  • Westerbeke W13 diesel, new cutlass bearing and shaft alignment (2018)
  • Engine panel with water temp gauge, tachometer, voltage meter, oil pressure gauge, all visible from helm 
  • Edson pedestal wheel steering to cable radial drive on rudder post
  • Electric and manual bilge pumps

 

Hull & Deck
Solid fiberglass hull with original white gel-coat in excellent condition, solid 4” bulwark with teak cap rail.  Green whale stripe.  Deck is painted white with cream non-skid areas, some wear near helm position, otherwise good.  Varnished teak companionway and lazarette hatches, coamings, and cabin trim.   Green ablative bottom paint.  

  • Stainless steel bow and stern rails
  • Double life lines with stainless stanchions
  • Gates port and starboard
  • Cockpit dodger


Additional

  • 5 Fenders
  • 4 Dock lines
  • Jacklines
  • Solar shower for use on deck

 

Safety

  • 2 fire Extinguishers
  • Life sling
  • 6 PFDs
  • Horn
  • Orion safety flare kit

 

Anchors

  • 25 lb. CQR anchor with 30’ 3/8” chain and 250’ 5/8” 8-strand rode (Yale Ropes Brait, 2018)
  • Stainless bow roller for the primary CQR
  • 25 lb. Danforth 2ndry anchor with 10’ chain and 150’ nylon rode.  Stores in custom bronze mount in cockpit locker
  • Lewmar CPX-2 electric anchor windlass (2014)

 

Dinghy

  • Westmarine Zodiac RIB, inflatable with hard fiberglass bottom
  • 6hp Suzuki 4 stroke outboard (2016)

 

USB plug in

 None, though can plug into 12 volt charger with USB adapters (several on board)

Grill

Magna charcoal stainless steel kettle grill mounts on stern rail 

 Location

Rockland, ME