Register of known MG30 yachts

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The boats highlighted yellow are of the first six built by the Morgan Giles yard itself and all others by Somerset Plastics.

The Build Year has to be treated with caution.  Many boats lack the builder’s certificate and the date may be drawn from the year of first registration.  All the Somerset Plastics boats were sold with bare cabin for owner completion and considerable periods may have elapsed between build and launching – twenty years in one case! Eleonara II has the original builder’s certificate dated June 1977 showing her as n° 78.  Somerset Plastics made ‘over 70’ boats, so she must have been later in production than her position in the register implies.  Some  boats may have been built earlier and registered later.

Yacht nameCountry of registrationRegistration
number
Build
year
LocalityOwnersLayoutEnginePublic Notes
Alice MayUnited KingdomSSR 807021965GrimsbyChris ClargesHeads then dinette on port; galley starboard; chart table over quarter berth; water tank in keel.YanmarBoat #5? Originally named Kukri; previously owned by Chris Rosamond.
Out of the BlueUnited KingdomSSR 348711966LancasterCraig Clark
Hari SeldonFranceTL6045451967ToulonGilles EynardChemical WC - probably not originalNanni diesel 17 HP
ZascandilSpain7-LU-3-1-071972Cariño (A Coruña) NW SpainRaúl Veiga BellónUnder renovation (May 2007)BuckPreviously known as ADF. First built by Somerset Plastics
GrampusUnited KingdomSSR 1267041972/75BristolPaul & Sheila ChapmanTo Port: heads with shower & Baby Blake inside companion way, then settee berth. To starboard: galley, then aft chart table & quarter berth. Yanmar 1GM102008: Being converted to cutter rig with bow sprit
SkeetwellUnited Kingdom1974-86Queenborough, KentDavid HoldenFore cabin: 2 small berths. Ahead of mast step: port WC, starboard washbasin. Main saloon: port side double berth, starborad berth with trotter box under chart table aft, central drop leaf table. Chart table starboard aft - seat forms end of quarter berth. SL555 manual anchor winch, Airtronic 4kW heating , calorifier

Twin forestays, genoa roller jib, slab reefing, easy stow main cover c/w lazy jacks.
Yanamar 2GM-F (fresh water booling)
Red RascalSpain7ªMH1-215-911975MenorcaFrancisco SeguiThe original design had the galley on the starboard side, with a dinette/bunk to port and a double V-berth forward.
Variations found include two quarter berths under the cockpit.
sole diesel 26HP from 2000 beford volvo penta 12HP
Tibidoi1975Malcesine (VR), ItalyGiancarlo De CescoDinette with galley on portboard & chart table. Rigging redesigned: yawl; two side fins down on the keelRuggeriniYawl rigged
Uisce BeathaUnited Kingdom1362251975Barcelona, SpainPhilip KennedyGalley aft on port side, used to have quarter berth on port side, now with sofa on either side, heads midships port side, wardrobe, locker starboard midship double berth forward
Sole Stuart 9hp dieselFirst registered in Germany ADAC 56632-A
Veloz1975Brian Hegarty
ZelcoUnited Kingdom1975Cowes, IoWChris LewisGally port side chart table stbd heads stbd 4 berthBeta 12.5
SprayUnited Kingdom1975BrightonKate Stevens
White HeatherUnited KingdomSail: 9783 T1975 or laterPort Edgar, ScotlandTimothy McKeagueHeads port side between forepeak and cabinYanmar 2QM15Previously known as Katiwren; racing handicap 1081
Blue StarUnited Kingdom1976Cardiff Mark Harrison & Charlotte Bowen Quarter berth to port,galley to starboard.
Two sea berths/settees (starboard with trotter box).
Heads to port,wet locker to starboard.
Beta 16hp
NirvanaUnited Kingdom1976MersysideKieron RileyDouble v berth; heads to port; wet locker to starboard; galley to starboard; dinnette to port; two quarter berthsPetter mini twin
Unicorn(not registered)1976ArgyllAlan GerrishGalley between saloon and forecabin on starboard side opposite headsVolvo MD7A 13HP
Eleonara IIItaly5CA77D1977Arbatax. SardiniaGiovanni Fanni The first owner was Mr. Moggi. mistakenly indicated as Mr. "Maggie" on certificate.
Mr. Moggi was a Captain of the Italian Army. Then Mr. Melis Franco.
Volvo Penta Diesel MD2020D 19HPSomerset Plastics serial n° 78.
Salty DogThe Netherlands1977Schiedam, The NetherlandsBoudewijn van der Driftbench port, galley sb, no cockpit lockerStuart Turner
TorsaUnited Kingdom1977-81Holy Loch, Scotland18HP Volvo
AlteenaUnited Kingdom1977-82Colintraive, Argyle, Scotland
DelphinusSSR 027181978SouthamptonAdrian & Delia PogsonDinette to port with galley to starboard. twin "V" berth forward, quarter berth to starboard and chart table with nav instruments to port
Yammer 2GM20 F32’ mast and 11’ boom, baby stay for storm jib
Hertog JanUnited Kingdom1978Bruinisse, NetherlandsJan BakkerSole 9 hp
Prima DonnaUnited KingdomSSR 378351978SouthamptonPeter KingThe internal layout has a single seat on the port side of the main cabin with a small short seat on the starboard side with a cooker and sink on the starboard side towards the main bulkhead, The heads is foward of the main bulkhead to port with hanging lockers to starboard. V style forepeak.
Tracer of WoodbridgeUnited KingdomSSR 862701978Aldeburgh, SuffolkPeter Owen-JacksonTwo quarterberths,nav.table at head of stbd.berth.Linear galley stbd.side. Dinette to port.Enclosed W.C. hanging lockers in passageway to forecabin. Twin berths in forecabin converts to double.Bukh 10hp
TsayotUnited Kingdom1978Solway FirthDave & Lynne AdkinsonCompleted by G Swindlehurst over next few years and launched in 1981.
5 berths - 2 Qtr, 1in saloon on port side and 2 in forward cabin.
Galley cooker & sink on starboard side.
Forward facing chart table on starboard side aft of cooker with seat on end on qtr berth.
Separate compartment between saloon & forward cabin for sea toilet with sliding sink on port side with wet locker & wardrobe opposite.
Renault couach marine RC16D 16hp diesel engine & two bladed propFormerly owned by Graham Kirkpatrick
VagabondUnited KingdomSB 1271978SussexCornelis van Rietschoten Dinette with galley on starboard side. Double forepeak berth with toilet.
Pilot berth on port side.
Electric
Azora of FalmouthUnited Kingdom7090161979-1980PlymouthHarvey GardenarGally to port,Nav desk forward facing to starboard,traditional 2 berth layout amidships with pilot berth to starboard and berth behind nav desk.Heads to port, wet locker starboard with 2 berths in forepeakYanma 1GM10
FireflyUnited Kingdom1979-1983FleetwoodPeter ScottBeta 13.5For sale April 07 £15K
LolaUnited Kingdom1980ChichesterGary CaryGalley/chart table to s/board. Bench seat/berth to port. Heads to port.Yanmar 2GM20
Mother GooseUnited Kingdom1980Shoreham by SeaChris RosamondQuarter berth and chart table on starboard side, galley to port. Facing settee berths on both sides with additional pilot berth to port. Bulkhead to heads and hanging locker then vee-berth.Bukh DV10Formerly know as Claire
VegaUnited Kingdom1980Lagos, PortugalNuno FernandesGalley stbd and forward with seat and pilot berth, large berth to port and chart table aft heads and lockers amidships and large forepeak berth.VolvoFormerly owned by Ed Donghi
Blue Helix1981PortsmouthIan ButcherOwner completed. Chart Table and double berth on port side of main cabin, with galley area and single quarter berth to starboard. Moving forward, there is a WC compartment on the port side, and a wardrobe locker to starboard. The forward cabin has 2 berths.
Prospero of HardwyckUnited Kingdom1981PlymouthM J & P A HardwickGalley to starboard
Dinette to port
Heads amidship
Double berth forward
Quarter berth starboard
Yanmar 2GM
Lady PatienceUnited Kingdom1981RyeBill WickingYanmar 12yse engine with hydraulic drive
SantanaUnited KingdomSSR 497021982SolentTy StainfieldDinette to port and galley to starboardVetus M3.10 3 cylinder diesel; 22HPPreviously owned by Tony Voss
CarefreeUnited KingdomSSR 864201984Whitehills ScotlandHamish McleayGalley port side
Quarter berth and double starboard side
Beta 13.5For Sale March 2008
Pearl Seeker1986John ChittockParticipant in Atlantic Rally For Cruisers 2001
BladeUnited KingdomSSR 309611989Port Edgar, ScotlandDouglas BrodieTwo quarter bunks either side of the companion way Galley on the staboard side with a water heater. The heads are on the port side through the bulkhead with a wet locker opposite and a single bunk in the bow.
Yanmar 2gm20
Cara BlueUnited KingdomSSR 7193951989Penarth, South WalesMelvyn JohnDouble berth to port, galley to starboardBetta 20HPBeing restored May 2010
Grace1989Hayling Island
PetronellaUnited Kingdom828171992 commissionedScotlandAli & Jo MarshThe galley and nav desk are arranged on the port side of the main cabin. Seating and the quarter birth are to starboard. Heads also to starboard.
V berth with lockers.
We are now the third owners of Petronella. She was originally commisioned by the owner of a joinery company and has very nice teak deck and saloon cabin sole. Other nice internal features.
Magali1993-751998 in Totnes
Eithne MayIreland(not known)Galway, IrelandPat O’Neill
Karentez(not known)St. Malo, France
Moonwhite(not known)Fort William
SulyaUnited Kingdom(not known)Moira & Alasdair Ross
Tia Kina(not known)For sale Falmouth 2011
Lady JaneUnited Kingdom(not known)MaryportIan HallTony met at Maryport April 2014. Chain plates being repaired.
Avy-JUnited Kingdom(not known)ObanRobert Former name Emma J. May 2009: for sale