Princess 30DS

Valid BSS Certificate to 2021
£16,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  254245
  • Length  ·  9.33m
  • Year  ·  1981
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Planing
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 75hp, Ford Mermaid 2.5DI (2005)
  • Lying  ·  Plymouth area
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Jason Currie-Smith

Extra Details

Designer Bernard Olesinski
Builder Marine Projects Plymouth
Lying Plymouth area
Fuel capacity 700.0 ltr (154.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 75hp
Engine make and model Ford Mermaid 2.5DI (2005)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive out
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 12 knots
Max speed (approx) 14 knots

750w inverter fitted
Drive leg serviced, stripped, rebuilt and new bellows 2017
New shower sump pump 2017
Shore power with circuit breaker fitted


Length 9.33m
Beam 3.38m
Draft Min 0.64m
Draft Max 0.64m
Displacement 8,000kg (17,640.0lbs)
Headroom 1.86m
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

BSS Certification valid until 2021


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1

Iroko table in deck saloon
Immersion heater for hot water
Eberspacher cabin heating
2 x Microwaves & mini freezer included
Hoses and through hull fittings in place ready for the installation of a toilet
Temporary urinal currently fitted

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash

Iroko table in deck saloon
Immersion heater for hot water
Eberspacher cabin heating
2 x Microwaves & mini freezer included
Hoses and through hull fittings in place ready for the installation of a toilet
Temporary urinal currently fitted

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Ladder
Cockpit Enclosure

1 anchors
5.00m of chain
35.00m of rode
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
Sliding sun roof
Stainless pulpits and pushpit
Windscreen wipers
Cockpit enclosure new 2011

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

2 x TV/DVDs with remotes

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Fire Blanket
Fire Extinguisher
Portable manual bilge pump included

Broker's Comments

The Princess 30 DS was created back in 1980 through a collaboration between John Bennett and Bernard Olesinski. It’s testament to them that the classic lines still look good today. They created a great platform for family coastal, inland or river cruising, and these vessels are still very popular.

This example has been used as a live aboard ashore for the last twelve months and has been kept clean and tidy by it’s current owner.

The accommodation on this boat is cleverly set out in four areas. The lower deck has a forward cabin with two single berths that can easily be converted into a double. Moving aft there is an area with a dinette to port, a galley to starboard and a separate heads compartment with shower, hand basin and, at the moment, a temporary urinal (the inlet, outlet pipes and stopcocks are fitted ready for the installation of a toilet).

Coming up the steps and moving aft, we reach a comfortable deck saloon. Here there is a helm seat with good all round visibility and controls to port, a bench seat behind and a L shaped seating area to starboard with a moveable Iroko table. Through the two sliding glass doors we then come to a roomy cockpit with seating for up to 6 and a full canvas enclosure which appears to be in good condition. The large Lazarette provides plenty of handy storage for deck equipment.

Strong, roomy and sleek with a well protected helm, this vessel offers a good living area and would be ideal for coastal or inland cruising.

N.B. No proof of VAT paid status.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Princess 30DS has been personally photographed and viewed by Jason Currie-Smith of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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