Hamble , GB

LM 30

£ 29,950 VAT

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  • Year 1984
  • Length 30.68 ft | 9.35 m
  • Beam 3.05 meter
  • Max Draft 1.5 meter
  • Engine Bukh   DV36SME

Boat Details

LM 30 'Shona' has been in continuous ownership since 1996 with only two previous owners beforehand. A delightful sailing boat with great 'airy' comfort, ideal for coastal cruising, anchoring up and 'chilling' whilst watching the world go by. Comfortable, easily managed and maintained if one really pins down what most folk want to do in a boat, this LM 30 provides it all.


Designed by Bent Juuls Andersen and built in Denmark by LM Glasfiber.

The LM30 moulds were later moved to England, where production continued as the Scanyachts LM30 and later LM32 (this being based on the same hull mould, and is virtually identical).

In the early 1990s LM ceased production of boats to concentrate on making GRP blades for large wind turbines, in which field they are now the largest company worldwide.

They were always capable of producing excellent mouldings and this has proved the test of time when one looks at 'Shona'. 

  • Hull colour is off white/blue with blue striping.
  • Deck off white.
  • Superstructure, Off white Grey. 
  • Fin keel with skeg hung rudder.
  • Wheel house and aft cockpit.
  • Preventative Epoxy applied in 1997

Deck and Gear

  • Stainless steel pulpit and push-pit with rope gate at stern.
  • Double guardrails
  • Folding Stainless steel stern ladder for boarding and swimming
  • Cockpit tent
  • Cockpit tonneau cover.
  • 2 x S/S 2 speed Anderson Halyard winches
  • 2 x S/S 2 speed Anderson sheet winches
  • Winch handles


  • 35 Ib CQR Main anchor with 50 metres of 8mm chain.
  • 15 Ib CQR kedge anchor with 5 metres of 8mm chain and 50 metres of 14mm anchor plait warp.
  • Lofrans Project 1000 Electric windlass to bow roller. Foredeck remote control as well as wheel house control with chain counter.


  • Aluminium mast and boom by John Masts of Denmark.
  • Stainless steel rigging (2009) and terylene running rigging with all halyards and control lines led aft.to the cockpit.
  • Selden Furlex 200 S Roller furling headsail gear (2009) 
  • Aluminium Spinnaker pole and mast track
  • Bi- Radial Roller reefing genoa by Crusader (2008)
  • Slab reefing Mainsail by J.R. Williams. 
  • Mainsail cover.

Interior & Accommodation

Her designers have made really good use of the space available by designing the wheelhouse and cockpit to be an integral part of the accommodation. 

The saloon is closed off from the fore-cabin with a concertina door and from the wheelhouse with a mahogany sliding door. The settees in the saloon convert to a single and a double

The fore-cabin, separated from the heads has a double berth with a wardrobe containing hanging space and shelves opposite the heads which has a slide out washbasin.

A step up from the saloon leads through a sliding door to the wheelhouse with helm and galley. 

The helm has an ingenious pull out ‘mates’ seat with a sliding Perspex hatch above the helm position.  The cockpit offers extra room with comfortable lounging and all round visibility, together with space for six around the foldaway dining table.  Huge locker space under the cockpit seating. 

  • 5 berths in total comprising 2 Doubles and 1 single. You could also sleep 2 in the cockpit ( heating vent to cockpit )
  • Heads with RM69 WC
  • Beige upholstery
  • Mahogany interior
  • Up-sized Eberspacher blown air heating with 4 outlets  to Heads, Saloon, Wheelhouse and cockpit. (D3LCC) 
  • Cabin lighting
  • Weems & Platch Clock
  • Kelvin hughes Barometer.


  • Flavel Vannessa 2 burner cooker and grill with Oven.
  • Sink
  • Pressurised cold water.
  • Isothem refrigerator - Isothem 185/S


  • Navico RT6500 VHF Radio in wheel house
  • Garmin GPS Map 215 in wheelhouse ( 2001 ) 
  • Autohelm ST50 Echosounder in wheelhouse ( 1997 )
  • Raymarine ST60 Speedo/Log in wheelhouse ( 2014 ) 
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind direction / wind speed in wheelhouse ( 2009 ) 
  • Autohelm 2000 pilot in wheel house
  • Silva 100 in wheelhouse ( 1984 ) 

Engine & Electrical

The Bukh engine is installed in a separate moulded GRP engine box that forms a watertight bulkhead around the engine.

There is also secondary soundproofing to the interior of this box,which gives an unusually quiet engine installation.

  • Bukh DV36 SME 91983/4) 36hp.
  • Sea Water cooled
  • 3 cylinders providing very smooth running.
  • 3 Bladed fixed prop ( 2 bladed folding Gori propellor also available if required )
  • Morse controls to throttle & F/R gear.


  • Aerogen wind generator.
  • 2 x 110ah 12v Domestic Batteries.
  • 1 x 110ah 12v Engine Battery.
  • 50a Alternator
  • Lucas Marine LM109 (10a) 240v Battery charger
  • Sterling marine universal 4 step alternator booster
  • LINK 10 Battery monitor to domestic batteries, measures volts, amps charge/discharge, amp hours charge/discharge, % capacity remaining.

General equipment

  • Variety of flares.
  • 3 x Bilge pumps ( 2 manual diaphragm type & 1 Electric ) 
  • Fire blanket
  • Fire extinguishers ( 2 manual powder & 1 Auto halon in engine compartment
  • 1 x Horseshoe life buoy type
  • 1 Danbuoy
  • Nav lights ( 1 x port starboard / 1 x stern / 1 x M/H tri colour ) 
  • Bosuns chair.

LM 30 style and aims...

Above the waterline the LM30 looks much like a larger version of the smaller LM27, but the LM30 has a much more modern and more sailing-oriented underbody.

'Shona' has a single fin keel and skeg-hung rudder.

LM started life as a furniture factory - and this shows in the quality of the cabinetwork on their yachts.

Although a motorsailer, she is designed to sail. In 1986 "Practical Boat Owner" reviewed the design, saying ".... as a sailing boat she is faultless" and "... under power she is completely obedient, able to manoeuvre with very little way and unaffected by wind direction".

When Yachting World sailed the boat in their 'One of a kind rally to Cherbourg, the LM 30 outsailed all the others including a Southerly 105, Espace 1000, Hallberg Rassy 94, Seastream 34, Evasion 34, Jouet 1040 MS and a Kirie 33.

Their words were " The LM 30 was outstanding...when all the boats were sailing together we clearly sailed higher and faster than the others".

Under  power Yachting World said " a delight to handle under power...it was her astern performance however which seemed so remarkable. She was completely directionally stable and the slightest movement on wheel or tiller would be answered immediately by a change of direction, no matter what the wind conditions or the speed of the boat.

She can be steered using either the cockpit tiller or the internal wheel helm.  The wheel linkage to the rudder can be completely disconnected when required, allowing the boat to be steered by the tiller in the cockpit with no additional friction.

The side decks are wide enough to move fore and aft easily, although anchor and mooring line handling are virtually the only reason to need to go forward, with all sail controls led aft.

The hatch over the interior helm position opens, both for fresh air, and so that if desired you can stand at the wheel with your head out for a complete 360 degree view (although the visibility from the inside of the wheelhouse is already fairly good) 'Owner states EXCELLENT !

Her designers have made really good use of the space available by designing the wheelhouse and cockpit to be an integral part of the accommodation. 


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

Whilst we make best effort to obtain documentation from Vendors it is advisable to check what is available before travelling to view or making an offer.

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