Baba 30

This is a picture of a Baba 30 (Kahlua) under sail on Lake Pepin, MN/WI. This boat is wonderfully maintained. A 4-foot bowsprit with double anchor rollers graces the bow of the boat.
This is a picture of Nightwinds, a Baba 30 on the hard. The Babas have a full keel and a well-protected propeller as can be seen in this picture. Later model Baba 30s have an aluminum mast as compared with the wooden mast of Kahlua (above).
This is the cockpit of a typical Baba 30. The cockpit well is small to minimize the impact of boarding seas. The cockpit deck is teak. Many of the boats have wheel steering. Instrumentation on the pedestal place the instrumentation where it is most appreciated. The engine panel is located on the bulkhead of the well directly in front of the pedestal.
This picture is taken looking down into the salon of a Baba 30 from the companionway. A 6'4" cabin height is a characteristic of the Baba 30 that is appreciated by many sailors. The salon is causally separated from the galley and navigation table by the partial bulkhead with rounded edge that is visible in this picture. The head is on the starboard side just forward of the table.
The galley is located on the port side, aft. A double sink, gimbaled stove with oven and large, well insulated are common on most Baba 30s.
The navigation table and quarter berth is located on the starboard side, aft. The companionway steps lift and the engine cover lifts off to access the engine.
With the engine cover removed, this shows the engine access that is common. Additional panels provide access from the sides and from directly overhead.
This is the typical V-berth found on a Baba 30. The chain locker is accessible through the doors shown. Port and starboard lockers, combined with drawers and general storage below the V-berth provide substantial storage. Ten opening ports, a large double-opening skylight, and a large opening hatch forward provides good air flow through the cabin area.
This is a picture of Nightwinds, a Baba 30, under full sail on a postcard-perfect day.
Now here's a satisfying picture for a Baba owner. It sure is nice when there's enough wind to get the rail in the water!
Another picture of Nightwinds on an almost perfect day (a little more wind would have been nice!).

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