Standard Features and Equipment

Baba 30

Hull and Deck

  • Hand laminated FRP hull designed to meet or exceed Lloyds specifications. Lloyd certificate available at additional cost.
  • Hand laminated FRP and end-grain wood sandwich construction deck and cabin.
  • Textured non-skid surfaces on deck flats and cabin top. Teak overlay on cockpit seating area.
  • Hull-to-deck joint chemically bonded, fastened with stainless steel bolts, cosmetically finished with teak caprail fastened with stainless steel bolts.
  • Internal cast iron single-ingot ballast, glassed over to reinforce hull section.
  • Laminated bowsprit with double anchor rollers.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Aluminum spar set and stainless steel standing rigging to designer’s specifications.
  • Yacht braid running rigging and pre-stretched yacht braid halyards with snap shackles.
  • Jiffy reefing, outhaul, and topping lift.
  • Eight LEWMAR winches:
    • Primaries – 2 #30C
    • Secondaries – 2 #8C
    • Mainsheet – 1 #24C
    • Main halyard – 1 #16C
    • Yankee halyard – 1 #16C
    • Staysail halyard – 1 #8C
  • Roller bearing mainsheet traveler.
  • Aluminum Genoa and staysail sheet tracks.
  • Schaefer blocks for all running rigging.
  • Double rail stainless steel bow and stern pulpits.
  • Double lifelines with opening gates P & S.
  • All deck hardware thru-bolted with stainless steel backing plates.
  • Tiller steering, laminated hardwood tiller handle.
  • Bronze lever-action seacocks.
  • Stainless steel deck pipe to chain locker.
  • Sampson post, six hawse fairleads and mooring cleats.
  • Large teak double-opening skylight over main salon.
  • Teak opening hatch at forward end of cabin.
  • Ten bronze opening ports with stainless steel exterior trim rings.
  • Two forward dorade vents.
  • Teak caprail, cockpit coaming and cabin accent trim, cockpit and bow well gratings.
  • One large, deep cockpit locker.
  • Louvered teak companionway doors and drop boards.
  • Vented cockpit propane locker for one 5gallon bottle.


  • Mainsail with two reef rows and mainsail cover.
  • Yankee jib with ready bag.
  • Staysail with ready bag.

Tankage and Machinery

  • 27 hp Yanmar three cylinder FWC marine diesel engine.
  • 40 gallon baffled black iron fuel tank with large inspection port.
  • 90 gallons fresh water in two baffled stainless steel tanks with large inspection ports.
  • Fresh water hand or foot pumps in galley and head.
  • Enclosed marine head with holding tank and “Y” valve.
  • Two bilge pumps (manual and 12 volt electric).


  • 12 volt and 110 volt electrical systems with circuit breaker panel and shore power connection.
  • 100 A/H heavy duty marine battery with 4-way switch.
  • Navigation lights to International Rules.
  • Mast anchor and foredeck lights.
  • Electrical bonding system to chainplates, tanks, thru-hulls, etc.


  • Choice of sleeping accommodations for four or five.
  • Large double berth forward with lockers and drawers below, louvered lockers and shelves P & S or …
  • Traditional V-berth with filler, lockers below and louvered lockers and shelves P & S.
  • Large hanging locker, port forward with louvered door.
  • Highest quality teak veneer interior bulkheads.
  • Enclosed head with Formica interior bulkheads, teak louvered locker and mirror, sink and Formica counter top. Shower sump & grating.
  • P & S settee/berths with louvered lockers, shelves, and seatback lockers.
  • Bulkhead-mounted fold-down teak dropleaf table.
  • Teak overhead grabrails.
  • Teak/lightwood cabin sole.
  • Extremely efficient galley arrangement with large well insulated top loading ice box; large asbestos/stainless steel lined stove area; stainless steel sinks with covers; easily cleaned Formica counter tops; and numerous drawers, lockers, and shelves throughout the galley area.
  • Navigation station located starboard aft, with hinged chart table storage, shelves, and lockers.
  • Drained wet locker at companionway, starboard.
  • Traditional quarterberth aft with storage below, or ….
  • Large louvered storage locker aft of navigation seat, plus additional cockpit locker.
  • 4″ foam, vinyl cushions.
  • Spruce battening on exposed hull areas within cabin.


The specification sheet (shown above) is from the 1985-1986 era Baba 30s.  Several variations and options were found on Babas throughout their life cycle including:

  • Wooden spars instead of aluminum were standard on earlier models.
  • Wheel steering was frequently substituted for tiller.
  • Lapstrakes were all-teak instead of fiberglass inlays in later models.
  • Volvo and Perkins diesels were used in earlier models.
  • Salon tables were sometimes fixed, floor-mounted instead of bulkhead-mounted.
  • Decks were often teak, others were textured, non-skid.
  • Older models had solid teak staves instead of veneer bulkheads.
  • Options included marble vanity tops, and prisms in foredeck.

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