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.