Review of Clansman 30

Basic specs..

The Clansman 30 is equipped with a fin keel. The fin keel is the most common keel and provides splendid manoeuvrability. The downside is that it has less directional stability than a long keel.

The boat can enter even shallow marinas as the draft is just about 1.35 - 1.45 meter (4.43 - 4.73 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?

The capsize screening value for Clansman 30 is 1.54, indicating that this boat could - if evaluated by this formula alone - be accepted to participate in ocean races.

What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?

The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 6.2 knots. The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster. The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Clansman 30 is about 107 kg/cm, alternatively 599 lbs/inch. Meaning: if you load 107 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 599 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

What is Motion Comfort Ratio (MCR)?

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

What is a Ballast Ratio?

What is Displacement Length Ratio?

SA/D (Sail Area Displacement ratio) Indicates how fast the boat is in light wind: - Cruising Boats have ratios 10-15 - Cruiser-Racers have ratios 16-20 - Racers have ratios above 20 - High-Performance Racers have ratios above 24 Sail-area/displacement ratio (SA/D ratio): 13.85

Maintenance

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Clansman 30

Clansman 30 is a 29 ′ 11 ″ / 9.1 m monohull sailboat designed by Bruce Fairlie and built by Fairlite Plastics/East Coast Yachts (AUSTRALIA) between 1966 and 1985.

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Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

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Clansman 30

The clansman 30 is a 30.0ft masthead sloop designed by bruce fairlie and built in fiberglass between 1966 and 1985., 105 units have been built..

The Clansman 30 is a very heavy sailboat which is under powered. It is stable / stiff and has an excellent righting capability if capsized. It is best suited as a bluewater cruising boat.

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Is clansman 30 blue water capable, nsw, 24 posts.

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Hi all, We are a couple wanting to get into sailing. Our main purpose for sailing is because we are scuba divers and we are doing underwater videos and photography. Sailing would allow us to go many places currently not accessible to us. Due to budget constraints, we have 2 options: 1. Getting a smaller but strong boat that can we can sail now in Australian costal waters and refit over a few years before taking it overseas; or 2. Save up and get a bigger, blue water boat in a few years time. Places we would like to go are the Philippines, Indonesia and eventually Galapagos and South America. We are interested in the Clansman 30. It is a small boat, very narrow beam, but we think we can add additional water tanks and water maker and the necessary electronics for ocean crossing and we are minimalists. My question is, ignoring our sailing ability, is Clansman 30 suitable for ocean crossing. Which option in your opinion is the better option? We ideally want to avoid buying and refitting a boat only to have to sell it and refit another boat. Thank you

Bananabender

Qld, 1550 posts.

I'm guessing you have watched all the Free Range Sailing U tubes .

lydia

Pretty much anything is blue water capable in the right hands.

FabulousPhill

Vic, 268 posts.

As BB said, the couple on Free Range Sailing are sailing around Australia. They discuss provisioning issues, maintenance issues, etc en route. A Compass28 or similar would also suffice, but scuba gear seems a factor. Sufficient electronics in total would cost less than a grand (VHF, depth sounder, GPS, maybe a chart plotter). A radar would cost more, but not always essential. 200 litres of water capacity could be stored quite easily, and tropical places are known to have fresh water falling from the sky (just add tarpaulin, funnel and pipe). Scuba diving requires tanks, masks, and your camera gear. That might mean you would need to refill the tanks/have a capacity of 10 hours or so between having them refilled. But do-able. This aspect I don't know about, but might be the thing that limits your time underwater.

Kankama

NSW, 620 posts

If you are going that far I would suggest something bigger to handle the weight better. A Duncanson 34 is a great boat that are not pricey and a lot more comfortable than the Clansman. Clansman's are nice boats but they roll like the dickens with a kite up on a square (but that might be the kite). As others have said, it could be done, but a nice Dunco or East Coast 31 or Bounty 35 is a more modern design with more room, more weight carrying ability, much drier and far better to windward whilst still being solid. www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1985-eastcoast-31/OAG-AD-19869136/?Cr=1 www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/duncanson/?keywords=34 www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/duncanson/?keywords=34

Select to expand quote Kankama said.. If you are going that far I would suggest something bigger to handle the weight better. A Duncanson 34 is a great boat that are not pricey and a lot more comfortable than the Clansman. Clansman's are nice boats but they roll like the dickens with a kite up on a square (but that might be the kite). As others have said, it could be done, but a nice Dunco or East Coast 31 or Bounty 35 is a more modern design with more room, more weight carrying ability, much drier and far better to windward whilst still being solid. www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1985-eastcoast-31/OAG-AD-19869136/?Cr=1 www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/duncanson/?keywords=34 www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/duncanson/?keywords=34 Hi Kankana, Do you know if the Duncanson 34, East Coast 31 or Bounty 35, are they full fibreglass hull or cored? We are worried about cored hull. Thanks

Select to expand quote FabulousPhill said.. As BB said, the couple on Free Range Sailing are sailing around Australia. They discuss provisioning issues, maintenance issues, etc en route. A Compass28 or similar would also suffice, but scuba gear seems a factor. Sufficient electronics in total would cost less than a grand (VHF, depth sounder, GPS, maybe a chart plotter). A radar would cost more, but not always essential. 200 litres of water capacity could be stored quite easily, and tropical places are known to have fresh water falling from the sky (just add tarpaulin, funnel and pipe). Scuba diving requires tanks, masks, and your camera gear. That might mean you would need to refill the tanks/have a capacity of 10 hours or so between having them refilled. But do-able. This aspect I don't know about, but might be the thing that limits your time underwater. FabulourPhill, We originally wanted a compressor for refilling tanks, but we have decided to start off on a Hookah set. Diving in Australia on the GBR is not very deep, a Hookah set should be adequate and all we need is to carry a few jerry cans for it. Thank you for your input, we definitely need 200L of water, maybe add a water maker in the future if needed.

Having a daughter and son in law who are both master divers and watching the hullabaloo they go through I would make a couple of observations. 1. A swim platform would be nice to slide off and on , put flippers on spit in mask and whatever. Climbing onto a Clansman could be a pita 2. An area reserved for suiting up and changing without wetting everything etc. Perhaps a centre cockpit where the rear deck could be set aside with a swimming platform on the transom BUT $$$ is the deciding factor ,Like this www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/jarkan-10-5/262212 yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/adams-31-centre-cockpit/239258

Select to expand quote Bananabender said.. Having a daughter and son in law who are both master divers and watching the hullabaloo they go through I would make a couple of observations. 1. A swim platform would be nice to slide off and on , put flippers on spit in mask and whatever. Climbing onto a Clansman could be a pita 2. An area reserved for suiting up and changing without wetting everything etc. Perhaps a centre cockpit where the rear deck could be set aside with a swimming platform on the transom BUT $$$ is the deciding factor ,Like this www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/jarkan-10-5/262212 yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/adams-31-centre-cockpit/239258 Bananabender: What do you think of the Mottle 33? Here is an example. Do you know if it's a full fibre glass hull boat? It seems to be very spacious for 2 people and the price is still reasonable. Would this be a boat capable of ocean crossing? yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/mottle-33/242321 Thanks

Select to expand quote Hevene said.. Bananabender said.. Having a daughter and son in law who are both master divers and watching the hullabaloo they go through I would make a couple of observations. 1. A swim platform would be nice to slide off and on , put flippers on spit in mask and whatever. Climbing onto a Clansman could be a pita 2. An area reserved for suiting up and changing without wetting everything etc. Perhaps a centre cockpit where the rear deck could be set aside with a swimming platform on the transom BUT $$$ is the deciding factor ,Like this www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/jarkan-10-5/262212 yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/adams-31-centre-cockpit/239258 Bananabender: What do you think of the Mottle 33? Here is an example. Do you know if it's a full fibre glass hull boat? It seems to be very spacious for 2 people and the price is still reasonable. Would this be a boat capable of ocean crossing? yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/mottle-33/242321 Thanks Sorry mate I can't answer that. It is full fibreglass but those with better knowledge here will advise. Guys!

Have a read www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Sailing/General/Mottle?page=1

SA, 318 posts

www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/van-de-stadt-34-owner-says-sell-19990/240824 this would be pretty good. good performance, roomy, good spacious cockpit for diving out of, big enough to carry a decent amount of gear, strong ocean going design.

keensailor

NSW, 699 posts

My feeling is a Clansman does not have enough free board, seems to submarine into swell and when working hard upwind and healing the gunwales are under water.

The East Coast, the Bounty, the Mottle and the Dunco - in fact all these 70s and 80s boats are probably solid glass in the hulls. There may be some balsa in the deck. There were many different small builders selling moulds to each other so there is no way to check. Ask the seller and then get someone to check with you. Solid glass is okay, I like cores, and lots of decks use balsa to save weight and make the boat stiffer and lighter. Some balsa decks get spongy. Take a good look there. Be careful of wanting a certain boat or type with your lack of experience - a good steel Van de stat may be more your thing. As said before, something with a swim platform aft would be good, so a wider bum and a duck board would be nice.

boty

QLD, 685 posts

the clasman choice of design for offshore is great but for extended cruise and carrying dive equipment as well may prove to be a challenge i put them as the perfect 2 handed budget cruiser

Ramona

NSW, 7448 posts

I go past a Clansman most mornings and I would consider them way too small for a couple to cruise with. The Mottle 33 would be the smallest boat I would consider and I think any of the 34 footers would suit. I would also consider a Swanson 36. A Swanson 36 with a sugar scoop stern will be a good starting point. If your happy using a hookah and think this is a smart way to go then a 12v one would be my choice and is what I use. The cost of solar panels and superb controllers are so cheap today combined with lithium batteries it's a bit of a no brainer.

QLD, 377 posts

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MorningBird

NSW, 2651 posts

The Clansman is very wet. I raced on one in Sydney some years back and in any sort of sea/wind you get soaked, and that was in the harbour. They are very solid and I expect can handle the conditions but it would be very uncomfortable and they are tiny internally.

2bish

TAS, 809 posts

julesmoto

NSW, 1280 posts

Reminds me of my father's Folkboat which I sailed lot with very little free board and water coming in the cockpit over the gunnels when hard pressed. In this regard see the episode where they are coming into Broken Bay Pittwater. Most uncomfortable but that said an extremely seaworthy and unbreakable little boat with great directional stability.

Ilenart

WA, 249 posts

Select to expand quote stray said.. www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/van-de-stadt-34-owner-says-sell-19990/240824 this would be pretty good. good performance, roomy, good spacious cockpit for diving out of, big enough to carry a decent amount of gear, strong ocean going design. +1 for a Van de Stadt 34, great design and a lot more room compared to similar 34 yachts. I would try to find a wood / epoxy one, but the steel and aluminum ones would also work. www.stadtdesign.com/designs/stock_plans_sail/van_de_stadt_34 Ilenart

VIC, 612 posts

The Clansman is pretty close dimension and interior wise (water-line length, beam, draft etc) to a Compass 28, except for the stretched out stern. I have a Compass 28, and I cannot imagine how you could comfortably accommodate two people plus scuba gear, provisions, water, fuel, spares etc etc for extended passages. Go bigger as the previous chaps have suggested. Cheers, Graeme

nswsailor

NSW, 1426 posts

It seems the latest video that came out yesterday was actually the 31st of March. They might have to start holding a newspaper page up showing the date or at least mention it on Youtube.

4 bells

NSW, 33 posts

I just sailed my 35 foot Jarkan 10.5 up the east coast from Batemans Bay to Hervey Bay - we managed 3m swells and 24kt winds easily enough - she is solid, hand laid fibreglass, the hull is 2" thick - if you want a solid, small(ish) yacht to sail in any weather conditions, you'd be hard pressed to go past a Jarkan 10.5. That said, I think the Clansman yachts were pretty seaworthy, and I've known a few folks who sail and swear by them. They are small though, and a little cramped onboard. They also don't carry a lot of water or fuel, so you'd be thinking about externally carried jerry cans and a water maker if you're thinking of true blue water work. Don't let that stop you though - good luck with what ever you end up with.

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Our yacht, Mirrool, is a Clansman 30 GRP Sloop. She splashed off the Fairlite Plastics construction line in Gosford, New South Wales Australia, in 1969 .

Her first owner, Charles Ure, entered her in the inaugural Trans-Tasman Solo Yacht Race. This contest starts in New Plymouth, New Zealand and ends in Mooloolaba, Australia, some 1300Nm distant. Of five vessels, she was the sole Australian entry. Joining her were three New Zealand registered yachts and one entry from the USA. She joined the second race four years later in 1974 but was dis-masted in a ferocious storm and was unable to complete the course but Mirrool and Charles survived the ordeal.

The original sail plan is still in use today with a conservative 35sq.m combined fore and mainsail area, complimented by a 41sq.m asymmetric spinnaker for use in winds under 20 knots. The mast has reinforced aerofoil welded spreaders and oversize rigging. Mirrool is 4100kg. The hull is hand-laid solid GRP and the moulded keel carries 1800kg of lead ballast.

The original Buhk 1 cylinder diesel engine has been replaced about 20 years ago with a Yanmar 2GM20 which, while looking a bit worse for wear, is still clattering along with Troy’s occasional attention.

She has been Troy’s full time home since 2015 and Pascale a little more recently.

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Easy to find, not many parking spaces on hotel car park. Friendly staff in hotel gift shop and cafe. Staff on board are friendly. There was a recorded information about the loch and its history. Screens below deck showed sonar pictures of the depth. I would recommend buying gifts at the Clansman gift shop, the same items were more expensive at Drumnadrochit centre.

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Had a smashing sail up to the castle the staff were very helpful and friendly 50 minutes was long enough not to get bored good information coming through the speaker's would recommend if you're in the area 🛳️

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We had a beutiful day to be out on the Loch. The guide was informative and entertaining, and the scenery was amazing. Overall, a great trip!

It was my second time aboard the Jacobite, after 3 years of my first time, and this time I took my cousin who was spending holidays in Scotland. He truly enjoyed the experience and so did I. To be honest the second time felt even better compared to the first time.

Excellent 2 hour trip. Guide was excellent friendly and well informed. Well worth the money. Would recommend to anyone. Use catamarans so lovely smooth trip on the loch.

Very enjoyable 2 hour cruise from Dochgarroch locks along the canal and into Loch Ness. Very interesting and amusing commentary .

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  1. Clansman 30

    Clansman 30. The Clansman 30 is a 30-foot class of narrow-beam full-keel yacht manufactured on the New South Wales Central Coast of Australia.Production ran from 1965 through 1985, with hull numbers from 1 to 108. The last Clansman was launched in 1994. The Clansman was one of the first fiberglass production yachts in Australia and arguably was one of the strongest.

  2. CLANSMAN 30

    CLANSMAN 30. Save to Favorites . Beta Marine. BOTH. US IMPERIAL. METRIC. Sailboat Specifications Definitions ... 1997), states that a boat with a BN of less than 1.3 will be slow in light winds. A boat with a BN of 1.6 or greater is a boat that will be reefed often in offshore cruising. Derek Harvey, "Multihulls for Cruising and Racing ...

  3. Review of Clansman 30

    The Clansman 30 is equipped with a fin keel. A boat with a fin keel is more manoeuvrable but has less directional stability than a similar boat with a long keel. The boat can enter even shallow marinas as the draft is just about 1.35 - 1.45 meter (4.43 - 4.73 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.

  4. Clansman 30

    Hey man, I have owned my 30' Clansman "Clandoig" for nearly 9 years now, & I love her for her galley lay out and private toilet ( head). There is just not another sail boat about with a galley as useful or as big as a Clansman in a 30 footer. ( There are a lot of bigger Yachts with smaller cramped galleys!) We Sail in the top of the Spencer gulf in South Australia where the the swells can be ...

  5. Choice of boat: Clansman 30 or Cavalier 32

    7445 posts. 14 Feb 2018 8:26AM. Not a good comparison really. The Cavalier 32 is a much larger and modern boat compared to a Clansman. I would suggest spending some more time looking at other vessels in your price range and talking to owners of various boats to get some idea what you really need.

  6. Clansman 30 pocket cruising yacht

    The Clansman is a quick comfortable 30 footer, plenty of space and storage, a good overnight boat on your favourite water way or race her in your local saili...

  7. Clansman 30

    Clansman 30 is a 29′ 11″ / 9.1 m monohull sailboat designed by Bruce Fairlie and built by Fairlite Plastics/East Coast Yachts (AUSTRALIA) between 1966 and 1985. ... The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more. Formula. D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³ D ...

  8. Clansman 30

    The Clansman 30 is a 30.0ft masthead sloop designed by Bruce Fairlie and built in fiberglass between 1966 and 1985. 105 units have been built. The Clansman 30 is a very heavy sailboat which is under powered. It is stable / stiff and has an excellent righting capability if capsized. It is best suited as a bluewater cruising boat.

  9. Here's a short review of the...

    Here's a short review of the Clansmans capabilities from a posting in the Cruisers Forum: Just for interest, I sailed a Clansman 30 in 1980 from Sydney > Cairns > PNG including Rabaul in New Britain...

  10. Clansman 30

    The Clansman 30 is a 30-foot class of narrow-beam full-keel yacht manufactured on the New South Wales Central Coast of Australia. Production ran from 1965 through 1985, with hull numbers from 1 to 108. The last Clansman was launched in 1994.

  11. Clansman 30: Sailing Boats

    SOLD AT FIRST INSPECTION: Clansman 30 has long been a favourite entry-level cruising yacht with its excellent stability and well mannered sailing qualities. Clansman 30 were strongly built to endure Australian coastal conditions. They have safely cruised Australian inshore and coastal waters for decades and offer good accomodation.

  12. Used Clansman 30 for Sale

    Clansman 30 were strongly built to endure Australian coastal conditions. They have safely cruised Australian inshore and coastal waters for decades and offer good accomodation. This Clansman 30 has been enjoyed for many years by her current owner but its time for him to move on. The yacht was re-engined in 2010 with a new Yanmar 2YM 15 hp ...

  13. Is Clansman 30 blue water capable?

    Save up and get a bigger, blue water boat in a few years time. Do 1, not 2. The experience you will get on a smaller, cheaper boat will be invaluable if or when you decide to step up. As pointed out above, Free Range Sailing is all about a Clansman 30, and the presenters have done a great job on it. Note the amount of time they have spent on ...

  14. Clansman Yacht Association

    Clansman Yacht Association. 167 likes. The Clansman 30 is a 30-foot class of narrow-beam full-keel yacht.

  15. The Yacht

    Our yacht, Mirrool, is a Clansman 30 GRP Sloop. She splashed off the Fairlite Plastics construction line in Gosford, New South Wales Australia, in 1969 . Her first owner, Charles Ure, entered her in the inaugural Trans-Tasman Solo Yacht Race. This contest starts in New Plymouth, New Zealand and ends in Mooloolaba, Australia, some 1300Nm distant.

  16. Used Clansman 30 for Sale

    AU $12,000 Now reduced. Lass O Luss is a well built, sturdy sloop built by Fairlite / East Coast Yachts in Gosford, New South Wales. With a beam of 2.44m and full headroom it makes her a comfortable and sleek vessel. Her shallow draft (1.35m) makes her highly suitable for use in lakes but she is also a very capable offshore sailer.

  17. Clansman Owners and Fans

    Owners and fans of an Australian classic yacht. The Clansman 30.

  18. 1994 Blue Bonnet Clansman 30 at RQYS Manly

    A really good sailing boat. The only reason we upgraded was because the engine was too small. Retrospectively we should have upgraded the engine, not the yacht. We had a lot of fun cruising around Moreton Bay. 'The Clansman was one of the first fiberglass production yachts in Australia and arguably was one of the strongest.'

  19. Loch Ness: Urquhart Castle Round-Trip Cruise

    Full description. Cruise the Loch and view the castle on this 50 minute voyage across the deepest, mysterious waters of Loch Ness with breathtaking views of the historic Urquhart Castle, departing from the Clansman Harbour. Once on board, our audio is bursting with lots of facts and legends to tune into as you sail.

  20. Used Clansman 30 Price Drop For Quick Sale for Sale

    AU $15,000 Reduced. The Clansman is an Australian Classic, built here on the Central Coast. It has a full keel and skeg hung rudder which make it an excellent cruising yacht with good performance. Its easy to sail, in fact I learned to sail on this yacht, all lines come back to the cock pit for ease for a single handed sailing.

  21. Clansman boat trip

    Loch Ness by Jacobite: Clansman boat trip - See 4,783 traveler reviews, 2,426 candid photos, and great deals for Inverness, UK, at Tripadvisor.

  22. Clansman Boats For Sale in Australia

    30'. 9.14m. 1976. AU $19,900. Find a full range of Clansman Boats For Sale in Australia. New and Used boats for sale.

  23. Used Clansman 30 for Sale

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  24. Orcas Sink Another Boat Near Iberia, Worrying Sailors Before Summer

    Since 2020, orcas have disrupted dozens of sailing journeys in these high-traffic waters, in some cases slamming vessels hard enough to cause critical damage. Last November, orcas slammed a yacht ...

  25. Sunreef integrates recycled plastic bottles into solar electric yachts

    In April 2024, Sunreef introduced a new 40m electric yacht called the Eco Explorer. One month later, Sunreef shared a new sustainability strategy that will integrate hundreds of thousands of ...

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