SV Libby Islander 30 for Sale (update: SOLD)

Update: I sold the Islander on 11-26-2012. If you’re still interested in buying an Islander 30 (they’re great little boats), here’s a link to some listings: Islander 30s.

I’m selling the boat. Below are the stats and some photos. Please comment or email me with questions. To people new to this blog, this boat was in an accident, which you can read more about here. Everything is repairable, I’ve just decided not to repair–I’ve moved ashore. I know of some great yards and shipwrights (who’ve been recommended to me) if you’re interested in buying the boat but would like help making the repairs. If you know how to make the repairs yourself, perfect.

The big ticket items on this boat (engine, rigging, sails, winches, head unit) are in great condition. I’ve priced the boat based on a wholesale price of the cumulation of these parts.


Asking price: $4,000 (as is)

1972 Islander 30 MK II (Sloop)
Fin keel
Designer: Robert Finch
LOA: 30 feet
Beam: 10 feet
Engine: Single diesel, Yanmar (1994)
Steering: Tiller
Tankage: 30 gallons fuel
Tankage: 20 gallons water
Tankage: no holding tank, uses LectraSan instead (see below)

Sail Inventory

  • Full batten mainsail in great condition
  • 150% Genoa
  • 110% Genoa
  • 90% Jib


  • Primary winches: Stainless steel, two speed self-tailing winches (Barient 24). Serviced summer of 2012
  • Compass, depthsounder, knot-meter
  • GPS/Chart-plotter (works great!)
  • VHF
  • Aluminum mast and standing rigging (2007)
  • 3 step swim ladder on transom, folds up when underway
  • Magma propane grill

Ground Tackle

20lb Danforth with sentinel. 20ft approx chain spliced to nylon rode, excess of 150ft.


  • Stainless steel sink
  • Freshwater pump
  • Coleman cook stove, replaced the original kerosene stove/oven unit (which has been sold)
  • Icebox
  • 2 Group 27 batteries. One for House one for Engine. July 2011


Forward Cabin

  • Two small hanging lockers
  • Hypervent under v-berth cushion to prevent condensation and mildew

Main Cabin

  • Newly reupholstered main settees (starboard)
  • Large hanging locker to starboard
  • Huge aft starboard berth
  • Map of Puget Sound varnished to the table (watercolored by moi)
  • Port settes were scheduled to be reupholstered, but were not. Material available.
  • Plenty of stowage lockers and shelves



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  2. Daniel November 24, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Just saw your blog for the first time today. Shame about what happened to your boat. Good luck to you on your future adventures. Looks like a nice boat.

  3. angela January 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Oh no. You sold? Not worth the repair. Did you not like living on a boat the whole time?

    1. Courtney January 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Winter aboard isn’t as much fun, and because the incident happened at the end of July, my summer aboard wasn’t the best either. The idea of living on any boat for another winter, after a poopy summer, was a hard future to face. Unlike a wrecked car, you can’t just park a boat anywhere, it costs mullah, and I decided it just wasn’t worth it to me. Once I sold the boat most of my stress melted away. So I’m a landlubber once again, and enjoying the private hot showers where I can sing my heart out without being heard.

  4. Pat Patsplace April 1, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Yep, been there done that. Like my house with a back yard and shop.