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1978 Baba 30 Classic Cutter

A$  43,864*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 703-348-9853
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Priced To Sell

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Placida, FL
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 29,950 (A$  43,864) 

"BABA 30"

Price Reduced To Sell Quickly

This beautiful Baba 30 has been cherished by her current owners for  many years. Retirement from sailing brings this wonderful piece of sailing history to the market. She truly is going to be sorely missed by her meticulous owners who have asked me to find not just any buyer but someone who will love Otra Viaje as they have. She has been completely re-rigged and is ready to sail away , turning heads as she glides by!

The Baba 30 was introduced in 1976 as a response to the unprecedented success of the Westsail 32 which with the help of a Time Magazine lifestyle feature is generally credited for creating the cruising boat boom of the 1970's.

Bob Berg of Flying Dutchman International enlisted Bob Perry to design the boat and contracted construction to a little known boatyard in Tainan City, Taiwan called Shing Sheng who’s first first foray from fishing boats to sailboats was a sophisticated 27 ft racer built for a Japanese customer.

The Baba 30 became the second yacht to be produced by Shing Sheng. It’s said that Perry had to kick chickens out of the way when walking to the yard in those early years. It was a place where the workers rechristened Bob Berg with the nickname “Baba”, affectionately meaning father; it was catchy enough to stick for the boat as well. By 1979 Shing Shen moved from An-Ping Quay to purpose built facilities in An-Ping Industrial Estate and a new name, “Ta Shing” was adopted.

Phone Rod at 941.266.6462 Whiteaker Yacht Sales welcomes you at any SHOWINGS ARE BY APPOINTMENT. We realize your time is important and you may drive a long distance so please call in advance to schedule an appointment.

Available for co brokerage to FL licensed brokers.


Please contact Rod Thomas at 941-266-6462

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