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1985 Ta Shing Baba 30

location icon Chula Vista, California
Year 1985
Length 30 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Ta Shing

30' Ta Shing Baba 30 '85 "Joshua"

The classic Baba 30 is one of Bob Perry's most popular designs. A traditional double ender offshore proven design, with a full keel to provide a stable sea-kindly motion and superior directional stability, especially in a following sea. It has a new dodger (2020) and newer standing rigging, chain plates, lifelines, main sail and genoa. The exterior trim and interior joinery is done generously in teak, executed by some of the finest shipwrights in the world. The interior layout makes the best use of space providing roomy accommodations and tremendous amounts of storage. A beautiful and functional butterfly saloon hatch and forward hatch provide light and ventilation.30' Ta Shing Baba 30 '85 "Joshua"


Year Built 1985
Category Sail
Length Overall 33'9 ft
Length Of Deck 29'9 ft
Beam 10'3 ft
Max Draft 4'9 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'3 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID TSQ30236C585
Min Draft 4'9 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 20 hp
Cruising Speed 4.34 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 1800
Maximum Speed 5.21 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 28 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 50 gal
Water Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 12 gal
Holding Tank Mat. GRP
Ballast 5,000 lb
Displacement 13,700 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: FWC 3GMF
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 20hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 2 Blade
Year: 1985

From the bow: chain locker with overboard drain and hawsepipe. Next aft is V-berth and insert. Bin, drawer and cabinet stowage below, shelves above. Next aft is head to starboard and hanging locker to port. In main cabin settees port and starboard (port extends) with leecloths. Stowage outboard and above. Salon has fixed dropleaf table for four, propane heater, clock, barometer and oil lamp. Butterfly hatch above. Next aft is the galley to port with well-insulated icebox, 2-burner propane stove/oven, deep dual sinks with pressure and manual water. Lots of storage. To starboard is nav station with quarter berth, GPS, wind and speed instruments, VHF and stereo. 6’3” headroom and light teak interior throughout. Upholstery new in 2018.




Princess 2-burner propane stove with oven and broiler

Tea pot

Pressure and manual fresh water

Atwood 6-gal water heater

(2) deep stainless steel sinks

Fully equipped – utensils, pots, flatware, dishes

Electronics and Navigation

Datamarine wind speed and direction

Datamarine speed and distance logs

Datamarine depth sounder

Autohelm 2000 autopilot

Ritchie compass

Raymarine GPS

Raymarine chart plotter

Radar (not installed)

West Marine VHF radio

West Marine handheld VHF radio

Seth Thomas manual wind striking clock

Seth Thomas barometer

Dual Brand Marine Stereo with speakers in cabin and cockpit


12V DC and 110V AC

(2) West Marine Dual Purpose batteries (80 amp hr each)

Battery parallel switch

Voltage meter

Marinco 10A battery charger

Portable small 175W inverter

Marinco 30A shore power cord

Alternator charge amp meter


35# CQR with 100’ chain and 100’ nylon rode on bow

Danforth with 30’ chain and 110’ nylon rode in cockpit locker

Manual ABS windlass

Dodger (2020)

Windlass, teak hatches, binnacle and winch covers

Cockpit sun shade

Achilles Model LT2 inflatable (2016)

Anchor and steaming lights

Deck light

Running lights

Search light

Tricolor light

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines (new 2017) and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder


Radar reflector



Actual LOA: 33’ 9”

Last bottom paint 4/2016 (to be repainted prior to sale)

All through hulls bonded, zincs on hull, shaft and prop

Sails and Rigging

Wire standing rigging

Aluminum deck-stepped mast

Mainsheet traveler

Telescoping mast-mounted whisker pole

Profurl PAO furling on headsail


 (2) Lewmar 40ST 2-speed cockpit primaries

 (1) Lewmar 30ST 2-speed main

 (2) Lewmar #7 single speed staysail

 (3) Lewmar #16 on mast for halyards

 (1) Lewmar #7 single speed on mast for reefing


 Lee Main (2016) with (2) sets of reef points

 Lee 130% Genoa with sunscreen for furling (2016)

 Lee staysail

 Lee storm jib

All standing rigging (mast and bowsprit) new in 2016

Chainplates (3) port and (3) starboard new in 2016

Engine and Mechanical

Engine hours approx. 2024

Fresh water cooled engine

Waterlift muffler

Kanzaki gearbox

Direct drive

2-blade prop

Engine alarm

Racor fuel filter/water separator

Raw water sea strainer

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit engine controls

Acoustic engine area insulation

(1) manual and (1) electric bilge pump

Manual wheel steering

Manual head with overboard discharge via Y-valve

12-gal fiberglass holding tank


Life jackets:

 (1) Mustang MD 3184 Type V inflatable with harness and tether

 (3) adult type 1

 (1) child type 2

 (3) type 4 throwables

Horseshoe ring


Bell, horn and whistle

Emergency tiller



Jack lines

MOB pole

Weems & Plath electronic flare

Various flares and launcher

Light sticks

LifeSling block and tackle, emergency flag

Mustang rescue throwbag

Other Features and Equipment

Various SoCal paper charts

Nav instruments

Hand bearing compass

Tools and spare parts

Oil change pump

Force 10 propane cabin heater

Aluminum propane tank

Custom helmsman seat

Cockpit cushion

Many spare lines

CO alarm

Mastmate mast climber

Bosuns chair

110V cabin heater

Additional Information

$12,000 in recent upgrades include:

Dodger – new in 2020

Sails – new in 2016

Standing rigging – new in 2016

Chainplates – new in 2016

Lifelines – new in 2017

Dinghy – new in 2016

Upholstery – new in 2018

Seller will pay for bottom paint before sail.


All seller’s personal effects are excluded from the sale of the vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.