30′ Nonsuch Ultra

Priced to Sell








Single Diesel

Hull Material


BVI Yacht Sales Overview

Are you new to sailing and looking for something reasonably priced and easy to learn on or are you an old salt that knows the pedigree of this classic Canadian build? Well look no further!

‘Daydream Believer’ this Nonsuch 30 Ultra is the perfect boat for island hopping the Virgin Islands and beyond… With her generous cockpit, manageable length, shallow draft and accommodating interior make it an ideal live aboard cruiser.  Cockpit benches are living-room chair depth, with high coamings for safe, comfortable seating under sail. Both the cockpit and saloon have large folding tables. The interior is spacious with plenty of ventilation. The sail is in excellent condition and a NEW Engine & transmission installed in 2019!

Her most prominent feature is the tall, tapered, unstayed mast with a wishbone boom. The rig is very simple, and there are few things to break. With one sail, one halyard, and one sheet, it’s one easy boat to sail! Especially for a shorthanded crew or even a single hander.

Due to the world wide pandemic the owners’ situation has changed and they have to sell their beloved Nonsuch. This is a true classic that turns heads everywhere she goes. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of sailing history!

Interior Walkthrough
The interior of ‘Daydream Believer has a large permanent double pullman berth located forward in the cabin, with a large hanging locker and a vanity on the opposite side. Aft lies a large head with a separate shower stall. A bi-fold, teak door separates the forward cabin from the main salon. The head is almost bathroom-sized, and lies opposite a large galley. Just inside the companionway lies an L-shaped dinette, with an opposing settee and a hanging locker aft. The permanent sleeping area is comfortable, private and out of traffic.

Under Sail
With no chain plates, shrouds or stays, Genoa track or cars, mainsheet traveler, or primary winches, on the cockpit coamings (there is one mainsheet winch well aft on the starboard coaming), there is an amazing amount of space above deck on this 30 footer.

The excellent condition sail is handled from the safety of the large cockpit. Once the sail is up, it is simply sheeted to the winch beside the helm station, as it is self-tacking and self-vanging. Running rigging consists of a main halyard, a mainsheet, and a choker line, which controls the fullness or flatness of the sail by adjusting the fore-and-aft position of the wishbone boom. The top of the mast flexes to leeward to spill wind from the upper part of the sail when the wind pipes up and keeps the boat from being overpowered. Thus, it is common to see Nonsuch’s out on a gusty day, under full sail, and still relatively upright.

This type of stability is also achieved through a good combination of 39-percent ballast-to-displacement ratio, and hull form stability along with the wide beam makes for a comfortable, stable and forgiving boat under sail. It is a quality which is pleasantly reassuring to guests, ‘Greenhorn’ sailors and, of course, nervous spouses.

Recent Maintenance & Upgrades
NEW Engine: Yanmar 3YM30AE 35hp installed 2019Total hours: 331 hours @ March 24,2020NEW Transmission: Yanmar/Kanzaki installed at 183 hours in February 2020

  • Zinc: installed on prop shaft 2020
  • New Mast: installed 2003
  • 100 Watt power inverter -installed in 2016
  • Two USB charging ports – installed in 2020
  • Battery charger –2020
  • New dodger with Stratoglass – 2020
  • 5 of the 8 stanchion bases were replaced – 2020
  • New 4mm Dacron lazy jack lines to support sail cover –  2020
  • Seams on bimini and sail cover re-sown – 2020
  • New gaskets installed on all 4 hatches and all 7 portlights in 2020
  • Used Lofrans Windlass: installed on foredeck in 2019; needs to be wired to become operational.
  • 3 new LED light fixtures installed in 2020 – one above the dining table, one in the galley, and one in the head
  • Refrigeration added in 2017
  • New Jabsco marine toilet installed in 2016

Installed in 2020 — new plastic 12-gallon fuel tank that bypasses the 33-year-old aluminum tank. This eliminates potential dirty fuel problems going forward as well as potential leaks. Please see the December 2019 issue of Practical Sailor for its findings (a) that the average life expectancy of an aluminum fuel tank in salt water is 20 years, and (b) a review of the benefits of plastic tanks. With the adjacent 6-gallon auxiliary diesel fuel container, this new system has a capacity of 18 gallons. With fuel consumption rates of about .5 gallons per hour, this provides approximately 36 hours of engine time.

  • Excellent condition Main Sail
  • Force 10 marine 2-burner stove/oven (Just purchased and will be included with the sale)
  • Tools – large assortment of screw drivers, wrenches, pliers, box wrench (to change oil filter), hand saw, hack saw, 283-piece wrench and socket set, and much more.
  • Large collection of assorted screws, bolts, nails, fasteners, bungee cords, plumbing fittings, hose clamps, cables, drill bits, tape, storage bins, 2 cycle motor oil, mast wedges, assorted glues, epoxy, WD-40, ratchet straps, etc.
  • Moeller oil extractor (for changing engine and transmission oil)
  • 2 impellers
  • 2 extra belts for engine
  • 3 oil filters
  • 1 fuel filter
  • Spare engine starter (new)
  • 12′ RIB dinghy w/ 18 hp 2011 Tohatsu outboard motor
  • Hand pump for dinghy (water)
  • Foot pump for dinghy (air)
  • 2 paddles for dinghy
  • Dinghy anchor and rode
  • 2 security cables for dinghy ? a longer one to cable the dinghy to a dock or the boat; a shorter one to cable the outboard and gas tank to the dinghy: purchased in 2019
  • 16 gallon gas tank for dinghy with fuel filter
  • Assorted towels, blankets, pillows and bed sheets
  • Galley: Plates, bowls, pots, pans, 2 drip coffee makers, can openers, flatware, many
  • assorted cooking utensils, knives, frying pan, etc.
  •  3 Barient winches; 1 Lewmar winch
  •  2 Bruce anchors
  • Cockpit cushions and cockpit sun screens
  • 3 solar powered temporary ?running lights?
  • Solar powered cockpit light
  •  Uniden VHF radio
  •  A 6-gallon diesel fuel can, a 2-gallon gas can, and a 6-gallon gas tank for dinghy
  • Bosun chair
  •  Charcoal grill for mounting on stern rail
  •  5 life jackets, 4 new in 2019
  •  Horseshoe-shaped flotation with 50′ line for MOB recoveries with stern rail mount
  •  Boat hook
  •  3 fenders
  •  Assorted dock lines
  •  2 extra anchor rode
  •  5 fire extinguishers
  •  1 water heater
  •  Steiner Military Marine 7×50 binoculars
  • A portion of the top line of port side life line
  • 2 of the 3 stove burners work; 1 does not. The oven on board does not work BUT the owners have purchased a great condition 2 burner ‘Force 10’ stove/oven that will be included with the deal. 
  • There are only 2 batteries (one house, one starter) 
  • The running lights and masthead light are not connected
  • Fire extinguishers need to be checked to make sure that at least 3 of the 5 are fully operational (perhaps discarding 2 that are not necessary)
  • The teak on cabin-top grab rails, on side-of-cabin ‘eye brow’ and on the bowsprit need to be refinished
Yacht name

Daydream Believer


US Virgin Islands


LOA: 30 ft 4 in
Beam: 11 ft 10 in
LWL: 28 ft 9 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Displacement: 11500 lbs
Ballast: 4000 lbs
Dry Weight: 11500 lbs


Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3YM30AE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Sail drive

Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 6 knots


Fresh Water Tanks: 118 (3 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 12 (1 Gallons)


Number of single berths: 3
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 6

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