Elephant | 1978 Nonsuch 30

Midland, ON, CA


Elephant is the number 1 hull of this iconic design from Mark Ellis & Hinterhoeller Yachts. She has been maintained well & always sailed out of RCYC in Toronto until coming north to Georgian Bay in 2017.. A recent addition of a Genco full cockpit canvas package is a highlight of the inventory. The interior is full teak & is a delight to see. Upgraded upholstery, opening ports & teak cabin sole. The mainsail has been updated. A full Raymarine instrument package has been purchased but not installed. New Lithium house batteries & charger. Elephant is located in Midland on Georgian Bay & ready to go.


  • Length: 30ft
  • Beam: 12' 6"
  • Year: 1978
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Status: Sale Pending

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  • Keel: Fin Keel


  • Length Overall: 30 ft
  • Length Waterline: 28.75 ft
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 4500 lb
  • Beam Measure: 12' 6"


  • Total Power: 25
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Engine Model: MD11C
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 25 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (40 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (28 Gallons)


  • Number of heads: 1


Dodger, bimini & full enclosure. Teak cockpit sole. Teak dorade boxes. Large teak capstan on the stem. Stern boarding ladder. Power main halyard winch. Cockpit cushions.


Original & updated mainsails. Recent “stack pack” mainsail cover. Second halyard.


2 new Lithium house batteries. Separate cranking battery. Updated battery charger. Older Motomaster inverter. Shore power & cord. Updated Blue Seas 12V & 110V panels. A new full I70 Raymarine instrument package is included but not installed. Original SR Mariner instruments (as is) . VHF radio with cockpit remote.


Elephant features the classic layout with s settees port & starboard & a drop leaf centre line table. Huge lockers & storage areas forward with shelves outboard of the settees. Enclosed mid ship head on the starboard side has a Paloma on demand hot water heater which has not been used for some years. The galley is mid ship port side with 2 burner propane stove & oven. Deep stainless steel sink with pressure water pump. Micowave oven. !2v reftigeration system installed in the ice box. Quarterberths on each side aft. Teak flooring. As an early production version, the interior is all wood with no liner & provides a very warm & luxurious look. Opening ports & overhead hatches provide good ventilation throughout.

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4 pad folding steel cradle. Fitted low profile winter cover. Anchor, chain & rode. Fenders & lines, Safety gear. Manual & electric bilge pumps. Tool kit.

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.


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Elephant | Nonsuch 30 30ft

Sale Pending

Midland, ON, CA

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