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La Montańa For Sale

$22,300 USD


Bittersweet day, selling my home for the last 5 years. La Montaña is a wonderful vessel, if she's around the size and price range you're looking at then take a little closer look! She's built for blue ocean cruising but just as at home in the inside passage as well. I’m consolidating and looking to move to shore life. I'll list some of her best qualities below and then all the specs further down. She is moored in Squamish, BC if you’d like to come take a look Please go to “Contact” page to send a message.


Asking Price: $22,300 USD

Engine Hours: 1100

LOA: 30ft

Make: Bill Humphries, Designer - Daniel Ganley

Model Name: Snowbird 30

Year Manufactured: 1996

Registration: Washington State Registered, berthed in Squamish, BC

3/4 length cut away keel with a skeg for the rudder. Tracks super straight but with the cut away I can literally turn 360 degrees in place with a bit of patience and skill at the wheel and throttle. With practice you can back her up too. Not normal for a sailboat!

Wonderfully calm and peaceful in the cabin. That's what sold me years ago, all you need to do is sit down inside and you just know she's on your side and there's some great adventures ahead for you two.

Easily single handed. No matter the wind, light or stiff she's easy to get underway with the roller furling jib. With a little practice raising and lower the main is possible solo as well.

Steel hull. I can't express my love of steel boats enough. Easy to work on, just chip or grind any spots of rust and then epoxy and paint on top. I can do it with you the first time if it sounds daunting. The main benefit though are all the floating logs out there in the BC waters, not to mention rocks. Dead heads everywhere! While I never sail at night because of this it certainly gives you peace of mind to know your hull won't be damaged by any logs no matter how large they are. Haven't hit anything yet, but the danger is always there.

La Montaña comes with 325ft of chain and 3 oversized anchors. I've anchored in all sorts of conditions and only drug once during an Arctic Outflow which was gusting up to 90km an hour. All I had to do was put out more chain and then she held tight. There is absolutely no way to express how much more confidence you have when swinging on all that chain. I'll never sail BC without a full length of chain again. When priced out the 325ft of chain comes in at $5,000. A steal!

Feel free to reach out and come on up to Squamish, BC where she is moored for a visit. USA registered boat. Please go to “Contact” page and send an email. Thanks

La Montaña:
Keel Fin
LOA 30 ft
Beam 9 ft 8 in
LWL 23 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft 5 ft 0 in
Displacement 12000 lbs Dry Load
Ballast 4500 lbs
Engine 1
Engine Brand KUBOTA
Year Built 1996
Engine Type Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Hours 1100
Propeller 3 blade propeller
Drive Type Direct Drive
Engine(s) Total Power 23 HP
Fresh Water Tanks 1 Plastic (30 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks 1 (25 Gallons)
Holding Tanks 1 (20 Gallons)

Standard Horizon GPS Chart Plotter CP 180i
Autohelm Knot Meter & Depth Sounder
Icom M45 VHF
Ritchie Compass

Battened Mainsail w/ Cover - Mylar, Very Good Condition
Dutchman Flaking System
Harken Roller Furling
Furling Genoa
Stainless Steel Wire Rigging
Running Backs
Boom Vang
Topping Lift
Two Barient 19 Self Tailing Winches
Two Andersen 12 Self Tailing Winches

Aluminum Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
8' Walker Bay Tender w/ Weaver Davits
Edson Pedestal w/ Wheel Steering & Easy Quadrant Access
Lexan Windows
Automatic Bilge Pump
Manual Bilge Pump
New Macerator Pump
Electric Head
Safety Gear - Flares, Horn, Lifesling, Fire Extinguishers, First Aid Kit

Welded Steel 3/16" Plate Hull
Blown Foam Insulation in Hull, Deck & Cabin House
Welded 1/8" Plate Deck & Cabin House

12V DC / 110V AC
Shore Power Cord
Battery Charger

Force 10 Propane Stove w/ Oven
Hot & Cold Pressure Water
Raw Water w/ Foot Pump
Paloma Instant Hot Water Heater

Dickinson Propane Cabin Heater