Sparkman & Stephens Defiance 30

AU $24,000
30' - 9.14m
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Stieglitz Queensland
Launch Year
1982 approximate
Hull Material

Our Sparkman and Stephen's designed, Defiance 30 (1982) is up for sale. Discovery was our first boat to work out (without breaking the bank) if liveaboard sailing was the life we wanted and if we could do it together! We are excited to say the answer is yes and even though we'll be sad to see her go, we are ready to move onto our forever boat. Discovery is an amazing yacht to have as your first or if you are an experienced sailor and want a solid, well known and respected boat.

Most people will be able to stand up in her. The saloon headroom is approx 1.85m; galley/nav area approx 1.8m and head/wash area is approx 1.7m. She is set up for single handled sailing and has looked after us in so many ways, providing us with endless hours of joy and anchoring our love for being on the ocean. She is big enough for a few weeks to several months living; has been an ocean racer in a precious life where she competed in the Melbourne to Devonport race; or in todays climate she could even make a great little temporary accomodation at a marina.

Our current private rental berth is available to also be taken over with the sale. It is currently month to month $410 at Horizon Shores, Jacobs Well, with the option to continue. This is an awesome spot in the back water channels as it is right in the middle of Moreton Bay and the Gold Coast Seaway, giving easy access to both. Only a few hours sail to Tipplers and Peel island or a day sail to Tangaloooma (depending on tides). So much to explore! The marina has a few shower blocks, laundry, 24/7 fuel and cafe with a discount for your use with your fob. All you need to do is use the fuel card and fob to receive your discount. You can also haul out here and do your own work or use the businesses at hand. She was last antifouled in April 2022 and the rigging was last checked and maintained Nov 2018.

She is currently motored by a reliable 18hp 2 stroke outboard securely mounted on the back and has improved output when needed. We have organised it so it is minimal fuss as possible to use and access. The inboard engine is still on board, still works and can be reconnected if you desire or it can be removed providing some extra storage needed for a longer stay aboard.

As you can see in our extensive inventory below we have spent some time servicing and freshening her up, so most of the hard work has been done. A few things left to make her your own! There is more to see and be shared about the finer details of this beautiful boat and what is on board. Contact us to come look at her to see if she could be yours too.


V berth
- Double bed accomodation
- New hatch and cover
- Freshly painted and varnished with mould defender additive (April 2023)
- New foam April 2023 (temp covered with Velcro sheets for new owners to decide on their own patterns)
- New wood under foam varnished for protection (April 2022)
- New Mattress topper (April 2023)
- Storage under the wood - #1a is empty
- #1a has spare parts for the inboard
-#1b is empty but has wiring for anchor winch which includes a circuit breaker
- #3 storage P1 is Shade sail and suitcase with various sized spare hoses for inboard.
- #4 storage S1 is spare oil, spare anchor.

Head and wash area
-- New basin tap powered by 12v pump (June 2023 - only cold water connected)
- water tank 35l under starboard side berth in saloon
- Freshly painted and varnished with mould defender additive (April 2023)
- macerated head with spare 12v macerator (Nov 2018)
- Holding tank
- Storage at the back of toilet
- Mirror on head door.
- Door can be locked to separate v- berth and head/wash area from saloon area.
- Wash area has sink with plug (water from tank in saloon)
- Dyson vacuum with accessories
- Dustpan n brush
- Space for toiletries
- Storage under and behind sink
- Small mirror
- Remote control LED battery lights in head and above basin on dimmers (June 2023)

- Freshly painted and varnished with mould defender additive (April 2023)
- 2 single berths (new wood under mattresses)
- Tv with dvd player/ and chrome cast
- 2 Ryobi fans and batteries with charger
- 1 long electrical lead for shore power.
- Storage under beds ( port side - water, hose, 6 x 10l drinking water Jerry cans and 50l built in fibreglass water tank for galley), Starboard side - ropes, spare storage and 35l built in fibreglass water tank for wash area in head)
- Cupboard storage starboard side. 1st cupboard - life jackets (5 in total); 2nd cupboard - First aid, Maps, boat and engine books and manuals, and flags; 3rd and 4th cupboard- spare storage.
- Storage under cupboards - Depth sounder (new Sept 2021) and spare storage on shelf. More storage under the shelf.
- Auto helm stored when not in use.
- Port side storage - Water filter (cleaned and new filters April 2023), spare containers and jars, fan batteries and 4 electric and 2 USB port electrical board on shelf.
- Spare storage under port side saloon shelf
- Book shelf
- Fixed table around mast
- Hooks for hanging items
- 1 x auto bilge, 1 x bilge hooked up to on/off switch, 2 x manual bilge (1 in galley and 1 on deck)

- 3 metho burner - Freshly serviced and new wicks installed (April 2023).
- double butane gas burner (we use this at shore more and more as it is quicker than the method burner).
- Sink with new tap powered by 12v pump (only cold water connected atm)
- 55l water tank under port side berth.
- Salt water deck shower
- Saucepans, cutlery and bowls
- Storage in shelves and cupboards.
- Remote control LED battery lights on dimmers (June 2023)
- New hand bilge (April 2023)
- Storage shelves

Navigation area
- ISO therm Compact fridge (approx 40 litres)
- VHF radio
- Victron energy inverter and smart solar controller charger with Bluetooth connectivity for battery monitoring.
- Fire extinguisher and fire blanket.
- Remote control LED battery lights on dimmers (June 2023)
- Epirb (exp Aug 2028)
- Various cleaning, lubricants, spare parts and specialised tooling for the boat.
- Bag of emergency cones to plug broken through holes.
- Tubs of emergency sealer, scrapers for hull.

Starboard Aft of Nav area
- Fuse and switch panel - all clearly labelled
- Containers of various stainless steel and galvanised nuts, bolts, screws and various fittings.
- Container of electrical fittings. Grease gun and zip ties.
- House Batteries - 2 x 150 amp/hr sealed lead (July 2021)
- Scrubbing brushes and electrical/cloth tapes.
- Tools bag with various and specialised tooling.
- New wood under mattresses
- Tarp for shade
- Tarp for front hatch

- 18hp Tohatsu outboard (parts are interchangeable with 5hp Tohatsu tender outboard)
- Volvo Penta 15 hp diesel inboard (rebuilt 2021)
- 55l fuel tank (currently hooked up to the 18hp outboard but can be redirected to inboard if desired).

Behind Engine
- 2 x spare round fenders
- 2 x spare flat fenders
- 2 x 20l spare water jerry cans green)

Port Aft of engine
- Battery drill and charger
- Battery sander (same charger as drill)
- Jig saw (240volt)
- Holesaw kit
- Portable trade flame heater
- Hand fishing line and small box of lures.
- 2 x fuel funnels
- 1 x water funnel
- Bag of jerry can funnels
- Various pieces of hose and wood for spare parts
- Spare outboard fuel line
- Repair kit, paddles, hand and foot pump for tender
- Hand crank to start engine
- Handle for deck bilge
- Emergency rudder tiller
- Dipstick for fuel tank
- 3 x Silicone guns
- Hoe for scrapping hull
- Long handled saw (used for coconuts)
- Spare steel threaded rod
- 4 x 20l diesel jerry cans (red)
- 1 x 20l unleaded jerry can (yellow)
- Under floor storage storing fibreglass sheets and liquid fibreglass
- 3 misc sails (we have never used but look like storm sails)

On Deck
- Wheel cover (new May 2023)
- Cockpit decking padding (Aug 2023)
- Deck cushions, secured and removable (Aug 2023)
- 15kg Rocna Anchor with 50m of 8 mm short link chain (Nov 2018)
- South Pacific anchor winch (new Nov 2022)
- Solar remote controlled anchor light
- 5hp tohatsu outboard (serviced April 2023)
- New fuel tank for outboard (April 2023)
- 2 x New double rope clutches and 4 black cleats (April 2023)
- New rope sail bags (April 2023)
- New jib ropes (April 2023)
- Extended jib/ Genoa pole
- 2 x 2 speed Barlow self tailing winches
- 2 x 2 speed cannon general halyard winches
- 2 x single speed winches.
- All 6 winches have covers and have been serviced (April 2023)
- New main sail cover (Oct 2023)
- 3 new fenders (April 2023)
- Solar panels (2 x 100watts and 2x 150 watts)
- Compass at wheel
- Outboard mount on back of boat.
- Outboard mount on deck with lock
- Fishing rod holder
- 2 x drink holders
- Pulley system to raise and lower outboard
- Traveller at helm
- Static electricity earthing lead
- 2.3m inflatable tender (1 year old). Has paddles, footpump, inflatable floor, a bag for storage and cover when inflated and out in elements.

AU $24,000   
Vessel Name
Launch Year
1982 approximate
30' - 9.14m
3.5 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Lead casted
Vessel Location
Stieglitz Queensland
Rego Expiry
Sparkman and Stephens
Hull Material
Decks Material
Moulded fibreglass
18hp Tohatsu Outboard and 25hp 2 cyclinder diesel
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Number Engines
18 and 25
Fuel Type
Fuel Consumption
1.5 Litres per hr
Max Speed
6 knots
Cruise Speed
4 knots
Outboard or Shaft drive
55 litres
1 x 50l and 1x 35 litre tanks and 60litre Jerry cans
Inflatable tender
5 hp 2 stroke Tohatsu
Main sail cover, hatch cover, winch covers
Sleeps 5, v berth double, twin saloon berth and single aft starboard berth (currently used for storage)
Salt water deck shower
12v macerator with holding tank
24 inch tv/dvd player with Chromecast
Double butane cooker and double metho burner with gimble, sink with tap powered by 12v pump for water from tank in saloon.
Isotherm inbuilt 40litre fridge
Hot Water
Ground Tackle
15kg with 50 m of 8 mm chain. New Anchor winch Nov 2022
Safety Gear
5 life jackets, Epirb, V sheet, fire extinguisher and blanket, VHF radio
Bilge Pumps
Life Raft
Yes, exp Aug 2028
Life Jackets
Fire Protection
Extinguisher and blanket
Solar controller and inverter and 4x solar panels, 2 x fans, vacuum, kettle, toaster
Electronics / Navigation
Auto pilot, iPad, depth sounder, uhf radio, helm compass
Sail Inventory
Main sail, jib and 3x misc sails
Mast / Rigging
Stainless steel and last checked and maintained 2018
Deck Gear
6 winches (2 self tailing, 4 standard), anchor winch, rope clutches, cleats - all checked and service April 2023.

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