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MG HS30 MOD Half Tonner

Dublin, IE


1987 MG HS30 MOD Half Tonner

‘The Big Picture’ is a race ready modified Half Tonner, available now for a new owner to get out on the water. She is available EU VAT paid, currently ashore in Dublin, where she is stored inside each winter. 

One of the top modified Half Tonners available. This boat has been successful in her current ownership; finishing 4th two years running at Half ton Worlds and winner of the Howth Autumn League. This boat has been well maintained and has had no expense spared in the modifications carried out between 2014 and 2018. With a current IRC rating of 0.944.

Built in 1987 the Humphreys design MG HS30, has had a range of modifications including a new deeper Mills keel, new rudder, Z Spars mast with swept back spreaders as well as a remodelled cockpit design opening up the space. 

She also benefits from a 2018 Yanmar 9hp inboard engine and generous North Sails wardrobe, with 2019 3Di RAW J1 and J3 and 2018 3Di RAW mainsail, J2 and S1.5 and S2 spinnakers. Also specified with a carbon bowsprit for use with the Ullman Sails Code 0. 

Easy to move and store on her double axle, braked road trailer (EU reg compliant) with custom hull supports. ‘The Big Picture’ is available to view by appointment with Key Yachting. 

Please contact Key Yachting now for further information and to arrange your video or in-person viewing. 


Basic Boat Info

Tax Status:
Boat Name:
The Big Picture
HS30 MOD Half Tonner
Rob Humphreys
Keel Type:
Fin Keel

Engines / Speed

Number of Engines:
Total Engine Power:
9 hp
9 horsepower


29.72 ft / 9.06 m
Length Overall:
29.72 ft
10.4 ft
Max Draft:
6.27 ft

Additional Info

  • Built in 1987 
  • Vinylester construction
  • Widened cockpit 
  • Extended Mills keel
  • 2018 Yanmar 1GM 10 9hp inboard engine 
  • Shaft drive with 2 blade folding prop


  • Forward spinnaker storage/ launching area
  • Chemical heads in forward area
  • 2x single saloon berths
  • 2x pipe cots aft
Spars, Rigging and Deck Gear
  • Z Spars aluminium mast with double swept back spreaders
  • Chainplates woven into hull
  • Mainsheet on traveller system
  • Jib inhaulers
  • Carbon bow sprit for Code 0
  • Spinnaker pole
  • 2019 North 3Di J1 Raw 780 Carbon
  • 2019 North 3Di J3 Raw 780 Carbon
  • 2018 North 3Di Mainsail Raw 760 S12.600 Dpi
  • 2018 North 3Di J2 Raw 780 Carbon 12.600 Dpi
  • 2018 North S1.5 Spinnaker SuperLite/Kote SL 50 CTDR (white)
  • 2018 North S2 Spinnaker SuperLite/Kote SL 75 CTDR (blue)
  • 2016 North Code 3.5 IRC Jib - Panelled Black Aramid (NLXi14T)
  • 2016 North Code 3 IRC Jib - 3DL Race 860m (16,800 Dpi)
  • 2016 North Code 2 IRC Jib - 3DL Race 860m (12,600 Dpi)
  • 2016 North Inshore Mainsail - 3DL Race 860m (12,600 Dpi)
  • Ulman 70% Contender Superkote 60, 30% Contender Superkote 75 63m2 medium runner
  • Ulman Sails VMG Spinnaker
  • Ulman Mainsail and various headsails
  • Ulman Stay sail
  • Ulman Code Zero (panelled)
  • 2x TackTick Dual Maxi displays on mast bracket with TackTick remote
  • Interior lighting
  • Mersea Trailers double axle, braked road trailer with custom hull supports
  • Horseshoe buoy
  • Fire extinguisher
This company, acting as brokers on behalf of the selling owner, who is a private individual. 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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