Barbican 30 built in Plymouth, UK by Barbican Yachts.

Aegis is a long keeled masthead sloop. Built by Barbican Yachts, Plymouth in 1995. Designed by John Sharp as a safe Offshore cruising yacht.

LOA 29' 6''

LWL 24'

Beam 9' 9''

Draft 4' 9''

Displacement 4475 kg

Ballast 2412 kg


Built from GRP. She has a white GRP deck with teak capping on sides.  Quality interior, finished in teak and teak faced marine ply. Her long keel is encapsulated lead. She is helmed by a tiller which controls a transom hung rudder.


'Slutter' or 'Solent' rigged providing a removeable inner forestay.

  • 135% furling genoa (new in 2016) from Crusader sails
  • Hank on jib
  • Cruising chute
  • Storm jib
  • 135% genoa (sacrificial UV strip damaged) kept as spare
  • Volvo 2020 19hp engine
  • Shaft drive to 3 blade prop.
  • Sea Feather wind vane self steering (new 2016)
  • Autohelm tiller pilot
  • Suzuki df 2.5 4 stroke outboard
  • Excel 2 person tender


  • Diesel tank 68 litre
  • Flexible fresh water tank 150 litre


  • 110 amp leisure batteries x 2
  • 75 amp dedicated engine starter battery
  • 30 watts solar panels x 6
  • Battery charger
  • Shore power hook up
  • Flojet water pump (new 2017)
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Anderson winches in cockpit and at mast.
  • Spinnaker pole on mast track
  • Lofrans windlass
  • Rocna 15kg anchor (new 2016)
  • Bimini, sprayhood and dodgers
  • Cockpit table (removeable)
  • Mainsheet traveller (new 2016)
  • Large cockpit lockers
  • Swim ladder
  • Windex wind indicator


  • Standard Horizon CP180 chartplotter
  • Cmap Mega Wide Western Europe
  • Standard Horizon GX1500e DSC radio
  • Target SSB reciever
  • NASA battery monitor
  • NASA navtex
  • Silva illuminated compass
  • Raymarine Tri Data (Depth, Log & Speed)
  • NASA Clipper Wind (bought new 2013, but only worked briefly!)


  • Large V Berth with stowage underneath and access to anchor locker
  • Saloon settees (2) both convertible to sea berths with built in lee cloths
  • Plastimo Neptune with 2 burner hob, oven and grill
  • Hot and cold pressurised water
  • Manual Whale fresh water pump
  • Large head incorporating shower and toilet
  • Hanging locker
  • Dedicated chart table
  • Large drop leaf table with interior storage


  • Waypoint 4 person liferaft
  • Jackstays
  • Horseshoe lifering
  • Flares
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Radar reflector
  • Manual bilge pump
  • MOB sling

Owners Comments:

Aegis is a safe and comfortable Blue Water capable cruiser. She has a flexible sail plan and will sail in lighter airs and also help make you feel safe in heavy weather. She is very happy to heave to when required. Her engine has been very reliable and has never let us down. On the negative side she, like all long keelers, has a mind of her own in reverse, but this is more than made up for by her sea kindly motion and her ability to track well. Would recommend as a go anywhere, economical cruiser for a single hander, couple or small family.

For more information on the Barbican 30

Currently lying in Porto Santo, Portugal. (Spring 2018).  Available for Sale £33,000.
Tel: John on 07909120616 or email