Santana 30/30


Length Over-All: 29 ft. 11 in.
Water Line Length: 25 ft. 5 in.
Beam: 10 ft. 3 in.
Draft: 5 ft. 6 in.
Ballast: 2435 lbs.
Displacement: 6800 lbs.
Sail Area 170% FA: 637 sq. ft.
I: 40 ft. 8 in.
J: 11.7 ft.
P: 36.2 ft.
E: 11.7 ft.
Designed by: Bruce Nelson & Bruce Marek


From the Santana 30/30 Brochure

The Santana 30/30 is the W.D. Schock Corporation's newest 30 footer designed by the naval architect team of Bruce Nelson and Bruce Marek whose famous 1/4 tonner BLIVIT and STARS AND STRIPES are known world wide.

The Santana 30/30 is being built in the same one-design tradition as all Schock products. Designed to the M.O.R.C. rule, the Santana 30/30 is an extremely large 30 footer. Coupled with its huge masthead rig, the latest Santana will be an awesome performer in all wind and sea conditions.

The interior locates all heavy components near the boat's center of gravity so as to keep the ends of the boat light for the racer and performance cruiser. The interior is also beautifully finished and extremely comfortable for distance sailing. There are three extra large sleeping area: the forward v-berth and the two aft king-size quarter berths can accommodate 6 adults. A navigator's station, large L-shaped galley and long dinette table make this expansive interior functional and flexible.


The hull is one piece 100% hand laid-up fiberglass utilizing alternating layers of fiberglass matt and fiberglass woven roving to achieve superior strength and maximum rigidity for its weight. Each layer of fiberglass is hand saturated with resin thus insuring the highest strength to weight ratio. Areas where excess loads occur, such as in the chainplates and mast step are reinforced with additional layer of fiberglass.

Superior keel strength is accomplished by the installation of hardwood floor timbers which are bonded to the hull to carry the load of the keel throughout the hull.

Tremendous hull strength is further achieved by the addition of a one piece hull pan which is bonded with fiberglass wherever the hull pan touches the hull. This hull pan becomes the sole for the interior of the boat which in turn is bonded to the deck thus making for the entire boat being a monocoque of one piece construction.

High gloss gelcoat is used and all accent stripes are molded in. All through-hull fittings below the waterline are flush with the hull and have shutoff valves.


The keel is constructed of cast lead. It is attached to the hull with eight ½ inch stainless steel keel bolts.

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Deck Plan

Interior Plan

Side View


The extremely large and powerful balanced rudder is placed well aft for good control. It is constructed with a very large steel backbone and stainless steel shaft. The blade itself is high density foam encased in a fiberglass shell. The rudder head is cast brass with a solid oak tiller.

Deck & Deck Hardware

The deck is 100% hand laid-up fiberglass with a balsa wood core to give it maximum strength in the lightest possible structure. Marine grade plywood and additional layers of fiberglass are used to reinforce areas where deck hardware is placed.

The deck layout, with its wide side decks, large foredeck, and roomy cockpit meets the needs of both the racing crew and the family cruiser. An attractive non-skid pattern covers the deck, the cockpit seats and the cabin sole to provide sure footing. The flush mounted plexiglass forward hatch is oversized to facilitate sail handling both in and out of the boat's interior. Along with the seahood which covers the main hatch, both entry points into the hull are watertight.

Winching platforms offer a unique extension of the cockpit and cockpit coaming. The winches are well inboard so cross sheeting can be accomplished with ease. Aft of the platforms are conventional bench seats which are comfortable for racing maneuvers as well as for cruising.

The hardware on board has been will thought out for quality and durability. The package includes two genoa sheet winches, two spinnaker sheet winches, two halyard winches, two sets of halyard stoppers and fairleads and blocks for all sheets and halyards. All halyards exit the mast and then go to the base of the mast where they lead aft to the respective winches. A roller bearing mainsheet traveller with control lines is recessed in the cockpit seats. The stemhead fitting is stainless steel and has two genoa tack horns. The anodized aluminum toerail doubles as a hull/deck strengthener and since it has preventer holes every few inches, it can accommodate the preventer-boon vang, headsail leads, mooring lines, etc.

Spars & Rigging

The very tall two-spreader masthead rig features a tri-halyard sheave box system for headsail/spinnaker handling efficiency. All halyards are internal and lead aft and are rope-to-wire splices. The mast, which comes complete with spinnaker equipment, is tapered to reduce weight and windage aloft. Both the mast and boom are aluminium with a glossy white pain finish.

The boom comes with an outhaul system which incorporates the combination outhaul/flattner reef via an adjustment line. There are two internal reefs that have lock-offs at the gooseneck. The standing rigging is solid stainless steel rod.

A boom vang/preventer, and a plastic conduit for mast wiring complete the mast package.


The Santana 30/30 is powered by the Volvo Penta MD 7A 13 HP, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke marine diesel engine. The raw water cooling system is thermostatically controlled. The reverse reduction gear is also raw water cooled. The fuel system consists of an injection pump with a hydraulic governor. The engine has an automatic cold starting system. A 12 volt electrical system with complete instrument panel is provided. The panel has a key switch and warning lights for batter charging, water temperature and oil pressure.


Thirty to forty hours of cruising is provided by a fuel tank of approximately 20 gallons. The water tank holds approximately 20 gallons also with a second 20 gallon water tank an option. Both the fuel and water tanks are deck filled with the fuel tank made of aluminum and the water tank of rigid plastic.


A heavy gauge, 12 volt ships electrical system is provided along with two heavy duty 12 volt batteries. A master electrical control panel is conveniently located in the navigation station.


At first glance the Santana 30/30 has an expansive interior handsomely appointed with oiled teak bulkheads and cabinetry, teak and holly cabin sole, cane faced doors and zippered vinyl headliner.

The private 6 foot plus forward stateroom is conventional in layout, with a long v-berth and a chainlocker bulkhead forward. The berths are hinged at the hull and lift for easy access to the sail bin below. This bunk/sail bin combinations was very successfully used on the original Santana 30 and the presently produced New York 36.

Just aft of this stateroom is a beautifully finished enclosed head compartment with a large hanging locker above and in back of the head. The marine head has a holding tank and a Y-valve so that the holding tank can be bypassed. The holding tank has a deck pump out fitting.

Across from the marine head and hanging locker is a stainless steel sink with white formica countertop along with some shelf storage. The main cabin features a galley equipped with a two burner stove, a large ice chest, a stainless steel sink with a foot-operated double action water pump and plenty of storage. The counter is covered with durable white formica. Opposite the galley is a navigator's station complete with lift top table, ample storage, shelving space and comfortable seating.

Aft of the navigator's station and the galley are two "king size" 6 feet 6 inch quarter berths similar to those built into the Santana 35.

Designer's Comments

Designed to maximize performance under the M.O.R.C. rule, the Santana 30/30, our first design under this rule reflects several months of research.

This 30 footer is an extremely large boat with long, powerful lines that are free of the bumps and hollows associated with an IOR design. These long, fair lines will allow this boat to handle assuredly in even the most severe conditions.

The deck layout became a reality after many meetings with the W.D. Schock Corp. and local M.O.R.C. racers. The deck is both functional and large with special attention paid to the sheeting angles and spreader lengths of the large masthead rig.

The interior space combines the features of the Schock's successful Santana 35 and New York 36 with three large sleeping areas for three couples along with full amenities such as an L-shaped galley, navigator's station, dinette table, enclosed head and hanging locker. The interior will be attractively finished with oiled teak bulkheads and trim, teak and holly cabin sole and vinyl headliner zippered to allow access to deck hardware fasteners and electrical wiring.

The entire cabin is abundant with storage space. Large storage bins are located just outboard of seating areas in and across from the dinette area. These "lockers" are readily accessible behind the seat and back cushions. While racing these "lockers" may be assigned to individual crew for organizational purposes.