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30' Nomad

30' Shelter Island Nomad

CH Marine announces the latest innovative addition to its fleet: the Shelter Island Nomad. This yacht is designed to provide a quick, stable platform for fishing, scuba diving, and family outings. The Nomad features a shoal draft propulsion system and a unique opening transom. Nicknamed the “Tailgate,” a large portion of the transom hinges down to become a swim platform providing easy on and off access for either an inflatable, mopeds, a wheelchair or divers. At anchor in your favorite harbor, you’ll be watching sunsets at the water’s edge with the tailgate down.

Twin inboard diesels drive inboard propellers that are tucked up in tunnels. Since the props are recessed inside the hull tunnels there is added protection against striking submerged objects. The draft is a mere 20˝. Power is a pair of Yanmar 6LPA diesels rated at 315 HP each that yield a cruising speed of 34 mph with a top speed of nearly 40 mph.

The dash is designed to accommodate an integrated color GPS/radar/chartplotter and fishfinder. Visibility from the helm is excellent when sitting in the ultra comfortable Stidd helm seat. The engine box cushions have a tilting backrest feature that locks the cushion backrest in an inclined position for lounging. Up at the bow the recessed foredeck adds safety when going forward and provides a stable platform for handling lines, anchoring or fly casting for albacore.

Down below there’s an enclosed head with handheld shower, a V berth, and suitably sized storage lockers. There’s even a galley complete with refrigeration, sink with hot and cold pressurized water and an available countertop stove. The quality of construction and equipment specified for the Nomad is to CH Marine’s exacting standards. In the tradition of all CH Marine yachts, the ride is remarkably smooth and quiet.

Custom Built Yachts in Shelter Island, New York

Boat Information

Boat Details


  • Awlgripped owners choice of colors

  • Vinylester resin used throughout laminate

  • Kevlar/E glass hybrid composite

  • Vacuum bagged Corecell core

  • Core omitted around all through hull fittings

  • Through bolted guardrails and quarterguards with stainless steel rubstrips


  • White Gelcoat with contrasting anti-slip surfaces

  • Vinylester resin

  • E glass composite fabrics

  • Vacumm bagged Corecell core

  • Core omitted around deck hardware

  • Recessed foredeck with safety bulwark

  • Six 8" flush "lift-up" stainless steel cleats

  • Anchor locker with overboard drain, 10 lb. Fortress anchor: 150 ft. nylon rode & 6 ft. vinyl coated chain

  • Port & Starboard opening portholes

  • Large opening overhead hatch on cabin top

  • Varnished teak handrails: windshield and cabin top

  • Varnished teak caprails and coaming cap

  • FRP windshield frame (varnished teak available)

  • Overboard deck drains

  • Teak flagstaff with stern socket, American flag

  • 5 docklines, 1/2" x 25 ft. braided with eyesplice

  • 3 fenders with lines, 6" x 15"


  • "Tailgate" transom, hinged for easy access (fixed available)

  • Four opening deck hatches with gaskets & overboard draining gutters

  • Available fishing rod side pockets with mounts

  • Hinged engine boxes with gas spring assisted lifts

  • Stidd Slimline helm and passenger seating

  • Cushioned lounges for engine box tops

  • Functional dash with ample room for electronics

  • Cockpit courtesy lights

  • Glovebox

  • Available teak cockpit sole


  • FRP/Decolite composite bulkheads and cabinets with cherry trim

  • Forward V berth with available filler, 4" foam cushions

  • Varnished cherry batten hull ceiling panels

  • High pressure laminate countertops

  • Generous galley worktop with stainless sink, hot & cold pressure water. Galley face has 2 doors, two drawers and a drop front compartment

  • Bureau with book locker, two drawers and a drop front compartment

  • Head with Vacuflush toilet, stainless sink, hot and cold pressure water, handheld shower with sump & pump, mirror and opening port

  • Teak and white striped varnished cabin sole

  • V grooved paneled overhead

Mechanical / Electrical


  • Yanmar 6LPA diesels (pair), turbocharged/intercooled 315 HP each

  • Custom FRP mufflers

  • Morse throttle and shift controls

  • Groco bronze heavy duty sea strainers

  • Aquamet 22 shafts

  • 5 bladed Nibral propellers

  • Dripless shaft logs

  • Hydraulic steering

  • Custom bronze rudders with polymer bearings

  • 150 gallon fuel tank, epoxy coated with cleanout plates

  • Yanmar/Racor water separating fuel filters

  • 4 gallon hot water heater

  • 30 gallon polyethylene water tank

  • Shurflow domestic water pump

  • Rule 1500 bilge pumps with Ultra-Safety auto switches

  • Fireboy extinguisher system

  • Vacuflush toilet with holding tank, waste pump-out fitting on deck

  • Shower sump with automatic pump

  • Electric trim tabs, recessed in transom with Autoset indicator controls


  • DC panel with magnetic breakers (available AC system with charger)

  • 4D AGM batteries

  • Battery disconnects

  • Emergency battery parallel switch

  • Bonding system with common zinc anode

  • All wiring tinned copper, marine grade to ABYC standards

  • Cockpit courtesy lights

  • Heavy duty self parking windshield wipers

  • Concealed 12V horn

  • USCG approved navigation lights

  • Ritchie high speed compass, flush mount

  • Instrument lights with dimmer

  • Interior lighting consists of 2 reading lamps, 2 dome lights & a shaded light in the head

  • Refrigerator, built in dual voltage


Boat Specifications

  • LOA: 30' - 2"

  • BEAM, MAX: 9' - 11"

  • DRAFT, MAX: 1' - 8"





  • Designed by: Zurn Yacht Design

Custom Built Yachts in Shelter Island, New York

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