30′ Falmouth Cutter Custom Lyle Hess 30



Location: La Paz, BCS
Year: 1997
Hull Material: Wood
Yachtworld Number: 3680851

Tigress II is a Lyle Hess design, Randy Hanford custom build 30’, Falmouth Cutter. Her design and construction are very similar to what many know as the Bristol Channel Cutter, also designed by Lyle Hess. Under a different name, Tigress II was launched in 1997 and the well-known sailing couple, Lin and Larry Pardey’s vessel Taliesin was the model and inspiration for this custom build.

Every aspect of the design and the craftsmanship is an example of wooden boat building excellence. While speed, rough water capability and ease of handling were paramount considerations for the design, elegance and stunning woodworking craftsmanship rich with character, beauty and ageless perfection fills the interior with warmth and a real sense of home.

The main saloon design is well thought out and spacious.  Looking down from the companionway to starboard, you see the aft head and to port, the Maplewood bathtub. The center piece is a stunning adjustable, foldout, custom teak with maple inlay saloon table. On both port and starboard sides, there are sizable pilot berths topping ample storage space. A very accessible and modern galley and navigation station area with 6’4” headroom completes the main saloon. The forward berth is roomy and comfortable. Tigress II is spacious and comfortable lending it’s warm atmosphere to owners and guests alike.

For more information on Tigress II, please arrange a special showing appointment to see her.

The Company 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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La Paz Yachts
Tom Murray, Broker
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000
011 52 (612) 123-1948

Full Specs

Builder: Hanford, Jones & Cooney in Monterey, CA
Designer: Lyle Hess
Keel: Full
LOA: 41 ft 0 in
Beam: 10 ft 3 in
LWL: 27 ft 6 in
Length on Deck: 29 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 3 in
Displacement: 16000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 2 in
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1997
Engine Model: 3GM30
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1217
Propeller: 2 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 27 HP
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 7 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Plastic (30 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (27 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (5 Gallons)
  • Carvel scarf jointed 1.25″ Honduras mahogany planking on 67 laminated and steam bent oak frames
  • Fastened at 7″ centers, silicon bronze and copper riveted fastenings, all bronze floors
  • Solid teak cabin sole which is anchored down with a SS system for safety at sea
  • Massive white oak keel and main structural timbers, external lead ballast
  • Deck is 1.5″ marine ply, epoxy dynel with .5″ trak overlay
  • Coach sides are 1.75″ solid teak timbers
  • Coach roof 2.1″ of T&G teak under marine ply and epoxy saturated dynel
  • Stern ins planked 1.75″ teak, varnished and hand carved with the name “Tigress” in gold
Number of single berths: 4
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

  • Large Pullman berth in fwd cabin to port
  • Main cabin has 2 settees with port and stbd full pilot berths above and outboard with lee clothes
  • All berths and settees have slatted storage under
  • Birdseye maple and teak lockers and closets, one is cedar lined
  • Adjustable salon table is custom teak inlay birdseye maple with foldout leaf that seats 4
  • Voluminous storage throughout the vessel including huge lazarette
  • Lavac head and sit down wooden bathtub (sumped) with privacy curtain
  • Brass lanterns in cabin, galley and fwd berth
  • 4 teak framed low draw fans


  • REFRIGERATION: Danfoss refrigeration, 2016
  • STOVE: Force 10 3-burner propane w/oven
    (2) 20 lbs aluminum propane tanks
  • GARBAGE DISPOSAL: Built-in trash receptacle
  • SINK: Deep SS
  • OTHER: Teak and maple galley, ample storage
    Gimballed lantern
    Overhead deck prism

Navigation and electronics

  • RADAR: Furuno color radar/GPS
  • VHF: (2) Icom radios w/hardwired remote
  • VHF #2: Handheld
  • STEREO: Marine AM/FM/CD stereos system
    Polk Audio waterproof speakers
  • DEPTH SOUNDER: Autohelm Tri-Data (speed, log and depth gauges)
  • AUTOPILOT: Tillerpilot 2000 ST
  • COMPASS: Ritchie lighted compass in compass
    Small lighted compass at Nav table
  • OTHERS: Nav table w/folding seat, bookshelf, chart locker and instrument cabinet
    (4) 12V cigarette lighter plugs for spotlights, cellphones, etc.


  • BATTERIES: AGM Leach 27 (2018) in custom FG boxes
  • INVERTOR: Smart Charge
  • GENERATOR: Honda 2000
  • SOLAR PANELS: 300 watts, Gensaun controllers
  • OTHER: Full marine insurance compliant w/bonded system
    Alpenglow lamps, antique engine room lights 12V
    Halogen reading light above fwd double berth
    (4) Low drain fans
    CO & LPG Sniffer System


  • FUEL FILTERS: Racor, with electric fuel priming pump
  • HEAD TYPE: New hand pump and macerator pump for Lavec head system, 2019
  • HOLDING TANK: Legal MSD system w/macerator, deck pump out and lockable overboard option valves
  • WATERMAKER: R/O 20 gal/hr (2016) with new membrane in 2019
  • WINDVANE: Pardey design, all bronze with Delrin bearings, new sail
  • OTHER: Morse single lever control
    Psy dripless shaft seal
    P&S fuel feed and tank return valves for fuel control
    SS fuel overflow cylinders, drainable, w/sight gauges to prevent excess fuel going overboard
    1.25″ SS shaft driving miching wheel 2-blade large ear prop (w/spare prop)
    Vetus exhaust
    Spares: tiller, raw water pump, belts, pump diaphragms


  • ANCHOR: 45 lbs CQR with 200′ 5/16″ HT chain and 350′ 5/8″ 3-strand rope
  • ANCHOR 2: 33 lbs Bruce with 40′ 5/16″ HT chain
  • ANCHOR 3: Medium Danforth on stern boomkin roller and 250′ 1/2″ 3-strand rope
  • ANCHOR 4: Heavy large Danforth style spare
  • WINDLASS: Abi bronze dual action manual windlass
  • DINGHY: 8′ Gig Harbour hard tender w/pontoons and 7′ wood oars, 2016
    Mercury 3.5 HP 4-stroke outboard, 2017
  • BOW ROLLERS: Massive bronze anchor rollers w/dual rode restraints
  • NAV LIGHTS: Masthead, running and strobe
  • OTHER : Bowspirt system for easy attachment to mooring buoys w/anchor snubbing chain hook
    Forward and aft boat covers


  • MAIN: Yes, 2016
  • #1 GENOA: Yes, 2019
  • YANKEE: Yes
  • DRIFTER: Yes, 2016
  • ROLLER FURL: Harken roller furling on bowsprit
  • WINCHES: Oversize Lewmar bronze ST
  • BOOM VANG: Jiffy internal reefing system on boom
  • MAST: Awlgrip aluminum mast w/mounted spinnaker pole
  • STANDING RIGGGING: Oversize 3/8″ SS w/Norseman stayloc fittings
  • OTHER: Storm trisail track on mast
    Solid bronze Hi-Lo lifeline stanchions
    Lazy Jacks


  • EPIRB: Yes
  • OTHER: Webbing safety jacklines for clipping in at sea
    Paratech sea anchor