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Price: $13,900
Brand: S2
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1985
Length: 30 ft.
Location: Ithaca, NY
Name: Exel


A fast, competitive 30-foot racer/cruiser engineered to be extremely stable and easy to sail. Refined from proven G&S MORC racers and developed in accordance with MORC rules that allow a competitive medium displacement sailboat with comfortable cruising accommodations. Computer designed "mathematically fair" resulting in exceptional stability, excellent pointing ability, and easy handling characteristics. Double spreader masthead rig offers optimum sail control by a small crew, easier and more forgiving for cruising. Emphasis is on windward ability, with large mainsail, but the large masthead rig spinnakers offer excellent off-wind speed as well. Keel and rudder designs are the same as G&S's flat-out racer for excellent performance and control, with an external bolt-on lead keel in a superb hydrofoil shape for lift and steering response. High ballast-to-displacement ratio contributes stability and increased performance in higher wind ranges, with balsa core construction maintaining lightweight and critical shape. The efficient deck layout is designed for comfort, safety, and simplicity, with slotted aluminum toe rail, crisp, non-skid surfaces, recessed teak handrails, and all control lines leading aft to a roomy self-bailing cockpit engineered for the optimum in sailing ease and efficiency. 

The successful blend of racing and cruising attributes are evident in the functional simplicity of interior spaces. A convertible V-berth/sail locker concept that offers the dual advantages of sail bins easily transformed to traditional V-berth room and comfort. Bringing sleeping accommodations to seven. Complete L-shaped galley. Roomy full-enclosed head with shower. And a bright airiness created by six main cabin windows and a midship ventilation hatch. 

There was a time when a sailor had to choose between the easy living of a cruising sailboat or the skin-of-the-teeth excitement of a purebred racer. With 9.1, it's not a choice between fast sailing or comfortable cruising. It's a question of how fast and how far.

Owners Comments

1985 S2-9.1 Meter (29’10”) Sloop for Sale

Second owners of Exel, a freshwater-only Liberty Cup model (one of eight in the series) since 2000. Excellent condition. Rigged for single-handing. New Bay Sails Main, 2017, featuring Tides Marine Strong Sailtrack for quick and easy hoisting and dropping, and EasyJacks ; Profurl furling system with Haarstick 135% headsail; Liberty Cup Spinnaker and all the gear; Garhauer Rigid boom; 13 HP Yanmar 2GM inboard diesel with recently replaced starter; Signet Marine Instruments (knot meter, log, depth, and wind speed and direction); two VHF radios. Very quick boat, PHRF rating of 138.

Huge, comfortable cockpit. Interior has generous space for seating, sleeps six. New salon cushions and covers, 2015. New lifelines, 2018. Recently replaced water pumps (foot-activated) in both the galley and head. New water tank, 2018. Full head with holding tank. Custom steel cradle.

Many more items transact with the boat.


Yanmar 2GM  13 hp

LOA  29'10

LWL 25'

BEAM 10'6

DISPLACEMENT  7,850 pounds

BALLAST  3,200 pounds



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.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Corbo Corbishley, CPYB - Sales & Brokerage

Rochester, NY


Phone: 585-339-9730

A native of northern New Jersey, Corbo was introduced to sailing shortly after graduating Ithaca College and became obsessed with sailing. Crewing whenever opportunity arose he also bought and campaigned several one-design sailboats. While still sailboat racing whenever time allows on his J-70 “Late Life Crisis” he enjoys cruising with his wife Donna. They recently stumbled over to the “Dark Side”, trading in their Beneteau 37 for a Back Cove 30. Before joining RCR Yachts Corbo enjoyed many careers and owned several businesses, Trucking, Banking, IT, Auditing, Sailmaking, Restaurateur, Tax Accounting, and various Sales positions. In 2005 Corbo attained the status of Certified Professional Yacht Broker. Just 550 yacht brokers in North America have received the prestigious Certified Professional Yacht Broker designation, a program sponsored by the Yacht Brokers Association of (North) America.. The CPYB designation recognizes professional, experience, training and mastery of core areas of expertise related to professional yacht broker skills and knowledge. In addition to practical experience, CPYB brokers must comply with the CPYB Code of Ethics.

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