Segmo 31 will get you there quickly and economically, in any weather. The legendary 26 degrees dead rise hull, which represents over 30 years improvement and experience from boat racing, is designed to comfortably cruise at high speed in any weather.
A Segmo 31 cruising effortlessly through the choppy seas in the Baltic has become an iconic sight. The negative angle Strakes lift the deep V hull out of the water which gives a comfortable dry ride and reduces fuel consumption. A popular engine choice is the Yanmar diesel. The Segmo 31 reaches a top speed of 42 knots and a comfortable marching speed of 37 knots and a fuel consumption of around 3.5 NMPG (Nautical Mile Per Gallon) or 1.1 LPNM (Liters per Nautical Mile).
Segmo 31 has become the choice of discerning mariners, such as island commuters, who must rely on their boat in any weather.
Cabin with warmer from engine and diesel heater for harbour. This type of boat you can drive in hard weather in rain and even snow most of the year.
Yanmar 440 diesel power with ZF 2-speed and a Bravo XR upgraded with more oil and cooling, and racing gears and Racing steering hydraulic system on outside. Bravo 1 lab finish propeller. &nbs p; &nbs p;
Current owner works in the boat industry and has cared for this boat meticulously, she can reach speeds in excess of 50 knots at only 2850 rpm and is very economical, must be seen...
The Segmo 30/31 is derived from the mid 60’s racing legend Smuggler 28.
Smuggler boats in different sizes has been manufactured by Segmo-Pelle since the late 60’s and when interest for the Smuggler 28 faded in the early 90’s Segmo-Pelle put a cabin on the hull and called it the Segmo 30 Smuggler. After loosing a courtcase about trademark/production licenses Segmo-Pelle designed a new hull and left out the Smuggler name. It was common knowledge that the Segmo 30 was based on the Smuggler 28. It’s just details that differs - the 26°V is the same and travelling with it just as nice.
Segmo-Pelles genius move to make the hull more usable and comfortably furnished gave the hull a new life after racing. The boat is aimed at all those who commute between the city (Stockholm) and their archipelago summerhouse, in every weather conditions and who wants a comfortable ride at marching speeds around 30 knots – it was spot on!
These commuters did not prioritise bunks, a kitchenette or a WC. The possibility to spend a night was important because the odd occasions would occur but the no 1 priority was however a good deep V hull because it can take powerful engines, high speeds and rough seas. The Smuggler hull was the ideal platform for this archipelago transporter. The boat’s interior is basic and the cabin is just about right.
So to the question! How does the old racing hull suit its new role as a cabin boat? Quite well considering the racing hull’s limited comfort. With a long sleek foredeck and a small aft deck there is really only one place to be – in the saloon. The best thing about the saloon is the light. Big windows give an outdoor feeling and the sunroofs lets sunlight in. The drivers place is decent and the instrumentation panel basic but with all necessities. The rest of the saloon is predictable with a portside dinette. Under the foredeck its like in any other Cigarette shape boat: first two commodes – starboard a closet and portside a WC the size of two shoeboxes. In front of the commodes a u-shaped sofa easily made into a double bed and in front a berth for two kids or one adult.
So far the interior. The smallish dinette and the rather low mounted kitchenette is not important to the commuter but to the potential buyers of a fast boat with space for two adults and two kids.
And the exterior: The lines of the boat feels old in a classic way. Off coarse due to the fact that the hull originates from the Smuggler from the mid 60’s the cabin is rather boxy to suit the hull. If it had been designed like modern boats the soul and very essence of the boat would have been lost. The Segmo 30 looks as it does but Segmo-Pelle should have given some more thought to the aft deck – a few simple modifications and it would have been comfortable for four persons instead of two.
How is it to drive? What can you expect from an old racing hull with a 26° V? It goes like a train. With the current engine a Volvo Penta VP KAD44 it reaches 39 knots and has a pleasant marching speed of 34 knots. At these speeds you can do anything – the hull is built for 80 knots so 40 is like a doodle in the park. Big waves are cleaved with ease and nor wind nor splashes causes any discomfort. I do have to work quite a lot with the trimming but that is what a 26° V demands. The Segmo 30 is a bit more stabile and lifts out of the water faster than the Smuggler 28 when accelerating. The new hull also rides a bit more silent. Used boats value are high due to the one year waiting list for new ones. Prices range from 65 000 euros and up.