Just a few words about the history
of these boats. (Caveat: I stand to be corrected on any of the following, its bits and pieces I picked up along the way.)
A guy called Jack Savage got hold of the plans for an S&S 30, sometime in the late 60's-early70's. He went to Swansons in Sydney
, and they knocked up a couple of prototype boats, out of timber. Savage then contracted Swansons to build a plug
, which became the basis for glass production of the design.
Savage then went off to melbourne and commenced production of the Savage Defiance 30. Swansons kept some interest in the production (maybe quid pro quo for building the mould?), and produced a Swanson 30 from the plug
. Swarbricks in Fremantle got into the act some how or other - Swarbricks and Swansons collaborated from time to time and produced versions of each others boats - and began producing a boat they called a S&S 30. Basically, these three boats are all the same hull
, with the three producers putting on differnt deck/coach house arrangements. Savage has changed his design of deck/coachhouse along the way.
The design has had a very long production run, being built into the 2000's. Maybe still available new? I have only heard good things about the design. Swansons and Swarbricks are renowned for production of seaworthy
boats (I am a bit biased here..owning a Swanson)