The first serially constructed boat in the Linjett range was made available in 1974. The new model was entirely conceived and built at Rosättra under the direct supervision of the Gustavsson brothers. The founding concept behind the Linjett 30 was to combine a 1/2 ton family and racer-cruiser. Both design and implementation had a huge success, as reflected in the number of orders and the reputation of the boat. 112 boats were built between 1973 and 1979. This was the first truly ocean racer built at Rosättra. Design and construction become particularly evident as a result of many years of sailing experience accumulated by the three Gustavsson brothers.
The molds to the hull were made at Rosättra, but all laminate work was carried out at Segmobåt in Uppsala. Hull and deck components were later sent to our boatyard where all fittings and interior work was done before delivery. From the outset, the designer aimed at obtaining the best out of a "one-type boat" (i.e. both suitable for family and competition), with 9 m LOA and 3 m. beam. The relatively large beam made good use of space below decks for sailing families. She has a displacement of 2.9 ton and a sail area of 36 M2 segel.
In one of the busiest years (1974) the boatyard built 25 units, the majority semi-finished. The price for a finished boat was 92,000 Crowns, but for the handy owner willing to complete the work him/herself, a semi-finished boat could be available for a price tag under 60.000 Crowns.
Linjett 30 was exhibited at a major boat fair in Stockholm ("Segla-74") and was quickly recognised as a distinct 1/2-ton class boat. The public very much welcomed as distinct features the outstanding quality of woodwork and the very well planned cockpit.
The Linjett 30 became in the 70's a much-respected racer. The Gustavsson brothers were very keen and competent sailors and successfully promoted the boat's qualities in many competitions. Namely, Jan Gustavsson had major awards in the "Åland Sea Race" (1st position), in "Gotland Runt" (1975, 5th position) and "Alma Race" (2nd).