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Black Watch 30 Sportfisherman


Name: 30 Sportfisherman
Length: 30'1"
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 240 gals.
Model Years: 1986—1995
Draft: 2'10"
Beam: 10'11"
Water Capacity: 50 gals.
Waste Capacity: 20 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Introduced in 1986, the Black Watch 30 was well received among serious anglers for her extraordinary handling abilities, handsome profile, and high-tech construction. Her balsa-cored deep-V hull earned an early reputation for good handling and seakeeping characteristics, and with nearly 11 feet of beam she’s a stable platform at trolling speeds. The deck layout of the 30 SF is dedicated to serious fishing activities, and her large unobstructed cockpit is set low to the water. A transom door is offset to starboard, and a pair of removable fish boxes are built into the cockpit sole. Engine boxes provide excellent access to the engines while serving as convenient seats from which to watch the baits. Inside, the cabin accommodations are fairly basic with berths for four (the backrests of the convertible dinette swing up to create single berths), an enclosed head with shower, storage lockers, and a small galley area. Visibility from the well-arranged helm is excellent in all directions. A good performer, twin 350hp gas engines cruise around 24 knots (34 knots top), and optional 300hp Cummins (or Cat) diesels cruise at 26–28 knots.


Sporty deep-V fisherman with wide beam gets high marks for solid construction, efficient deck layout.


Cockpit is big for a 30-footer with room for a full-size fighting chair. Engine boxes provide easy access to engines while serving as convenient bait-watching seats. Compact cabin contains basic galley with sink and storage, enclosed head with shower, classy teak-and-holly cabin sole, berths for four.


Above-average fit and finish.


Optional 250hp Cummins (or GM) diesels cruise at 20–22 knots (mid 20s top).

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