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Name: 30 Pilot Sedan
Length: 30
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 175 gals.
Model Years: 1999—2008
Draft: --
Beam: 10'3"
Water Capacity: 40 gals.
Waste Capacity: 13 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: 33'1"
The Mainship 30 Pilot Sedan is a hardtop version of Mainship 30 Pilot introduced a year earlier. With her distinctive retro styling and semi-enclosed helm and bridge deck, the Sedan offers the weather protection absent in the express-style Pilot. Built on a solid fiberglass semi-displacement hull with a prop-protecting skeg, the Pilot is suited to a variety of uses. A large cockpit makes the Mainship a great fish or dive platform, and her economical operation and comfortable accommodations appeal to weekend cruisers. Don’t look for a lot of glitz in the Pilot—this is a basic boat with modest amenities and good-enough workmanship. Below, the cabin was originally set up with a V-berth/dinette forward, full-service galley, good-sized head, and a teak-and-holly sole. In 2003, the Series II Pilot featured an updated cherry interior and a revised cabin layout with a V-berth that folds in half when not in use. For improved handling, the Series II also incorporates a shortened keel, propeller tunnel, and larger five-blade prop. A swim platform, transom door, and bow pulpit are standard. Early models with a single 170hp Yanmar diesel will cruise at 14–15 knots. Series II models with a 315hp Yanmar cruise at 17–18 knots (low 20s top).


Hardtop version of popular Mainship 30 Express combines semi-enclosed helm with roomy cockpit, efficient cabin layout.


Well-appointed interior with U-shaped settee, full galley, stand-up head with shower sleeps two. Updated Pilot II model (introduced in 2003) boasts revised interior plan with folding V-berth, shortened keel section, hull prop pocket.


Note good engine access, tall windshield, wide side decks.


Early models with 170hp Yanmar cruise at 13–14 knots; Pilot II models with 315hp Yanmar cruise at 16–18 knots.

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