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The Luhrs 30 Open (called the Luhrs 31 Open in 200608) is one of a handful of small inboard-powered express boats built in recent years. (The vast majority of modern express fishing boats are outboard-powered.) Shes built on a solid fiberglass deep-V hull with a wide 11'10"" beam and prop pockets to reduce draft. Standard features include a fiberglass hardtop, molded bow pulpit, bait prep center with sink, 45-gallon standup livewell, tackle drawers, fresh/raw-washdowns, cockpit bolsters, trim tabs, transom fish/storage box, in-deck fish boxes, and transom door. The helm deck lifts for engine access. Below, the well-appointed interior on the 30/31 Open sleeps four and includes a teak-and-holly sole, full-service galley with fridge and Corian counter, and a convertible dinette/V-berth with hinged backrests. On the downside, the head lacks an opening port for ventilation. Standard 375hp gas inboards (or 315hp Yanmar diesels) cruise at 2425 knots. Optional 380hp Yanmars cruise in the high 20s. Later models with Volvo 260hp IPS pod-drive diesels also cruise in the mid 20s, but with greater fuel efficiency.
Overview Tournament-grade fishing platform with best-in-class styling makes the cut with hard-core anglers.
Features Bait-prep center with sink, livewell, tackle drawers, fresh/raw-water washdowns, in-deck fishboxes, transom door. Well-appointed cabin with teak trim, convertible dinette sleeps four. Bridgedeck lifts for engine access. Hardtop is standard.
Comments Called Luhrs 30 Open in 200405; 31 Open since 2006. A popular model over the years.
Performance Twin 320hp gas inboardsor 315 Yanmar dieselscruise at 2324 knots.