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1999 Mainship Pilot 30

  • 30 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Rockland, ME, US

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 "The design is a product of Mainship's in-house staff. To my eye, this is a good looking design that stands on its own, but is clearly influenced by working craft such as New England's lobster and bass boats, and the model's likely namesake - the "pilot" boats used to transport harbor pilots to and from ships entering and leaving harbors around the world."
~ By Jack Hornor Revised by BoatUS
     West Isle is currently in indoor storage where she has been for the past few season. In need of a deep clean and possibly a paint job, this boat should snap back. Her canvas is in good shape, the engine has relatively low hours and the decks and exposed gel coat looks to be in good shape. This boat will require some work and the price reflects this. 


Basic Information

Pilot 30
Rockland, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
West Isle
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Dimensions & Weight

30 ft - 9.14 meter
33 ft 1 in - 10.08 meter
10 ft 3 in - 3.12 meter
Draft - max:
2 ft 11 in - 0.89 meter
Bridge Clearance:
8 ft - 2.44 meter
Dry Weight:
8500 lbs


Cruise Speed:
14 MPH - 12.17 KTS
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
220 (Individual), 220 (combined)
Max Speed:
21 MPH - 18.25 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
175 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
40 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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  "The Mainship 30 Pilot is based on Luhrs’ earlier Alura, with its semi-planing (or semi-displacement) hull form, very sharp, deep entry, round bilges and soft sections that flatten out aft. Small chine flats have been added to the round bilges and the keel has been lengthened for full grounding protection. The chines will add some lift at planing speeds, increasing form stability and making a slightly stiffer roll. The boat has a full hollow keel for an added measure of directional stability and prop protection. The hollow keel also serves as a handy collector of bilge water - you just need a bilge pump that’s small enough to fit inside, along with larger capacity pumps mounted higher up. In a quartering sea, this underbody can make a moderate-speed boat more susceptible to passing wave energy." ~ Eric Sorenson for Chesapeake Bay Magazine


     "One way Mainship keeps costs low is by keeping construction simple, with a solid fiberglass hull of woven roving and mat. Mainship uses an ISO-NPG gelcoat to help prevent osmotic blistering, DCPD blend resin used throughout the laminate. Fiberglass-encapsulated marine plywood stringers and bulkheads strengthen the hull and reduce hull skin panel sizes. The hull-to-deck joint consists of two flanges bonded together with self-tapping screws and 3M 5200 polyurethane adhesive. Limber holes are sealed with flexible gelcoat, which Mainship says doesn’t crack and won’t allow water to penetrate the wood. Decks fore and aft are cored with balsa for stiffness and light weight. and a fiberglass internal pan assembly forms the cabin sole and liner forward. This should prove to be a long-lived, trouble-free structure." ~ Eric Sorenson for Chesapeake Bay Magazine
Hull and Deck
     "The Mainship Pilot 30 is at home on the Chesapeake as well as in the Bahamas or the San Juan Islands. The full protection of the sand shoe design allows for beaching and running in shallow water. The full keel provides excellent stability in a beam sea while allowing the boat to track like it was on rails. The classic down-east look is enhanced by the sturdy low-maintenance aluminum bow and safety rails.Whether the purpose is to fish, dive or cruise, this Pilot 30 can fit the bill. The elongated cockpit allows for plenty of anglers, and the wide covering boards will accept a battalion of rod holders. A freshwater washdown and optional swim platform with a ladder will please the divers." ~ Mainship
Hull Colors
  • Blue topsides
  • Red and gold boot stripe
  • Black antifouling
  • Off white deck and and non-skid
  • Bow thruster
  • Trim tabs port and starboard
  • Swim platform with swim ladder
  • Stern door
  • Hawsepipe port and starboard in cockpit coaming top
  • Stern cleat port and starboard
  • Cockpit shower
  • Storage locker in cockpit sole
Weather Decks
  • Molded integral fiberglass toe rails
  • Solid safety rail port and starboard wrapping around bow
  • Midships cleat port and starboard
  • Additional midships cleat on starboard weather deck
  • Horn
  • Deck hatch
  • Bow cleat port and starboard
  • Locker aft of windlass
  • Maxwell vertical low profile windlass with chain lock
  • Molded fiberglass bow spit with bow roller and chafe plate
  • Running lights
     "The bridgedeck settees will double as extra bunks for the overflow of family and friends or as just a great place to tune up a tan." ~ Mainship
  • Bimini frame
  • Blue Sunbrella bimini top
  • Blue Sunbrella settee cushions port and starboard
  • Pilot and co-pilot adjustable seats with arm and foot rests
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Engine access below cockpit sole
  • Double cup holders port and starboard 
  • Chart locker
  • ICOM IC-M324G marine VHF
  • Raytheon  ST60 depth sounder
  • Garmin GPSMap 441S chart plotter
  • Aquameter Saturn marine compass
     "In the cabin, large V-berths double as a dinette and the mid-seats provide a great place to relax with a good book. The teak trimmed galley comes complete with a two-burner range, a refrigerator, a sink and even an icebox. Storage is plentiful, while light and ventilation is provided by six screened portlights and an overhead hatch. The large head boasts a Corian counter, an electric toilet and an integral shower, plus dry storage and a mirror." ~ Mainship
  • Upgraded Princess 3-burner propane stove with 12 volt safety solenoid shutoff
  • Coolmatic DC fridge/freezer
  • Stainless steel single basin sink 
  • Dual control hot/cold pressurized fresh water mixer head
  • Cabinets and drawers to accommodate adequate storage
  • Marine stereo with dual speakers above bunk
  • Single settee port and starboard
  • V-shaped settee with table
  • Table drops down to settee level with an infill to create large bunk
  • Storage below settee port and starboard
  • Hanging locker
  • Marine head
  • Molded fiberglass bench folds down over head for shower
  • Single basin sink
  • Dual control hot/cold pressurized fresh water mixer head with shower wand on flexible hose
  • Vanity cabinet 
  • Storage below sink
12-Volt System
  • Bass 12-volt distribution panel above galley with volt meter
  • (3) 12-volt Rule 1100 gph bilge pumps with auto float & manual switches
  • (1) 12-volt Rule 800 gph shower sump pump with an auto float switch
  • (1) 12-volt Shur Flo fresh water pressure pump
  • (1) 12-volt Par macerator waste discharge pump
  • (1) 12-volt sea water pump for head
  • (1) 12-volt 4-D series AGM battery.
  • (1) 12-volt 27 series AGM battery
  • 12-Volt incandescent/halogen lighting fixtures overhead and on the bulkhead
  • Charles 30amp battery charger
120-Volt System
  • Bass 120-volt distribution panel above galley with volt meter
  • (1) 120-volt March A/C water cooling pump
  • (1) 120-volt shore power inlet; powering port, starboard, outlets, battery charger, water heater and A/C unit
  • Marine Air 7,000 BTU reverse cycle AC unit
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Side power bow thruster
  • 6-Gallon fresh water heater
Ground Tackle
  • Danforth T250 anchor with chain & rode
  • Sea Choice anchor with chain & rode
Default Disclaimer
     The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.