L.O.A.: 30' 0" (9.14 m)
L.W.L.: 24' 9" (7.54 m)
Beam: 10' 0" (3.05 m)
Draft: 5' 0" (1.55 m)
Displacement: 7900 lbs. (3583 kg.)
Ballast: 3660 lbs. (1660 kg.)
Sail area: 459 sq. ft. (42.69 m²)
Motor: Atomic 4 gasoline inboard
Headroom: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Berths: 4 to 5
Rating (PHRF-LO) : 162
Price range: $34,000 to $39,000
The C&C 30 probably did more than any other boat to establish the 30 foot size range in the minds of many Canadian sailors. Like the C&C 27, it also has to be considered a classic among the production fiberglass boats built in the country. In fact, its appearance and layout is very similar to the C&C 27, just more of everything, including some extra elbow room down below. This is a well built boat with good performance, and it did much to elevate C&C to the status of one of North America's premier sailboat manufacturers during the 1970s and 1980s. Most of the C&C 30s were built in the 1970's and they tend to be equipped with the 30 hp Atomic 4 gasoline inboard engines. While a diesel is now the preferred choice on sailboats in this size range, it should be noted that the Atomic 4 was one of the more reliable and common gasoline engines found in sailboats, and it is still easy to get parts and service for these motors.
by Michael McGoldrick.
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