L.O.A.: 30' 0" (9.15 m)
L.W.L.: 25' 5" (7.75 m)
Beam: 10' 3" (3.13 m)
Draft: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Displacement: 8000 lbs. (3628 kg.)
Ballast: 3440 lbs. (1560 kg.)
Sail area: 463 sq. ft. (43.05 m²)
Vertical clearance: 45' 9" (13.95 m)
Motor: 18 hp Volvo diesel
Headroom: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Berths: 5 to 6
Rating (PHRF-LO) : 141
Price range: $54,000 to $58,000
The CS 30 was introduced in the mid 1980s, and it was an immediate hit with sailors who had outgrown their 26 and 27 footers. It is a newer design which features a fairly long waterline, a wide transom, and double spreaders. And while it doesn't quite have an enclosed aft cabin, it comes very close with a large aft double berth. Comparing the differences in designs between the CS 30 and the older C&C 30 provides an excellent insight into the direction the sailboat industry was heading in the late 1980s. Indeed, the Aloha 30 and Odyssey 30 were similar designs which followed in the foot steps of the CS 30.
Approximately five hundred CS 30s were built during the latter half of the 1980s. Unlike the large windows illustrated on line drawings, many of these appear to have been built with 8 smaller opening ports (similar to what is found on the CS 36 Traditional). Although this boat is no longer in production, it is interesting to note that 40 and 44 foot models are still being built under the CS name today.
by Michael McGoldrick.
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