Express 30


L.O.A.: 30' 0" (9.14 m)
L.W.L.: 24' 7" (7.49 m)
Beam: 10' 0" (3.05 m)
Draft: 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Displacement: 6600 lbs. (2994 kg.)
Ballast: 3500 lbs. (1588 kg.)

Motor: 15 hp diesel
Headroom: 6' 0" (1.83 m)
Berths: 4 to 5
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 135

Price range: $37,000 to $45,000

    The Express 30 was built in Midland, Ontario, and was designed by Steve Killing, who was once part of the C&C design team. Later in his career he worked on Canada's "True North" America's Cup Challenge. The Express 30 probably has to be described as a nice looking boat that's comfortable and functional, but which has a definite accent on performance. It is a little lighter than the average club racer/cruising boat in its size range, and it has a fairly deep fin keel, a double-spreader mast, and a T-shape cockpit. Despite these performance enhancing features, the Express 30 is very much a design which can double as a comfortable cruising boat. Some of these boats were built with an aft-head and a dinette arrangement opposite a full length settee/berth. Others have port and starboard settees and a folding table on the centerline, and a head located between the main cabin and the v-berth.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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