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Used Fisher 30 Cruiser Sailboat For Sale 14 pictures

Boat Description

30 Fisher 30 MS 79 Gale

Designed in 1971, the Fisher 30 became immediately popular in spite of her high price as more than 200 of these were built. While not known for their speed or windward performance, they are known for their sea worthiness and steady motion at sea. Featured at a very attractive selling price, GALE offers a great opportunity to acquire a pilot house ketch well within the bounds of affordability.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Beam: 9 ft 6 in
LWL: 25 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 30 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 3 in
Displacement: 14560 lbs
Ballast: 7280 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 36 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 2 in

Total Power: 40 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
Year Built: 2010
Engine Model: MD 2040
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 40 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots @ 2700 RPM
Maximum Speed: 6 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: Plastic (25 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (50 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic (15 Gallons)


The V berth is forward with a chain locker access. The head is next aft to port with a sink and shower (not currently used). A double hanging locker is opposite to starboard. Again aft, there is a 3 sided settee with table (converts for sleeping) to port. The galley is to starboard and has a stove with oven, sink, ice-box and cabinet and drawer storage. Starboard of the companionway is a pilot berth and a folding navigation table. Aft and 4 steps up is the pilot house. The control console is to port and there is a folding bench seat for the captain. Opposite to starboard is another bench seat to accommodate the 1st mate or for casual observation.


– 2-burner propane stove and oven
– Pressure fresh water system
– Tankless water heater
– 1 sink in galley
– Gas line in water heater is clogged up
– Ice compartment (small)

Electronics and Navigation

– Navman depth sounder
– Navco Tiller autopilot
– Danforth compass
– Icom ICM502 VHF radio
– Barometer


– Plow anchor
– 130 chain
– Manual windlass, broken
– Achilles inflatable, 4-hp Evinrude
– Anchor light
– Deck light
– Running lights
– Spreader light
– Steaming light
– Bow, pulpit, rails
– Lifelines, stanchions
– Dock lines
– Fenders
– Swim ladder
– Radar reflector


30 LOA

Date of last bottom paint 2005

Engine and Mechanical

– Engine alarm
– Raw water sea strainer
– Engine fuel shut-off valves
– Pilothouse engine controls
– Acoustic engine area insulation
– Manual halon engine fire extinguishing
– 1-manual bilge pump, plus 1-spare
– Manual wheel/tiller steering, 2-stations
– Manual overboard discharge head
– 15-gallon plastic holding bladder
– Oil drain line at bottom of engine
– Engine replaced in 2010
– Approx engine hours 300

Electrical System

– 12v / 110v
– 2-New batteries May 2016
– Battery parallel switch
– Battery charger, inoperative
– Shore power cord

Sails and Rigging

– Manual boom vang
– Wire standing rigging
– Aluminum deck stepped mast
– Mast steps
– Spinnaker pole
– Whisker pole
– Roller furler:
– Mainsail boom
– Headsail
– Winches:
– 2-Lewmar 7 for jib sheets
– 1-Lewmar 7 for main halyard
– Sails:
– Main, mizzen, genoa
– Storm jib main spinnaker, mizzen spinnaker(spinnakers are fragile)


– 7-10 lifejackets
– 4-extinguishers
– Bell
– Horn
– Flares (old)
– Harnesses
– Strobe
– Mob pole

Other Features and Equipment

Fuel tank will leak if filled to top ok at 80% capacity


All sellers personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.


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.

Approximate boat location: San Diego, California