1977 Catalina 30 Sailboat $18,900


The listing price includes free transportation to the ocean (Atlantic).

This 1977 Catalina 30 is now available for viewing by appointment. This Catalina comes fully equipped and ready to go. The Catalina 30 is the most popular 30 footer ever built. One step aboard and you will see why!

This vessel was donated to a non-profit youth sailing school by the former owner and is being sold below market price for the benefit of this sailing program. Also, the donors of this boat are experienced cruisers who sailed the boat extensively off the New England coast. They had extensive knowledge on maintaining a vessel of this capacity and it shows. While under the care of the previous owners, a lot of equipment was added that is not typically seen in boats like this.

The design includes a roomy and comfortable interior, roomy U-shaped galley with oven, two burner stove, sink, and fridge. The Catalina 30 was designed with a double V-berth at the bow, another double berth at the stern and a double dinette berth in the main cabin. Another prized feature of this vintage vessel is the stand up head supplying ample headroom. In addition, above decks feature include a large cockpit with high coamings, easily traveled side decks, a very fast yet easy to handle sail plan (tall rig). Additionally, Catalina 30s have a very active owners association with a plethora of literature and parts available.

While there have been a number of changes over the years the basic design remains the same. The following quote is from an article by Jack Horner in the publication “Spin Sheet:”   “The accommodation plan of the Catalina 30 has been so popular that even though it is one of the easiest modifications for a builder to accomplish, the layout has remained unchanged for 25 years. The companionway opening is exceptionally wide, which, when open, makes the cabin appear even bigger than it is. Additionally, a cockpit dodger or awning is a must with this design for adequate ventilation of the cabin in inclement weather.”


  • The engine was completely rebuilt in 2009. Paperwork available.
  • The boat has a flag blue Awlgrip paint job, on which the owners invested over $9000.
  • ​New standing rigging was installed in 2012.
  • ​There is a new hot water heater, which works off of shore power or the diesel engine.
  • ​The mainsail and genoa were new in 2014. They have been serviced by Anson Sailmakers every other year, and are still in decent shape.

The donor kept a lot of maintenance history and documentation, which are available to the buyer.


  • Garmin GPS map 5212 and GMI 10
  • Radar
  • Speed
  • Depth
  • Apparent Wind

Features and Equipment:

  • Dodger
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Boom Cover
  • Double Lifelines
  • Adjustable Backstay
  • Wheel Steering
  • Stereo System
  • Custom Zippered Winter Cover
  • Dock Lines
  • Fenders
  • Life Jackets and more!

Sails Equipment

  • Roller Furling Genoa
  • Mainsail & Cover
  • Self-Tailing Primary Winches
  • Gusher Pump In Cockpit
  • Transom Boarding Ladder
  • Shore Power Port and Cable


Model Year1977
Hull MaterialFiberglass
Location1970 Lake Shore Rd. Gilford, New Hampshire
Boat NameWayward Sun
Builder NameCatalina Yachts
Designer NameFrank Butler


Length Overall30'
Beam10' 10"
Max Draft5' 3"
Dry Weight10300 lbs.
Boat KeelFin Keel


Fuel Tank Count1
Fuel Tank Capacity21 gal.
Water Tank Count1
Water Tank Capacity43 gal.
Holding Tank Count1
Holding Tank Capacity20 gal.


Number of single berths2
Number of double berths2
Number of headsMarine Head
TrailerThis Vessel Does NOT Come With A Trailer.
Total Engine1
Total Engine Power18 HP

Engine: 1

Fuel TypeDiesel
Power18 HP

Fay's Boat YardGilford, NH, 03249603-293-0700www.faysboatyard.comwww.yachtworld.com/faysboat

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