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Maple Bay 30 Pilothouse Trawler

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9.14m (30'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 35hp, Isuzu 3KR1EA-01 (1998)

Port Ludlow, WA USA -- Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer John Lovett
Builder Maple Bay Boat Company
Lying Port Ludlow, WA USA -- Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 340.9 ltr (75.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 545.5 ltr (120.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 35hp
Engine make and model Isuzu 3KR1EA-01 (1998)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1876
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.6 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Efficient three cylinder diesel with dry stack exhaust system for simplicity and reliability. Single heat exchanger provides for engine cooling. Cruising speed of 7 knots achieved at 2600 RPM. Maximum 3500 RPM. Engine, tanks, and control valve systems are easily accessed through the floor.

The boat features dual helm controls with a wheel and engine controls in the pilothouse and cockpit. This provides for good handling when docking or fishing.

Balmar 100 amp alternator with 3-mode voltage regulator (2010);
Rebuilt raw water cooling system (2011)
Dripless shaft seal;
Stainless steel rudder and skeg;
1 1/4" Stainless steel 316 alloy shaft (2012);
Spare propeller


LOA 9.14m (30'0")
Beam 3.08m (10'1")
Draft Max 0.86m (2'10")
Displacement 4,944kg (10,901.9lbs)
Headroom 1.89m (6'2")
Storage On marina


Other rigged Wood spars (1998) with stainless steel standing rigging (1998)


Other sails Steadying Sail (1998)

Mast stepped on aft cabin top for steadying sail and to launch the dinghy.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Maple Bay Boat Company built solid, traditional small trawler yachts from 22' to 32'. Our boat is based on the 27' model and features a larger cockpit with a round fantail transom. The design features a flush deck forward of the wheelhouse and salon which allows for standing headroom forward and a great sense of space inside. The design echoes the historic Lake Union Dreamboats and the type of boat Muriel Wylie Blanchett made famous in her book "The Curve of Time."

The boat is painted, and the green hull requires touch up and buffing to bring out the finish.

Ballast 2600 pounds:
Easy access to fuel tanks with clean out ports;
Snake River Electronics holding tank monitor;
Cobalt Autometer Digital voltage meter;
Teleflex SeaStar II hydraulic steering;
Electronic corrosion control system with monitor

Length overall 32 feet.

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Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

This sweet boat is efficiently set up for comfortable cruising for a couple with children or occasional guests.

Enter the main salon from the large curved cockpit with teak decking and a bimini cover. There are custom fabric cushions for the cockpit seating.

Inside to port is a dinette which converts to a double berth. The interior is trimmed out in teak with a white planked headliner in the main salon. To starboard aft is a teak locker with storage and a cabinet with a Wi-Fi booster and automatic battery charger. Forward of this is the galley which includes a very clean Dickinson Bristol diesel stove with oven - which makes an ideal cabin heating device. There's a Norcold refrigerator built in, a deep single stainless steel sink, and ample counter space and storage.

Forward in the main cabin is a helm to starboard and bench seat to port. A microwave oven and drawer storage is beneath the bench seat. The helm seat can be lowered to permit standing operation. The helm features full instrumentation, engine controls, and navigation systems. The parquet teak sole in the salon has multiple opening panels to allow access to tanks, controls, and the engine. Removable carpet sections cover the teak floor.

The forward cabin spans the full beam of the boat in a flush deck design. The anchor chain locker is forward of a large v-berth with filler cushion to make up into a double berth. The upholstery and headlining in the boat is in excellent condition. There's an overhead opening hatch, and two bronze port lights to provide ventilation and light. There is ample storage in drawers below berth. There is a Red Dot engine driven heater in the forward cabin.

Aft of the v-berth to starboard is a cedar lined hanging locker. Opposite this to port is the marine head compartment with shower. The toilet is a unique manual type that uses a large manual waste pump on the wall which empties to the holding tank. Besides a deck pump out fitting there is an electric mascerator pump for overboard discharge of waste. The tank is large with 44 gallons capacity. There is ample storage in sliding drawers and shelving and a frosted glass bronze opening port for light and ventilation. Additional airflow is provided with a solar powered deck vent.

Domestic water connection on the cabin side;
Dorade and solar powered vents;
Bronze opening port lights;
Norcold refrigerator with freezer;
Hot & cold pressure water system (2010);
Logik microwave oven;
Red Dot cabin heating;
Sony AM/FM/CD Stereo with USB port for MP3 device/iPod/iPhone with Rockford Fosgate Speakers (2010);
Propane BBQ;

1 burner Diesel cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick
WiFi Booster tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Garmin 4208 Multi-function Chartplotter linked to Airmar 2000 Triducer (provides Depth/Speed/Sea Water Temperature)(2011);
Garmin GHC 10 Autopilot with Shadow Drive linked to Chartplotter (2010);
Humminbird Piranha 2 Depth Sounder/Fish Finder;
Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF;
Raytheon RX10 16NM Radar;
Bulkhead mounted compass;
Engenius Wi-fi Booster - dramatically boosts signal

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Bimini tick

Manual Muir windlass
1 anchors
(Bruce 22#)
dinghy (unknown year)
3.5hp outboard, Mercury, Short Shaft (2010)
Ground tackle wash down system (2011);
Teak cockpit deck was removed, repaired, restored, and reinstalled; all hatches and trim caulked and restored (2014);
Kiwigrip non-skid deck coating (2011);

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick

5 bilge pumps (1 manual / 4 Electric)

Xintex Propane Fume Detector;

Broker's Comments

This hard to find small trawler design from Maple Bay Boat Company makes for an ideal coastal cruising boat for Pacific Northwest waters with simplicity, economy, and comfort in mind.

Simplicity: The engine uses a dry stack exhaust to reduce maintenance concerns for engine cooling. The boat has dual helm controls for docking from the cockpit or pilothouse. A clean Dickinson Bristol diesel stove provides for cooking and cabin heating. All fuel tanks have clean out ports and all tanks and valves are easily accessible along with the engine through large floor hatches for maintenance and repairs.

Economy: A single 35HP Isuzu diesel engine pushes the boat at 7 knots using only one gallon per hour. With 75 gallons of fuel aboard the range is over 500 miles, more if you cruise at a lower speed.

Comfort; The interior is designed in many ways like the popular Ranger and Nordic Tugs small trawlers. A comfortable salon includes the helm and passenger seating in this pilothouse design. Forward, a very large v-berth with filler cushion and a marine head compartment with shower provide for privacy. With a fresh water capacity of 120 gallons and a 44 gallon holding tank you can stay away from marinas and explore remote areas in comfort.

And, for safety and pleasure in voyaging you will find reliable electronics including a Garmin multi-function chartplotter and linked Garmin autopilot plus a 16 mile Raytheon radar at the helm.

If you've been thinking of buying one of the better known used small cruising boats like the Nordic Tugs 26 or Ranger Tugs 27, our Maple Bay 30 represents a really great value and is worth investigating now.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Maple Bay 30 Pilothouse Trawler has been personally photographed and viewed by Brian Moratti of Boatshed Port Townsend. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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