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1979 Fisher 30 MS Pilothouse Ketch

San Diego, California


30' Fairways Marine Fisher 30MS '79 "Passport"

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, PASSPORT offers a great opportunity to acquire a pilot house ketch well within the bounds of affordability.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $29,900
Boat Name: Passport
Make: Fisher
Model: 30 MS Pilothouse Ketch
Year: 1979
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Fairways Marine
Designer: Gordon Wyatt
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: DESE00214M79C
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 30 ft
Length Overall: 30 ft
Length Of Deck: 30 ft
Waterline Length: 25 ft
Beam: 9'6 ft
Min Draft: 4'3 ft
Displacement: 14,600 lb
Bridge Clearance: 36 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'2 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: MD2040
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade
  • Year: 2010
  • Engine Hours: 300
Cruising Speed: 5.5 kn
Propeller RPM: 2600
Maximum Speed: 6 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Other
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Pilothouse


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Yachtfinders Windseakers


Yachtfinders Windseakers
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 207
San Diego, California, US, 92106
Tel:(619) 224-2349


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 U-shaped 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


Ice box

Flavel 700C 2-burner propane stove with oven

Pressure water system

Water heater

Electronics and Navigation

Navman 4200SX depth sounder

Navman 4200SX fishfinder

Navico TP300CX autopilot

Standard Horizon Explorer GX1600 VHF radio

Fusion AM/FM


(2) batteries (2017)

Battery parallel switch (2017)

Battery charger (2017)

(1) solar panel (2017)

Shore power cord (2017)

New electrical panels and wiring (2017)


Plow anchor with 25’ chain and 150’ rode

Simpson Lawrence manual windlass

Main, mizzen and headsail covers (new 2017)

New pilothouse hatch (2018)

Anchor and steaming lights

Deck light

Running lights

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder

Radar reflector


LOA: 30’

Last bottom paint - 2017

Sails and Rigging

Manual boom vang

Wire standing rigging

Aluminum deck-stepped mast

Roller furling on headsail

Main, mizzen, jib (reconditioned 2017)

Mast steps

Engine and Mechanical

Fuel filters

Lube Oil stor/trans system

Raw water sea strainer

Cabin engine controls

Acoustic engine area insulation (2017)

Manual engine fire extinguishing system

(1) manual and (1) electric bilge pump (2017)

Wheel and tiller steering (two helm stations)

Dripless shaft log

Manual head (2017)

25-gal plastic holding tank


Oil pressure gauge

Pilothouse engine control


Rod holder


Life jackets

Fire extinguishers

Bell and horn


Horseshoe buoy

Other Features and Equipment

New upholstery in main cabin (2017)


All seller’s 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.

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