Moores Yachts launches the M30, a cur­va­ceous cen­ter con­sole with tra­di­tional lines and high-tech con­struc­tion.

Soundings - - Contents - — Gary Re­ich

Jim Moores, founder and pres­i­dent of the Beau­fort, North Carolina, restora­tion and re­fit com­pany Moores Marine, is launch­ing a new com­pany and boat. The M30, an el­e­gant 30-foot cen­ter con­sole with a fan­tail stern and in­verted bow, will be built at the Moores Marine yard un­der the Moores Yachts name­plate. Con­struc­tion on the first cold­molded hull is set to be­gin in Jan­uary 2019.

“The M30’ s lines are a trib­ute to the de­sign­ers of the pre­war era,” Moores stated in a press re­lease. “The duck­tail in the tran­som is in­spired by John H. Wells. Known for his fast- run­ning com­muters, Wells de­signed for Con­sol­i­dated, De­foe and the New York Yacht, Launch and Engine Co. The tran­som is in­spired by the late L. Francis Her­reshoff, and the bow is in­spired by World War I battleships.”

Moores trained in ship­yards in Thomas­ton and Ten­ants Har­bor, Maine, be­fore start­ing his own boat­build­ing shop in Lubec, Maine in 1978. He built Maine dories and more than 30 com­mer­cial fish­ing ves­sels prior to found­ing Moores Marine in 1986.

Moores says the boat will be able to turn in half her wa­ter­line length. The M30 will run a 550-hp Cum­mins QSB6.7 in­board diesel. “We worked with B&B Yacht De­sign to re­fine the M30’s hull to reach 50-plus miles an hour,” he stated. With a mod­er­ate beam and 6,500pound dis­place­ment, the M30 also is ex­pected to be trail­er­a­ble. “You eas­ily can take her with you to wher­ever you might want her,” Moores stated. “If you plan to use her as a ten­der, we will in­stall lift­ing eyes.”

LOA : 30’0” Beam: 8’7” Draft: 2’11” Displ.: 6,500 lbs. Fuel: 90 gals. Wa­ter: 10 gals. Power: (1) 550-hp Cum­mins QSB6.7 diesel Price: $430,000

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