Mainship Pilot 30 Review
The mainship pilot 30 is a good choice for those looking for a great day boat or a weekend getaway. With it's beautiful downeast lines and single-screw that won't break the bank at the fuel pump this trawler can easily be used for both.
Built in the Luhrs Marine Group, the company that gave us spunky Silverton gamefishers with Carolina flair, the Mainship Pilot series is a range of comfortable cruisers and trawlers that includes both open and enclosed versions. This particular model is the hardtop version, which adds a bit of protection from the elements while also giving you full-time use of the cockpit.
On the main deck is a fully-enclosed helm station with a full array of navigation electronics, plus an L-shaped settee that converts to a dinette and sleeps two. On the port side is a wet head, while to starboard is the galley with a microwave and stovetop, as well as plenty of stowage.
Under the cabin, there's a queen berth forward, while a dinette to port converts into upper and lower single berths. There's a large head and a decent-sized hanging locker for shoregoing clothes, too. In the galley, Corian counters are standard.
With a Yanmar 240hp engine, this boat cruises at 13-18 knots, while top speed is 25. This is a well-maintained boat with an aft drop curtain, a full enclosure, and plenty of gear to get you out and fishing in comfort.