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1986 Newport 30 Mk III

Head of Saint Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada


A great opportunity to purchase this well maintained Coastal Cruiser with a big boat feel and a huge interior that has had many upgrades over the years.

The Newport 30  with her 10’8’’ beam offers a large functional cruising interior and sleeps 6 with standing 6 ft. headroom throughout.

Newport Yachts, built by Capital Yachts in California enjoys reputation for well built, hearty construction and performance on all points of sail.

Key updates include.

-New mast and standing rigging in 2018
-New fully battened main and genoa in 2018.
-New Harken furler in 2018.
-New Raymarine GPS Plotter in 2022.
-2 New house batteries in 2021.
-New smart battery monitor with Bluetooth in 2021.
-New electric bilge pump 2023
-New marine head sanitary hose 2023.
-New electric Bilge pump 2023

Other key features include:

-Renology 100 watt 12 volt flexible mono crystal solar panel
-Sea Frost cold plate
-shore power and 50ft cable
-3 cylinder Universal Diesel ( professionally maintained)
-winter cover
-cradle (folding)
-Dodger with connecting Bimini
-Aluminum floor tender ( no motor )

Basic Boat Info

Make: Newport
Model: 30 Mk III
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CPY01454D686
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 30 ft
Length Overall: 30 ft
Beam: 10'8 ft
Max Draft: 5'1 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Model: M25 XP
  • Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1986


Fuel Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 70 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers


Sunnybrook Yachts
Sunnybrook Yachts


Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202
Tel:902 444 4500
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.


Horizon Depth Sounder
Raymarine GPS Plotter (New 2022)
Raymarine St 4000+ Autopilot
Pedestal Compass
VHF (2 remotes)
Victron BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor with BlueTooth (New 2021) 2 House batteries (New 2021)
High bilge alarm
Battery Bank LED

Inside Equipment

Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Flexible Mono crystalline Solar Panel
Rover 20 Amp MPPT Solar Charge Controller 12V/24V (House batteries) 10 Watt Solar (Starting battery)
Marine Head (Sanitary hose New 2023)
Electric Bilge Pump (New 2023) and Manual Bilge Pump
Refrigerator (Sea Frost Cold plate 12 volt)
2 burner stove/oven

Outside Equipment

Spare and rigging (New 2018) Mainsail (Fully battened New 2018) Genoa 130 (Harken furling New 2018) Marinco Solar Fan (New 2022) Cockpit Cushions (Closed cell) Steering Wheel
Winter Cover
Dodger with connecting Bimini
BBQ grill
Swimming Ladder
Steel Cradle
Life Jackets
Aluminium floor dinghy


Electrical Circuit 12V
Shore Power cable 50’


Universal Engine Model M25 XP Engine
Year: 1986
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Fuel Type: Diesel 
Propeller Type: 2 Blade Propeller Material: Bronze

Manufacturer Write Up

The Newport Sailboat was built by Capital Yachts, Inc. from 1971 to 1996 in Harbour City California. The Newport 30-MKIII came with either a standard keel (5′ 2′′) or shoal draft keel (4′ 0′′). The ballast on the Newport is a solid lead and alloy keel. Galvanized iron keel bolts are permanently locked in place by positioning them in the keel at the time it’s poured. An epoxy adhesive is applied to the top of the keel before it is bolted to the keel recess in the hull. Fibreglass cloth is bonded over the entire joined area to further seal it. A resin filler mixture is poured into the keel recess and allowed to harden. This means the keel bolts and nuts are now permanently locked and should never have water come in contact with them. Sail-away displacement average of 8,500 lbs.

They came with a 3-cylinder Universal diesel engine. The hull to deck is bonded and bolted with an anodized toe rail. The toe rail is a nice additional detail that Capital Yachts did and isn’t always found on boats of similar make and size. The anchor locker is at the bow and self contained so you don’t have foul smells venturing into the V-berth.
The mast is deck stepped and an optional item at production time was the jib roller furling. The Newport 30 came with the roller furling option and lines led to the cockpit. A boom vang and masthead fly are two extremely important optional items that were o
ffered. It’s hard to know the wind direction and a mast head fly will always be pointing in the direction the wind is coming FROM. It’s nice to quickly glance up to figure out the proper trim or a course change.
A boom vang, which will hold the boom horizontal when o
ff the wind, will come with some of these older boats. If it was dealer installed is would most likely be rigged from the boom to a bail at the base of the mast so it doesn’t have to be down rigged when gybing. This is an added safety feature in case of an accidental gybe the boom would swing over without lifting up and maybe catching the leech of the mainsail on the leeward spreader. Pedestal steering was another option other wise you’ll find a tiller. Swim ladders on the stern were another option. They make getting back aboard much more convenient.
The cabin is well laid out and the 10
′ 8′′ beam gives you more space inside than the average 30 footer plus those of you who are tall will appreciate the extra headroom. The salon is open as the dinette table folds and stores against the bulkhead and when in place and opened it will comfortably seat six adults. The V-berth comes with a teak door for privacy and with the center insert of the V-berth removed offers a nice amount of room to change clothes.
The head is just aft of the V-berth and is nice in size. The standard was a vanity with storage outboard and below, shower with foot pump (ours is upgraded to pressure water), toilet with holding tank and manual discharge in approved areas, teak door with mirror.
The port settee slides out to form a double berth and there is a single berth to starboard. Ample stowage can be found both behind and under these. The teak interior is beautiful and classic giving warmth to the cabin.
The aft galley came standard with a serving island, double stainless steel sink, gimballed stove and icebox. For this size boat the galley is well sized as it gives the cook enough room to work comfortably. They came with an icebox now have a 12 volt fridge.
The nav-station was well thought out for this size boat. The nav seat is body formed and the chart table slides away when not in use. There is a teak drawer below the table and a chart light above. It is a comfortable work area and nearly disappears when one needs to use the quarter berth.
They have fresh water storage for about 70 gallons and the fuel tank holds about 30 gallons.
The Newport 30 III sailboat is a nice coastal cruiser with a big boat feel.

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.
Additional Contact Information
Sunnybrook Yachts is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with brokers located in boating areas from Newfoundland to Ontario.
Sunnybrook has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1990, with over two hundred years of combined experience and representing new yachts from Alerion, MJM, Island Packet, Jeanneau, J/Boats, Leopard, NorthCoast and Tartan Yachts.
Import and export specialists for North American and European transactions.
In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, Sunnybrook can provide service and refit management with a full time, year round service team in Chester that focuses their efforts on our clients yachts. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht refit and repair along with captain services.
For an appointment to see the boat or if you have any questions, please email us at or try our office at 902.275.2424.
Listing Broker: Matt Christie