SailNet Community - View Single Post - Morgan 30/2, C&C 30, Newport 30 Mark III
View Single Post
post #7 of Old 10-20-2010
ASA and PSIA Instructor
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,057
Thanks: 14
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 20
As a former owner of one I consider the C&C 30 mark I an absolutely wonderful sailing boat, and it is still my favorite amongst the various nice boats I've had the opportunity to own (or sail..). I'd own another one without hesitation.

The C&C will sail circles around the other choices, especially when the breeze is up. This model is genrally considered the stiffest boat C&C built...(and if you don't know what that means, buy something else.) Yet it's light air performance was also good.

The interior is functional but somewhat Spartan...if your comfort at anchor is a greater concern than behavior under sail, go with the Newport. The Morgan is cheaper for appropriate reasons, which don't make it a bargain, just less expensive/less desireable.

PS - a Tartan 30 would be an excellent second choice, it was my second choice when I selected a C&C... several regards...
sailingfool is online now  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome