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30' 1989 Gilbert ***SOLD***

Type: Sailboat
Year: 1989
Make: Gilbert
Model: ***SOLD***
Length: 30'
Status: Sold
Price: $ 24,900
Location: Prince Edward County, ON
Date Posted: 2015-04-22
Broker Email: adrian@kingstonyachtsales.com

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Gilbert 30 For Sale

Location: Prince Edward county, Ontario

Broker: Adrian Philpot 613 985 3600 or adrian@kingstonyachtsales.com


REDUCED BY $5000 – APRIL 2013 ***This might be the best layout I have ever seen in a 30 foot boat!  She is full of innovation that put her ahead of her time!

The designer behind this boat was Neil Gilbert.  Although not a household name in sailboat design, Gilbert is well known in the industry.  As a friend of C&C’s George Cuthbertson, Neil Gilbert got his start with C&C and earned his design papers.  Gilbert has worked on Canada’s Cup racers, was the project manager for the legendary C&C 27 MK V, and had a major hand in building up Doral yachts and Campion Yachts.

The Gilbert 30 was a show stopper and won editor’s choice awards and innovation awards at the Toronto Boat Show upon its introduction.  The boat was considered “fairly radical” for its innovative interior, very functional lowering swim platform, lines buried beneath the deck, and handsome lines.  She is built of high quality and was inspected by Gilbert every step of the way.  Only 11 of these vessels made it to production and new, it was one of the most expensive vessels in its class.

The Gilbert 30 is a cruiser through and through.  3 of the boats best features for cruising are 1. The self tacking Jib 2. The carbon fibre reinforced steps at the stern. Combine this with a new sail in 2010, a diesel engine, wheel steering, and one of the best below decks layout ever, this 30 footer has all the features any cruiser will need.  This vessel will need some work to bring her up to perfect condition but will make a great place to start if you are looking for a well priced innovative cruiser.


Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Keel: Wing

LOA: 30 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 11 in

Engine Information


  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Manufacturer: Volvo
  • Engine Model: 2003
  • Engine HP: 28
  • Cooling: Raw Water
  • Fuel Tank Capacity in Gallons: 25 ga.
  • Drive: In-Line
  • Propeller Type: Folding
Below Deck


  • Opening Ports
  • Pressurized Water
  • Hand or Foot Pump Water
  • Hot Water 120v
  • Hot Water Heated by Engine
  • Water Tank Capacity in Gallons: 50 gal.
  • Number of Heads: 1 Head
  • Manual Toilet
  • Y Valve for Overboard Discharge
  • Shower
  • Holding Tank Capacity in Gallons: 25 gal.
  • Propane Stove
  • Propane Oven
  • 12/120v Refrigeration
  • Headroom: Between 6ft – 6ft4in of Headroom
  • Number of Separate Sleeping Cabins: 2 Separate Sleeping Cabins
On Deck


  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Insert Panel
  • Swim Ladder
  • Main Sail Cover
  • Steering: Wheel Steering
  • Number of Winches: 2


  • (Sail 1) Type: Full Batten Main
  • (Sail 1) Furling: Lazyjacks
  • (Sail 1) Sail Maker: North
  • (Sail 1) Year: 1989
  • (Sail 1) Condition: Good


  • (Sail 2) Type: Self Tacking Jib
  • (Sail 2) Furling: Roller
  • (Sail 2) Sail Maker: Kingston Sail Loft
  • (Sail 2) Year: 2010
  • (Sail 2) Condition: Excellent
Electrical & Electronics


  • VHF Make / Model: Yes
  • Chartplotter Make / Model: No
  • GPS Make / Model: Yes
  • Compass Make / Model: Ritchie
  • Speed/Log Make / Model: Bidata
  • Depth Sounder Make / Model: Bidata
  • Batteries
  • Shore Power Cord(s)
  • 30A Shorepower Inlets
  • Battery Charger Make / Model: Yes
Mechanical & Accessories


  • Dinghy / Tender Type: Soft Bottom Inflatable
  • Dinghy Engine: No
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • (Anchor 1) Anchor Type: Plow
  • (Anchor 1) Rode Feet of Chain: 100 ft.
  • (Anchor 1) Rode Feet of Rope: 100 ft.
  • (Anchor 2) Anchor Type: Claw
  • (Anchor 2) Rode Feet of Chain: 100 ft.
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Electric Bilge Pump
  • Flares
  • Radar Reflector
  • Life Ring or Sling
  • Cradle: Folding Steel
  • Number of Pads: 6
Additional Info
New Lifelines 2010 New reefing lines , main halyard ,jib line 2010 4 new 6 volt golf cart batteries ( 2 Trojan, 2 equivalent ) 2012 Replaced glue in windows with new plexiglas and aluminum frames 2008 New sail cover 2008 New fenders 20083 of the boats best features for cruising are 1. The self tacking Jib 2. The carbon fibre reinforced steps at the stern 3. The angle of the rear facing seating in the cockpit.We have done extensive cruising on Jimson since we bought the boat in 1989 and the engine, starter , drive train, hull , steering and rudder have been troublefree . Over the years we have replaced the refrigeration unit, the alternator, the pressure water and the freshwater foot pump as required. It has been a wonderful long term cruising sailboat and we’ve never been interested in getting anything larger.

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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