SOLD | 1998 Mainship Pilot 30

(SOLD) 1998 Mainship Pilot 30

June 2020 -New Air conditioning pump. New macerator head pump. 3 deep cycle batteries. 

Still time for a sea trial before winter!

We are happy to offer "Ruth Elizabeth" for the first time. Powered by the all-popular single 230hp Yanmar 4LH-STE, this 30' downeast style boat will cruise at 17 knots while using 6gph and she only has 972 hours on her diesel. Offered with several upgrades since purchased including new canvas, HMS mattress and cockpit upholstery in 2018. .

The Mainship Pilot 30 is at home on the Chesapeake as well as in the Bahamas or anywhere in between. The full protection of the keel and rudder support allows for beaching and running in shallow water. The full keel provides excellent stability in a beam sea while allowing the boat to track like it was on rails. The classic down-east look is enhanced by the sturdy low-maintenance aluminum bow and safety rails. Whether the purpose is to fish or cruise, this Pilot 30 is extremely versatile and easy to maintain. 


  • Manufacturer:Mainship
  • Model: Pilot 30
  • Year: 1998
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Grasonville US
  • Vessel Name:Ruth Elizabeth
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Yanmar
  • Model:4LHA
  • Engines(s):1
  • Hours:972
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:230|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:1
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:30 ft
  • Beam:10.25 ft
  • Draft - max:2.92 ft
  • Bridge Clearance:8 ft
  • Fuel Tank:175|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:40|gallon
  • Holding Tank:175|gallon



EnginesTotal Power: 230

TanksFuel: 175Fresh Water: 40Holding: 30


  • Air & Heat
  • Sleeps Two below & Two on the Bridgedeck
  • Convertible V-Berth/Dinette w/ Filler
  • High Density Mattress (HMS)
  • Two single settees port & starboard
  • Opening Hatch Forward
  • Storage Underberths and Settees
  • Screened Opening Portlights throughout cabin
  • Teak and Holly Cabin Soles
  • Two (2) Separate Dinette Tables
  • Opening side windows in bridgedeck
  • Sliding Companionway Door
  • Chart Protector
  • Double Seat Chair Helm & Passenger
  • Footrest at Helm
  • Bench Seats behind Helm and Passenger
  • Engine Hatch on Struts
  • Open Cockpit on 10'3" Beam
  • Swim Platform w/ Ladder


  • Anchor Locker
  • Fiberglass Anchor Pulpit
  • Aluminum Bow Rail
  • Dockside Water Connection
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Engine Access through Cabin Down below
  • Custom Bimini 
  • Bronze Strut and Rudder
  • Full Keel and Sand Shoe w/full Prop Protection
  • Safety Rails
  • Sliding Companionway Door

Additional Equipment

  • Bow Thruster
  • 50' Shore Power Cord
  • Three Bilge Pumps w/ Auto Switches
  • Reverse Polarity Indicator
  • Stereo System w/ CD
  • Cockpit Speaker
  • Anchor and Anchor Line
  • Electric Horn
  • Air Conditioning & Heat
  • Bimini with Side Enclosure
  • Swim Platform w/ladder
  • Window Wiper (helm)
  • Cockpit Shower
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Nav Lights


Ruth Elizabeth is a solid example of the 30 Pilot. Low hours on the Yanmar and a below market price make her worth a look. Easily accesible and can be seen by calling Pete - 410-200-0116.


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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