When the buyer of Hull No. 1 of a new model is the designer’s son-in-law, it’s a good omen. That is in fact the case with the first 30’ Calvin Beal hull from SW Boatworks in Lamoine, Maine. After finishing her with Calvin and 2 other family members, Roger Beal is hauling lobster traps this summer from his new J-Lynn-Zrae around Beals Island and Jonesport. Meanwhile, Capt. Stewart Workman and his crew at SW Boatworks have laid up 2 more of the hulls, one to become another lobsterboat and the other a sportfisherman.

Calvin-Beal-30Like her larger (34’-46’) sisters in the Calvin Beal line, the 30 is relatively wide for stability and cockpit space.Her sweet variable-deadrise bottom with sharp bow entry and tight-radius chines allows her to “sail easy” with a 305-hp Cummins QSB5.9 electronic common-rail diesel. At 2200 rpm, she runs 21-22 mph, burning 5.5 gallons of fuel per hour. Top speed at 2,700 is 30 mph.

Stewart Workman is excited about the potential of this hull to adapt to a wide variety of uses, including both cabin and open layouts and outboard and inboard/outboard power, as well as conventional inboard. His array of sophisticated composite construction techniques allows him to build a strong yet light hull while using a range of cores in the deck and pilothouse to keep the center of gravity low.


Calvin-Beal-30_Helm Calvin-Beal-30_Transom


  • LOA: 30´
  • Beam: 12´
  • Transom Width: 11´ 6”
  • Draft: 3’ 10”

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