Harbor 30 a Roomy, Versatile Daysailor

The new Harbor 30 from W. D. Schock Corp. is the latest model in the popular Harbor line of sailboats from West Coast designer and builder Steven Schock. The roomy daysailor has a huge cockpit and a cruising interior. The features and benefits of the design include ease of sailing, low maintenance, traditional styling, good stability, good performance and inboard power.

Harbor 30 during construction.

The hull has a deep midsection with a narrow waterline beam, while the cut water angle is 18 degrees, allowing the hull to be easily driven. The hull sections have a soft turn at the bilge forward of station 6 to minimize wetted surface. Aft of that, the turn at the bilge is harder to increase stability.

The hull is made of handlaid fiberglass, while the keel is 3,300 pounds of lead ballast encased in fiberglass. The 30 features pedestal steering and a spade rudder made of laminated fiberglass. Rudder stock is a tubular stainless shaft, and the tiller is laminated, varnished wood.

Harbor 30 #1, owned by Michael Rettie is shown in this photo during construction.

The 30’s deck is fiberglass over end-grain balsa core. Glass cloth laminate with an epoxy resin binder is installed in place of the balsa core wherever hardware is mounted over the interior space to eliminate leaks. The self-bailing cockpit is 8’ long and features a large lazarette hatch in the aft deck with storage below. All sail controls lead aft to the cockpit, where the tails can be tucked into special storage slots. Two self-tailing cabintop winches are provided, as well as 2 self-tailing winches in the cockpit (one to port, one to starboard), for jib sheet control and easy singlehanded sailing. An adjustable backstay is routed under the deck to the cockpit.

The weather decks are extra wide for ease of movement. An amidships mooring chock and springline cleat are provided on each side of the boat. Cut-outs in the nonskid are designed to accommodate optional lifeline stanchions and a boarding gate.

The hatch along the top of the transom to port provides access to a pair of molded steps and an extendable stainless-steel swim ladder. There’s even a freshwater spray nozzle for rinsing off after a swim. The steps make it easy to board from a dinghy or when tied stern-to the dock. The built-in steps and ladder can be concealed by a gate when not in use.

The cockpit is an amazing 8’ 10” long and 5’ 8” wide at the forward end. It tapers to 4’ at the aft end of the cockpit, where the skipper can stand or sit aft of the wheel. The wheel will be mounted on an Edson binnacle with a compass. The engine controls will be installed on the binnacle, and pods will be available to accommodate a variety of instruments.

An offshore Lewmar hatch is located directly above the forward end of the main cabin to provide good ventilation and lighting. The hatch is equipped with locking handles and friction levers to hold it open at any angle between 30 and 90 degrees. It opens to 180 degrees for easy access.

Belowdecks, the 30 can sleep 4 via a forward V-berth and a long quarter berth wide enough for 2 adults. The main cabin features a teak-and-holly sole and comfortable seating with padded backrests. Storage is provided under the forward berth and behind the main cabin seating. A galley cabinet with a sink is located on the starboard side aft. A large insulated icebox is built into the galley. An enclosed head (manual head comes standard) is located on the port side aft.

Mast, boom and jib boom are aluminum. Standing rigging is stainless steel and the running rigging is colored for easy identification. Lazy jacks are provided for the main, and the jib has a roller furler and a Hoyt self-tacking jib boom. The main outhaul is also internal.

Standard auxiliary power is a 20-hp, 4-stroke Yanmar diesel with 60 amp alternator and 2-blade folding propeller.


  • LOA: 30’ 9”
  • LWL: 26’ 1.5”
  • Beam: 9’ 11”
  • Draft: 6’ 3”
  • Shoal draft: 4’ 5”
  • Displacement: 7,500 lbs.
  • Ballast: 3,300 lbs.
  • Sail area: 523.3 sq. ft.
  • Headroom: 6’
  • Base price: $156,900