1979 C & C Mega 30 Sailboat
Length: 30’ Beam: 8’
The Mega 30 is a carefully designed and well-made 30 foot sloop which is fun and fast. It is also easy to handle, safe, dry, and comfortable. Thus, it is ideal for daysailing, competitive racing, and perfect for short to moderate range cruising. The vessel has an 8 foot beam, displaces about 4,500lbs.,(of which 2,500lbs. is ballast), and she can be trailered without special permits.
History: Olympic Gold medal winner Peter Barrett, got the original idea for the Mega while a senior executive for North Sails. The design was a cooperative effort of Barrett and Cuthberton, President of C&C yachts. The boats were built in Canada between 1977 and 1980. About 100 were made, of which at least 3 are here in Gimli. This Mega is no. 72. The involvement of prestigious sailors and the best of manufacturers resulted in high quality design and construction.
Features: The C&C Mega 30 is designed first to be a responsive boat which is a pleasure to steer and easy to maneuver. The water line is 27 feet long for directional stability, and the long, high aspect rudder yields excellent directional control and a tight turning radius. Though a bit tender due to her narrow beam, with 4,500 lbs. displacement of which half is in the keel, she is especially safe against knockdowns. The highly flexible 7/8 rig plan is ideal for light airs. With the 155% drifter/genoa, she moves easily with a few knots of breeze. Yet I have sailed her with one inexperienced crew person in a 30 knot wind with 50 knot gusts. By reefing the main and easing the jib, we were stable, comfortable, and making 5 to 6 knots while much heavier boats were broaching out of control nearby.
Properly handled, she’ll smoke J-24’s, Catalina 27’s and 30’s, Erickson 35’s and most boats of comparable size. In the Yachting Magazine One of a Kind series, she came in the top 5 places in division 1 in all races.
Auxiliary power is provided by a 9.9 HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboard. When not in use, the motor retracts to a near horizontal position, out of sight and out of the water. The external fuel tank is mounted in the rear of the cockpit - there is never any fuel inside the hull, minimizing the risk from fuel and fires. The motor provides a 6 knot maximum speed, plenty of reverse power and, at 4 knots, burns less than 1 gallon/hr.
The rig is very sturdy and uncomplicated. It affords quick sail changes, convenient blocks, tracks, winches and cleats.
Accommodations include four 6’6” long bunks, a galley area with integral sink, centre folding stage for dishes and supplies. A head forward of the main cabin provides for privacy. There is sail and anchor storage space forward of the head, an area into which an additional V-birth could be installed. Storage is available under each bunk and in a large open space aft under the cockpit.
Electrical system is 12 volt with a heavy duty battery. There is an electrical land line allowing dockside charging. There is a standard circuit panel which controls the cabin, running, steaming, and instrument lights.
Communication equipment includes a commercial grade Datametrics VHF radio and a CB radio. There is an automotive type AM/FM cassette stereo system with large twin speakers. The nav/com units are centrally mounted on a single pillar and are reachable from the cockpit.
Sail inventory includes a main, a working jib, a 155% genoa. The gennie is very good, the main is good, the working jib is fair. All lines and ropes are in good condition.
All structures are in good condition. The boat has been stored inside a heated facility and the bottom is painted every second year. The motor is serviced professionally every second year and runs very well.
More pictures to come. Mast was damaged in the fall and the boat will be sold well below market value to reflect that. Open to all offers including parting out.
Contact Lake Agassiz Marine - Phone: 204-642-8116