'Wind Spirit', Newport 30 Mk III Racer/Cruiser for Sale

by Bruce Dunn
(Indiantown, Florida, USA)

30' Newport Mark III Bahamas Cruiser with New Upgrades


Wind Spirit is a meticulously maintained and refitted 1985 Capital Yachts Newport 30 Mark III; a surprisingly spacious, fast sloop beautifully upgraded for comfortable cruising. Designed by Gary Mull, she is very similar to a Catalina 30, but slightly bigger and faster. Wind Spirit is a great couples boat for cruising in the Bahamas and Caribbean or for inexperienced sailors looking for a forgiving boat.

All lines lead aft to the cockpit, so she is easy to single-hand and points well into the wind. We learned how to sail on this boat, so shes very patient and forgiving at sea.

Wind Spirit is also a low-maintenance boat with little exterior wood to varnish, 63-inches of headroom and lots of storage.

After refurbishing her engine in 2014, my wife and I shipped our Oregon fresh-water boat to Indiantown, Florida in September 2015 where we painstakingly upgraded her on the hard from the outer-hull inward for years of safe, reliable cruising in the Bahamas.

Fortunately for you, the hard, grinding and shockingly expensive work of getting her refitted and upgraded has already been done... especially the crucial physical/mechanical details that often go unappreciated until you skirt a potential disaster.

We're refitting & upgrading our other sailboat in a slip near Wind Spirit, so any time is a good time see her. Air-conditioning while on the hard makes her a pleasure to see on hot days, too! Wind Spirit is definitely a MUST-SEE before buying any other coastal cruiser... and she looks as good in person as she does in the photos!

  • Custom, polished stainless dual-anchor roller;

  • LED Marinebeam nav lights;

  • ProFurl 320 roller furler;

  • 35-lb CQR anchor;

  • Spinnaker halyard with Garhauer block;

  • New running rigging with heavy-duty Garhuer blocks;

  • New 1/4 standing rigging;

  • New heavy-duty, uncoated lifelines;

  • New Tides Marine Mainsail Track, very slippery for easy use;

  • Dual LED deck lights;

  • Marinebeam LED steaming light;

  • Aqua Marine LED anchor light;

  • Forespar Lightning Master Static Dissipater;

  • Garhauer boom-vang and blocks/deck organizer;

  • New Selden boom;

  • In-boom Single-line Reefing;

  • Polished 1/4 stainless sternrail support braces for secure boarding;

  • New Ritchie pedestal-mounted compass;

  • Edson pedestal wheel steering;;

  • New engine panel for Universal M25 diesel engine;

  • SmartPlug 30-amp shorepower connector;

  • Marine cockpit speakers (new);

  • Propane locker, solenoid valve;

  • Raymarine ST60 Speed display;

  • Raymarine ST60 Depth display;

  • Starboard cockpit table;

  • Custom closed-cell foam cockpit cushions made with 'Wind Spirit' logo;

  • Teak companionway boards;

  • Sunbrella companionway cover with zippered screen;

  • Remote RAM mike for Standard Horizon IGX1260S VHF;

  • 2-Burner Stove/Oven w/ broiler;

  • Ambassador mirror-finish deep, double sink;

  • Pressurized faucet with pull-out sprayer;

  • Fresh-water & salt-water foot pumps;

  • 6-gallon water heater / 110-volt or engine heat exchanger;

  • Original icebox converted to dry storage;

  • Engel top-loading 42-qt. AC/DC refrigerator (see below);

  • Custom pull-out garbage can with louvered teak door;

  • Fold-up utility table on galley island;

  • Xantrex S-2A dual-sensor propane controller/detection system;

  • Xantrex Freedom HF 110-volt battery-charger/1000-watt inverter;

  • Two 130 AH 12-volt house bank batteries;

  • Dedicated engine starter-battery with dedicated Blue Sea ACR charge controller;

  • Blue Sea AC control panel with voltage & amp meters;

  • Blue Sea DC panel with voltage & amp meters;

  • LED cabin dome/reading lights;

  • New Marine electrical wiring with Ancor heat-shrink connectors;

  • All windows resealed with Dow 795 sealant. No leaks!

  • Custom Ultraleather salon cushions with back cushions that become a pillow-top mattress when made into a bed;

  • Dometic SailVac sanitation system with full-size toilet. Keyed discharge pump with tank level indicators;

  • New PEX fresh-water plumbing;

  • 50-gallon fresh water storage;

  • 30-gallon diesel fuel tank;

  • Stripped bottom-paint to gel coat and replaced with 3-coats of Copper Pro SCX 67 Hard - SLIME CONTROL XTRA and 2-coats of Copper Pro SCX 67 Ablative (67% copper);

  • New prop shaft and cutlass bearing.

RACOR Crankcase Ventilation Filtration (2014).

The crankcase breather system routes crankcase gases and oil vapor back into the air intake system for environmental safety.

Asking Price: $26,700

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