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Newport 30 Mark III, 1985, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, $33,000, Price reduced 12/30/12 to $29,000, SOLD 1/28/22

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Newport 30 Mark III, 1985 sailboat for sale

'Wind Spirit' is a 30' Newport Mark III Bahamas Cruiser with New Upgrades.

  • Located in Bay St. Louis Mississippi

    '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, 6’ 3”-of headroom and lots of storage.

  • Her engine was Refurbished in 2014 by her previous owner. In 2015 her upgraded her on the hard from the outer-hull inward for years of safe, reliable cruising in the Bahamas.
  • Fortunately for us and 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.
  • '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;
  • ProFurl 320 roller furler;
  • 35-lb CQR anchor; with 150’ of rode;
  • Maxwell RC8-8 Rope/Chain Windlass
  • With wireless remote (1yr old)
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • Custom pull-out garbage can with louvered teak door;
  • Fold-up utility table on galley island;
  • 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;
  • Custom Ultraleather salon cushions with back cushions that become a pillow-top mattress when made into a bed;
  • Custom Sunbrella V-berth 6” think 1 yr old
  • 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 instead of venting into the cabin like many other boats. .


  • West Marine 8 foot inflatable Dinghy,
  • 6.5 hp outboard motor, with rail mount
  • both 18 months old
  • 10 1/2” & 3/4” docking lines
  • 4 West Marine fenders/bumpers
  • 4 West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket
  • 4 Universal Type II life jackets
  • Telescoping boat hook
  • Safety equipment including flare gun
  • Portable Marine AC
  • Dehumidifier


  • Currently residing at Bay St Louis Harbor Marina, Bay St Louis Mississippi
  • Call for a showing appointment


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