Deep-V Dayboat

The Samoset 30 has Downeast roots and a wave-slicing hull form.

The Samoset 30 is powered with a 440 hp Yanmar diesel. Top Speed: 35 knots.Billy Black

Naval architect Doug Zurn has been penned notable Downeast-inspired designs for builders such as MJM, Duffield, Shelter Island and more. A striking, deep-V dayboat on that list is the Samoset 30.

The Samoset 30, built in Boothbay, Maine, has a fine 70-degree entry transitioning to an 18-degree transom deadrise that is born for slicing and dicing chop. (For more of how she did on our sea trial, visit Yachting.

The boat is built via cold molding with red cedar and mahogany making the vessel sting yet lightweight, displacing about 7,300 pounds.

Specification Measurement
LOA 31'11"
Beam 9'8"
Displacement 7,300 lbs.
Fuel 103 gal.
Water 23 gal.

Power for the Samoset 30 comes from a single 440 hp Yanmar diesel, and when matched to optional Hamilton waterjets, the boat should make 35 knots on her top-end with a mid-20-knot cruise speed.

The helm is on centerline with a vanished teak console, protected by a hardtop. All electronics are set into a retractable dash to keep them salt-free and ensure a long life. A dodger forward curs down on wind and salt spray.

The helm console is varnished teak and has a retractable electronics dash.Billy Black
A dodger will come in handy on windy, choppy days.Billy Black
Not the subtle, graceful tumblehome.Billy Black