Carter 30

Introduced to the UK in 1974, this IOR-derived cruiser was from the prolific and innovative board of American Dick Carter. Northshore Yachts built the first batch as racers, with a large cockpit and bigger sailplan, but when racing success dried up, the company produced a second version with a smaller cockpit, less sail area and a fully-fitted interior with a conventional but effective five-berth
layout. In this format she was well built and finished, and made a good fast cruiser with excellent handling. Production moved to Poland in 1979 and was continued by Teliga until 1988, as the Teliga 30. More than 400 were built in all. Polish quality was variable and the interior joinery in particular varied from adequate to poor. New boat prices were low and second-hand values should reflect this. There were also some home-built British boats.

LOA 9.08m (29ft 9in), LWL 7.01m (23ft), beam 3.06m (10ft 1in), draught 1.68m (5ft 6in) displacement 3,084kg (6,800lb). Price guide:  YM Test Report November 1998.