North Rip 30 First Glance

New 30-foot center-console designed with tournament-captain input

North Rip 30 Center Console
North Rip 30Courtesy of North Rip

North Rip consulted Rhode Island tournament fisherman Capt. Jack Sprengel, of East Coast Charters and Team Shimano Sportfishing, to design the layout and equipment for its new 30-foot center-console — from the perfectly spaced rod holders to the spacious fish lockers and livewells.

The North Rip 30 comes with a walk-through tuna door in the transom; 48 cubic feet of macerated, insulated fish boxes; lockable rod storage; a 42-gallon livewell plus the option for two additional wells; and saltwater washdowns fore and aft.

This New England builder employs resin-infused technology (vacuum bagging) to create a precise resin-to-fiber ratio in the hull and deck. The 30 also features a one-piece carbon-fiber-reinforced structural grid.

Standard equipment includes full-length coaming bolsters, a custom T-top with port and starboard big-game hoisting points, tackle storage in the leaning post, all-around LED lighting, and a 300-gallon fuel tank. North Rip offers optional underwater lighting; a wet bar, grill and refrigerator; and forward seating with a table.

SPECIFICATIONS

LOA 30 ft.

BEAM 9 ft. 9 in.

DRY WEIGHT 8,000 lb.

DRAFT 19 in.

TRANSOM DEADRISE 22 deg.

MSRP $224,900 (w/ twin Yamaha F250s, introductory price)