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1987 Custom Vansant 30

Easton, Maryland


Major Price Reduction

Fox is truly a "One Off" boat built and finished over several years beginning outside of Rock Hall, Md. and recently bought and refurbished by a team in Easton, Md. With a new Suzuki engine "Fox" is beautiful to look at but more importantly amazing to run. She just accelerates, slicing through the water and leaving virtually no wake. It's an ideal day boat with a cuddy cabin so you could spend the night on her, but her best side is outside. She's as pretty as she looks in the pictures.



Wilson Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by North Point Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: FOX
Make: Custom
Model: Vansant 30
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Vansant Boat Company Rock Hall, Md.
Designer: Stanley Vansant
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: VSN000058787
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 30 ft / 9.14 m
Length Overall: 30 ft / 9.14 m
Beam: 7 ft / 2.13 m
Max Draft: 1'6 ft / 0.46 m
Cabin Headroom: 5 ft / 1.52 m
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Suzuki
  • Model: 14003F-043560
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 140hp
  • Type: Outboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 2020
  • Engine Location: Center


Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 2 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Antique and Classics, Cuddy Cabin, Lobster Boat

Brief Description of the Design and Specs

"She is of deadrise construction, has a sharp, straight stem, and little flare. With a sharp entry until about one-third of the way aft, she flattens to a hard chine...a descendent of the Carolina sharpie, a proven easy riding hull that knifes with a fair lift into the close, steep seas typical of North Carolina's Sounds and cape shoals.... narrowness makes her fast and economical and aids in keeping her dry, yet she will carry a good load under adverse conditions. Low Freeboard and overhang make her easy to work from, and the stern deck is an ideal working platform".....

...based on an inner core of C-Flex, type CF-65 with laminates from the CF-65 outward of one each of 1.5 oz mat, one of 24 oz. woven roving, one of 1.5 mat It also called for two layers of 1.5 mat on the boat's interior.

Stringers were 2" X 12" fir encapsulated with more mat and woven roving


2020 Suzuki 140 hp 4 Cycle 

Single lever (Gear/Throttle) control at helm



NOTE: Much of the restoration done on FOX used White and Teak colored HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)

All weather bench in aft cockpit (HDPE)

All weather helm seat (HDPE)

All weather companion seat (HDPE)

Simrad GPS

Fusion Radio with speakers

Raymarine VHF Radio

Stainless sink with foot pedal water pump


Dock Lines

Fuel Gauges 

Fire extinguishers



Reading lamps

Vee Berth with 5" mattress

Composting head

Danforth Anchor

200' Anchor Rode in metal Bomar container in cockpit floor

Bomar Hatch over main cabin

All weather companionway slides (HDPE)

All weather companionway cover

Stainless Steel cleats

Swim Platform

Drop down swim ladder

Bimini Top (in excellent condition) with stainless frame

All weather toe rail, hand rails, grab handles (HDPE)

(1986 Cont. Trailer available but not tagged)




Walk Around

At first glance you might think there is a lot of pretty woodwork on “Fox”, but on closer examination, there is a lot of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).which of course is very low maintenance and looks really sharp. It’s used conservatively in various places to do various jobs: the toe rail along the deck, as a fender with 1/2 round Stainless steel for a bumper to fend off pilings, to frame up the companionway and for the slides themselves. HDPE is also used for the bench and stools, step plate on the deck and as paneling inside the cockpit area. Also, HDPE is used for hand holds, the hand rails on the cabin top, and the thin eyebrow along the cabin side. It give the boat a classic look and color scheme.

”Fox is a very simple boat. At the helm station there is a wheel, a compass, the single lever gear shifter and throttle, and an ignition key. You can stand or sit on the HDPE stool. There are outdoor speakers and a windshield with tinted glass. A Bimini cover for rain or shade. Other than a couple of hand holds, that’s it.

Going down the companionway into the cabin is the  Simrad GPS Chart Plotter, Raymarine VHF, Fusion Stereo, and an engine trim control, 2 fuel gauges, and an rpm meter. The cockpit area is very open and could easily accommodate 4 more chairs and a small table or two.The engine is mounted on the transom and a swim platform made from HDPE with extending ladder hangs off the transom on the port side.

In the cuddly cabin, there is a fully enclosed head on starboard with a louvered door, a locker currently used for extra dock lines, a vee berth with storage underneath, single stainless sink with foot pedal pump, clean stainless ports add light and ventilation and of course the forward hatch. On port aft are 6 drawers for miscellaneous parts and accessories under an open counter space. Once again, very simple and compact.

Major Price Reduction

Seller is anxious to Sell 

Contact the Broker for more information. This boat with the quiet Suzuki outboard and its sleek design slips quietly through the water and is ideal for "Creek Crawling" and the evening cocktail cruise with friends or Mother Nature.

NPYS Disclaimer12

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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