Swallow is a beautiful and very responsive classic, designed by Chuck Paine and built by Morris Yachts.  Given her traditional looks and comfortable interior, Swallow is deceptively fast.  A pleasantly surprised 2019 charter reported a max speed of 7.8 kts, and average speeds well above expectations.  She is well equipped and set up for easy handling by a couple or a solo sailor, with new Garmin Fantom radar and 9” plotter installed for the 2022 season.  In 2020 Swallow got a new Betamarine 20hp engine with 3-blade feathering prop, and a new dodger from Gemini Marine Canvas in Rockland.  In 2021, Swallow had a complete bottom job and much interior varnish and paint work. In 2022, in addition to the new electronics, the steering pedestal was rebuilt, and an upgraded charging system was installed.











 Leigh 30   





$4000/wk   2023



Accommodates up to five but most comfortable for a couple or small family.  Swallow is finished below deck with white bulkheads, varnished mahogany and cherry trim, and oiled cedar ceiling.  Cushions are 4” foam with dark green Sunbrella.

V-berth forward has a drop-in filler to form a double berth.  Full-length shelves above and drop-face lockers below.  Large deck prisms above each berth give natural light.  A forward-facing port with screen brings in the breeze at when anchor, along with an overhead hatch.

Next aft is head with solid oval doors closing it off from both V-berth and main cabin.  Jabsco manual head to starboard, replumbed in 2019.  A stainless sink with manual freshwater pump slides in for use on bronze tracks.  Large hanging locker to port.  2 opening ports with screens.  This is an arrangement common in the later Morris Leigh models, providing very good space and privacy. 

The main cabin has settee berths port and starboard with storage lockers and shelves above.  Cherry cabin table with leaves port and starboard and built-in wine storage.  Aft to starboard is a quarter berth with electronics and additional storage above and outboard.

Galley to port, with a gimbled Origo 6000 non-pressurized alcohol stove with oven (new 2014).  This is an efficient and easy-to-use system, preferred by many long-distance cruisers for safety and simplicity.  Large icebox, storage, and extra counter space from a folding extension.  Stainless sink is supplied by Whale freshwater foot pump.  Good pots and pans, sharp knives, wine glasses, insulated French press coffee maker.

Ventilation from 9 opening bronze ports (most with screens), 2 overhead hatches wwith drop-over screens and one dorade vent.  There is a full-length drop-in screen for the companionway.  Additional light from three deck prisms.


Comfortable seating for 5, bench seats port and starboard with close-cell foam cushions.  Edson pedestal with varnished mahogany wheel.  Lewmar traveler on bridge deck and Raymarine autopilot at the binnacle bring all controls within reach of the helm.




Leigh 30


Chuck Paine


Morris Yachts

Hull Construction


Year Built



Masthead Sloop




23’ 4”


9’ 7”


4’ 7”


9100 lbs.




4,400 lbs.  (Bal/Displ 48.4%)


 Betamarine 3 cylinder 20 hp

Sail Area

438 sq. ft.

Water Capacity

30 US Gallons

Fuel Capacity

17 US Gallons

Holding Tank

12 US Gallons


Wired for 12 Volt DC Service, house bank with 2 90ah batteries and a dedicated starting battery, both connected with voltage monitor on the main switch panel.  Upgraded 70 amp alternator from Betamarine, with Balmar external voltage regulator, all new 2022.  12 Volt charging port with USB converters. 


  • Garmin Fantom radar (2022)
    Garmin 943sxv chartplotter, RAM mount at companionway (2022)
    B&G Network Quad speed & depth
    Danforth lighted 4” binnacle-mounted compass
    Standard Horizon VHF with DSC & AIS output to chartplotter

Sails and Rigging

Aluminum keel stepped mast with stainless steel rigging and Staylok fittings.

·         Barient #22 bronze 2-speed self-tailing primary winches

·         Lewmar #10 halyard winches on mast

·         Lewmar #8 reefing winch on boom

·         Bohndell mail sail with Dutchman flaking system (2019)

·         130% genoa

·         Profurl roller furling

·         Harken backstay adjuster

·         New mainsheet, genoa sheets, furling line, and traveler lines (2018). 

          New main halyard w/shackle (201221). New jib halyard (2019) 



·         Betamarine 3-cyl. 20 hp diesel (2020)

·          3-blade feathering J-Prop (2020)

·         Upgraded engine panel with water temp gauge, tachometer, voltage meter, oil pressure gauge, all visible from helm (2020)

·         Edson pedestal wheel steering to cable radial drive on rudder post

·         Electric and manual bilge pumps

Hull & Deck

Solid fiberglass hull with original white gel-coat in excellent condition, solid 4” bulwark with teak cap rail.  Green whale stripe.  Deck is painted white with cream non-skid areas, some wear near helm position, otherwise good.  Varnished teak companionway and lazarette hatches, coamings, and cabin trim.  

·         Stainless steel bow and stern rails

·          stainless lifelines with gates port & starboard by Bohndell (2019)

·          cockpit dodger by Gemini Marine Canvas (2020)


  • 5 Fenders
  • 4 Dock lines
  • Jacklines
  • Solar shower for use on deck


  • 2 fire Extinguishers
  • Life sling
  • 4 PFDs
  • Horn
  • Orion safety flare kit


·         25 lb. CQR anchor with 30’ 3/8” chain and 250’ 5/8” 8-strand rode (Yale Ropes Brait, 2018)

·         Lewmar CPX-2 electric anchor windlass (2014)

·         Stainless bow roller for the primary CQR

·         25 lb. Danforth 2ndry anchor with 10’ chain and 150’ nylon rode.  Stores in custom bronze mount in cockpit locker


  • Westmarine Zodiac RIB, inflatable with hard fiberglass bottom
  • 2.5hp Tohatsu 4 stroke outboard(2020) or 6hp Suzuki 4 stroke  (2016)

USB plug in

 None, though can plug into 12 volt charger with USB adapters (several on board)


Magma charcoal stainless steel kettle grill mounts on stern rail 


Rockland, ME