Inventory Unit Detail

1981 Mirage Kirby 30


In Stock
Racine Riverside Marine
Primary Color
Trim Color
Kirby 30
Length Overall
30' 0"


Dealer Insights

1981 Kirby 30 Designed by the legendary Bruce Kirby and built by Mirage Yacht builders. This is a great boat for can races, day sailing or distance racing. Despite her light weight, speed and nimble handling she handles heavy weather like a big boat and you are always in control. All controls lead to cockpit for easy single or double handed sailing. Well maintained and constantly upgraded. This boat is in great shape for her age and is ready for a new owner.

Boat Name: Fortitude
Name Reserved for Next Boat?: No
Manufacturer: Mirage Yachts
Model: Kirby 30
Model Year: 1981
Year Built: 1981
LOA: 29.67
LWL: 23.5
Draft - Max: 5.5 ft
Min: 5.5 ft
Displacement: 5350
Sail Area: 434.00 ft2 / 40.32 m2
Ballast: 2,300 lb / 1,043 kg
Ballast Material: lead
Keel - Fin: Fin w/ Spade Rudder
Hull Colors: White
Designer: Bruce Kirby
Type of Rig: Fractional
Fuel Capacity: 12 gal
Tank Material: Stainless
Boat Location - Summer: Racine Riverside
Boat Location - Winter: Racine Riverside
Manufacturer: Yanmar
Model: 2GM
Model Year: Rebuilt 2015
Serial #: 82857
Fuel: Diesel
Horsepower: 13
Details and/or Comments: Upgrades:
New Spar and Stainless rigging - 2012 (original failure points engineered out of new Spar per Bruce Kirby)
Replaced Forward Bulkhead - 2013 (common failure in all Kirby 30)

Re-powered from original BMW D7 single cylinder to Yanmar 2GM Marine Diesel - 2015 (she now has plenty of power to get you home safe in any storm)

PSS Shaft Seal - 2015
Garmin Nema 2000 wind, Depth and speed with GMI 20 & GNX 20 displays (great system) 2016
Harken Twin Groove Carbo Racing Foil - 2016
New 4:1 Main Sheet - 2017
New 4:1 Mainsheet Traveler - 2017
New Raymarine St2000 - 2018

Single line reefing (Main 2X) 2018
Number of Berths: 4
Headroom: 5 ft
Number of Heads: Porta potty
Number of Opening Ports: 0
Number of Fixed Ports: 0
Number of Dorades: 0
Number of Hatches: 2
Number of Fans: 0
Autopilot: Raymarine St2000 - new 2018
Compass (Size/Model): 2 Bulkhead
Depth: Garmin Nema 2000 wind, Depth and speed with GMI 20 & GNX 20 displays (great system) 2016
Knotmeter: Garmin Nema 2000 wind, Depth and speed with GMI 20 & GNX 20 displays (great system) 2016
Wind Instruments: Garmin Nema 2000 wind, Depth and speed with GMI 20 & GNX 20 displays (great system) 2016
Loran/GPS/SatNav: Garmin
Windex: Yes
VHF: New 2016, built in GPS with DSC
Stereo: New 2017
Number of Speakers: 4
Number of Batteries: 2
Ages: 2016 & 2017
Alternator Output: 35 amp
Nav. Lights: Yes
Anchors | Number/Type/Size: 1
Lifelines | Double: Double Lifelines
Swim Ladder (Type): Fold up
Deck Color: White
Docklines: Yes
Fenders: Yes
Cradle | Age/Type: Cradle - great condition
Fire Extinguishers: 2
Lifesling: Yes
Standing Rigging | Wire: Stainless
Backstay Adjuster | Type/Make: Yes
Boom Vang | Type/Make: Yes
Spinnaker Gear: Pole
Mainstream Traveler | Make/Age: Lewmar 4:1 new 2017
Winch Manufacturer: Lewmar
Primaries | Size/Model: 4
Secondaries | Size/Model: 2
Mains: 1 - Neilson Sails
Genoas: 2 - 155% 1-Neilson Sails (this thing is a workhorse! great sail) 1-North Sail 3di (only used 3X)
Jibs: 1 - Battened 125 (good heavy weather sail)
Spin: 2 - used but still work great
Bilge Pump | Manual: Whaler
Steering Type & Make: Tiller
Propeller | Type: Folding
Engine Fuel Shutoff Valve: Yes
Head Type: Porta potty