The DC 30 is a very popular river cruiser, well suited to the Norfolk Broads providing single-level accommodation with fore and aft access.

Key Features

  • Shore Power
  • Antifouled 2021
  • Pump out & Holding Tank
  • Boat Safety Scheme 2024

About this Boat

The entrance is easily accessible with expansive decks and stern rails. The BMC 1.5 diesel engine is situated in the stern and has been serviced annually by previous owners. Fitted with auto and manual bilge pumps, calorifier and immersion heater, battery charger, and two engine and domestic batteries.

The galley is well equipped with a full-sized gas cooker, a sink and drainer with hot and cold water, a microwave, cupboards and a worktop with a 3-way fridge.

There is a spacious toilet and shower compartment with a manual toilet & holding tank and a modern sink with a mixer tap and shower.

The saloon is very roomy, with U-shaped seating that will convert into a double berth. The upholstery is in reasonable condition and there is a freestanding wooden table. Forward drive with comfortable helm seat In matching upholstery. Equipped with shore power, nav lights, heating,  fan heater, TV and engine instrumentation.

Aft cabin with a double berth plus a single, storage cupboard, reading lights and shore power sockets.

There is a Boat Safety Scheme Certificate valid until June 2024. Last out of the water for an antifoul in January 2021.



Waterside Marine Sales LLP normally act as Broker for the Vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars, the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and to have at his/her own expense a survey carried out by a qualified surveyor to check the condition and description of the boat thoroughly prior to completing the purchase.

Deposits paid prior to the survey taking place, are non-refundable, except for when the surveyor discovers a severe material defect.

Waterside Marine Sales LLP cannot be held responsible for any fault that is found with a boat after it has been purchased.

A buyer may have redress to his or her surveyor, if the fault that is found was missed when the survey was carried out.


Name Dawncraft 30 - Eclipse
Manufacturer Dawncraft
Model Forward Drive
Year Built 1972
Engine BMC 1.5
Construction GRP
Drive Hydraulic
Fuel Type Diesel
Berths 5
Length 30ft
Beam 10ft 5"
Air Draft 6ft 11"
Draft ?

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