Navan C30 vs S30 (10.2 m): Nordic or Mediterranean? Two 30-footers compared


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Navan C30
Navan C30

Nordic or Mediterranean? A question that, depending on the uses of a hull, may or may not arise in the mind of an owner. Of course, for summer outings only, with the usual Mediterranean heat, being outdoors and with the wind in your face is not something to dislike. But in case of bad weather? What if you wanted to use the boat all year round instead? Better a cabin structure then? These are individual decisions, and there is probably no right answer, no right answer, for our seas. However, there are options to consider. In this case, Navan proposes no less than two, two hulls that are almost identical, but which precisely go to this dubious homeland. In case, we offer them for you to compare. Here are the new Navan C30 and S30, Cabin and Open, respectively, both versatile, cabin cruisers that can be powered by outboards up to 600 horsepower.

Navan C30 & S30 – Nordic or Mediterranean?

Both long 10.23 meters overall and wide 2.99 meters at maximum beam, Navan’s two new 30-footers present themselves as versatile hulls that can be motorized as needed (from 1 single 300-hp outboard up to a combined 600-hp pair), and capable of offering an answer for both broad categories of use: summer weekender or all-season weekender? Let us take a closer look at what the specific features are, however.

Navan S30
Navan S30

Navan C30 – Exterior

Starting from the stern, past the side decks to the outboard(s), the cockpit of both models first welcomes with a stern settee facing forward. Just beyond that, however, we see the first difference between C30 and S30. In fact, in the former case, we find a cooktop as an element in front of the cockpit, set into the aft wall of the cabin structure that dominates the center of the boat, a major distinction between the two models. Here, the aft window turns out wide open, creating a large overlook that unites cockpit and interior.

Navan C30 – Cockpit

Just beyond, sheltered inside the cabin, accessible at the broadside, an additional sofa facing forward takes its place, followed by the seating serving the bridge and the helm station itself. Obviously, to ventilate the spaces, there is no shortage of different ceiling opening solutions, as well as an air-conditioning system, ensuring comfort even in the worst of summer times. Optionally, an additional kitchen is available in the cabin facility.

Navan C30 – The top of the structure turns out wide open to promote air recirculation

Navan S30 – Exterior

In the case of the Navan S30, however, just beyond the aft settee takes its place a solution as versatile as it is comfortable. A second sofa faces toward the bow, thus offering the same seating layout as Model C, with the special feature, however, of being able to fold back the seat, designed to enjoy both the backrest and the horizontal plane in the same way. Folding down the sofa provides a convivial space in the cockpit, with double sofas facing each other, but at the same time revealing the outdoor galley, otherwise located under the sofa seat when in the closed position.

Navan S30 – A render to exemplify the drop-down seating system, which thus uncovers the galley while creating a stern lounge

Just beyond that, however, the dashboard again takes its place, served by dual ergonomic seating and, as in the C model, by walkways to the interior. In terms of covers, the rigid Top structure is optional, thus also allowing room for a fully open version.

Navan S30 – Cockpit

Coming to the forward spaces, on the other hand, which are identical for both models, the layout provides a double access (one on each broadside) including a step, thus allowing access to the forward convivial area, raised to leave the lower space needed for the cabin. A large sunpad in the deckhouse takes its place here and, optionally, a forward dolphin deck, an ideal platform for all et al.

Navan S30

Navan C30 & S30 – Interior

In terms of interior space, both versions share a single layout with a double bed and separate toilet. In the case of the C30, however, an additional sleeping option is added in the cabin structure, where, by folding down the settee that serves the wheelhouse, an additional berth is created by also taking advantage of the interior sofa, thus expanding the number of people that can be accommodated beyond the day.

The third “berth” obtainable inside the Cabin of the Navan C30

Propulsion and Performance

Looking at the performance front, performance will necessarily vary according to the type of engine installed, varying in a range that moves, for both models, between a single 300-horsepower Mercury Verado V8 outboard engine (minimum motorization) up to a maximum total output of 600 horsepower, provided by a pair of 300-horsepower Mercury Verado V8s with Joystick (JPO).

In the latter case, the hull is expected to reach speeds in excess of 40 to 45 knots, also on the strength of a twin step hull designed specifically for performance. To assist in navigation, there is also no shortage of all the latest on-board technologies, accessible and manageable via dual 12-inch flushed displays positioned in the console.

Dashboard and instrumentation

Data Sheet

Navan C30 Navan S30
Length Over All (LOA) 10.23 m 10.23 m
Hull Length (LOH) 8.99 m 8.99 m
Baglio Massimo (B.max) 2.99 m 2.99 m
Dive 0.63 m 0.62 m
Displacement without engines 3.888 t 3.270 t
Outboard Motorization 1x Mercury 300 V8

1x Mercury 400 V10

2 Mercury V6 225

2x Mercury V8 250

2x Mercury V8 250 + Joystick (JPO) 2x Mercury 300 V8

2x Mercury 300 V8 + Joystick (JPO)

1x Mercury 300 V8

1x Mercury 400 V10

x2 Mercury 225 V6

2x Mercury V8 250

x2 Mercury 250 V8 + Joystick (JPO) 2x Mercury 300 V8

2x Mercury 300 V8 + Joystick (JPO)

Fuel Tank Capacity 400 lt. 400 lt.
Fresh Water Tank Capacity 400 lt. 400 lt.
People Scope B10 – C12 B10 – C12
Bathrooms 1 1
Bunks 3 2

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