1987 Cape George sloop

A$  207,220
Sausalito, CA
Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 877-444-1847
Tel: 415-331-6200
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Year:
1987
Length:
11m
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Sausalito, CA
Hull Material:
Fibreglass/GRP
YW#:
1935-3117243
Current Price:
US$ 159,000 (A$  207,220) 

Cape George Yachts, founded by New Zealander Cecil Lange in 1974, is known for building beautiful hand crafted classics and Manuhuka is one of, if not THE, finest examples extant. 

Inspired by the traditional designs of William Atkins from the 1930 and 40s, the Cape George 36 was adapted for fiberglass by Ed Monk, and this particular example was built with the intent of being Lange's own personal boat; note that, while the vast majority (about 75%) of Cape George 36s were sold as kit boats, Manuhuka is yard-finished and it shows in the superb craftsmanship of her interior joinery which is finished out in classic Herreschoff fashion.

Manuhuka lived up in the Pacific Northwest until late summer of 2017; she's had only two owners since new, both maintained her meticulously and she shows bristol today. Note that in 2007 she was taken back to the Cape George yard for a major refit, which included all new deck bulwarks and toerail (the bulwarks proved problematic as originally designed; the retrofit costs about $30,000 but once it's done it's DONE!), installation of a bow thruster, painted from the bulwarks up, and numerous other upgrades. Then in 2014 the current owner undertook another major (over $60,000 major!) refit which included major rigging, mechanical and hull work.

The design has a long keel with short overhang resulting in a relatively long waterline, offering high average speeds and a very sea-kindly motion; the boat also has a deep cross section which offers excellent load carry ability as well as also helping with the motion in a seaway. The net result is a very strong vessel with excellent performance under sail or power even when heavily laden.

Not surprisingly, Cape George is called out in Ferenc Mate's highly regarded book "Best Boats to Buy or Build: "With incredibly strong fiberglass hulls and traditionally built deck and house, these superbly crafted and capable offshore cruisers are a wonderful blend of classic and modern. Atkinized hulls have  exceptional speed and ability despite a very generous displacement and modest spread of sail."

Also note that the Cape George 36 is specifically reviewed in Bluewater Boats, see copy of that article by clicking FULL SPECS above (you can also access the owner's interesting and informative website dedicated to Manuhuka by clicking the appropriate link, also under FULL SPECS).

Bottom line is that the Cape George 36 is a beautiful and capable offshore cruiser that is equally at home as a day sailer in typically boisterous Bay conditions; Manuhuka has to be one of the finest examples of the design that you're ever going to see and should be considered a must-see for anyone in the market for such a vessel.

Vessel lying in a WONDERFUL Sausalito slip a stone's throw from charming little waterfront restaurant and the local beach, and potentially transferable, all in all a very nice opportunity if you're able to take advantage!

 

 

 





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