Boat Review. Cape 31

From : April 2017


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New monohull launches in South Africa are rare and it’s been ages since a new keel boat was unveiled with a real prospect of becoming a One Design class. Previous South African efforts also never seemed to have the international market in mind and, if they did, they certainly didn’t have a good enough product to pull it off.


The lasting impression about the Cape 31 is that the project was put together without compromise. One of the planet’s best designers, Mark Mills, drew the lines and he already has form in this kind of yacht with the successful C&C 30 (over 30 sold), sailed in the USA. The fittings are Harken, the spars are carbon from Cape Town&rsquo