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Cape 31

The Cape 31 is an affordable high performance 31 foot race boat.


The boat was masterminded by Lord Irvine Laidlaw, designed by Mark Mills and built by licensed boat builder CarboTech. Teams usually sail 7 up on this latest generation race boat. The class rule prefers owner driver and a mixed crew of amateurs and professionals.


The key to this boat's success already is that it has proven itself as not only a great one design boat, but also as a competitive IRC boat, with some impressive results this year in the UK, having won multiple IRC events. Another great feature of the Cape 31 is that she (along with her 2 piece mast) easily fit into a 40ft container! Handy when you decide you'd like to join in with the winter Caribbean Cape 31 Series.

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UK Sail Wardrobe Example

Squaretop Mainsail
J1 & J2 Jibs
Heavy Weather Jib
A1.5 Gennaker
A2 Gennaker
A4 Gennaker

Rig Package

Carbon Mast
Black Anodized Aluminium Boom
Rod Rigging


LOA: 9.55m 
LWL: 8.75m
Beam: 3.05m
Disp: 1800kg
Draft: 2.45m
I: 12.46m 
J: 3.6m
P: 12.55m
E: 4.5m
STL: 5.92m

Cape 31 Brochure
$180,800 ex factory
Options list comes after enquiry