....onboard a spacious 38' explorer with a Nova Scotia workboat heritage.
If you are interested in a stylish new 38' ocean-friendly motorboat, you have landed at the right place.
The Cape Sable design is based on the well-proven, time-tested Cape Islander concept. These motorboats are a pleasure to cruise— an elegant and safe boating-home for a generation of Maritimers looking to cruise the wonderful waters at their doorstep. (Here are the specs.)
The first Cape Islander Boat from this new line of production-built cruisers was launched by Dagley’s Boatworks at East LaHave, Nova Scotia last summer (2021). Christened “Stanley” after famous Cape Islander workboat builder Stanley Greenwood, the Cape Sable hull is proving very fuel-efficient. "Stanley" is now available for purchase (contact us). See a video of "Stanley" underway in May (2022).
The layout and detailing of the accommodations reflect co-designer John Steele’s years of live-aboard cruising combined with a career of building custom cruising yachts. On a Cape Sable everything is where it should be: equipped for safe handling by a couple to comfortably cruise wherever you choose.
The dinette (Top right) lowers to create a second double berth.
The systems compartment is designed to ensure all operating systems are easily accessible. You won’t need Houdini as a crew member!
No exterior wood means ease of maintenance, while the wood inside makes an elegant interior.
• A standard cockpit arrangement includes a half-open stern to make dinghy storage a simple, quick and easy job. The layout works for fishing, swimming, socializing, dining and sleeping under the stars.
• In the engine room you will find... an engine — and room. High performance lead/fibreglass sound insulation, soft engine mounts and a flexible coupling keep the engine’s noise out of the accommodations.
"She’ll make a fine live-aboard — makes no fuss going through the water at ten knots, sips just over a gallon an hour, giving her a cruising range of nearly a thousand miles. You could steam to Bermuda. She’s the kind of boat a retired sailor would love. The more experience you’ve had on the water, the more you’ll appreciate her virtues."
-Tom Gallant, sailor of a NS schooner for more than 40 years