Innovated Design Based on a Time-Tested Concept

The Cape Sable : A brand new boat based on a well-proven, time-tested concept that will be a pleasure to cruise.

Refinements to the highly respected and well proven Cape Islander concept were few – a clean continuous sheer, subtle tumblehome, a lengthened hull to give not only a swim platform for easy boarding but to increase this full displacement hull’s waterline length and so too her speed.

The layout and detailing of the accommodations reflect years of live-aboard cruising experience combined with a career of building custom cruising yachts – everything is where it should be, the boat is clean, open and bright throughout.

Set up and equipped to be safely handled by a couple and comfortably cruise wherever you choose…. and the dinette lowers to create a second double berth.

Four watertight bulkheads assure maximum safety.

The Stanley - A Cape Island Boat

In the engine room you will find just that : 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.

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 ensures ease of maintenance, while the wood inside makes the interior.

The standard cockpit arrangement includes a half open stern to make dinghy storage a simple, quick and easy job. This arrangement works for fishing, swimming, socializing, dining and sleeping under the stars.

A draft of just over 3 feet allows for near shore exploring, a fine entry and beam to length ratio of 1:3 assures offshore comfort, even in rough seas.

An interview with John Steele on Cape Sable’s Cape Islander Heritage


The Cape Sable has a solid, hand laid fibreglass hull. Her bulkheads and cabin structure are cored with Kerdyn structural high density foam.