We hit the docks with a new True North 34 Outboard Express at 3 PM on Friday, July 15, and will be there all weekend for you to hop on board. Tour this incredible Downeast yacht by Catalina Yachts with our yacht professionals at Mad Max Marina. RSVP to let us know you’ll be stopping by!
Cape Yachts will be displaying models from MJM Yachts, SOLACE Boats, and True North on April 30 & May 1, 2022. Spend uninterrupted time on the yacht you’ve been eyeing with our experienced brokers. Afterwards, join us for beer & wine tastings, raw bar, food from local vendors, and more! This event is by appointment only, please RSVP at your earliest convenience, space is limited.
Cape Yachts’ second annual BENETEAU By Invitation is launching Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24. We are thrilled to bring this event back and look forward to having you. BENETEAU By Invitation is perfect for those looking to spend one-on-one time on the boat with our yacht professionals before making an investment in your boating dreams! Stay tuned for more details.
Our Cape Yacht’s team will be available to introduce you to your next dreamboat.
If you are interested in attending and would like to meet with one of our
Yacht Sales Professionals at the show, schedule an appointment today!
The New England Boat Show is located at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer St. Boston, Ma 02210-1719
It’s official! True North yachts are now available through Cape Yachts, and we couldn’t be more pleased. We’ve missed the downeast style and graceful lines of this fleet and are thrilled to return to sharing these timeless vessels with you.
With more than 30 years as one of the premier yacht builders in the United States, True North was a leader in resin infusion technology, a construction method that results in lighter, stronger hulls. True North was recently acquired by Catalina Yachts and signifies Catalina’s entry into the growing market segment of downeast-style powerboats and promises traditional style with great performance at Catalina value.
We currently have two True North 34 Outboard Express yachts on order. Contact us if you are interested and would like to visit to see her up close. We anticipate delivery by early 2021. A few additional models are in the works including the True North 38. We’d be happy to discuss the options for either models and look forward to their arrival.
True North 34 Outboard Express
This go-anywhere boat combines the timeless good looks, outstanding all-weather performance, spacious interior, and impeccable reputation that all True Norths are known for with the efficient, speed, maneuverability, and shallow draft that twin 250 horsepower 4-stroke outboard motors provide. Learn more.
“It’s a rare boat design that is all at once beautiful, traditional, practical, and unique in profile. The True North design is all of that and more. With the vertical plumb bow, long and gracious sheerline, and right-sized cabin house and hardtop, the True North 34 and 38 are instantly recognizable. These boats deliver the salty good looks boaters in New England appreciate and the large cockpit and extended hardtop roof provide ample room for kayaks and paddleboards for more fun on the water.” Read more about on our Boating Lifestyle blog.
Inspiration is not always intuitive. The first model in the seventh (and latest) generation of Beneteau’s Oceanis cruising yachts, the new 51.1, owes its distinctive hull form not to the world of luxury sailboats but to an all-carbon, hard-chined rocket ship, the Juan Kouyoumdjian-designed Rambler 88.
The result is a distinctive, and I think good-looking, change to a product line that’s now entering its third decade. But while Rambler in race mode is a stripped-out shell that requires a full squad of race-hardened deck apes to sail, the creature comforts abound on the 51.1, from its plumb bow to the push-button fold-down swim-platform transom, and by design, it’s a sailboat that’s meant to be cruised by a couple, with occasional friends and family.
Several seasons ago, Beneteau reintroduced chines as a design element, originally in its First line of racer-cruisers, then in several Sense models and more recently in the Oceanis range. The hard-edge look, quickly adopted by a host of other builders, is credited with providing (in varying degrees, depending on whom you talk to) style, form stability and interior volume.
With the 51.1, Beneteau general manager Gianguido Girotti and the designers at Berret Racoupeau have taken the whole chines concept to an extreme — on the 51.1, they literally run from bow to stern — an idea, Girotti says, that came from observing the lines of Rambler, arguably one of the fastest boats in the world.
In theory, carrying the chines the length of the hull allows for a fine entry, decreased wetted surface and greater buoyancy, which translates into a faster and more powerful hull form in the case of Rambler, and not by coincidence, more interior space for luxury living in the 51.1.
This is a big boat. The cockpit is the equivalent of what you might find on a 55-footer, says Girotti, and down below, well, just take note that in the forward cabin, besides the separate head and shower compartments and a pair of hanging lockers, the island queen berth has room to walk on either side of it and port and starboard nightstands and couches too!
Stepping aboard to have a look, the first question that came to mind was “How will this boat sail?” It turns out the 51.1 moves along quite well.
In a little more than 10 knots of breeze, the speed on the GPS read 7.4 knots upwind under main and 90 percent self-tacking jib. And it held that pace when we bore off to a reach and rolled out a code zero set on the boat’s composite bowsprit.
“Twin rudder, spins quite fast,” I jotted in my notes as I tacked the boat back and forth a couple of times without lifting even a finger to adjust either the main or jib sheets, both of which were led to winches near the twin wheels.
If I had to gripe about something, it would be the full bimini that covered the cockpit and made it difficult to see the sails, particularly the main. There’s an obvious solution, of course, which would be just to take it down.
The 51.1 comes standard with in-mast furling, the aforementioned self-tacking headsail and a 7-foot-7-inch iron keel. From there, there are options for a 105 percent genoa, code zero, asymmetric spinnaker, shoal keel (6 feet 1 inch) or a Performance package that adds about 5 feet to the standard 70-foot-1-inch mast and includes a deep iron keel (9 feet 2 inches) with a lead bulb.
Beneteau vacuum-infuses its hulls, which, like the decks, are balsa-cored. A layer of vinylester resin protects the hull from blistering. The boat can be ordered either with a German-style double-ended mainsheet system, as on the boat we sailed, or with a cockpit arch on which blocks for the mainsheet are mounted. I’d opt for the former, which gives you better control over sail shape.
For the record, a base boat sells for right around $600,000, but a long list of options — including up to five cabins and three heads, not to mention finishes, fabrics, teak decking, air conditioning and Dock & Go rotating saildrive package — can add considerably to the bill. The boat we sailed carried a price tag of $630,000. It was powered with the optional 110 hp Yanmar, with shaft drive. An 80 hp Yanmar and saildrive are standard.
Wide side decks on the 51.1 are appreciated when moving about. Lower stays are brought inside to the cabin top and outers attach to the hull, which means you don’t have to wiggle around either when heading forward. In the cockpit, there are large cushioned lounging areas to either side of the companionway that would make fine berths with the dodger up at night, or sun beds with it down during the day. I found the cockpit seats to be quite comfortable thanks to the cushioned coamings. They flank a sizable drop-leaf table that has a fridge beneath it forward and room for a life raft in a compartment aft.
Like other recent Beneteaus, the companionway below is more like a staircase, with good handrails to either side. The boat we sailed was fitted with two aft cabins, each with hanging lockers and their own head and shower.
A well-equipped galley is forward to port, followed by what the builder calls the “owners area” — essentially a combination nav station and desk with an interesting seat that morphs into an athwartships recliner. Opposite all of this is a gigantic table surrounded by U-shaped seating that, all told, will seat 14.
The boat shown last fall at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, had brushed-oak woodwork offset by white fabric-covered panels. Ports in the hull and cabin top let in loads of light, and overhead hatches promised good ventilation in the owners cabin and saloon.
Abovedecks and below, the 51.1 offers multiple spaces for enjoying days and nights on the water, which is right in line with all the other models in the time-tested Oceanis range.
Beneteau’s Gran Turismo 46 is sporty, elegant and stylish. She boasts a LOA of 48′ 1″ from stern to bow – and her profile is unmistakable on the water. Propelled by dual Volvo Penta 435-hp IPS 600 engines, her Air Step 2 engineering allows for increased fuel efficiency and maneuverability. She’s a winner in our books – but what really sets her apart are her attributes that dub her as the ultimate party boat on the water. Read below to see the top 5 characteristics that make this beauty the spot for you and your guests to kick back and enjoy.
1. Her completely retaining hardtop and wide glass door that can be fully open to the cockpit, creating one large single-level space
2. Her encolsed grill and sink located on the transom – with convenient access from the swim platform
3. Her ample seating, including dual bench seats, convertible electric chaise lounges, and a large L-shaped bench seat for up to 5 people
4. Her folding teak table for 6 people
5. Her swim platform with electric/hydraulic lowering capabilities – the perfect teak beach when partially submerged
Consumer offer is a choice of: Either a 2 Year Y.E.S. Benefit OR a Consumer credit based on MSRP towards the purchase of goods and/or services at the authorized participating Yamaha outboard dealer that sold the outboard.
Promotion time period: January 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018
Stop by the 2018 New England Boat Show and visit Cape Yachts at one of our booths: Beneteau Powerboats, Beneteau Sailboats, Jupiter Marine and Cobia Boats. Read below for more show information.
Beneteau Powerboats at the New England Boat Show
Beneteau has been building innovative, forward-thinking and high-performing powerboats for over 130 years. Beneteau is constantly challenging the industry to keep up with its highly-innovative and tech-forward vessels that are constantly evolving to meet your needs. Come see, touch and feel why Beneteau has been a pioneer in the motoryacht space for over a century.
With sailboats ranging from 20 to 62 feet in three distinct ranges, Beneteau prides itself on being able to fulfill any sailing experience you’re after. Come see how a Beneteau sailboat will make your boat-buying decision an easy one to live with.
If you’re in the market for a boat with cutting-edge technology, yacht-quality build, and top-of-the-line finishes and materials, you’ve come to the right place! Jupiter strives off of customizing each and every boat to fit the needs of its owner. Come see the Cape Yachts’ Jupiter fleet in action at the show.
This is what quality feels like on the water. Cobia Boats are built to deliver velvety, smooth rides, all while being efficient and burning less fuel. Take the helm of a new Cobia and come see the difference at the boat show!