The 31 Cape George Cutter is a proven boat for long term long distance blue water cruising. Design features include a heavy displacement, a full keel, an expanded sail area via a bowsprit, raised bulwarks, a walk around deck, a deck-height bridgedeck at the companionway, and tiller control of a large rudder. Chapter 17 of Ferenc Mate's book, "Best Boats to Build or Buy" describes the detail and construction of these finely crafted yachts.
While many 31 Cape George's are home built from a bare factory hull, Mahalo was factory built in Port Townsend, WA during 1990-1991. Launched in San Francisco, she was sailed on the US West Coast, was trucked to Fort Lauderdale, FL where she currently resides, and sailed along the US East Coast and the Bahamas. She is a single owner boat.
Mahalo is equipped with 5 anchors, two of which are on bowsprit rollers (one of which is all chain), manual windlass, tall rig, 5 hank on sails, downwind pole, inflatable dinghy, outboard, dodger, bimini, boom gallows, solar vents, compass, autopilot, speed/depth meter, GPS, and 35-HP diesel engine.
The roomy interior features a 74 inch height, a couples delight V-berth (w/o cutout), head & waste locker, shower, two freshwater tanks, full length 77 inch settees/berths, dinette, propane range with oven and broiler, refrigeration that will make ice, deep sink with foot pump and electrical water, low energy Alpenglow lighting, brass weather station, inverter, VHF radio, HAM radio, and AM/FM radio.
Her low demand electrical system (30-35AH per day) features two 220AH battery banks, two fixed (atop bimini) and four portable solar panels. She has gone as many as 3 weeks at anchor without engine battery charge.
Finally, by not having a V-berth cutout nor quarter berth, she is clear of obstructions below, and has an unusually large number of storage lockers and drawers. Truly a long term long distance cruiser.
Boat is structurally sound and in excellent mechanical condition and can be sailed and used as is. However, some interior woodwork has been degraded by termites. This damage is apparently only cosmetic as the boat was recently surveyed and no structural damage was found.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
2523 Permit Place
New Port Richey, FL 34655