In the Portuguese and Spanish languages, the word “capaz” means able or capable, and Capaz has proven herself to be both. Capaz has provided a safe and comfortable platform for four different Pacific Northwest cruising families. Renowned yacht designer Robert Perry, designer of this vessel, had this to say about Capaz, “She is one of the most successful designs we have done, period.” He also says, “This is a boat we all should own … very well built, very strong.”
Form follows function in this great cruising boat. She’s all waterline with 46’8″ LWL vs 48’7″ LOA. Averaging 150 miles a day is not a problem. As a matter of fact, in the ideal conditions, she easily pushes 200 mile days. With lots of fuel and a 140 hp engine, she makes her own wind when it gets light. What’s more is her sea kindliness. At 41,000 pounds displacement and a low center of gravity, she is stiff and does not get tossed around, providing a safe, comfortable and dry environment for offshore passagemaking.
Capaz is an offshore cruising machine, but was originally designed for and is equally suited to Northwest cruising. You can enjoy the outdoor view from the pilothouse when things get nasty. But Perry designed this boat to perform well under sail, too. She has a fast hull, uncommon in most pilothouse designs. When cruising in-shore waters, sail fast when the wind blows and motor fast when it doesn’t. There is nothing like standing watch below, sipping a hot drink while watching the radar and still having a great view of your surroundings.
Capaz is able, capable and ready. She has all the necessary gear and then some: Northern Lights 6kw genset, solar panels, electric primaries and halyard winch, 240 gallon per day watermaker, radar, SSB radio with Pactor 4 modem, current liferaft and EPIRB, ditch bag, recent sails, Hydrovane self-steering windvane and more.