Caper is a well maintained and gently sailed pleasure boat that has been in her current family for over 20 years. She is sailed primarily as a day boat for picnics and sightseeing in Penobscot Bay, but she offers berths for 2, a galley area, and an enclosed head--all to facilitate overnighting. She moves right along at 17-18 knots, topping out at 24. In 2016 she was varnished, decks painted, and new canvas and isinglass cover installed not launched due to a change in owners' plans. However, Caper is in the water for this 2017 season and is a nice example of a well-built and designed Downeast pleasure boat that has been professionally maintained and stored inside.
Solid hand-laid fiberglass hull built by The Anchorage, Dyer Boats, in Warren Rhode Island. The flush foredeck and side deck assembly is a molded unit with Balsa core. Varnished teak windshield. Cockpit sole is glass over plywood with fir deck beams. 5 1/2' x 3'3" engine box with storage. Self-bailing cockpit. Varnished teak trim, 11" decks, SS deck hardware. Topsides are dark blue with a red boot stripe.
1997 Crusader LH 454. FWC. swinging a 1 3/8" SS shaft with 20" x 19" RH 4-blade bronze prop. BW gear. Bronze 19" x 16" W bronze rudder. 263 engine hours. 2015 riser inspection & new gaskets, bronze mufflers. 2-lever Morse controls.
Fuel: 120 gallons in 2 Monel gas tanks
Water: 20 gallons in poly tank in chain locker
Holding: 15-gallon poly tank located under vee berths
Top: 24 knots
Cruising: 17-18 knots @ 3000 RPM
Two 12v Group 24 batteries, electrical panel on starboard companionway. Master Switch 1-2-Both. Constavolt battery charger located in head.
Below aft of rope locker are two 6'6" vee berths with stowage below. Headroom is 4'10" in forward area. Cabintop hatch for light and ventilation. Next aft to port is galley area with SS sink w/cold water, and built-in cooler countertop locker, lockers and drawers below. Enclosed head with electric toilet to starboard. Aft cabin headroom is 5'4". Teak & holly sole.
Up into pilothouse area through teak folding companionway door and cover. Helm is to starboard with teak instrument face, Destroyer wheel, and custom teak folding seats, port and starboard. Headroom at helm is 6'7". New (2016) canvas top with SS hardware. Centerline engine box with storage locker beneath cushions. Two hatches in cockpit sole, custom teak stern seat with room for additional seating. SS dinghy davits for stern deck and teak swim platform.
Flush Fore deck features Teak anchor pulpit, electric windlass, SS railing, centerline radar mast, cabintop hatch.
Garmin GPSmap 4212
Standard Horizon VHF
4" Danforth Compass
#20 CQR Plow anchor with 8' chain and 200' of 1/2" nylon.
Electric anchor windlass
4 Bilge pumps
Manual Search light
3 Fire Extinguishers
2016 Canvas & Isinglass helm enclosure
SS Dinghy Davits
Teak Swim platform
Teak Cockpit Table
Fenders and Dock Lines