Cape Cod Shipbuilding
Cape Cod Shipbuilding

Cape Cod CatRetired Design *

Designed by: Charles Wittholz

The Cape Cod Cat is offered in both a centerboard and a keel version. Although the centerboard version has slightly better upwind performance, the keel version is a wonderful compromise for more cabin space without the centerboard trunk. Both versions can have an optional outboard bracket and the keel version has an optional inboard engine. The Cape Cod Cat offers a perfect combination of day sailing cockpit space for four adults and overnight accommodations for two in the cabin. The cats beam provides a substantial amount of room overall. She sails best in light air with her full sail but can be easily reefed for windy conditions. Teak trim and aluminum spars allow for easy yearly maintenance and her trailer ability makes off season storage simple.

* RETIRED DESIGN NOTE Retired Cape Cod boats were built at one time, but due to a lack of owner support have been removed from regular production. The fiberglass molds to build these boats remain at Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co. but custom replacement parts may not be readily available. A retired boat could be built, but a fleet order would need to be placed to bring the molds into the shop.

Line drawing
Length Overall17’ 0”
Beam7’ 11”
Draft-Board Up20”
Draft-Board Down58”
Freeboard Forward3’ 4”
Freeboard Aft2’
Cockpit Length6’ 5”
Cockpit Width5’
Bunk Length6’ 6”
Sailing Displacement2200 lbs.
Ballast Lead500lbs.
Mast Length25’ 9”
Sail Area360 sq. ft.
PDF Download a specification sheet.

New Boat Options

Cape Cod Cat (Standard) - Gaff Rig, less sail..........Request Quote

Bottom Painted (Anti-fouling)
Teak Hinged Doors (removable)
Teak Hand Rails
Self-Bailing Cockpit
3 Cockpit Lockers w/hasps
Color: Traditional Buff Deck-White Hull
Mast tapered alum. & painted
Gooseneck stainless steel
Hardware SS & Bronze
Running Rigging 3/8” Dacron Br.
Wood Mast Hoops
500 lb-Lead Cast Keel
Launching & rigging at CCSB or loaded on trailer
Mainsail - 5 oz Dacron w/ 2 Reef Rows (gaff)Request Quote
Sail Cover - white AcrylicRequest Quote
Waterline Stripe - gelcoatedRequest Quote
Lazy JacksRequest Quote
Boom Crutch (Teak)Request Quote
Outboard BracketRequest Quote
Diesel 9 hp 1GM10 YANMAR 9.1 hpRequest Quote
Running Lights-12V w/ Gell CellRequest Quote
Head (portable) w/fiberglass coverRequest Quote
Water tank, galley pump, sink drain, bronze seacoxRequest Quote
Bilge Pump-permanently installed (Gusher 8)Request Quote
Opening Port 4" installed in front of cabinRequest Quote
Baltoplate bottom w/primer in lieu of standard bottomRequest Quote
Ventilator PVC Cowl w/coverRequest Quote
Trailer - 2,600 lb. capacity-galvanizedRequest Quote

Name painting & delivery also available

Prices subject to 6.25% Massachusetts Sales Tax, if applicable

Prices subject to change without notice

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