Cape Fear 38

2001
Designer
Marek
Builder
Cape Fear Yacht Work (USA)
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Fin Keel w/bulb
Construction
vinylester, E-glass with Kevlar, foam deck

Dimensions

Length Overall
37 11 / 11.6 m
Waterline Length
33 11 / 10.4 m
Beam
10 11 / 3.4 m
Draft
6 0 / 1.8 m
Displacement
11,800 lbs / 5,352 kg
Ballast
5,080 lbs / 2,302 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
800 ft2 / 74.3 m2
Total Sail Area
748.1 ft2 / 69.5 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
412 ft2 / 38.3 m2
P
47 11 / 14.6 m
E
17 1 / 5.2 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
336 ft2 / 31.2 m2
I
47 11 / 14.6 m
J
14 0 / 4.3 m
Forestay Length
50 0 / 15.2 m
Spinnaker
SPL/TPS
16 0 / 4.9 m
ISP
54 0 / 16.5 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo
Model
MD2030
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
20 gal / 76 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
50 gal / 189 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.81 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
24.7
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
43.01
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
134.03
light
Comfort Ratio
21.1
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.93
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

The CAPE FEAR 38 was available in three different versions: Standard, Cruising, Regatta, though variations in features and dimensions were not consistent to one specific version.
This model was originally promoted with ‘a la carte’ pricing model with a long list of configurations and options.
(A keel failure in 2008 that resulted in a mans death raised charges about the construction standards for this model. We have no specific knowledge about the merits of this case but it has been written about extensively elsewhere.)


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