235,000 Tax Paid | Hamble United Kingdom


  • Make CAPE
  • Model 31
  • Year 2022
  • LOA 31ft/9m
  • Class Performance Sail
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Ancasta Ref 42497
  • Name Gelert


CAPE 31 Hull #30 is now FOR SALE.

An exceptional offering for a boat that plays right at the front of the fleet, with 5 x race wins to her name already and current IRC 2 National Champion yacht!

Delivered to the UK in May 2022 she has been fettled to the very highest standards that turns these boats into race winners and has a huge inventory for anyone wanting to hit the ground running on the 2024 season.
Not to mention she is cheaper than a new one, with all the optimization and troubleshooting taken care of.
Contact: [email protected]


CAPE 31 Hull #30.
Delivered March 2022.

Winter refit (22/23) at David Heritage for class approved keel and rudder alignment.

LOA: 9.55m
LWL: 8.75m
Beam: 3.05m
Disp: 1800kg
Draft: 2.45m

The Cape 31 is an affordable high performance 31 ft race boat.
The boat was masterminded by Lord Irvine Laidlaw, designed by Mark Mills and is built by licensed boat builder Cape Performance Sailing Ltd.

Teams usually sail 7 up on this latest generation race boat. The class rule prefers owner driver (always amateur) and a mixed crew of amateurs and professionals.
The key to this boat’s success is that it has proven itself as not only a great one design boat, but also as a very competitive boat under multiple handicap systems.
The boat has had some impressive results over the last few years in a host of UK and European IRC events, Caribbean CSA events and US ORR/ORC events including becoming 2022 UK IRC National Champion and two times Les Voiles de St Tropez Champion!
Another great feature of the Cape 31 is that she (along with her 2 piece mast) fits into a 40ft container!
Handy when you decide you’d like to join in with winter sailing in warmer waters.

Spars & Rigging

All Cape 31's are supplied with;

Carbon Mast, split in two pieces for easy shipment.
Black anodized Aluminium Boom
Rod standing Rigging
Full running rigging package - completely upgraded from standard.
Fixed carbon bowsprit.
Split running backstays

Sail Plan
I: 12.46m
J: 3.6m
P: 12.55m
E: 4.5m
STL: 5.92m

Rigging upgrades;
- Vang system optimization, design and install.
- Jib halyard fine tune system, design and install.
- Main Cunningham system installed.
- Outboard jib sheeting leads installed.
- Continuous mainsheet traveller system upgrade.
- Continuous mainsheet fine tune system upgrade.
- Downwind jib sheeting system, design and install.
- Spinnaker drop line system, design and install.
- All lashing and loops upgraded to dyneema.
- Jib tack loops upgraded.
- Assorted soft shackles.
- Aft spinnaker blocks upgraded.

Sail Inventory

All sails from North UK, to high level 3Di quality as allowed by the Class.

MA 2022
MB 2023

J1A 2022
J1B 2023
J2A 2022
J2B 2022
J2C 2023
J2+ Doyle (away for modifications - returned before sale)
J3A 2022

A1.5 2022
A2A 2022
A2B 2022
A2C 2023
A2D 2023
A2+A 2022 training sail (pink Tack)
A3 2022


- 4 x Lewmar ST winches. 2 x Primary 2 x Runner.
- Yard cradle
- Installation of bilge pump system.
- Guard wire protection for spinnaker retrieval
- Optimized forehatch closing system.

- Sheet and halyard Reeler systems installed - new in 2023
- Bow hatch roller installed.
- Bow trampoline.
- Guard wire rail cushions.
- Winch handle pockets
- Engine bay protection cover.
- Internal storage bags.

- Engine instrument panel cover.
- 4 x winch handles
- Folding anchor, chain and line.


B&G H5000 Hercules system with B&G screens on mast, Including Getac deck tablet for navigation fitted by Diverse Yachts.

B&G 3D Motion module
Thrane LT500 Compass
Thrane LT300 GPS
B&G WS710 800m Wind wand.
lightweight cableing
Airmar DT200 depth/temp sensor
Garmin GST43 paddle wheel (Speed)
Rudder angle sensor with custom bracket
Custom carbon mast bracket
B&G Triton 2 mast displays x 4
Onboard Network port x 5
Fully sealed IP68 dry-box for computing
Fully sealed custom NMEA 2000 wiring loom
Forestay load pin from Diverse.
2 x aft cockpit B&G FFD displays.
Internal 12v system
Onboard battery.

Everything required for a top level inshore competition.

Extra items:
- New tuff luff foil 2023
- Spare runner tails
- Spare sheets
- Mast cover/bag
- Over boat cover
- Spreader storage bag

Finance Calculator

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