One Design Cape 31 | 2023

247,500 Tax Paid | Hamble United Kingdom

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  • Model Cape 31
  • Year 2023
  • 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 43411
  • Name Fargo


FARGO (hull #44) is possibly the newest Cape 31 to hit the second-hand market.

Launched in April 2023 FARGO lacks for nothing and is a stunning fully race prepared example of the successful Cape 31.
Upon arrival into the UK FARGO went in for a 4 week commissioning and optimization fit-out with numerous upgrades, to take the boat to a grand prix level in order to compete at the top of the current C31 fleet.

Owner’s overseas commitments in 2024 has resulted in this immaculate example of a fully optimised Cape now coming onto the market.

This is a great opportunity to enter this exciting class with a race-winning boat on day one.

E: [email protected].
T:+447759 424900.



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 or 8 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 design 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 so can be easily shipped around the World.
Handy when you decide you’d like to join in with winter sailing in warmer waters.

Owner to retain name and GBR sail number.

Spars & Rigging

FARGO is supplied with the standard OD rigging package, but includes extensive, custom upgrades to the running rigging and control lines.
Mast currently removed and winterized.

- 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;
- Full upgraded running rigging package supplied by TT Rigging.
- Harken Aero Foil upgrade
- Vang system optimization, design and install.
- Jib halyard fine tune system, design and install.
- Main Cunningham system installed.
- Continuous mainsheet fine tune system upgrade.
- Outboard jib sheeting leads installed.
- Continuous mainsheet traveller 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.
- Mainsheet guide covers.
- Spinnaker halyard cam cleat install.
- Forestay clamp for head foil.

Sail Inventory

All supplied by North Sails UK to latest 2023 designs.
3Di RAW material throughout upwind inventory.

- Mainsail MNi-3, including batten upgrade.

- LMi-4 Jib (Light-Med)
- MHi-4 Jib (Med-Heavy)
- HI-2 Jib (J3 Heavy)

- A1.5-1
- A2-1 (repaired)
- A2-2
- A3-1

Training inventory (North);
- Mainsail MNi-3 (2022)
- MHi-4 Jib (Med-Heavy) (2022)
- A2.5 (2022)


- 4 x Lewmar ST winches. 2 x Primary 2 x Runner.
- Installation of bilge pump system
- Guard wire protection for spinnaker retrieval
- Optimized forehatch closing system, design and install.
- Sheet and halyard Reeler x 5, design and install.
- Bow hatch roller installed.

- H5000 CPU Hercules, with upgraded processor and UI (user interface)
- 6 x Triton2 displays
- WS710 Wind Wand with custom base exit and plug
- Custom ultra light weight wind cable and connector
- DST810 transducer (latest model) to include custom turned down housing for flush fitting.
- Precision 9 Compass
- ZG100 GPS antenna to include custom mounting bracket
- H5000 3D Motion sensor
- Forestay load pin
- Load Pin AMP
- Rut950 wifi router inc cat5 cabling and connectors
- Custom 3D printed mast bracket to house 4 Triton2 displays
- N2k cabling Consumables; Saddles, Epoxy, fuse bar, fuses, DC cables.
- Professional installation


Covers and Canvasses
- Companionway bag
- Storm flap on forehatch
- Large dock bag. Graphite.
- 2 x water bottle carriers.
- Tiller cover.
- Mast gaitor sleeve
- Mast deck cover.
- Mast instrument cover.
- Main hatch cover
- Bow hatch cover
- Bow trampoline, design and install.
- Guard wire rail cushions. Graphite.
- Engine bay protection cover.
- Internal storage bags.
- Engine instrument panel cover.

- Winch handle pockets in deck
- Carbon fibre deck plates, design and install.
- 4 x winch handles
- Folding anchor, chain and line.
- Basic CAT 4 safety kit included.
- Hard standing yard cradle with splashes.

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Purchase Information

Ancasta are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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