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1988 Cape George Cutter

Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador


Minnehaha is a custom 36 ft.  Cape George cutter built by C.M. Lange, Washington, USA.  She is a typical William Atkin design having a slightly raked stem, relatively firm fore foot giving way to a 7/8 length keel.   She is rigged as a masthead Bermudan cutter with a mid aspect ratio carried on all spruce spars, and auxiliary power is provided by a 40 horse power 4 cylinder inline Mercedes/Nanni diesel engine.

 Below she has the classic Cape George trademark features with laminated Port Orford cedar beams throughout. The interior jointer work is a combination of Teak, Mahogany and Port Orford Cedar.

 Minnehaha is of superior construction using a blend of the most modern materials and laminating techniques, together with traditional ship building of the highest quality for the deck and cabin construction.

 The hull is of sea kindly traditional shape, of well proven design, for distance blue water cruising vessels.  The heavy displacement nature of the vessel provides good directional stability, essential for long voyages, and a kindly motion which will prove easy on the crew.  The long keel / short overhang concept results in a protected rudder and long waterline for high average speeds.  Cape George yachts are noted for their strength and sea kindliness with excellent performance under sail even when heavily laden.

 The mid aspect ratio cutter design, with provision for trysail, provides a considerable number of sail variations and combinations, and even in the most severe conditions, mast and rig loads do not become excessive.   For light winds, a single lightweight headsail on the headstay offers great performance going to windward and reaching.

 The systems and equipment on board are relatively simple and straightforward, again essential for distance voyaging to ensure reliability/easy repair, if necessary.

 This cutter is to be considered by those looking for the finest blue-water cruising vessel with traditional design.

Basic Boat Info

Price: C$125,000
Make: Cape George
Model: Cutter
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 36 ft
Beam: 10'5 ft
Displacement: 23,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Mercedes Benz/Nanni
  • Model: 180
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 2200


Fuel Tanks: 80
Fuel Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter


Jim Miller
Contact Jim Miller at 709-727-1736 or email him at
Ocean Yacht Sales Limited


Ocean Yacht Sales Limited
Ocean Yacht Sales Limited 115 Joseph Zatzman Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA, B3B 1N3

Design & Construction

36ft Custom built Bermudian rigged Cutter auxiliary sailing yacht built by C.M. Lange, Washington, USA

Safety Gear
  • One (1) Fire Extinguisher dry Chemical
  • One (1) Fire Extinguisher CO2
  • Two (2) Life Jackets
  • Two (2) Web safety harnesses with tethers and clips
  • One (1) 24" Lifebuoy with heaving line
  • One (1) Horseshoe style Lifebuoy with 50ft line
  • One (1) Buoyant heaving line kit
  • One (1) Flare gun kit 25mm
  • Foghorn
  • Flashlights
  • Radar Reflector


Navigational & Electrical
  • Radar Detector set, C.A.R.D system
  • Ritchie Compass, steering, bulkhead mounted 
  • Portable hand bearing Compass
  • Apelco GPS GXL-1100 mounted above the navigation table
  • Garmin GPS Navigator
  • Icom VHF Radio transceiver,  Mod: M100. Fixed unit.
  • Signet Knot / Log
  • Seafarer Depth sounder with cockpit repeater
  • Pioneer AM/FM Stereo Cassette unit and speakers.
  • Vessel is wired to accommodate both 12 V.DC and 110 V.AC shore power.
  • Breaker panel, 1 x 15 gang for 12V.DC system.
  • Breaker panel, 1 x 5 gang for 115V.AC system.
  • Shore power cable 30 amp x 50 ft with weatherproof receptacle and plug.
  • Vessel fitted with 3 x 11OV.AC receptacles.
  • Voltage inverter, 12V.DC to 11OV.AC.
  • Cabin lighting by brass incandescent fixtures and gimballed kerosene oil lamps.
Sails & Rigging
  • Mainsail, Dacron, full batten with 2 reef points, good condition
  • Genoa, #1 Dacron, 150%
  • Genoa, #2 Dacron, 130%
  • Staysail, Dacron, with 1 reef point.
  • Trysail, Dacron
  • Storm jib, orange Dacron 90 sq ft
  • Gennaker, Tri-Radial 1.5 oz
  • Mainsail cover
  • Wooden keel stepped mast with twin spreaders, masthead rigged with inner forestay (Cutter rig)
  • Standing rigging is of stainless steel 1 x 19 wire. 
  • Mast and boom have external sail tracks. The mast also has folding "Mast steps" installed to facilitate climbing the mast if necessary.
  • Mast and boom are made from clear Sitka Spruce.
  • Mast has been stored on stands wrapped in breathable fabric with a loose fitting weatherproof cover over all.
  • Boom is supported by custom boom crutch installed across aft end of cockpit.Halyards of Dacron rope.
  • Bowsprit is also of Sitka spruce
  • Bow platform and solid rod bobstay
  • Anchor windlass - Muir Cougar 12 volt DC with manual operations, chain gypsy and warping drum


Deck Gear
  • Anchor, GQR plough 45 lb. with 100'x 318" galvanised chain.
  • Anchor, GQR plough 35|b. with 200'x 5/8'braided nylon rode.
    Anchor, Fortress alloy model FX-16.
  • Anchor, fisherman folding 75lb. .
  • Spare chain rode, 100' x 3/8'.
  • Muir Cougar Anchor windlass, 12 V.DC electric/manual unit.  Operated by waterproof
    foot switch on foredeck. Winch has both chain gypsy and rope drum installed. 
  • Winches, Primary, Cathay industries Co, 2 x #26 Self-tailing, SS. 2 speed 
  • Winches, Secondary, Cathay industries Co, 2 x #24 Self-tailing, SS. 2 speed 
  • Winch, Halyard, Cathay industries Co, 1 x #16 Standard, SS. 1 speed 
  • Winches, Halyard, Lewmar, 2 x #30 Self-tailing, 2 speed
  • Winches, reefing, Cathay industries Co, 2 x #10 Standard, SS 1 speed.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Listing Broker: Jim Miller

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