Scape 39 : Mini Review

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase

September 13, 2007


South African Scape Yachts builds its Simonis-Voogd-designed 39-foot catamaran with epoxy, E-glass, and PVC foam core using a vacuum method. On the platform thus created, it offers a variety of versions designed to fill a number of roles, from multi-passenger dayboat to high-performance cruiser. In the latter configuration, which it calls the Sport Cruiser, it can accommodate up to eight people for extended cruising, although in quarters the builder says are less luxurious than found in most cruising cats. Rather than a full-width bridgedeck saloon, it has a narrower pod-like structure that’s not directly connected to the accommodations in the hulls.

High bridgedeck clearance, light weight, and daggerboards all contribute to the Scape 39’s high performance while a central command console enables one person to handle it efficiently.

Scape 39 Specs


LOA: 39′ 0″
LWL: 36′ 9″
Beam: 21′ 0″
Draft: 3′ 0″
Sail Area: 869
Displacement: 12,000
Designer: Simonis-Voogd
Scape Yachts


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