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Cape Horn boat company
is a family owned and operated. For nearly 25 years, the company has produced
small to medium sized fishing boats considered unsinkable. Cape Horn, located
on the North coast of Florida, currently sells boats to sportsfishermen and
local law enforcement. According to Cape Horn, nearly every boat they have ever
sold is still being used on the water.
Unlike other larger
sportfishing companies, Cape Horn offers only size models - 23T, 24XS, 24OS,
31T, 31XS and 36OS. The letters following the numbers stand for function - OS
is offshore, XS is extra seating and T is tournament. The 23T sportfishing boat
measures 26‘8“ in total length. The boat has a fuel capacity of 256 gallons and
a maximum weight capacity of 3500 pounds. Twin outboard engines max out at 500
Cape Horns 24XS
sportfishing boat is a bit smaller than the 23T at 25‘1“. Fuel capacity is 145 gallons and total
weight capacity just 3000 pounds. The sportfishing boat offers 400 max HP with
one or more outboard engines.
The second boat in the
24 Cape Horn sportfishing series is the 24OS. The only difference between the Cape
Horn 24XS and 24OS is a redesigned interior for offshore sportfishing. Two live
wells measuring 35 and 40 gallons help keep the catch fresh.
One of the larger Cape
Horn sportfishing models if the 31XS. Measuring 31‘8“ and weighing in at 4900
pounds, the boat has the length and girth to handle well in open waters. Total
fuel capacity is 290 gallons and weight capacity is 4000 pounds. In the same
series is the 31T. The Cabo 31T sportfishing boat is not much different from
the 31XS. Extra seating is not needed in a tournament boat so interior room may
be a bit larger.
The largest boat
manufactured by Cape Horn is the 36OS, or offshore model. Offshore boats tend
to pack comfort and sportfishing features into the same boat, which accounts
for the larger size. The boat maxes out at 1100 HP and holds 410 gallons of
Cape Bay, Classic and
Commercial sportfishing and special order boats are also available. The Cape
Bay is an offshore model measuring 23‘ in length. The model is complete
outfitted for sportfishing including tackle boxes, rod storage, self bailing
cockpit and three live wells.
The Classic Cape Horn
sportfishing boats are a bit lighter on accessories, but also on price. These
affordable boats come in 17‘, 19‘ and 21‘. All offer standard features
including raw water washdown, bilge pump, live wells and rod holders.
Options are available on
every Cape Horn sportfishing boat. Options include exterior stripes, spreader
lights, powder coating, extra rod holders, rear legs on T-top, aluminum leaning
post, tackle center, outrigger, rear seat and various colors.
Cape Horn boats is part of Fabbro Marine Group, Inc, which is located in Milton, FL. According to the Cape Horn website, most of the boats that have been manufactured during the company’s nearly quarter-century of existence are still in use, and indicate the firm’s ability to produce a “no-nonsense” fishing boat of high quality and good value. Cape Horn boats are popular with serious fishermen—whether they are ten-year-olds or octogenarians—and are frequently the boat of choice for tournament fishermen. Law enforcement agencies that require performance and agility in their boats have also purchased Cape Horn boats.
The current Cape Horn line focuses on two groups—fishermen and law enforcement groups patrolling along hundreds of miles of Gulf Coast. Performance, Classic and Commercial models are available, in lengths ranging from 17 feet to 36 feet. Standard features vary from line to line, but all models feature a 10-year warranty on the hull and a limited-lifetime warranty on the transom. Cape Horn boats gave its entire product line a design makeover for model year 2010. The redesign focused on making the boats self-bailing, with a dry ride and a soft entry. Upgraded models are now also more fuel-efficient and ethanol safe. The company retained its wood-free manufacturing process during the upgrade, and all boats are still marketed as being unsinkable.