Cape Cutter 19

This pint-sized, gaff-rigged plastic centreboarder hails from Cape Town, where she was designed by Dudley Dix in 2002, perhaps as a rival to the Cornish Shrimper. She is a joy to sail in light winds, and has proved herself in the blustery, hostile waters of South Africa’s Atlantic coast. She has a large cockpit, pleasing lines and good quality mahogany trim, which extends into the cabin. There is a large double vee-berth forward, with space for a Porta- Potti underneath, and two 8ft pilotberths that extend under the cockpit, doubling up as seating. The galley hob lives under the diminutive chart table, opposite the sink. She remains in production to this day.

LOA 5.8m (19ft), LWL 5.5m (18ft), beam 2.2m (7ft 2in), draught 0.45m/1.22m (1ft 5in/4ft),
displacement 1,100kg (2,425lb). Price guide: £12,000 to £23,000. YM Test Report June 2003.