CAPRICHO II (ex Spiip) was purchased by her current owners late in 2015.
Their brief had been to buy a comfortable blue water cruising yacht they could sail as a family unit.
With her easy to manage rig set up and systems the vessel was ideal, and also provided an elegant modern interior with flexible five cabin layout. With her lifting keel she has 2.0m draft with keel up and 4.0m draft with keel down.
They immediately had the yacht upgraded with new instruments and some other items ready for the Mediterranean 2016 season. After enjoying their first season they then placed the yacht through a more substantial refit in La Spezia, Italy – this work included: full rig / mast service, full service of the lifting keel, new Flexiteek decking, new upholstery and other new equipment.
Following another Med season, they undertook further works in the winter 2017-18 in the south of France including new engine and gen set, also new sails (preparing the yacht for an Atlantic crossing and more extended cruising).
The owner and his family have enjoyed the winter season in the Caribbean, and Bahamas.
Further upgrades and servicing were undertaken in Grenada. In March the owners sailed to Bermuda. The owners have enjoyed owning Capricho II and have now sailed back to the Med where they will enjoy her this summer, they wish to sell the boat to buy something different to continue their future sailing travels.
CAPRICHO completed substantial service works in France during July-Sptember 2019.
Malta flag. VAT paid status.
HULL and DECK:
Aluminium hull & deck construction
Deck: New “Flexiteek” decking laid in 2017 (in La Spezia) – all deck hardware was removed and refitted with new bolts and seals.
Keel: lifting keel, hydraulic operated. Full service in 2017 in Italy (ram out and serviced, new hoses).
Rudders: Twin rudders. Both dismantled and serviced with new seals and bearings in 2019 in Grenada Caribbean.
Chain/cable + hydraulic; with twin carbon// teak laminate with aluminium spokes wheels.
New, Autopilot and disengage system installed on steering wheels 2016, with new chains and cables.
One of the (many) special features of CAPRICHO is her fantastic cockpit and exterior living space. Central cockpit with fold-out dining table for 8 persons on port side and a “saloon” area to starboard with coffee table.
2 electric « Le Corbusier » settee lounge chairs
Sunbathing area with cushions on aft deck.
Aft swim-platform, hydraulic operation.
Aft helm cockpit with two pedestals and seats out board for helmsman
Dinghy garage in stern / aft deck (access through deck and using boom as a crane).
Plenty of storage space in tender locker.
Seats on the aft pushpit corners.
CUMMINS, QSB 5.9M 220 HP, new unit 2018
Installed in France.
Engine Hours approx 1284 (May 2019)
Brunton’s propeller, 4 blades, auto-feathering
SafetyEngine room fire extinguisher by inert gas system
Engine room ventilation
Fuel capacity:2 x 1.750 litres (2 x 460 US gallon)
ONAN MKDR19 Kw 220V 50hz, new 2018, installed in France
Approx hours: 1510 (May 2019)
Bowthruster: MAX POWER, 30 Hp Hydraulic.
Air conditioning: CRUISAIR, 72.000 BTU
Water maker: SPECTRA Newport 1000, 150 l/h (full service 2019 in Caribbean, incl. new membranes
Victron 24/100Ah battery x 2 chargers.
Victron Inverter, 24v / 220 volts / 5 Kw
Shore-power: 2 x 50A-230v inlets, one separate just for aircon. Both in the bow and aft. Ring main system and European outlets throughout the vessel.
Service batteries, 24V Victron Gel, 1250 Ah
Engine start battery: 2 x 24v 200Ah gel
Emergency radio battery: 2 x 24v 200Ah lead
Electronics battery: 2 x 24v 200Ah gel
Fresh water capacity:2 x 970 l (2 x 255 US gallons)
Grey water capacity: 2 x 100 l (2 x 26 US gallons)
Black water capacity:2 x 100 l (2 x 26 gallons)
Hot water tank: 100 l (26 US gallons)
Toilets: TECMA, Silent line, electric
NAVIGATION and COMMUNICATION
Full new Brookes and Gatehouse equipment installed early 2016 in Cannes.
CPU, Hpu, plotters, pilot, displays, etc.
16” Zeus3 plotters x 2 (one at each exterior helm) – these were renewed in 2019. under guaranty.
12” Zeus2 plotter Nav station
9” Zeus2 plotter on Coach roof.
4 Pcs. H5000 Graphic displays
6 Pcs. Triton Displays
Forward scan, 4G Radar, Fwd & Aft Sonar.
Autopilot, by Jefa Steering, installed in France 2018.
Iridium Pilot satellite telephone installed new 2017 in Italy.
Inmarsat Sailor 200 still installed.
New UNIFI Wi-Fi / Lan + internet “redbox” connection fitted 2017 in Italy.
Yachtspot wifi booster / simcard also available.
2 Icom handhelds radios with speaker / microphone
2 Icom GM1600 GMDSS Survival radios
IBM Lenovo Computer
Bosch Gas hob
Bosch electric oven
Dish washer: Bosch, new one installed 2019
Refrigeration 480 litre capacity
Freezer 280 litre capacity.
Refrigeration/ freezer Samsung side by side, 220 volt.
Frigo-bar WAECO (in the main salon, 2, 8 cu. Ft.). 220 v
Ice maker RARITAN 220v
Miele clothes washer and dryer (installed in aft passageway)
Owner / Guests:
Deck salon with dining area for 6/8 persons
Aft Master cabin with ensuite bathroom
Aft port side double guest cabin with ensuite bathroom
Forward port side double guest cabin with ensuite bathroom, convertible from double to twin.
One forward port side captain double cabin with ensuite bathroom.
One twin bunk starboard crew cabin with bathroom and shower.
Description from aft:
Owner stateroom with centre line double bed, settee on starboard side, desk / vanity unit on port side and generous locker space and stowage. Ensuite head area and shower unit on starboard side forward.
Double bed guest cabin on port side with ensuite head and shower aft.
Up to raised saloon area. Large U shape settee to port and dining table. Central bench seat.
Aft facing chart table with instruments and radios on starboard side aft.
Forward of which are two arm chairs facing each other (one forward and one aft) with fold down drinks table, in board is a stowage cabinet (bar).
Forward you go down, and on the port side is a double guest cabin (which can be set up as a double bed or with twin beds side by side) plus an ensuite head & shower unit located forward.
To starboard of the passage is the galley.
Further forward are the two crew (or family) cabins each with their own head/shower unit.
There are steps from the crew area to deck via a hatch.
New Sunbrella upholstery in saloon, in beige colour, new in 2016.
Interior fitted with new ceiling panels and LED lighting, 2018 in France.
SPARS and RIGGING:
HALL SPARSCarbon mast with 4 spreaders.
Carbon “Park Avenue” style boom, full batten mainsail with lazy jacks.
Standing rigging EC6 carbon.
RECKMANN hydraulic genoa furler
RECKMANN hydraulic stay-sail furler
New Harken track cars for mainsail, 2018 in Guadaloupe.
Harken hydraulic system for mainsail outhaul, backstays, vang, baby-stay, genoa and staysail halyard rams.
Mast had a full service in 2017 at La Spezia, including new wiring and new LOPO navigation lights.
Standing rigging fully serviced at the same time, plus two new headstays and bearings.
New running backstays fitted 2017 as well.
New genoa sheets 2019 in Grenada
Full sets of halyards, sheets etc.
Storm jib through deck fitting and removable stay.
Winches: by HARKEN
2 x 74.2 halyard winches at mast step (front), electric
2 x 980.3 halyard winches at mast step (aft), electric
1 x 990.3 mainsheet central winch, electric
2 x 1111.3 primary winches, hydraulic
2 x 990.3 manual winches for runners
Harken deck fittings, tracks and cars.
Doyle Stratis sails – new 2018
Other sails from Incidence Sails, believed to be 2014-15:
1 light genoa carbon / spectra
1 gennaker blue
1 code 0 white
1 code 5 white
Mainsail: 187 m2 (2012 sq.ft.)
Genoa 110%: 179 m2 (1926 sq.ft.)
Staysail : 79 m2 ( 850 sq.ft.)
AB Lamina 12 Alb, new 2017
30 hp Evinrude outboard with electric start, new 2019 in Grenada.
5hp Mariner outboard engine (spare, never used).
Sun bimini for helm positions aft and a second bimini over cockpit area, both new 2018
Sprayhood – new 2018.
Cockpit cushions in Fibertex, silver colour, new 2017.
Anchoring & Mooring:
Muir anchor windlass, hydraulic.
85 kg Spade anchor with 100m 14mm Force 10 anchor chain, new in 2017
1 CQR anchor 81 Kg (177 lb.) ( in storage).
2 Fortress 125 anchors 60 Kg (131 lb.)
Multiplex foldable carbon boarding gangway.
Mooring lines, new 2018
Inflatable fenders, new 2018
Safety (all to be inspected in June 2019):
2 x life-rafts, each for 8 persons.
1 x Jonbouy.
1 x EPIRP (New 2019).
10 x Life vests with AIS installed in each.
2 x inflatable Paddle boards, 2016, inflatable swim platform 2m x 2m
10 sets snorkelling equipment.
COMMENTS ON DESIGN
The bulkheads were custom styled -: Out of four panels, one is made of oak wood, two are white and the hull side (inner planking) is coloured.
The partition bulkheads lengthways are made of clear oak wood like the floorboards.
The partition bulkheads widthways and the ceilings are white panels.
The inner planking gives each room its colour.
The saloon starboard armchairs have been fitted in and designed so as to let passengers sit back whatever the tack may be, without having to move at each tacking.
A seat was conceived in the cockpit near the saloon door with the same purpose: to let someone stay comfortably seated with an arm-rest (that also serves as a glove compartment), a quite convenient feature when you leave things in the cockpit.
The cockpit tables are folding and slightly shallow to put things on so that they won't slip when the boat is heeling, and that can be unfolded at anchor to be turned into smooth natural oak wood trays.
COMMENTS OF THE NAVAL ARCHITECT, MR. PHILIPPE BRIAND
Performance, comfort, elegance directed the design of this new aluminium 86' developed for an experienced customer.
The waterline length is maximum thanks to an almost plump bow, the vertical hull sides ensure good upwind speed and chiefly the keel gives the boat a 4m draft in its low position. A generous 400 m² upwind sail area is the guarantee of performance in light airs.
In the boat centre, the deck saloon is bright and designed to ensure a perfect vision outside. The aft area is for the owner's suite and would not be disappointing in a 30 m boat. Two Guest cabins are on each side of the deck saloon. The crew area is in the fore part with a long galley behind the mast.
Thanks to the telescopic keel, the draft can be reduced to 2 metres.
We have made a special point of giving harmony to the imposing proportions of the boat. The freeboard is reasonably high, and the sheer line is positioned aft. Last but not least, the coach house with its long windows is typical of our most recent designs.
The whole should be a perfect «sea runner».
COMMENTS OF THE SHIPYARD, CNB
The new CNB 86, a Philippe Briand designed aluminium superyacht, follows « Grand Bleu Vintage » (CNB 95), the CNB 105 and Hamilton II (CNB 117) in the “Deck Salon” CNB family.
SPIIP, launched in October 2009 in Bordeaux, is an experienced owner’s yacht, whose expectations and requirements have had a rather strong influence on several choices in terms of naval architecture, interior design and construction:
Performance: the waterline is at its maximum with an almost vertical bow, and the hull sides are almost vertical as well for fast beating. Also, the retractable keel gives the boat a 4 m draft in the “down” position, and the upwind sail area is…400 sqm.
Comfort: the central cockpit is extremely pleasant at sea or at a mooring, and the natural light of the deck salon gives an excellent visibility outside. The vast aft suite is reserved for the owners, and the 2 guest cabins are located on each side on the deck salon, while the forward part of the boat is dedicated to the crew…and of course the transom is equipped with a garage for a 3,70 m tender.
Elegance: the coach house is typical of the CNB “Deck Salon” styling, while the freeboard is rather low.
Service works summer 2019
REFURBISHMENT 2019 (July – August)
CAPRICHO II enjoyed further refurbishment comprising, but not limited to:
- Painted toe rails, bow, transom and boom.
- Sails fully serviced by Doyles and with new UV protection.
- Engine and gearbox service.
- All hydraulics serviced.
- Anchor arm motor serviced and painted.
- All winches cleaned and serviced.
- New mirrors in all heads.
- Galley updated with new appliances.
- Aircon system fully cleaned and serviced
- Water-maker fully cleaned and serviced.
DisclaimerThe 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.
- Length23.6 m
- Hull MaterialAluminum
- Beam6.52 m
- Max Draft2 m
- Displacement61.6 tonnes
- Ballast Weight35,100 lb
- Engine 1
- Make: CUMMINS
- Model: QSB 5.9M
- Year: 2018
- Fuel Type: diesel
- Propeller Type: Inboard
- Hours: 1020