The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Capriole 850

Rare and stylish river cruiser
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  277661
  • Length  ·  8.72m
  • Year  ·  1995
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 59hp, Volvo Penta MD22 (1995)
  • Lying  ·  Brundall
Boatshed Norfolk
Boatshed Norfolk
Steve Biggs

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer David Wolstenholme
Builder Capriole
Lying Brundall
Fuel capacity 178.0 ltr (39.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 178.0 ltr (39.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 178.0 ltr (39.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 59hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD22 (1995)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Engine starts instantly and runs very nicely. Access is excellent from the cockpit sole and the bilge is clean and dry.

Dimensions

Length 8.72m
Beam 2.99m
Draft Max 0.79m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

in all original gel coat and Capriole graphics

Accommodation

Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Large wet compartment with self draining shower and pumpout toilet to holding tank

3 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Carpet
Drapes
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Non-Smokers

Large wet compartment with self draining shower and pumpout toilet to holding tank

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Rode
Fenders
Swim Platform
Cockpit Enclosure

Electric windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
(Mud weight)

Nav Equipment

Compass
Stereo
Clock
Barometer
Navigation lights

Th boat is fitted with a speed log however the vendor has advised this does not work.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Horn

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

I am very pleased to be able to bring this rare and stylish Capriole 850 diesel river cruiser to the market. These spacious and well built craft are based on the sporty Falcon 27 hull and designed specifically for river use. These boats offer the style, look and accommodation of the highly respected and popular Falcon, in a single diesel,user- friendly (and most importantly) simple to operate package, for safe and comfortable river cruising for all levels of boating experience.
This charming vessel has been cruised extensively on the Norfolk Broads by her current owners for the last 16 years.
She is powered by a very nice-starting and running Volvo Penta MD22 59HP diesel engine which is smooth and quiet and runs very nicely indeed. She is shaft driven so benefits from reduced drive-train maintenance (compared to outdrives), and has been used almost every weekend of every season the owners have had her.

She boasts a large cockpit with two forward- facing seats that allow up to three people to sit forward as you cruise, enjoying the view through the large curved screen. The aft seating area is L shaped, leather trimmed and can seat 6 in comfort. This spacious area has two tables - one small and one large that also mounts with an infill to convert the seating area to a large sun-pad, using the infill cusion that is also trimmed to match the seating

Her interior is all original wood, just as she left the factory, and seems to not have been varied or had holes drilled or items mounted here and there through her life, so is very original. In my opinion the wood could benefit from a new coat of varnish.
Her U-shaped saloon seating area is currently being re-upholstered, so this will be brand new and back on the boat early April. The pictures just show the seat mouldings.

She has diesel heating so can cruise all year.

The fully fitted and functional galley with hob, oven and basin with fridge under is to starboard and the large heads and shower compartment is to port giving this boat extended cruising facilities that are sure to impress.
The main double berth is found in its own cabin separate from the saloon, under the cockpit, and is completed with a fold down stool and dresser unit.

She has the added benefit of an electric windlass for anchoring on lazy summer days without any effort and a large forward coachroof that is perfect for lying out and relaxing.

Her cockpit has a substantial stanless steel arch which folds down to allow clearance under bridges and she is currently photographed with her winter canopy fitted. Her summer canopy is being refurbished and will be returned to the boat in April.

With her safe and full width swim platform and transom entry she is easy to board and stern moor, and easy to manage single handed should you wish.

She starts instantly and is a delight to drive.

She is due to come out of the water in the next couple of weeks for fresh antifoul and an engine service ready for the new season.

This rare boat offers a comfortable cruising experience for a couple or small family and will not disappoint, especially with her frugal yet quiet diesel power and sports boat looks.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Capriole 850 has been personally photographed and viewed by Stephen Biggs of Boatshed Norfolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

16 years

Why are you selling her?

going bigger

Where have you sailed her?

Norfolk Broads

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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