The boat's attractions are obvious: it's a small, sporty weekender, with sleeping accommodation for six and has a top speed of 40 knots

Product Overview

Product:

Falcon/Capriole 27

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£40,000.00

In 1989, naval architect Andrew Wolstenholme produced a design for a fast offshore cruiser called the Falcon 27, to be built by Falcon Sportsboats in Norwich. For a small East Coast boatbuilder it was a very successful model. “On paper,” as we wrote at the time, “the boat’s attractions are obvious: it’s a small, sporty weekender, with sleeping accommodation for six, and, with the right engines, a top speed of 40 knots.” Following a boat test, we were equally positive in our conclusions.

Market report
“They’re popular craft, and well used,” say Walton Marine’s brokerage department. “Most of the boats we see average 50 hours a year, but we frequently get two or three-year-old Caprioles with 400 hours on the clock. They’re also the biggest cruisers you’ll see on the Thames above Osney Bridge.” As a result, second-hand prices are quite high: £40,000-plus for a 1995 Carpiole 27, £50,000-60,000 for a two to three-year-old 850. But costs are relative: a new 900 with a Nanni 43hp diesel will set you back £71,610.

Details

Top Speed:40 knots
Cabins:Double forecabin/saloon, galley; toilet/ shower; mid cabin under helm position Engines: Single or twin diesel outdrives, up to 2x205hp (as Falcon 27); single diesel shaftdrive, typically 30-50hp (as Capriole)
Fuel Capacity:80gal (364lt)/
Beam:9ft 8in (2.95m)
Water Capacity:44gal (19lt)
Air Draught:3ft 6in (1.07m)/
Length Overall:27ft 8in (8.43m)
Engines:Single or twin diesel outdrives, up to 2x205hp (as Falcon 27); single diesel shaftdrive, typically 30-50hp (as Capriole)
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Contact:http://www.falconboat.com/