The Cape50 is conceived, designed and built in Australia by Steve Campbell’s Composites Constructions.

Campbell is a 30-year master shipwright and dedicated ocean racer who has worked and sailed at the highest level, including America’s Cup campaigns in 1995 and 2000.

The Cape50 was conceived six years ago as motor yacht for Campbell’s own growing family to enjoy.

In 2018 he commissioned one of Australia’s leading naval architects to create her running surface and engineering. Composites Constructions began work on the direct female mould in January 2019, finishing the boat’s structure in December.

The build utilised vinylester, resin-infused technology to ensure maximum strength, the best uniformity, and lightest possible weight. E-glass foam sandwich construction is used throughout, including structural bulkheads, stringers and engine mounts. The dashboard is carbon-fibre, as are the coachhouse roof and structural window moulding..

A leading Australian Naval Architect penned the Cape50’s running surface, while Campbell and designer Angelo Finocchiaro created her distinct step, chines and flare. Her 12,500kg lightship displacement promises mid-30 knot performance (WOT) and exceptional fuel efficiency from twin Volvo Penta IPS drives.


The Cape50 is scheduled for launching in November 2020.