Cape Horn 31T A Complete Overview and Review

Cape Horn 31T: A Comprehensive Review and Overview

If you’re in the market for a versatile, high-performance boat, the Cape Horn 31T stands out as a top contender. Known for its rugged construction and excellent handling, the 31T is designed to meet the needs of serious boaters. In this blog, we’ll dive deep into the features, performance, and consumer reviews of the Cape Horn 31T, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Cape Horn 31T Overview

The Cape Horn 31T is a center console boat designed for both offshore fishing and family outings. Measuring 31 feet 8 inches in length, the 31T combines durability, functionality, and performance.  What sets the Cape Horn 31T apart is its tournament-tested design and advanced hull technology, which ensures a smooth and dry ride even in challenging conditions. Boaters and experts praise its ability to handle offshore conditions with ease, thanks to its deep-V hull and high-density foam filling. The 31T is built to venture over 100 miles offshore quickly and comfortably, making it a preferred choice for those serious about their fishing expeditions or long-distance cruising.

Cape Horn 31T Top Down Photo

Cape Horn 31T Key Features

31T Cape Horn Hull Design and Construction

  • Solid Construction: The Cape Horn 31T features a bullet-proof solid fiberglass hull designed to withstand the most challenging marine conditions. Its construction includes high-density foam filling, making the boat unsinkable and adding to the overall structural integrity.
  • Unsinkable Technology: The unsinkable construction of the Cape Horn 31T involves filling the hull with closed-cell foam. This foam is impervious to water, meaning it won’t absorb moisture. Even if the hull is breached, the foam maintains its buoyancy, ensuring the boat remains afloat. This design provides added safety and peace of mind, knowing that the boat can withstand severe conditions without compromising safety.
  • Deep-V Design: The 31T’s deep-V hull design provides superior stability and a smoother ride in rough waters. This design helps the boat cut through waves efficiently, reducing spray and increasing comfort for those on board. The deep-V hull also contributes to the “dry ride” characteristic, keeping passengers dry even in choppy conditions.
  • Heavy-Duty Transom: Reinforced with extra layers of fiberglass, the transom is designed to handle the stress of powerful outboard engines, ensuring longevity and reliability.

Cape Horn 31 Engine Options and Performance

  • Twin DF350TXW5 Suzuki Outboards: Our Cape Horn 31T is powered by twin DF350TXW5 white Suzuki outboards, providing a combined 700 horsepower. These engines are known for their reliability, fuel efficiency, and quiet operation. With the advanced technology of Suzuki outboards, the 31T achieves impressive fuel economy and low emissions, making it both powerful and environmentally friendly.
  • Fuel Capacity and Range: With a 273-gallon fuel tank, the 31T offers an extended range, perfect for long offshore trips. This large capacity minimizes the need for frequent refueling stops, allowing for more time on the water. For example, at a cruising speed of 30 mph, the 31T could, theoretically, cover approximately 450 nautical miles on a full tank, making it ideal for extended fishing trips or exploring distant locations.  *Dependent on weather, conditions & weight.
  • Advanced Steering: The integrated EPS (Electronic Power Steering) system ensures precise control and maneuverability, making it easier to handle in various sea conditions.

31 ft Cape Horn Deck Layout and Storage Capacity

  • Spacious Deck: The open deck layout provides ample space for fishing and entertaining. It features a large casting deck, in-deck storage, and insulated fish boxes with a combined capacity of over 700 quarts. The spacious deck allows anglers to move freely and comfortably, enhancing the overall fishing experience.
  • Storage Solutions: Multiple storage compartments, including lockable rod storage and tackle storage, ensure all your gear is organized and easily accessible. The boat also features a transom door for easy boarding and disembarking. Additionally, the 31T includes under-gunwale rod racks and a large console storage area, providing plenty of space for all your gear.
  • Livewells: Dual 40-gallon livewells with high-speed pickups and recirculating pumps keep your bait fresh throughout your trip. The livewells are strategically located for easy access, ensuring that bait is always within reach.
  • Additional Features: The 31T is equipped with a Vacu-Flush toilet system, a fiberglass hardtop with rear legs and a storm grey underside to match the hull, a deluxe bolster seat leaning post, white powder coating, a windlass, grey cushions, LED under gunnel lights, a white rub rail, an additional battery switch, and an engine auxiliary charge system. It also includes a triple axle aluminum trailer for easy transportation.

Cape Horn 31T Safety Features

  • Standard Safety Gear: The 31T includes essential safety features such as a 1000 GPH bilge pump and a 1250 GPH automatic bilge pump to ensure the boat remains dry and secure. The boat’s unsinkable construction provides added safety and peace of mind.
  • Comfort and Convenience: The 31T comes standard with coaming bolsters, a leaning post with backrest, a S.S. swim ladder, and a sani-pottie with a holding tank. These features enhance both safety and comfort during your time on the water.
Cape Horn 31T Livewell Shot

Cape Horn 31T Key Features

31 Cape Horn Performance and Handling

The Cape Horn 31T is renowned for its exceptional performance in various water conditions. Its deep-V hull design, combined with the power of our twin Suzuki DF350TXW5 outboards, provides a smooth ride and excellent stability, even in choppy waters. The hull design minimizes drag, which not only enhances speed but also improves fuel efficiency. The advanced EPS steering system and balanced weight distribution make the 31T highly maneuverable, allowing for precise control whether you’re docking or cruising at high speeds. The boat’s dry ride feature ensures that passengers remain comfortable and dry, even in rough conditions.

Cape Horn 31T Storage Shot

Cape Horn Boat: Consumer Reviews and Testimonials

The 31T has received glowing reviews from boaters worldwide. Customers praise its durability, handling, and versatile design. Here are a few testimonials:

  • John D., Offshore Fisherman: “The Cape Horn 31T is a beast on the water. It handles beautifully and has all the features I need for a successful fishing trip. The storage capacity is incredible, and the ride is smooth even in rough conditions.”
  • Sarah M., Recreational Boater: “I’ve owned several boats, but the 31T stands out for its quality and performance. It’s perfect for family outings and serious fishing. The unsinkable hull design gives me peace of mind whenever we’re out on the water.”
  • David R., Experienced Boater: “The fuel efficiency of the twin Suzuki DF350TXW5s is impressive. I can go on extended trips without worrying about refueling. The navigation systems are top-notch, making it easy to find the best fishing spots.”

31T Cape Horn for Sale: Availability and Purchase Information

If you’re interested in purchasing the Cape Horn 31T, look no further than The Boat Place. We have it available for sale, along with special offers and financing options.   To view photos and detailed specs of our inventory, head over to our Cape Horn 31T page here,  For other Cape Horn boats, click here.

Give us a call at 239-415-6400 or  -> Contact Us <-  today to learn more or schedule a test drive. Our dealership is located in Fort Myers, and we serve customers throughout the surrounding areas.

Thanks For Coming to Our Tide Talk,

~The Boat Place

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