Name: Griffin
Builder: CAPE HORN
Length: 50' 0" (15m)
Beam: 17' 0" (5.18m)
Year Built / Refit: 2012
Engines: 1 x Caterpillar 3208
Staterooms: 2
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This yacht was not built by Cape Horn nor at a Cape Horn yard. However, because CH did not build aluminum yachts, the clients hired Cape Horn's naval architecht and based their yacht construction on the Cape Horn hull design. Due to YachtWorld formatting, the listing fit best under the "Custom" category, yet this fine small ship deserves a more refined classification in her pedigree.

Griffin is an exquisite yacht built for long range crusing to take her owners to far-away destinations in comfort and safety. Well designed and quality built, she truly must be seen to be appreciated.The original owners have kept her in excellent condition but due to health problems are unable to fulfill their dream of exploring Anarctica in their own excursion vessel.


M/Y Griffin is a beautfully built small ship in excellent condition. In addition to many safety features designed for long-range cruising, she offers a beautiful and comfortable home. With numerous areas for sitting, beautiful cabinetry constructed with specially chosen water-resistant woods, plentiful lighting, and tasteful decor, she offers excellent headroom with a walk-in and full standup engine room, 3 staterooms and 2 heads making her comfortble for a couple and and convenient when joined by family and friends.

  •  Anigre tropical wood cabinetry
  • Brazilian cherry soles (Jatoba)
  • Self-closing cabinets
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Grabbails in abundance


The salon is bright, open and offers various options for fresh air ventilation. Entry to the salon is from the pilothouse or from the aft deck through the watertight door with screened opening window through the galley. Well thought-out details include the stowed cover for the large screen TV. Entry to the guest staterooms is from the staircase forward, port side; entry to engine room and master stateroom is amidships starboardside. The galley has a counter that allows for pass-through or as a buffet counter. Headroom is 6'6.

  • Upholstered settee, seating for 4
  • Custom hi/lo dining/cocktail table
  • 55' TV w/surround sound system
  • LED dimmable lighting
  • Generous stowage
  • Large windows, 2 opening


The galley is ergonomically designed to allow for comfortable and safe food preparation underway or to afford all of the comforts of a home kitchen while at rest.The aft location is convenient for loading provisions as well as making easy service for alfresco dining on the aft deck. Convenient pass-through to salon with service counter. A cozy eating area is to starboard with a table and 2 chairs.Full-size appliances with a large deep-freeze on lower deck alongside washer/dryer. Headroom is 6'6".

  • SS Kitchen Aid refrigerator w/ freezer and ice/water dispenser
  • Bertazoni propane stove
  • Freezer
  • Quartz countertops
  • Generous stowage


The pilthouse has entry from the salon or through the watertight door starboardside. With comfortable seating and good visibility, everything at the helm is in easy reach and easily visible. Settee for co-captian/guest at desk. Easy stairs to flybridge. The Maretron vessel monitoring system is installed on a designated computer showing readouts for heading, wind, position, speed, depth, and consumption and levels of fuel and water tanks. Headroom is 6'8".

  • Furuno radar
  • Furuno chartplotter
  • Simrad autopilot
  • Maretron MBB 300 Black Box computer
  • Iridium GO satcom for weather and email
  • Time Zero Navigator software
  • Horizon VHF
  • Llebroc helm seat
  • Capilano hydraulic steering
  • Custom ships wheel
  • LOPO LED navigation lights
  • Generous stowage

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom is elegant, bright, and is exceptionally large for the size of the yacht. The aft/amisdhips location is ideal for comfort at sea and is a watertight compartment in its entirity. Headroom is 6'4.5

  • Queen-size bed
  • Large vanity
  • (2) Large hanging lockers
  • Large locker with deep shelves
  • Abundance of drawers
  • (2) Nightstands
  • (2) Bedside lamps
  • Overhead lighting
  • (3) Opening portlights
  • Surround Sound 


Utility Room

Access to the lower deck is from the portside stairs in the salon. The foyer is a practical utility room that services as a laundry room, work area, and offers additional storage. Headroom is 6'4".

The guest head services both guest cabins and can function as a day head. Beatifully tiled and accessorized. Shower with 6'10 headroom.

  • Ariston washer/dryer
  • Frigidaire freezer, 7cuft
  • Electrical panel
  • Victron inverters/chargers
  • Sealand Vacuflush head
  • 70 gallon blackwater tank

Guest Stateroom

The two guest cabins are identical. Each is entered by a watertight door. Headroom is 7'2".

  •  Upper/lower twin bunks
  • Desk
  • Bookshelves
  • Opening portlight
  • Large hanging locker with shelves

Engine Room and Mechanicals

The engine room has a double layer of 1 1/2" sound insulation including 2 layers of open cell foam separated with heavy vinyl membranes.The fuel system was carefully planned with a total capacity of 1700 gallons providing for a range of 3500 nautical miles.There are 2 tanks with a 550 gallon capacity, 2 at 250 gallons, and a 100 gallon day tank. The day tank is gravity fed to the engine and generator, are interconnected through a manifold system, and are vented to the outside. Fuel can be internally transferred and cleaned. There is a potential get-home system that includes a hydraulic PTO to rotate the shaft, however it was decided the redundancy was not needed so the system has yet to be completed. The engine is cooled by coolant circulated through two keel coolers. Headroom in the engine room varies from 6'7" to 8'3".

  • Caterpillar 3208 engine, naturally aspirated (1170hrs)
  • Aquamet stainless steel shaft
  • PSS dripless seal
  • ZF transmission
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Hydraulic bow thruster
  • Pompanette Air Conditioning
  • ECHO Tech 40gph watermaker (new membrane 9/18)

Electrical System

Special attention was given to the electrical system. All wires are tint copper and at least one size larger than ABYC recommendations with all wires being a minimum of 12 gauge with most being 10 gauge . All terminals are adhesive lined and shrink heated and marked for easy tracing. All wires are run in conduits.

  • 10kW Northern Lights generator (3315hrs)
  • (2) Victron inverter/chargers
  • Isolation transformer
  • House batteries new 9/18
  • Blue Seas electrical panels
  • IMTRA LED interior lights


The flybridge is accessed by gently sloping stairs from the pilothouse or from the aft deck stairs. The mast may be hydraulically lowered to bring the air draught from 31' to 22'. Foldable heavy duty frame for bimini top. Area ondeck for lounging. Hydraulic boom for lowering/raising the dinghy.

  • Furuno NAV Net 3D
  • Bow thruster controls
  • Caterpillar controls
  • Remote anchor controls
  • Llebroc captain chair
  • Generous storage
  • Hand-welded hypalon dinghy


The covered sidedecks are wide and easy with 20" on the port side and the starboardside slightly wider at 22" which allows for a larger beamed salon without the disadvantages of "offset." The spacious aft deck offers a custom table, easily stowed for underway passagemaking with seating for 6. Easy access to the swim platform via curved stairs.

  • 4000# Muir hydraulic windlass, bow
  • 2500# Muir hydraulic windalss, stern
  • 210# Rocna anchor
  • 300' 1/2" chain, bow
  • 66# Bruce stern anchor
  • 300' 3/4" line, stern
  • 110# CQR anchor
  • Hydraulic winch for dinghy
  • Sturdy swim ladder
  • H/C water shower
  • BBQ
  • Propane
  • Surround Sound


World renown naval architect Robert C. Johnston not only designed the vessel, but supervised throughtout the construction at appropriate intervals. Welding done by Willis Welding in Niagara Falls, Canada. The vessel was designed to be self-righting and has 5 watertight compartments. All windows in superstructure are 1/2" tempered glass set in heavy-duty frames. Polyurethane foam sprayed throughout vessel interior for insulation. There are 2 interconnected seachests with all water intakes coming through either of the two thruhulls. A universal joint system was custom-designed by Spicer Drive Train Components to assure the engine mounts are not loaded with horizontal forces which reduces vibration and sound and negating engine mount stress and movement. Built from marine grade aluminum 5000 series, the following are the plating thickness:

Hull: 3/8"

Keel: 2" at bow and stern sections; 3/4" amidships

Decks: 3/16"

Superstructure: 3/16"


Tools and personal items.


The 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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.