An ideal size for a yacht tender, the Captains’ Gig is small enough to sidemount on a yacht transom, and it tracks exceptionally well for towing. One of the most stable sailboats available in a small size.
Our lapstrake Captain’s Gig offers the look of traditional wood construction, but is built with modern, low-maintenance materials. It sails remarkably well, especially to windward, and the true wineglass transom and long keel offer excellent tracking, leaving a virtually flat wake. The Captain’s Gig looks equally at home on the deck of an elegant yacht or in front of a cabin at the beach.
In 1993, we flared the transom into a ‘champagne glass’ shape and increased the beam, which dramatically increased the capacity and stability. This is one of the most stable monohull sailing dinghies available.
Captain's Gig Full Specifications
|(Displacement shown is fiberglass, kevlar is unavailable in this model)|
|SAIL AREA:||Standard Main, 42 sq. ft. Optional Main, 57 sq. ft|
“The picture of our friend Steve shows how irresistible the dinghy is. Everybody wants to go for a row and three people have had their first rowing lessons in it. The maximum load we’ve had is four adults and the boat rowed well with plenty of freeboard.”
— The Greenings, Illinois (9.5 Captains Gig)
We’re often asked how fast our smallest boats can go under outboard motor power… our founder David Robertson took our 9.5′ Captain’s Gig for a speed test to find out!
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