About S/Y Caprice

Caprice is for sale. Check at the bottom for a list of her equipment and further info.

She is fully equipped for long distance sailing. The gelcoat on the top is in places a bit tired, this is only aesthetic but would perhaps be worth overpainting in the long run. She also could do with a little updating in the kitchen area. Otherwise technically very strong and she will take you very safely anywhere. In 2017 I fitted her out for my journey and since then she sailed 15 000 nm. The sails are still in very good condition, they are made in think ocean-going stuff.

(The last picture is taken when I first bought her, since then she had the mast steps and wind rudder etc fitted.)

IMG_20170507_1834426582017 entry: As my beloved little boat Elinor with her small size, outboard engine and wooden mast wasn’t quite up for this journey, I searched around for a very strong boat that would also sail well. I soon came to the conclusion that the highly respected boats drawn by Arvid Laurin would be a good option for my trip. Caprice is a Laurin Koster – a L32 built in Karlskrona Varvet in 1969. She became mine this spring. The previous owner Peter had done a lot of work to prepare her for a long distance trip. She had new sails, a new engine and a new Aries Windpilot that had not yet been fitted. I sailed her from Vaxholm in Stockholm around the south tip of Sweden and to Gothenburg in May and she showed me how softly she handles big sea and how steady she feels to sail. During the summer I have replaced the standing rigging, put steps in the mast, fitted the Aries, replaced bearings in the rudder, had a sprayhood fitted, improved the interior, fitted new winches, fitted new batteries in a box and rewiring of electrics with the help of my dear father (an electric engineer :), fitted more solar panels, AIS, inverter….. and so on. She has even got a beautiful new tiller made by Leif Andersson på Bergalunds snickeri.

Equipment list (in Swedish):

Volvo Penta D1-30 500 timmar

Selden Furlex                                                2017

Stående rigg                                      2017

Rev-bom Benns

Rev och skot dragna till sittbrunn

Storsegel i bra skick med 3 rev

Rull Genua

Gamla segel i bra skick som backup

Maststeg                                             2017

Matsutec AIS HP-33A 4.3                 2017

Raymarine AIS Splitter                     2017

Standard Horizon VHF                      2017

Aries Vindroder                                 2017

Autopilot TP22                                  2017

Sprayhood                                         2017

Utbytta roderlager                            2017

Ny Rorkult                                          2017

Lewmar Profish 1000 ankarspel    2017

3 marina batterier + starter                        2017

solceller 30 + 50 w

Victron MPPT solar control box       2017

Crewsaver 4pax Iso Liferaft                        2017

Epirb                                                  2017

Navtex Sea Data

Lowrance plotter

Vattentank 90 Liter

Dieseltank 90 Liter