2000 Cape Horn 55

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Noumea, New Caledonia

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Class Power
Category Trawlers, Motor Yachts
Year 2000
Make Cape Horn
Length 55'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Steel
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Noumea, New Caledonia

About the Design:

The Cape Horn 55 emphasizes four key criteria: safety, seaworthiness, comfort, and effective style. Designed by Bob Johnston - an internationally known British-Canadian naval architect with some 1,400 commercial - military projects to his credit - this craft is a true trawler, a full displacement power boat with a deep hull that maintains a low center of gravity and a high weight-carrying capacity relative to its size.

For the sake of long-range durability and reliability, all Cape Horn hulls are made of steel rather than fiberglass. The 55 holds 4,200 US gallons of diesel fuel, yielding a cruising range of 6,000 to 8,500 nautical miles depending on speed and weather.

About the Interior:

The interior is solid and functionally elegant. An embodiment of the Bauhaus philosophy, form follows function in a rattle-free, roll-proof system which glows in a tasteful blend of warm maple and appropriate accents. The U-shaped galley adjoins the salon forward, separated by a lunch bar with swivel stools.

The master stateroom has a walk-around queen size bed, enormous hanging lockers, a large chest of drawers, and a vanity. The bed lies near the center line at the point of least motion under way in the entire ship. In terms of guest staterooms, a variety of layouts offer the same high standards as the master suite, with abundant storage and luxury heads.

The pilothouse is the command and entertainment center. Spaciously including every possible comfort and safety feature, it is air conditioned and cross-ventilated. Electrically heated windows are standard, and watertight doors give access to the 360-degree main deck walk-around with Portuguese wall.

The top deck provides a roomy dining and lounging area which affords a perfect view of the world. Ideal for sunbathing and dining under the stars, the top deck is also the most practical place for the tender plus a crane or mast. Because Cape Horns are designed for minimum maintenance, all exterior wood has been eliminated in favor of functionally decorative 316 stainless steel.



  • Sound system: Bose Lifestyle 50 4-zone distributed audio system w/ surround sound in saloon and wheelhouse, speakers on back deck, office/stateroom and master stateroom


Wrap-around U-shape large ultra-leather upholstered seating for six around birds-eye maple table; additional seating on large L-shaped settee portside with entertainment center. Carpeted sole.

  • TV: Sony Vega 21"
  • Satellite Receiver: Sony DSS
  • DVD Player: Sony
  • Speakers: Bose surround sound AMS-10 speaker system

Galley (Interior, Main):

Forward from salon to port. U-shaped ergonomically designed for ease of use in all seas.

  • Convection/Microwave Oven: GE Profile Performance convection/microwave oven
  • Refrigerator/Freezer: Samsung Full Size Fridge/Freezer (311 Liter / 11 Cubic Feet)
  • Trash Compactor: Broan
  • Electric Stovetop: Thermador 4-burner
  • Counters: Blue Pearl Granite w/backsplash
  • Sink/Faucet: Stainless steel sink w/hot & cold faucets & Soap dispenser
  • Water Filter: Seagull water filtration
  • Garbage disposal
  • Dishwasher: Miele G811SDC SS compact
  • Numerous lighting capabilities

Galley (Exterior, Secondary):

Located in the aft cockpit, the exterior Galley has a two-burner propane stove, plenty of counter space, a mini sink and plenty of storage.

  • Cooktop: 2-Burner Propane cooktop.
  • Sink/Faucet: Stainless Steel sink and faucet
  • Storage: 3 Cabinet storage, one cabinet above sink. 


The stateroom companionway is down seven steps, with port and starboard grab rails and courtesy lights. Companionway houses electrical panels and meters, bilge pump switches and indicator lights. There are recessed lights and carpeted sole. Two steps lead to aft master stateroom. Watertight door leads to forward bow stateroom area. A hold in the companionway houses (6) 8D gel cell batteries, bilge pump, high water alarm, macerator pumps, and (2) Vacuflush pumps. The hold below the Master Stateroom contains (2) 8D gel cell batteries. The hold below the forward stateroom contains a Raritan 20 gallon hot water tank, Head Hunter fresh water pump, bilge pump w/high water sensor, and water tanks to port and starboard.

Master Stateroom:

  • Bedding: Island queen berth w/2 drawers
  • Drawers: Built-in chest of drawers outboard
  • Hanging Lockers: (2) hanging lockers outboard Port, (1) hanging locker aft Stbd, (1) large storage locker aft Stbd
  • Extensive under bed storage
  • TV: (1) hanging locker inboard w/ TV/VCR
  • Night stands to port and starboard w/3 drawers each
  • Bookshelves on aft bulkhead
  • Porthole screens and sea covers
  • Datamarine Link Multi readout

Master Head:

Ensuite marble-tiled master head is located to starboard, tastefully done in



  • Main Engine:
  • Main Propeller: 5 Blade 36" x 25" bronze propeller
  • Main Fuel Consumption: 12 Liter/Hr at 6kn (about 3 Gallon/Hr)
  • Get-Home / Auxiliary Engine: Volvo Penta Saildrive


  • Generator 1: Northern Lights 16 Kw
  • Generator 2: Northern Lights 10 Kw
  • Charger/Inverter: (2) Trace sinewave 2500 watts
  • Engine Batteries: (4) 12-volt engine batteries in boxes
  • House Batteries: (8) 8-D gel cell
  • Battery Monitor: Link 20 System


  • Stern and Bow Thrusters: Hydraulic stern thruster in keel. Bulbous Bow has Hydraulic Bow Thruster.
  • (2) hydraulic steering actuators
  • Fuel Transfer Pump: (2) Globe brand
  • Fuel Polishing System: Perfect Filtration brand, 1 micron filters 
  • Dual Racor fuel filters w/vacuum gauge
  • Fuel monitoring system: FloScan w/Mechanical fuel pump
  • Racor filters for generators
  • (5) Electric fuel lift assist pumps
  • Oil change system: Reverso brand
  • (2) Lube oil tanks (1 waste & 1 fresh)
  • Hydraulic oil reservoir
  • Muffler System: Water collector-type
  • Watermaker: Filtration Concepts 600 gpd
  • Bilge Pumps: (4) Auto & manual
  • Shower Sump Pumps: (2) Gray-water pumps
  • Steel Rudder


  • Computer with Navigation software (MaxSea) with 15" monitor
  • GPS: Furuno Navigator 36 DGPS and 31 GPS
  • Radar: Furuno Radar 1942 Mark II
  • Radar: SiTex PC radar
  • Forward Sonar: Interphase Twinscope
  • Autopilot: Robertson AP-20
  • Autopilot Remote: Robertson AP-22
  • Steering Lever: Robertson FU 35 Helmcontrol
  • Digital Compass: Datamarine display
  • Depthsounder: Datamarine digital display
  • Multifunction repeater: Datamarine
  • Wind Indicator/Speed: Datamarine
  • VHF: SEA 157
  • SSB Radio: SEA 235
  • AIS
  • Pactor


  • Fire Extinguishers: Kidde FE241 automatic fire extinquisher integrated with auto shutoff of engine, generator, and blowers
  • Liferaft: Switlik 6-person liferaft in canister
  • Lifering: 24 Jim buoy lifering
  • Life Jackets

Deck & Hull:

  • Anchor & Chain 1: 80 lb CQR plow anchor w/ 300' chain
  • Anchor & Chain 2: 85Lb Fortress Anchor w/150' chain & 300' nylon rode
  • Windlass: Maxwell 3500 anchor hydraulic windlass w/capstan, wild

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.

Speed and Distance
Cruising Speed
Max Speed
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Single Berths
Engine Make John Deere 6076AFM30
Engine Model 6076AFM30
Engine Year 2000
Total Power 359hp
Engine Hours 6549
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Wind Speed and Direction
Cockpit Speakers
TV Set
DVD Player
Inside Equipment
Deep Freezer
Hot Water
Microwave Oven
Electric Head
Stern Thruster
Battery Charger
Bow Thruster
Air Conditioning
Washing Machine
Electric Bilge Pump
Electrical Equipment
Shore Power Inlet
Outside Equipment/Extras
Swimming Ladder
Hull Shape Deep Vee
2000 Cape Horn 55

More pictures to follow; Vessel is being hauled out this September 2019 for bottom paint and to complete an owner's survey.

KARMA is a proven passagemaker with all of the safety features and redundancies for which Cape Horn Trawlers have become famous, including double bottom, bulbous bow, bilge keels, 1/2" bolt-in windows, fuel filtration to < 1 micron, and numerous watertight compartments. Her hull is constructed of steel with a minimum thickness of 3/16" and in some places 3". Safety is paramount with a design that is self-righting. All systems are commercial grade and overbuilt. 

KARMA has cruised the East Coast several times, completed the Great Loop, spent last summer in Alaska and crossed from Seattle to New Caledonia. She has performed beautifully, handles outstandingly well, and has all of the comforts of home which it has been for the owners.

If you are looking to cross oceans or venture to parts of the world where self-reliance is of the utmost importance, than is this the only yacht that makes sense. 


There are 3 Staterooms with the third stateroom also incorporating an office space; Interior woodwork is cherry wood; carpet in staterooms; tiling in the bathrooms and showers in marble.


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