CAPE COD 896 - Rosewest

" Pleasure boating refinement "

The refinement of “La Belle Plaisance”

Cape Cod 896, embodies the spirit of Belle Plaisance tradition. Its neoclassical lines, combined with modern manufacturing, provide the best of both worlds: the enjoyment of Belle Plaisance without the hassle of construction, fittings and maintenance. Acclaimed by experts, it combines exceptional quality in design and finish with exemplary balance under sail. The distinctive design, with its arch in the spirit of traditional sailing yachts, lends a distinctive allure on the waves. This is the iconic, historic boat of the Rosewest shipyard, with over 30 editions produced, half of which are sailed on waters outside France!

An epicurean dayboat

Designed to suit all sailors, the Cape Cod 896 is a versatile yacht that can be sailed solo, as a duo, with family or friends. It can accommodate up to 8 people on board. All the essentials are brought aft to the helmsman for easy navigation. A small, livable sailboat, it has a cabin with plenty of storage space and two berths for spending one or two nights on board; “good sleeping length and width” with a minimal level of comfort, but acceptable for a dayboat. Maintenance is remarkably simple, thanks in particular to the optional use of synthetic teak, which offers the perfect illusion of real wood.

Maquette du Cape Cod 896, coque blanche

Integral dinghy, beachable

Cape Cod 896 is an integral dinghy. It offers unparalleled stability, lying flat thanks to its 43 cm raised centerboard, ideal for strong tidal conditions. This exceptional yacht is also distinguished by its high-performance features. With its fully retractable keel and retractable bowsprit, it offers a smooth, seamless sailing experience. Everything is seamlessly integrated, with retractable blocks and cleats for a flush deck. All headsails are furled: genoa, jib, solent and spinnaker. Last but not least, its retractable table offers unparalleled comfort for a picnic at anchor.

Accessible operation and maintenance

Whether you’re a sailing enthusiast or a seasoned sailor, the Cape Cod 896 will win you over with its timeless charm, unrivalled performance and ease of sailing. It features intelligent details for ease of use and maintenance. Transportable by special convoy, she can be launched, trimmed and rigged quickly.

  • Hull length 8.96m
  • Width 2.73m
  • Draft 0.45 to 1.45m
  • Mainsail 25.6m²
  • Jib 14m²
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CAPE COD 896 - Rosewest


Hull length

8.96m (29.40ft)

Overall length

10.80m (35.43ft)


2.73m (8.96ft)

Top draft

0.45m (1.48ft)

Bottom draft

1.45m (4.75ft) to 1.85m (6.07ft)  (optional)


25.6m² (83.40 sqft) or 30.5m² (100 sqft)


14m² (45.93 sqft) or 15.6m² (51.18 sqft)


40m² (131.23 sqft)


1450kg (3197lbs)

Design category


Maximum passengers on board



15HP Diesel inboard




Vinylester and polyester laminate


Vinyester/ polyester/Airex core laminate, epoxy bonding

Pivoting centerboard and rudder

Deck covered with synthetic teak slats

Black-lacquered aluminum rigging

Lazy jack

Automatic reefing system

Retractable aluminum bowsprit for


FACNOR carbon furler + equipment for yankee/gennaker

HARKEN mainsail track

Adjustable backstay

Additional halyard for spinnaker/gennaker/jib cover

Jib furler FACNOR flat-deck

Electrical panel

75-amp battery

2 bilge pumps, manual and electric

Inboard 15HP YANMAR diesel engine

25 l diesel tank

2-blade propeller

Pivoting centreboard with winch lift 1.45m

Furling gear, boom vang, self-tailing winch 35 HARKEN

Halyard clamps

Retractable cleats and 4 stainless steel fairleads

Bathing ladder

Stainless steel flagstaff

Self-draining cockpit covered with synthetic teak slats

Synthetic teak footbraces

Black composite halyard and winch brackets

1 mast toe locker

1 large anchor locker

1 large aft locker

2 cockpit lockers

6 interior lockers

Hull and deck color Ral 7044 (silk gray)

Burmese teak deck, cockpit and benches / varnished mahogany coaming andwinch tray

Self-tacking jib track + equipment

Classic or Performance sails

3-blade self-steering propeller

Mainsail cover

Sock” cover for one or two headsails

Sun cover

Cockpit cover

Complete winter cover

Pivoting centreboard with winch lift 1.85m

Complete cockpit upholstery

Complete cabin upholstery

Retractable table in synthetic teak or natural teak

Deck shower

Chemical toilet

Navigation electronics package

Armament/security pack

Wetting/defense pack

Non-standard color polyurethane paint finish


Use our 3D configurator tool to create the sailboat that suits you.

Cape Cod 896 naviguant sur le bassin d'Arcachon
Détails de la carène du Cape Cod 896
CAPE COD 896 - Dériveur Intégral au mouillage sur le Banc d'Arguin


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