The Capri 22 Sailboat Review is finally in and the answer is a good one. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go sailing for a couple of days on my friend’s Capri 22. I loved every minute of it. Besides the fact that we happened to go out on one of the most perfect sailing days (wind and weather-wise), the day was pretty close to perfect.
Here’s what I liked about it:
- Cushioned Seats
- Fits 6-8 People
- Fast on the Water
- Heels Like a Champ
- Stantions and Railings are at A Good Height and Feel Sturdy
- Easily Maneuverable
Things I didn’t like As Much
- Cabin is Smaller
- The placement of Certain Lines Can be Difficult To Set Up At Times
It’s a good compromise between a “Cruiser” and all out racer. I’d place it closer to the day-sailor side. The Capri 22 is great trailering. It’s light enough so that towing this boat doesn’t feel like a burden. The deck is very spacious and can fit 6-8 people. One thing to note: If you’re looking for a boat that is more for pleasure cruises and will have more above and below deck amenities, this wouldn’t be my first choice. You’d probably want to look at a Catalina 22 or something similar. The Capri 22 is closer to a racing boat. It is still spacious enough for 8 people, you’ll find a smaller cabin and a few less amenities on board.
The boat I was on, was a 2002 model, so still fairly new, in nautical boating terms. Overall, I had a great day with a good friend, lots of sun, wind and good times on the Capri 22. Maybe I’ll just buy one for myself! ~Terry
Watch the video below to see the Capri 22 in action: