The bowrider configuration of the Capelli BR 65 is totally unusual for a dinghy. It marries, in fact, two seemingly distant types of watercraft: the dinghy, a typical Mediterranean craft loved by those who want to spend the day outdoors, and the powerboat with a forward cockpit.
Capelli BR 65: the bowrider dinghy: here’s how it was born
A solution that originated for northern European or U.S. boaters, basic then for cooler climates, but has been tantalizing markets in lower latitudes for the past few years as well.
Basic to the bow, the bowrider provides a convivial area, a sort of sitting area, where a sundeck is normally placed. In addition, it protects the driving area and the entire cockpit with a windshield that reaches all the way to the aft sofa. The middle section can be opened so that the front area can be reached.
The Capelli BR 65 is thus designed precisely to shake the conviction of many northern enthusiasts that the dinghy is exclusively a warm-weather vehicle because it is basically too wet on deck. The Mediterranean spirit remains, however, because, as noted, the forward seating is actually cheise longue.
Data Sheet: Hair BR 65
- Loa: 6.50 m;
- B.max: 2.58 m;
- Max eng. power: 200 hp;
- Persons: 10;
- Tube diameter: 0.52 m;
- Weight: 1,020 kg
Full article in the print magazine Motor Boats No. 11
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