CAP CAMARAT 10.5 WA: performant and clever
The new CAP CAMARAT 10.5 WA combines firstly elegance and sportiness with her aggressive lines which are the work of Sarrazin design. The hull was designed by Michael Peters, a well-known American yacht designer, a leading expert in stepped hull design. Michael has been working with Jeanneau for many years and this time we decided on a stepped hull as we once did with the Cap Camarat 9.25.
But this time the hull forms a double step. This is a patented system that Michael Peters calls the Stepped “V” Ventilated Tunnel or SVVT. This patented design has already been used by Michael on fast outboard motorboats for the US Coast Guard and the US Army. The purpose of this particular stepped hull is to provide better comfort at high speed. The principle is simple: air is firstly taken in on the sides of the hull and then guided through channels, up to a large tunnel along the centerline which runs aft where this air creates a cushion effect, resulting in a decrease in drag.
Access aboard the CAP CAMARAT 10.5 WA is really made easy by these large optional platforms at the stern. They are flush with the rest of the cockpit. These platforms are also very wide. They bracket and serve as protection for the outboard engines. Moving from one platform to another is possible and facilitated by the easily accessible handrails. Port side, we have a swimming ladder.
The cockpit saloon area is very large. It is up to 3.5 meters long when in the U-shaped configuration. You can also choose an L-shaped configuration by means of this foldaway bench which is very comfortable thanks to the backrest cushion.
The teak table is standard. It is supported by two legs, which, as an option, can be telescoping. This allows the table to be easily lowered, and with the side benches forms a large sun deck. Under this cockpit table, is a very large storage hold, so big and deep that Jeanneau has equipped it with an aluminum ladder to facilitate the use of the entire hold. The fuel tanks are located on each side of the hold, both have a 400 liter capacity.
To the aft is a technical hold with access to his engine equipment. And this large hold will soon also house an optional generator. The generator allows for two things. First of all, the boat can be equipped with electrical equipment such as a glass-ceramic cooktop or grill, which can be used while at anchor. And owners can also enjoy the advantages of air conditioning, even while cruising.
Facing the cockpit saloon is an outdoor kitchen with an electric grill and a double sink. As an option this sink can be replaced by a livewell, which will delight anglers. Inside the deck kitchen unit there is an optional 42 liter refrigerator, very handy when one lives at anchor. There are also storage drawers, a large storage locker, and many cup holders on this boat. There are four cup holders located on either side of the wet bar.
Just forward, is the leaning post type pilots bench, with very comfortable seats and a good level of comfort.
The driver also has fold-away armrests for a good level of comfort. You will notice that the co-pilots each have a convenient grab rail for safer cruising. Moving around the cockpit is possible to port but also to starboard with a secondary passage that is very useful for maneuvers in port.
The cockpit is complete with a truly refined design, good level of finish, black trim, and a large dashboard which can be equipped with a 12 inch touch screen. If desired there is space for two 12 inch touch screens or a single large central screen. The helm can be equipped with a tilting wheel depending on the engine chosen.
Access to the bow is via the main gangway port side. There is also another side deck located to starboard. Which is indispensable when cruising. Access is made secure by a high bow rail. So it’s easy to get around the sun pad. The sun deck has two chaise lounges.
The sun deck is fully integrated into the design of the boat. This gives the boat a very elegant look, even when the cushions are not installed. Of course in this central isle, one can come add additional cushions in order to have a very large sun bed across the beam of the boat. The CAP CAMARAT 10.5 WA is equipped with a large glass windshield. It is equipped with windshield wiper which is very useful when the boat is fitted with a convertible top and cruising in bad weather.
CAP CAMARAT 10.5 WA: friendly and modern cockpit
The headroom is outstanding. There is a good volume below decks. The interior is bathed in light thanks to the hull windows. Good ventilation is provided by the portholes in both hull windows.
Jeanneau has paid close attention to storage needs, with closets on both sides, a wardrobe and also storage spaces on both sides behind the backrest. There are also storage lockers under the seats, so really plenty of space to store equipment on board. The galley is also very comfortable with a two burner gas cook top, a sink, cupboards all around and more storage to the rear. There is also a large 80 liter refrigerator.
And now aft, we have the second cabin. So, there are two double berths on board, both ergonomically well laid out.
The rear cabin also has plenty of storage space. There is storage space under the berths, also to the port side there is a hanging closet and to starboard a storage locker and shelves for a large space to store personal affairs. To conclude the visit of the boat’s interior, to starboard there is a very beautiful bathroom, with separate shower, washbasin and a large seat type cover to hide the toilet. A marine toilet is standard, but the WC can also be electric and use fresh water as options.
The boat’s interior design was particularly well thought out, with indirect LED lighting in the ceiling, and LED strips on each side of the saloon. And in the same way the entire exterior of the boat can be equipped with LED lighting to give it a warm and festive atmosphere on the outside.
To conclude, we can say that this new CAP CAMARAT 10.5 WA is both elegant and sporty. Above all, it gives rise to a new way of thinking about cruising that is both fast and comfortable.