Royal Cape 500 (Chesapeake Bay)

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Location: Cardinal, VA (Chesapeake Bay)
S/V Delphine is a Cardinal, VA based 2007 Royal Cape 500 Majestic Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
This seller is open to offers via CatamaranSite escrow.

S/V Delphine is a new to market, rare 2007 Royal Cape 500 Majestic catamaran, for sale by owner. She had a major refit starting 2017. Royal Cape only makes a few boats a year, used ones don’t come on the market very often.

28’ beam and wide hulls makes her incredibly spacious with 5 staterooms (most queen berths), all with ensuite heads/showers. Large office in owner’s hull makes this the perfect boat for working from “home” anywhere in the world. Outfitted for off-the-grid cruising with watermaker, solar, generator, deep freezer, huge fuel and water tanks, SCUBA tanks, SCUBA compressor, fish-cleaning station and more. Complete galley with full-sized dishwasher, four burner gas stove and oven, microwave/convection/air fryer, refrigerator/freezer, icemaker, tons of storage.

Many upgrades including lithium batteries and charging system (2021-22), electronics (2022), engines and generator (2017), 13’ Highfield dinghy (2023). Solid, thick fiberglass hull, unlike production catamarans. Custom 64’ mast for ICW. New Code 0 gennaker, new high performance North Sails main and jib. Lots of extras such as stainless steel lifelines, 29 opening hatches/portholes (amazing ventilation), MarQuipt boarding stairs, and much more. Built for safety and comfort.

Also potentially available: established successful day charter business. Currently laying Chesapeake/VA. 

Catamaran Name:S/V Delphine
Model:500 Majestic
Year Built:2007
Builder:Royal Cape Catamarans
Designer:Fortabat Yacht Design
Loa:15.00m / 49'3''
Beam:8.75m / 28'8''
Displacement:27 tons
Mast Height:64'
Speed:7 knots average
Fuel Tanks:317 gallons in two tanks
Water Tanks:390 gallons in two tanks
Holding Tanks:42 gallons in two tanks
Galley Location:Up
Engines:2 x Volvo DT-75 (75 HP). New 2017
Engine Hours:2100
Sails:North Sails G Zero Gennaker NPL Code Xi Xi09 CDT, Area: 98.65m². New fall 2021
North Sails Full-Batten, high roach Radian Dacron Mainsail. New November 2020.
(Harken Battcar System with 2:1 halyard on main)
Ulmer U-Stack main cover/main handling system. New March 2021
North Sails Furling Jib NPC Radian NorDac NDR 9.0. New Fall 2021
Asymmetrical Spinnaker with sleeve/snuffer (South African loft, came with boat)

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  • Solid extra-thick fiberglass hull (safe!)
  • Balsa core deck


  • Five staterooms all with ensuite heads (five heads)
  • All new custom mattresses 2017
  • New mattress owner’s stateroom 2023
  • Bathtub in owner’s stateroom
  • Vanity/makeup station in owner’s stateroom
  • Great ventilation: 8 opening hatches, 21 opening portholes
  • 12V fans in all staterooms
  • 61 Stowage lockers, not including galley and office
  • 4 Hanging lockers
  • 6 hallway drawers
  • Teak and holly nonskid cabin sole throughout boat


  • U-shaped Leather settee in main salon
  • Large dining table, top flips up for access to deep freezer
  • Sliding glass door and sliding glass window to cockpit
  • Nearly seven foot headroom


  • Top-loading deep freezer under dining table
  • Full-sized dishwasher (new 2017)
  • Four burner propane stove
  • Propane oven
  • Microwave/convection/air fryer (new 2023)
  • Refrigerator/freezer (New 2022)
  • Icemaker
  • Custom triple-bottle propane system with fiberglass tanks
  • Double basin stainless sink w/ combo spray faucet (new 2017)
  • Spice Rack
  • Wine glass racks
  • Pass-through window from galley to cockpit
  • 10 storage/kitchenware/pantry lockers, three drawers


  • 28-inch computer monitor on wall mounted swivel arm above desk
  • 12 stowage lockers, including file storage
  • Bookshelves with glass doors
  • Leather settee
  • “Wine cellar”
  • Two countertops
  • Bookshelf
  • Full-sized office chair
  • WiFi Laser printer/copier


  • Huge cockpit easily seats 14 people around two tables
  • Large Corian countertops for food/bar
  • Drink refrigerator (new 2022)
  • Outdoor Magma full-sized propane grill
  • Overhead fishing rod/paddle stowage
  • New Macrolon cockpit windows with covers 2019
  • Two reversing helm seats
  • Four movable/removable stools
  • Two swing-arm stools
  • Flip-up table with tool/miscellaneous storage underneath


  • Fusion sound system (new 2018)
  • Majestic 22” television in master stateroom (new 2022)
  • Wifi with signal booster
  • Speakers in all staterooms


  • 15 kW Fischer Panda Mini 15 Generator
  • Custom combination 240V/120V (Converted from all-240V European system in 2017). 120V outlets in all staterooms
  • 800 amp hours lithium-ion batteries (Battleborn) new December 2021
  • Victron Charger/inverter new 2022
  • 680 watts solar panels in two banks with separate Victron charge controllers (four Solara 120 panels new 2017)
  • Custom Dual 50amp/30amp shore power system, 2017
  • All lights replaced with LEDs


  • Spectra fully automatic 12V watermaker,12 gallons/hour
  • “Whole house” water filters port and starboard
  • Freshwater Techma electric macerating, 2-stage water-saving heads with backup emergency saltwater plumbing
  • All heads rebuilt 2017
  • Two 21 gallon Quick Stainless Steel hot water heaters
  • Two Cruisair 16000 BTU AC units
  • Combo washer/dryer in cockpit
  • Aft Deck Shower
  • Deck washdown hose fitting

Deck & Hull

  • Lifelines solid stainless steel instead of wire, boarding gate on starboard side
  • New Bow netting/trampolines 2020
  • Bottom sanded fall 2023, ready for paint
  • “Dolphin watching” seats on bows

Sails & Rigging

  • North Sails G Zero Gennaker NPL Code Xi Xi09 CDT, Area: 98.65m². New fall 2021
  • Custom bowsprit with Selden heavy duty continuous furler for G Zero Gennaker
  • North Sails Full-Batten, high roach Radian Dacron Mainsail. New November 2020.
  • Harken Battcar System with 2:1 halyard on main
  • Ulmer U-Stack main cover/main handling system. New March 2021
  • North Sails Furling Jib NPC Radian NorDac NDR 9.0. New Fall 2021
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker with sleeve/snuffer (South African loft, came with boat)
  • Most running rigging replaced within last three years
  • Custom 64’ mast height for ICW
  • Custom spectra quick-release baby stay. New 2022
  • Electric winches
  • All standing rigging replaced 2017

Engines & Mechanical

  • Volvo DT-75 (75 Horsepower). New 2017 (2100 Hours)
  • One saildrive new 2017, other new 2018
  • Gori folding/reversing propellers ($5,000 each)
  • High-output alternators
  • Balmar external multi-stage regulators
  • “Black box” retrofit to mount electronic controls away from engines
  • Crossover fuel pump
  • Both saildrives new shafts and seals fall 2023
  • Full engine service (oil, filters, new raw water pumps) fall 2023


  • Highfield CL380 Inflatable
  • Length: 12’6”
  • Weight: 184 Lbs.
  • Capacity: 7 Persons
  • Tohatsu 30 hp Long Shaft, Tiller Handle, Electric Start, Power Trim & Tilt
  • Automatic bilge pump, fuel filter, lights, full cover
  • Both dingy & engine new March 2023
  • Boom crane and cradle more stable/easier than davits

Navigation Equipment (All new May 2022)

  • Raymarine Axiom Pro 12” touchscreen MFD (wifi connect to external devices such as iPad)
  • Raymarine Quantum digital color radar
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Raymarine AIS
  • Raymarine i60 wind instrument
  • Raymarine depth sounder
  • Raymarine i70 Multi-function instrument display
  • Icom IC-M424 G (GPS) VHF w/ command mic at helm
  • LED Navigation lights and deck light
  • Photodiode LED masthead light (light sensor turns on and off automatically at sunset & sunrise)


  • Six bilge pumps
  • Crash bulkheads fore and aft
  • 12-person life raft
  • Multiple fire extinguishers
  • Engine room fire suppressors
  • 12 Type-1 offshore life jackets
  • Carbon monoxide detectors in aft staterooms

Anchor & Docking

  • New Quick remote control vertical windlass with gypsy and drum capstan, 2022
  • Primary anchor: Spade S160 (77 lbs) anchor with “Anchorlift” anchor turner, 180’ of 3/8” chain, spliced to 160’ of 5/8 three-strand nylon (chain and rode new 2022)
  • Secondary Anchor: Fortress aluminum FX-55 (32 lbs) with 30’ of 3/8” BBB chain spliced to 320’ of 5/8” 3-strand nylon
  • Eight 15” stainless steel docking cleats
  • Two 12” stainless steel docking cleats
  • Two 10” aluminum docking cleats on crossbar
  • Custom shock-absorbing rub rail installed 2017 (makes docking easy)
  • Marquipt boarding stairs with handrail
  • Custom dock lines
  • Four fenders w/fender covers
  • One inflatable fender


  • Brownie SCUBA compressor for filling tanks
  • Four SCUBA tanks
  • Fish-cleaning station in cockpit with both fresh and saltwater hoses
  • Bait well
  • Rod holders
  • Fishing lures/equipment drawers in cockpit
  • Snap on Scrim covers for windows and hatches keep interior cool, let light in

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